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  • Fairfield County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross and Washington Counties.
    Established:  09-Dec-1800
    County Seat:  Lancaster, Ohio

    County history - Fairfield County is named for the beauty of its "fair fields".

    Fairfield Courthouse
    GHLL Fairfield County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fairfield County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fairfield County Chapter (OGS) / Fairfield, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Fairfield County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Fairfield County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Probate Court, 224 E. Main Street - Room 303, Lancaster, OH 43130-3842.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Licking County (north), Perry County (east), Hocking County (south), Pickaway
                County
    (southwest), Franklin County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            December 9, 1800 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1804 -- Diminished by formation of Muskingum.
            March 1, 1808 -- Diminished by formation of Licking and Knox and the enlargement
                of Franklin.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Pickaway.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Perry and Hocking.
            March 23, 1850 -- Part attached to Hocking.
            March 25, 1851 -- Part attached to Franklin.

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    Census Information:
        1920 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Fairfield County, ED-034 (Text: 9 pages).


  • Fayette County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross and Highland Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1810
    County Seat:  City of Washington Court House, Ohio (to avoid confusion for the USPS with another township, Old Washington, in Guemsey County.)


    County history - Fayette County is named in honor of The Marquis de Lafayette, a French military officer and aristocrat who participated in both the American and French revolutions.

    Fayette Courthouse
    GHLL Fayette County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Fayette County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fayette County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fayette County Genealogical Society / Washington Court House, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Fayette County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Fayette County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Fayette County Clerk, 110 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160-1355.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Madison County (north), Pickaway County (northeast), Ross County (southeast),
             Highland County (south), Clinton County (southwest), Greene County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1810 -- Erected and organized.

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        Carnegie Library - Local Links to sites, provided by Carnegie Public Library Genealogy


  • Franklin County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross County.
    Established:  30-Apr-1803
    County Seat:  Columbus, Ohio

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1791) - Founding Father, author, printer, satirist, political theorist, scientist, inventor and statesman.


    Franklin Courthouse

    Capitol history - In 1838, Ohio's government announced a competition to select the design for a new Statehouse. When the cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1839, the commission was still without a final design. Work on the building's foundation and lower level had only just begun when the Statehouse project encountered the first of many difficult setbacks. The legislation that made Columbus the official capital city of Ohio was set to expire. Finally, construction of Capitol Square, including its buildings, grounds, and landscaping, was finally completed in 1861.

    Ohio State Capitol

    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society / Grove City, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Columbus Heath Department, Vital Statistics, 240 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215-4095
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Delaware County (north), Licking County (northeast), Fairfield County (southeast),
             Pickaway County (south), Madison County (west), Union County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 30, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1805 -- Diminished by formation of Champaign.
            March 1, 1808 -- Part of Fairfield attached.
            April 1, 1808 -- Diminished by formation of Delaware.
            February 17, 1809 -- Part attached to Delaware.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Pickaway and Madison.
            January 27, 1817 -- Part of Licking attached.
            April 1, 1820 -- Diminished by formation of Union. Part attached to Madison.
            March 4, 1845 -- Franklin-Madison line altered.
            March 25, 1851 -- Part of Fairfield attached.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Townships of:  Blendon, Brown, Clinton, Columbus, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson,
             Madison, Mifflin, Montgomery, Norwich, Perry, Plain, Pleasant, Prairie, Sharon, Truro and Washington.


  • Fulton County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Lucas, Henry, and William Counties.
    Established:  01-Apr-1850
    County Seat:  Wauseon, Ohio

    County history - Fulton County is named in honor of Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765  February 24, 1815) was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800 he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history.

    Fulton Courthouse
    GHLL Fulton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fulton County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fulton County Genealogical Society (OGS) / Metamora, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fulton County Historical Society and Museum / Wauseon, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Fulton County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Fulton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Fulton County Clerk, 210 South Fulton, Wauseon, OH 43567-1355.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lenawee County, Michigan (north), Lucas County (east), Henry County (south),
             Williams County (west), Hillsdale County, Michigan (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1850 -- Erected and organized.

