The Allen Genealogical and Historical Society covers the towns and surrounding communities of Allen Parish, Louisiana, including Kinder, Oakdale, Oberlin, Elizabeth, Reeves, LeBlanc, Mittie.
The Allen Genealogical and Historical Society was organized in 1985 and chartered in 1990. The goal of the society is to collect and preserve the history of Allen Parish, and to assist those researching their families in Allen Parish.
The Allen Genealogical and Historical Society meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM in the Kinder Library Genealogy Room, located at 833 4th Street, Kinder, LA.
Allen Parish Cemeteries
“I have always enjoyed cemeteries. Altars for the living as well as resting places for the dead, they are entryways, I think, to any town or city, the best places to become acquainted with the tastes of the inhabitants, both present and gone.”
― Edwidge Danticat, After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti
The Crossroads newsletter is published semi-annually. The Allen Genealogical and Historical Society website has a page dedicated to posting the current issue of Crossroads, as well as an archive of previous Crossroads publications
Queries of genealogical content regarding local people and families of Allen Parish may be submitted for review and subsequent posting on the "Queries" webpage. When sending in a query, please include all pertinent information such as names, dates, and places along with your name and contact information.
President - Laura Hall
Vice President - Durvin LaFleur
Secretary/Treasurer/Editor - Fran Clemmons
Reporter/Tourism Envoy - Steve Fontenot
Obituary Archivist - Carolyn Fontenot
Webmaster - Dr. Jon Buck Ford
Photojournalist - Wanda Carole Wrinkle Ford
Assistant at Large--Mary Cole
Membership fees are $15 per calendar year per person and includes an annual subscription to the Society's publication CROSSROADS. Any correspondence and your dues should be sent to:
Allen Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 789
Kinder, LA 70648
Donations of genealogical and historical materials such as books, periodicals, family histories, newspaper clippings, old photos, filled out 5-generation charts are accepted by the Society and each item donated will be cataloged and placed on file in the genealogy room of the Kinder Library to be used for research. Memorials and honorariums are also welcomed by the Society.