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Allen County Genealogical Society

Allen County, Ohio


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Local Allen County Resources

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Allen County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1104
Lima, Ohio 45802

Lima Public Library
650 W. Market St
Lima, Ohio 45801-4678

Allen County Courthouse
P. O. Box 1243
Lima, Ohio 45802
301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801
419-223-8501 or 228-3700

Allen County Health Department
219 E. Market St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

Perry Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 2402
Cridersville, Ohio 45806
Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 PM
at the Perry Township Historical Society Museum, 2703 Greely Chapel Road
(Corner of Greely Chapel & Hanthorn Road).

Lima LDS Family History Center
1190 Brower Road
Lima, Ohio 4580
Note: The above is not a mailing address.
Mon 10 AM - 4 PM
Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sat 10 AM - 12 Noon

Allen County Historical Society (Museum)
Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library
(Genealogical & Historical library)
650 W. Market St.
Lima, Ohio 45801

Paddy’s Place: Paddy’s Place is an auxiliary
web-site to the Allen County Museum offering
additional information on current programs
and historical topics.

Elida Historical Committee
Rhonda McCoy, secretary

Bluffton Public Library
145 S. Main Street
Bluffton, Ohio 45817

Swiss Community Historical Society
P.O. Box 5
Bluffton, Ohio 45817 (Click “Our History”)
Keith Sommer (Curator)

Gomer Welsh Community Museum
7365 Gomer Road,
Gomer, Ohio
Carla Olds
Open every 2nd & 4th Sunday 1:30-4:00 PM

Delphos Canal Commission Museum
241 N. Main St.
Delphos, OH 45833
419-695-7737 or 419-692-4496

Delphos Public Library
Genealogy Room
309 W. Second St.
Delphos, Ohio 45833

Spencerville Historical Museum
Spencerville Historical Society
119 E. Fourth Street
P.O. Box 8
Spencerville, Ohio
45887 419-647-4993 or 419-647-4851

Cridersville Historical Society
P. O. Box 2444
Cridersville, OH 45806-0444
107 West Main Street
Cridersville, Ohio 45806
Greg Myers, Trustee

Woodlawn Cemetery
1751 Spencerville Road
Lima, Ohio 45805

Memorial Park Cemetery
3000 Harding Hwy.
Lima, Ohio 45804

Issues of the "Allen County Reporter" of special interest to genealogists:

Gomer’s First 150 Years, Vol. # XXXIX, No. 2, 1983, Vol. # XXXIX, No. 3, 1983

Pioneer History of Allen County, 1876, Vol. # LVII, No. 1, 2001

The Allen County Reporter, Vol. XXXX, No. 3, 1984 contains the history of the
townships in Allen County.

How Hog Creek Got Its Name, Vol. # LII, No. 1 1996 contains the story of the
early Allen County settlers & the Shawnee Indians, including the family history
of Chief PHT.


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Allen County Genealogical Society

Allen County Genweb

Delphos, Ohio History

Ohio Genweb

History of Ohio by Henry Howe & other Ohio resources

Ohio Lands – Download the Official Ohio Lands book

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Network of American History & Research Centers

Heritage Pursuit

Miami Valley Genealogical Index

Ohio Lands-A Short History

Ohio Memory Scrapbook

Genealogy Buff

Ohio Death Certificates 1908-1953

Cleveland Public Library – Necrology Index

 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index

Low cost source for obituaries & some other Ohio records:

Stark County Public Library

National Genealogical Society-

Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Center (LDS)

LDS Family Search

Cyndi’s List

Access to Heritage Quest:   Columbus Library (requires library card)

Lima Public Library

Civil War Sailors and Soldiers System

National Archives

US Genweb


World Connect

Find A Grave

By subscription or library/library card access:

Genealogy Bank

World Vital Records

New England Historic Genealogical Society

1880 Allen County Map with Property Subdivisions

Personal Histories of Allen County, Ohio

Local Cemetery Photos - by Charlotte Miller

Free genealogy software

Easiest, free, & most professional looking website for you to put your genealogy online:

These Allen County related websites are provided because they
contain mega amounts of information and links for information about
many places (offices, officials, etc.).

Tri-county Guide
(Click on first picture) - See separate page for contents.

Allen County’s municipal website