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        Fulton County - History and Photos of Lyons Twp.
        Linkpendium - Fulton County:  Genealogy and Family History


  • Gallia County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Adams and Washington counties on 25-Mar-1803.
    Established:  30-Apr-1803
    County Seat:  Gallipolis, Ohio

    County history - Gallia County name is a derivation from the Latin word for "France" (Gaul), so called, because many immigrants from that country settled in the area.

    Gallia Courthouse
    GHLL Gallia County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Gallia County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gallia County Genealogical Society OGS Chapter / Gallipolis, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Gallia County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Gallia County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Gallia County Clerk, 18 Locust Street, Gallipolis, OH 45631.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Vinton County (north), Meigs County (northeast), Mason County, West Virginia
             (east), Cabell County, West Virginia (south), Lawrence County (southwest),
             Jackson County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 30, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            December 29, 1804 -- Part attached to Scioto.
            January 30, 1807 -- Boundary with Athens altered.
            December 21, 1815 -- Part of Lawrence attached temporarily until organization.
            March 1, 1816 -- Diminished by formation of Jackson.
            March 1, 1817 -- Diminished by organization of Lawrence.
            December 22, 1818 -- Part attached to Lawrence.
            April 1, 1819 -- Diminished by formation of Meigs.
            April 1, 1839 -- Part of Lawrence attached.
            February 11, 1840 -- Part of Lawrence attached and part attached to Lawrence.
            March 23, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Vinton. Part attached to Jackson.

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  • Geauga County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Trumbull County.
    Established:  01-Mar-1806
    County Seat:  Chardon, Ohio

    County history - Geauga County is named for a Native American word meaning "raccoon".

    Geauga Courthouse
    GHLL Geauga County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Geauga County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Geauga County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Chardon, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Geauga County Historical Society & Museum / Burton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Geauga County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Geauga County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Geauga County Clerk, 231 Main Street, Chardon, OH 44024.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lake County (north), Ashtabula County (northeast), Trumbull County (southeast),
             Portage County (south), Cuyahoga County (west), Summit County (southwest
             corner).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1806 -- Erected and organized.
            June 7, 1808 -- Part of Ashtabula attached temporarily until organization of
                Ashtabula. Cuyahoga attached temporarily until organization of Cuyahoga.
            February 7, 1809 -- Part of Huron attached temporarily until organization of Huron.
            May 1, 1810 -- Diminished by organization of Cuyahoga. Part of Huron attached to
                Cuyahoga temporarily until organization of Huron. Part of Geauga attached to
                Cuyahoga temporarily until organization of Huron.
            May 1, 1811 -- Diminished by organization of Ashtabula.
            January 29, 1827 -- Islands in Lake Erie attached.
            March 6, 1840 -- Part of Lake attached temporarily until organization of Lake.
            March 20, 1840 -- Diminished by organization of Lake.
            January 29, 1841 -- Part attached to Cuyahoga and part of Cuyahoga attached.
            January 11, 1843 -- Part attached to Cuyahoga.

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        Geauga County - County Genealogy Links
        Pioneer Women Of The Western Reserve - from a two-volume publication by the Women's Department of the
             Cleveland Centennial, 1896.


  • Greene County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Hamilton and Ross Counties.
    Established:  01-May-1803
    County Seat:  Xenia, Ohio

    County history - Greene County is named in honor of General Nathanael Greene, (August 7, 1742 - June 19, 1786), a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.

    Greene Courthouse
    GHLL Greene County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Greene County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Greene County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Greene County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Zenia, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Greene County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Greene County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Greene County Clerk, 45 North Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385.
               Note:  Divorce records only.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clark County (north), Madison County (northeast), Fayette County (southeast),
             Clinton County (south), Warren County (southwest), Montgomery County (west).

        Important dates:
            May 1, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1805 -- Diminished by formation of Champaign.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Clark.
            February 25, 1819 -- Greene-Clark boundary altered.

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    Census Information:
        1840 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Greene County (Index: 1 folder; 2 pages / Text: 9 pages).


