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  • Madison County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin County.
    Established:  16-Feb-1810
    County Seat:  London, Ohio

    County history - Madison County is named in honor of James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836) was an American politician and political philosopher who served as the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817) and is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

    Madison Courthouse
    GHLL Madison 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 - Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Madison County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS)
          P.O. Box 102
          London OH 43140-0102

         Madison County Historical Society
         260 East High Street
         London OH 43140

    5. US/OHGenWeb site - Madison County Archives
    6. US/OHGenWeb - Madison County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Madison County Probate Court, Room 205, 1 North Main, London, OH 43140.
               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):
             Union County (north), Franklin County (east), Pickaway County (southeast), Fayette
                County
    (south), Greene County (southwest), Clark County (west), Champaign
                County
    (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1810 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Clark. Part of Champaign attached.
            April 1, 1820 -- Diminished by formation of Union. Part of Franklin attached.
            March 4, 1845 -- Madison-Franklin line altered.

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  • Mahoning County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Columbiana and Trumbull Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1846
    County Seat:  Youngstown, Ohio

    County history - Mahoning County name is derived from an American Indian word meaning "salt lick".

    Mahoning Courthouse
    GHLL Mahoning 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 - Mahoning County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mahoning County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Youngstown, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mahoning Valley Historical Society (Blog) / Youngstown, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Mahoning County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Mahoning County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Mahoning County Clerk, 120 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44503-1710.
               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):
             Trumbull County (north), Mercer County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Lawrence
             County, Pennsylvania (east), Columbiana County (south), Stark County
             (southwest), Portage County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1846 -- Erected and organized.

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  • Marion County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware County.
    Established:  01-Mar-1824
    County Seat:  Marion, Ohio

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of General Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox", an officer in the Revolutionary War.

    Marion Courthouse
    GHLL Marion 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 - Marion County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Marion Area Genealogical Society / Marion, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Marion County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Marion County Genealogy & History
    8. Marion County Vital Records - Marion County Clerk, 114 North Main Street, Marion, OH 43302-3030.
               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):
             Crawford County (northeast), Morrow County (east), Delaware County (south),
             Union County (southwest), Hardin County (west), Wyandot County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Delaware until organization of Marion.
            March 1, 1824 -- Organized and part of Crawford attached temporarily until
             organization of Crawford.
            April 1, 1826 -- Diminished by organization of Crawford.
            February 3, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Wyandot. Part attached to Crawford.
            March 1, 1848 -- Diminished by formation of Morrow. Part of Delaware attached.

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        Ohio State Penitentiary - List of all residents from 1834-1875 with a Marion County connection.


  • Medina County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Portage County, 18-Feb-1812.
    Established:  14-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Medina, Ohio

    County history - Medina County is named named for the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia.

    Medina Courthouse
    GHLL Medina 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 - Medina County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brunswick Area Historical Society / Brunswick, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Medina County Genealogical Society / Medina, OH)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Medina County Historical Society / Medina, OH)
    8. US/OHGenWeb site - Medina County Archives
    9. US/OHGenWeb - Medina County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Medina County Clerk, 93 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256-2205.
               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):
             Cuyahoga County (northeast), Summit County (east), Wayne County (south),
             Ashland County (southwest), Lorain County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            February 18, 1812 -- Erected and attached to Portage until organization.
            January 14, 1818 -- Organized.
            December 26, 1822 -- Part of Lorain attached temporarily until Lorain organized.
            April 1, 1824 -- Diminished by organization of Lorain.
            January 29, 1827 -- Part attached to Lorain. Portage-Medina line altered.

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            March 3, 1840 -- Part of Summit attached until organization of Summit. Part of Lorain attached.
            March 17, 1840 -- Diminished by organization of Summit.

    Census Information:
        Medina County 1840 Census (I) (T) - top to bottom - " pg162.txt"; Litchfield, Homer, Spencer, Wadsworth, Sharon,
             Granger, Hinckley, Guilford, Medina, Brunswick, Westfield, LaFayette, York, Liverpool, Harrisville and Montville
             Townships.
        Medina County 1850 Census (I) (T) - top to bottom - " pg0154B.txt"; Homer, Harrisville, Westfield, Medina, Chatham,
             Lafayette, Wadsworth, Guilford, Montville, Sharon, Granger, Hinckley, Brunswick, Liverpool, York, Spencer and
             Litchfield Townships.


