Early in October, I made a genealogical research trip to central Illinois and eastern Indiana. The goal of the trip was to view some pertinent records in a university archive and then to visit one of the family graveyards - after all, what better activity is there for the haunting month of October?
So today I'm going to start an overview of each of the surnames that I'm researching, looking at each surname one at a time. I'll start with the names in my own lines first, going in alphabetical order. That means that today we'll look at how the Allen surname connects into my research.
The wordless part of this Wordless Wednesday post is that most of the people in this photograph aren't talking to me. I know who a few of these people were (read more to see them), but who were the rest?