  • Guernsey County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Belmont and Muskingum Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1810
    County Seat:  Cambridge, Ohio

    County history - Guernsey County is named for the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel, from where many early settlers came.

    Guernsey Courthouse
    GHLL Guernsey County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Guernsey County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Guernsey County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Guernsey County Genealogical Society (OGS) / Cambridge, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Guernsey County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Guernsey County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Guernsey County Clerk, 801 Wheeling Ave., D 300, Cambridge, OH 43725.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Tuscarawas County (north), Harrison County (northeast), Belmont County (east),
             Noble County (south), Muskingum County (west), Coshocton County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1810 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1813 -- Part of Monroe attached temporarily until organization of Monroe.
            March 1, 1815 -- Diminished by organization of Monroe.
            December 29, 1817 -- Part of Morgan attached until organization of Morgan.
            March 1, 1819 -- Diminished by organization of Morgan.
            April 1, 1851 -- Diminished by formation of Noble.

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  • Hamilton County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Northwest Territory lands [original County].
    Established:  02-Jan-1790
    County Seat:  Cincinnati, Ohio

    County history - Hamilton County is named in honor of the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton County encompassed what would become the southwestern corner of Ohio

    Hamilton Courthouse
    GHLL Hamilton County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hamilton County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Coleraine Historical Society / Coleraine, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hamilton County Genealogical Society / Cincinnati, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Hamilton County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Hamilton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hamilton County Probate Court, 230 E. 9th, William H. Taft Center, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Butler County (north), Warren County (northeast), Clermont County (east),
             Boone County, Kentucky (southwest), Kenton County, Kentucky (south),
             Campbell County, Kentucky (southeast), Dearborn County, Indiana (west).

        Important dates:
            January 2, 1790 -- Erected and organized.
            February 11, 1792 -- Boundary extended.
            August 15, 1796 -- Diminished by formation of Wayne, Northwest Territory.
            July 10, 1797 -- Diminished by formation of Adams.
            June 22, 1798 -- Part of Knox, Northwest Territory, attached.
            August 20, 1798 -- Diminished by formation of Ross.
            September 1, 1798 -- Part attached to Adams.
            December 6, 1800 -- Diminished by formation of Clermont.
            April 30, 1802 -- Diminished by Enabling Act of Ohio.
            May 1, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Warren, Butler, Montgomery, & Greene.
            January 20, 1808 -- Part attached to Butler.

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        American Jewish Archives - Researchers, Ask an Archivist, AJA Online Catalog, Finding Aids, Genealogist,
             Genealogy Guide, Visit the AJA, First American Jewish Families, Educators, Exhibits, Timeline, Videos.
        Cincinnati Library - One of the largest Genealogy Departments in the U.S.A.
        Cincinnati Township - 1925 Yearbook "Annual" Woodward High School
        Cincinnati Township - Early Settlements
        Cincinnati Township - Roman Catholic Churches in 1851
        Cincinnati Township - St. Bernard High School 1936
        Hamilton County - Cincinnati Birth and Death Records 1865-1912 (University of Cincinnati)
        Hamilton County - Resources
        Roman Catholic Research - The Catholic Heritage of Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Hamilton county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Hancock County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware and Logan Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1828
    County Seat:  Findlay, Ohio

    County history - Hancock County is named in honor of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.


    Hancock Courthouse
    GHLL Hancock County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hancock County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hancock County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Findlay, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hancock Historical Museum / Findlay, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Hancock County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Hancock County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hancock County Clerk, 300 S. Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840-9039.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wood County (north), Seneca County (northeast), Wyandot County (southeast),
             Hardin County (south), Allen County (southwest), Putnam County (west), Henry
                County
    (northwest corner).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Wood until organization.
            March 1, 1828 -- Organized.
            February 3, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Wyandot.