  • Meigs County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Gallia and Athens Counties.
    Established:  01-Apr-1819
    County Seat:  Pomeroy, Ohio

    County history - Meigs County is named in honor of Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr. (rhymes with "eggs") (November 17, 1764 - March 29, 1825) was a Democratic-Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the fourth Governor of Ohio, fifth United States Postmaster General, and as a U.S. Senator.

    Meigs Courthouse
    GHLL Meigs County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Meigs County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Meigs County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Meigs County Genealogical Society / Pomeroy, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Meigs County Historical Society and Museum/ Pomeroy, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Meigs County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Meigs County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Meigs County Museum, 144 Butternut Ave., Pomeroy, OH 45769.
               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):
             Athens County (north), Wood County, West Virginia (northeast), Jackson County,
             West Virginia (east), Mason County, West Virginia (southeast), Gallia County
             (southwest), Vinton County (west).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1819 -- Erected and organized.

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  • Mercer County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Darke and Shelby Counties, 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  02-Jan-1824
    County Seat:  Celina, Ohio

    County history - Mercer County is named in honor of Hugh Mercer, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

    Mercer Courthouse
    GHLL Mercer 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 - Mercer County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mercer County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Celina, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Mercer County Historical Society and Museum / Celina, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Mercer County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Mercer County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Mercer County Clerk, 101 N. Main Street, Celina, OH 45822.
               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):
             Van Wert County (north), Auglaize County (east), Shelby County (southeast), Darke
                County
    (south), Jay County, Indiana (southwest), Adams County, Indiana
             (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Darke until organization of Mercer.
            January 2, 1824 -- Organized. Van Wert attached until organization of Van Wert.
            March 1, 1826 -- Part of Shelby attached.
            March 1, 1828 -- Allen attached until organization of Allen.
            March 1, 1831 -- Diminished by organization of Allen.
            March 18, 1837 -- Diminished by organization of Van Wert.
            February 14, 1848 -- Diminished by formation of Auglaize. Parts attached to Allen
               and Van Wert. Part of Darke attached.

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  • Miami County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County, 16-Jan-1807.
    Established:  01-Mar-1807
    County Seat:  Troy, Ohio

    County history - Miami County's name is derived from a Miami Indian word of disputed meaning.

    Miami Courthouse
    GHLL Miami 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 - Miami County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Troy Historical Society / Troy, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Miami County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Miami County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Miami County Health District, 510 West Water Street, Ste 130, Troy, OH 45373.
               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):
             Shelby County (north), Champaign County (northeast), Clark County (southeast),
             Montgomery County (south), Darke County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1807 -- Erected and organized.
            January 3, 1809 -- Darke attached until organization.
            January 7, 1812 -- Part of Montgomery attached.
            March 1, 1817 -- Diminished by organization of Darke.
            April 1, 1819 -- Diminished by formation of Shelby.
            April 1, 1820 -- Any rights remaining in Indian Lands ceased by formation of
             counties therein.

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  • Monroe County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Belmont, Washington, and Guernsey Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1813
    County Seat:  Woodfield, Ohio

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of James Monroe, Secretary of State when the county was formed and later President of the United States.

    Monroe Courthouse
    GHLL Monroe 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 - Monroe County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Monroe County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Woodsfield, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Monroe County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Monroe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Monroe County Clerk, 101 North Main Street, Room 12, Woodsfield, OH 43793.
               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):
             Belmont County (north), Marshall County, West Virginia (northeast), Wetzel County,
                West Virginia
    (east), Tyler County, West Virginia (southeast), Washington County
             (south), Noble County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1813 -- Erected and attached to Belmont, Washington, and Guernsey
             until organized.
            March 1, 1815 -- Organized. Part of Washington attached.
            December 24, 1819 -- Part of Morgan attached.
            April 1, 1851 -- Diminished by formation of Noble. Part of Washington attached.

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  • Montgomery County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of portions of Hamilton County and new area of Northwest Territory in 1803.
    Established:  01-May-1803
    County Seat:  Dayton, Ohio

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.

    Montgomery Courthouse
    GHLL Montgomery County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Montgomery County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Montgomery County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dayton History / Dayton, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Montgomery County Chapter OGS / Dayton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Montgomery County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Montgomery County Genealogy & History
    9. Montgomery County Vital Records - 117 S. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402
               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):
             Miami County (north), Clark County (northeast), Greene County (east),
             Warren County (south), Butler County (southwest), Preble County (west),
             Darke County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            May 1, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1807 -- Diminished by formation of Miami.
            March 1, 1808 -- Diminished by formation of Preble.
            January 7, 1812 -- Parts attached to Miami and Darke.

