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The Allen County Research Resources page lists the various information that is available on and offsite that will assist Allen County Researchers.  People new to research or new to this web site will want to start with the Research Resources page.

Allen County, Ohio Genealogy Society

The ACGS is not affiliated with the OHGebWeb Project, this website, but we do work together to assist researchers in Allen County, Ohio.  The website for the Society is located at (Clickable link):

A Brief History

Allen County was formed April 1, 1820, from Indian Territory, and named in honor of a Col. Allen, of the war of 1812; it was temporarily attached to Mercer county for judicial purposes. The southern part has many Germans. A large part of the original settlers were of Pennsylvania origin. The western half of the county is flat, and presents the common features of the Black Swamp. The eastern part is gently rolling, and in the southeastern part are gravelly ridges and knolls. The "Dividing Ridge" is occupied by handsome, well-drained farms, which is in marked contrast with much of the surrounding county, which is still in the primeval forest condition. Its area is 440 square miles.  Allen County was originally created from portions of Wood, Mercer, and Shelby, Counties.  In the 1840's, Auglaize County was formed from a portion of Allen County.

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or those interested in genealogy in Allen County, you are encouraged to subscribe to the Allen County LIST.  Just send email to:  Leave the subject line blank and put the word SUBSCRIBE in the message bodyYou will receive an automatic response confirming your subscription along with instructions on how to post messages and unsubscribe when you choose.  The LIST membership is free.

Research Resources

This onsite page lists fairly extensive resources and is a good starting place for researchers that are just beginning their research in Hancock County.

History of the USGenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project and the OHGenWeb project were initiated in 1996.  The organization is staffed totally with volunteers who devote their time out of a passion for genealogy and an interest in providing assistance to researchers.  Read more about the history of this effort here.

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Neighboring County Links

Putnam County
Hancock County
Hardin County
Auglaize County
Van Wert County
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