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - ED 183 (five pages)


  • Hardin County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware and Logan Counties, 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  01-Mar-1833
    County Seat:  Kenton, Ohio

    County history - Hardin County is named in honor of John J. Hardin (1 Oct 1753 circa May 1792) was a soldier, farmer, rancher, noted marksman and hunter. He was wounded fighting in Lord Dunmore's War; served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War and as a Kentucky Co., Virginia militia commander in the Northwest Indian War. John Hardin was killed in an ambush while acting as a peace emissary (under the direction of the President, George Washington) to the Shawnee Indian people


    Hardin Courthouse
    GHLL Hardin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hardin County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hardin County Genealogical Society / Kenton, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Hardin County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Hardin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hardin County Clerk, Public Square, Kenton, OH 43326.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hancock County (north), Wyandot County (northeast), Marion County (east),
             Union County (southeast), Logan County (south), Auglaize County (southwest),
             Allen County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Logan until organized.
            March 1, 1833 -- Organized.
            February 3, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Wyandot.

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  • Harrison County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson and Tuscarawas Counties.
    Established:  01-Feb-1813
    County Seat:  Cadiz, Ohio

    County history - Harrison County is named in honor of General William Henry Harrison, who was later 9th President of the United States.

    Harrison Courthouse
    GHLL Harrison County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Harrison County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Harrison County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Cadiz, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Harrison County Historical Society / Cadiz, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Harrison County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Harrison County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Harrison County Clerk, 100 West Market Street, Cadiz, OH 43907.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carroll County (north), Jefferson County (east), Belmont County (south), Guernsey
                County
    (southwest), Tuscarawas County (west).

        Important dates:
            February 1, 1813 -- Erected and organized.
            January 1, 1833 -- Diminished by formation of Carroll. Part of Tuscarawas attached.

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  • Henry County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Shelby and Logan Counties, 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  26-Dec-1834
    County Seat:  Napoleon, Ohio

    County history - Henry County is named in honor of Patrick Henry, the Virginian famous for his, Give me liberty or give me death, speech.

    Henry Courthouse
    GHLL Henry County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Henry County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henry County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Deshler, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Henry County Historical Society / Napoleon, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Henry County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Henry County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Henry County Clerk, 660 North Perry, Napoleon, OH 43545-1702.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fulton County (north), Lucas County (northeast), Wood County (east), Putnam
                County
    (south), Defiance County (west), Williams County (northwest), Hancock
                County
    (southeast corner).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Wood.
            February 2, 1824 -- Attached to Williams.
            December 26, 1834 -- Organized.
            June 20, 1835 -- Diminished by formation of Lucas.
            April 7, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Defiance.
            April 1, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Fulton.

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        Ohio Biographies - County Biographies Project

    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Townships of Bartlow, Colton, Damascus, Flat Rock, Marion, Pleasant.


  • Highland County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross, Adams, and Clermont Counties.
    Established:  01-May-1805
    County Seat:  Hillsboro, Ohio

    County history - Highland County is named for the topography which is marked with hills, which provides the watershed for two local rivers (Little Miami and Scioto).

    Highland Courthouse
    GHLL Highland County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Highland County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Southern Ohio Genealogical Society / Hillsboro, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Highland County Historical Society and Museum / Hillsboro, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Highland County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Highland County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Highland County Health Dept, P.O. Box 825, Hillsboro, OH 45133-0825.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fayette County (north), Ross County (northeast), Pike County (east), Adams
                County
    (southeast), Brown County (southwest), Clinton County (northwest)

        Important dates:
            May 1, 1805 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Fayette and Clinton.
            February 4, 1813 -- Part attached to Clinton.
            March 1, 1815 -- Part attached to Clinton.
            October, 1874 -- Brown-Highland line re-surveyed. Part of Brown attached.

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        New Market Township - Local History/Genealogy (also listed in Cemetery link)


  • Hocking County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Athens, Ross, and Fairfield Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1818
    County Seat:  Logan, Ohio

    County history - Hocking County is named for the Hocking River, the origins of which are disputed and said to be a Delaware Indian word meaning "bottle river".


