I am new to trying to unearth the family genealogy and frankly am almost 100% clueless on where to start. I am trying to solve a dispute that has lasted a couple of generations. One side states the Allen's of my lineage are from England, another says Germany, and the other says from Scottland. I am trying to figure out which is true or if all are true. This is all I have to go on right now and any help on how to move forward would be greatly appreciated: My Father is Frank Carroll Allen born in Rutherfordton. His father is John Steven Allen. His Father is John Francis Allen. His Father is John Steven Allen the first.