    Hocking Courthouse
    GHLL Hocking County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hocking County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hocking County Historical Society / Logan, OH)
          Hocking County Genealogy Chapter, OGS
          P.O. Box 115
         Rockbridge, OH 43149-0115
         (Meets at the Logan-Hocking Library. Main St., Logan, OH.)

    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Hocking County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Hocking County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hocking County Clerk, 1 East Main Street, Logan, OH 43138-1207.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Perry County (northeast), Athens County (southeast), Vinton County (south), Ross
                County
    (southwest), Pickaway County (west), Fairfield County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1818 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1834 -- Part attached to Ross.
            March 12, 1845 -- Part of Athens attached.
            March 23, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Vinton. Parts of Athens and Fairfield
                attached.

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        Dust In The Attic - Hocking County Genealogy


  • Holmes County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Coshocton, Wayne, and Tuscarawas Counties, 20-Jan-1824.
    Established:  04-Jan-1825
    County Seat:  Millersburg, Ohio

    County history - Holmes County is named in honor of Major Andrew Hunter Holmes (died August 4, 1814) was an American army officer in the War of 1812.

    Holmes Courthouse
    GHLL Holmes County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Holmes County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Holmes County Historical Society / Millersburg, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Holmes County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Holmes County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Holmes County Clerk, East Jackson Street, Millersburg, OH 44654.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wayne County (north), Stark County (northeast), Tuscarawas County (east),
             Coshocton County (south), Knox County (southwest), Ashland County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            January 20, 1824 -- Erected and attached to Coshocton, Tuscarawas, and Wayne
                until organization.

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  • Huron County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Geauga and Portage Counties, 07-Feb-1809.
    Established:  01-Apr-1815
    County Seat:  Norwalk, Ohio

    County history - Huron County is named in honor of the Huron Indians who once lived in the Great Lakes region.


    Huron Courthouse
    GHLL Huron County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Huron County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Firelands Historical Society / Norwalk, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Huron County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Norwalk, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Huron County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Huron County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Huron County Clerk, 2 East Main, Norwalk, OH 44857.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Erie County (north), Lorain County (east), Ashland County (southeast), Richland
                County
    (south), Crawford County (southwest), Seneca County (west), Sandusky
                County
    (northwest).

        Important dates:
            February 7, 1809 -- Erected and attached to Portage and Geauga until organization.
            May 1, 1810 -- Attached to Cuyahoga until organization.
            January 22, 1811 -- Boundary established between Huron and Cuyahoga.
            February 18, 1812 -- Boundary established between Huron and Cuyahoga.
            April 1, 1815 -- Organized and part of Indian Lands attached.
            April 1, 1820 -- Diminished by formation of counties in Indian Lands.
            December 26, 1822 -- Part of Lorain attached temporarily until organization.
            April 1, 1824 -- Diminished by organization of Lorain.
            March 15, 1838 -- Part of Erie attached temporarily until organization.
            March 16, 1838 -- Diminished by organization of Erie.
            February 24, 1846 -- Diminished by formation of Ashland.

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  • Jackson County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Scioto, Gallia, Athens, and Ross Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1816
    County Seat:  Jackson, Ohio

    County history - Jackson County is named in honor of General Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845), who was the seventh President of the United States (1829 1837).

    Jackson Courthouse
    GHLL Jackson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jackson County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jackson County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Jackson, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Jackson County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Jackson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Jackson County Clerk, 226 Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Vinton County (north), Gallia County (east), Lawrence County (south), Scioto County
             (southwest), Pike County (west), Ross County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1816 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1818 -- Part of Ross attached.
            January 11, 1839 -- Part attached to Ross.
            February 7, 1843 -- Part of Pike attached and part attached to Pike.
            March 23, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Vinton. Part of Gallia attached.

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  • Jefferson County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  29-Jul-1797
    County Seat:  Steubenville, Ohio

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of then, Vice President Thomas Jefferson, who was later elected President of the United States.

    Jefferson Courthouse
    GHLL Jefferson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Jefferson County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jefferson County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Wintersville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jefferson County Historical Association and Museum / Steubenville, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Jefferson County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Jefferson County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Jefferson County Clerk, 301 Market Street, Steubenville, OH 43952-2133.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Columbiana County (north), Hancock County, West Virginia (northeast), Brooke
             County, West Virginia (east), Ohio County, West Virginia (southeast), Belmont
                County
    (south), Harrison County (southwest), Carroll County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            July 29, 1797 -- Erected and organized.
            December 19, 1799 -- Part of Washington attached.
            July 10, 1800 -- Diminished by formation of Trumbull.
            September 7, 1801 -- Diminished by formation of Belmont.
            May 1, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Colurnbiana.
            January 31, 1807 -- Western boundary extended.
            February 11, 1809 -- Part attached to Tuscarawas.
            February 1, 1813 -- Diminished by formation of Harrison.
            January 1, 1833 -- Diminished by formation of Carroll. Part of Columbiana attached.

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  • Knox County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Fairfield and Franklin Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1808
    County Seat:  Mount Vernon, Ohio

    County history - Knox County is named in honor of Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 - October 25, 1806) was an American bookseller from Boston, Massachusetts who became the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the first United States Secretary of War.

    Knox Courthouse
    GHLL Knox County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Knox County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Knox County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Knox County Genealogical Society / Mount Vernon, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Knox County Historical Society / Mount Vernon, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Knox County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Knox County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3453.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL):
             Richland County (north), Ashland County (far northeast), Holmes County
             (northeast), Coshocton County (east), Licking County (south), Delaware County
             (southwest), Morrow County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1808 -- Erected and organized. Richland attached temporarily
              until organization.
            March 1, 1813 -- Diminished by organization of Richland County.
            March 1, 1848 -- Diminished by formation of Morrow County.

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        Fredericktown, Ohio - a Community of Opportunity.
        Knox County - County Information (Genealogy, History & Geography).






  • Lake County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties, 06-Mar-1840.
    Established:  20-Mar-1840
    County Seat:  Painesville, Ohio

    County history - Lake County name comes from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.

    Lake Courthouse
    GHLL Lake County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lake County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake County Genealogical Society Branch (OGS) / Painesville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake County Historical Society / Painesville, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Lake County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Lake County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Lake County Clerk, 33 Mill Street, Painesville, OH 44077.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Across Lake Erie lies Elgin County, Ontario, Canada (north), Ashtabula County
             (east), Geauga County (south and east), Cuyahoga County (south and west).

        Important dates:
            March 6, 1840 -- Erected and attached to Geauga and Cuyahoga.
            March 20, 1840 -- Organized.

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  • Lawrence County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Jackson, Scioto, and Gallia Counties, 21-Dec-1815.
    Established:  01-Mar-1817
    County Seat:  Ironton, Ohio

    County history - Lawrence County is named in honor of James Lawrence, the naval officer, famous for the statement, "Do not give up the ship".

    Lawrence Courthouse
    GHLL Lawrence County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lawrence County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lawrence County Genealogical Society / Proctorville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lawrence County Historical Society / Ironton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Lawrence County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Lawrence County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Lawrence County Clerk, 5th and Park Avenue, Ironton, OH 45638.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jackson County (north), Gallia County (northeast), Cabell County, West Virginia
             (southeast), Wayne County, West Virginia (south), Boyd County, Kentucky
             (southwest), Greenup County, Kentucky (southwest), Scioto County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            December 21, 1815 -- Erected and attached to Scioto and Gallia.
            March 1, 1817 -- Organized. Part of Scioto attached.
            March 1, 1818 -- Part attached to Scioto.
            December 22, 1818 -- Part of Gallia attached.
            March 1, 1826 -- Part attached to Scioto.
            April 1, 1839 -- Part attached to Gallia.
            February 11, 1840 -- Part of Gallia attached and part attached to Gallia.

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Lawrence County (Index: 1 folder; 1 page / Text: 5 pages).


  • Licking County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Fairfield County.
    Established:  01-Mar-1808
    County Seat:  Newark, Ohio

    County history - Licking County is named for the natural salt licks found in that ecological area.

    Licking Courthouse
    GHLL Licking County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Licking County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Licking County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Newark, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Licking County Historical Society / Newark, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Licking County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Licking County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Licking County Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark, OH 43055.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Knox County (north), Coshocton County (northeast), Muskingum County (east),
             Perry County (southeast), Fairfield County (southwest), Franklin County (west),
             Delaware County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1808 -- Erected and organized.
            January 27, 1817 -- Part attached to Franklin.
            February 20, 1837 -- Part attached to Perry.

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        Licking County - "Useful Licking County, Ohio Genealogical and General Resources"


  • Logan County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Champaign County.
    Established:  01-Mar-1818
    County Seat:  Bellefontaine, Ohio

    County history - Logan County is named in honor of Benjamin Logan, who fought Native Americans in the area.

    Logan Courthouse
    GHLL Logan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Logan County AHGP / ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Logan County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Logan County Genealogical Society / Bellefontaine, OH)
          Logan County Historical Society
          521 East Columbus Avenue
          Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311-2401

    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Logan County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Logan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Logan County Probate Court, 101 South Main, Suite #6, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hardin County (north), Union County (east), Champaign County (south),
             Shelby County (west), Auglaize County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1818 -- Erected and organized.
            April 1, 1820 -- Diminished by formation of Union and counties from Indian Country.
            April 11, 1883 -- Logan-Shelby line altered.
            March 15, 1888 -- Logan-Auglaize line altered.

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        Ohio Genealogy Express - Logan County Genealogy & History


  • Lorain County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Huron, Cuyahoga, and Medina Counties, 26-Dec-1822.
    Established:  21-Apr-1824
    County Seat:  Elryia, Ohio

    County history - Lorain County named by early settler Heman Ely for the French province of Lorraine, (many of French origin located in the area).

    Lorain Courthouse
    GHLL Lorain County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lorain County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lorain County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Elryia, OH)
          Lorain County Historical Society
          509 Washington Avenue
          Elyria, Ohio 44035

    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Lorain County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    8. Vital Records - Loraine County Probate Court, 226 Middle Ave., Admin. bldg. 4th floor, Elyria, OH 44035.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Across Lake Erie lies Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada (north), Cuyahoga County
             (east), Medina County (southeast), Ashland County (south), Huron County
             (southwest), Erie County (west).

        Important dates:
            December 26, 1822 -- Erected and attached to Cuyahoga and Lorain.
            April 21, 1824 Organized.
            January 29, 1827 -- Part of Medina attached. Islands in Lake Erie attached. Part
                attached to Cuyahoga.
            March 3, 1840 -- Part attached to Medina.
            February 24, 1846 -- Diminished by formation of Ashland.

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Township of:  Elyria


  • Lucas County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Wood, Sandusky and Henry Counties; 1836 gained from Henry and Wood Counties.
    Established:  20-Jun-1835
    County Seat:  Toledo, Ohio

    County history - Lucas County is named in honor of Robert Lucas, 12th governor of Ohio, in 1835 during his second term. Its establishment provoked the Toledo War conflict with the then "Michigan Territory".

    Lucas Courthouse
    GHLL Lucas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lucas County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lucas County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Toledo, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Lucas County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Lucas County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lucas County Health Dept., Vital Records, 635 North Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43624.
               Note:  Between 1867 and 20 December 1908, birth and death records were kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth & death records prior to 20 December 1908. Certified copies of marriage records are available from the Probate Court in the county where the marriage license was issued. Certified copies of divorce records are available from the Clerk of Common Pleas in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Monroe County, Michigan (north), Across Lake Erie lies Essex County, Ontario
             (northeast), Ottawa County (southeast), Wood County (south), Henry County
             (southwest), Fulton County (west), Lenawee County, Michigan (northwest).

        Important dates:
            June 20, 1835 -- Erected and organized.
            March 14, 1836 -- Part of Wood attached.
            March 6, 1840 -- Diminished by formation of Ottawa.
            April 1, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Fulton. Part of Ottawa attached.

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        Ohio Biographies - County Biographies Project


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