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        Montgomery County - Dayton, National Military Home, Virtual Tours and Exhibits
        Montgomery County - Includes index to Surnames, Queries and local researchers
        Montgomery County - History and background
        Montgomery County - Oakwood High School, Dayton Yearbooks 1923, 1924 and 1926


  • Morgan County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Guernsey, Washington and Muskingum Counties, 29-Dec-1817.
    Established:  01-Mar-1819
    County Seat:  McConnelsville, Ohio

    County history - Morgan County is named in honor of Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

    Morgan Courthouse
    GHLL Morgan 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 - Morgan County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Morgan County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Morgan County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Morgan County Clerk, 19 East Main Street, McConnelsville, OH 43756-1172.
               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):
             Muskingum County (north), Noble County (northeast), Washington County
             (southeast), Athens County (southwest), Perry County (west).

        Important dates:
            December 29, 1817 -- Erected and attached to Guernsey, Washington, and
             Muskingum until organization.
            March 1, 1819 -- Organized.
            March 11, 1845 -- Parts of Athens and Washington attached.
            February 14, 1846 -- Part of Washington attached.
            April 1, 1851 -- Diminished by formation of Noble. Part of Washington attached.

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    Census Information:
        1820 Census (T) - Bloom Twp.(T) and Meigsville Twp.(T)


  • Morrow County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox, Marion, Delaware, and Richland Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1848
    County Seat:  Mount Gilead, Ohio

    County history - Morrow County is named in honor of Jeremiah Morrow (October 6, 1771 - March 22, 1852) was a Democratic-Republican Party politician from Ohio. He served as the ninth Governor of Ohio, and the last Democratic-Republican to do so.

    Morrow Courthouse
    GHLL Morrow 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 - Morrow County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Morrow County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Mount Gilead, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Morrow County Historical Society / Mount Gilead, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Morrow County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Morrow County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Morrow County Health Dept, 619 W. Marion Rd, Door B, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
               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):
             Crawford County (north), Richland County (northeast), Knox County (southeast),
             Delaware County (southwest), Marion County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1848 -- Erected and organized.
            March 22, 1849 -- Part attached to Richland.

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  • Muskingum County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington and Fairfield Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1804
    County Seat:  Zanesville, Ohio

    County history - Muskingum County is named for an Indian word translated as "by the river-side" or "elk's eye".

    Muskingum Courthouse
    GHLL Muskingum 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 - Muskingum County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Muskingum County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Zanesville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County / Zanesville, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Muskingum County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Muskingum County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, 401 Main Street, Zanesville, OH 43701-3567.
               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):
             Coshocton County (north), Guernsey County (east), Noble County (southeast),
             Morgan County (south), Perry County (southwest), Licking County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1804 -- Erected and organized.
            March 15, 1808 -- Diminished by formation of Tuscarawas.
            January 31, 1810 -- Part of Coshocton attached until organization of Coshocton.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Guernsey.
            April 1, 1811 -- Diminished by organization of Coshocton.
            December 29, 1817 -- Part of Morgan attached until organization of Morgan.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Perry.
            March 1, 1819 -- Diminished by organization of Morgan.

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        Muskingum County - Township Project

    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Muskingum County (Index: 27 pages / Text: 47 pages).


  • Noble County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Monroe, Washington, Morgan, and Guernsey Counties on 01-Apr-1851.
    Established:  01-Apr-1851
    County Seat:  Caldwell, Ohio

    County history - Noble County is named in honor of Warren Perry Noble, one of the first settlers living near Sarahsville. and a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.

    Noble Courthouse
    GHLL Noble County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Noble County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Noble County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Noble County Historical Society / Caldwell, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Noble County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Noble County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Noble County Clerk, County Courthouse, Caldwell, OH 43724.
               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):
             Guernsey County (north), Belmont County (northeast), Monroe County (east),
             Washington County (south), Morgan County (west), Muskingum County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1851 -- Erected and organized.

        FamilyHistory101.com - County History, Records, Facts, Genealogy & Ancestry.

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Olive Township (two pages)


  • Ottawa County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Erie, Sandusky, and Lucas Counties.
    Established:  06-Mar-1840
    County Seat:  Port Clinton, Ohio

    County history - Ottawa County is named in honor of the Ottawa Indians; Ottawa means "trader" in their language.

    Ottawa Courthouse
    GHLL Ottawa 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 - Ottawa County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ottawa County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Port Clinton, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ottawa County Historical Society and Museum / Port Clinton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Ottawa County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Ottawa County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Ottawa County Clerk, 315 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452-1936.
               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 Essex County, Ontario, Canada (north and east), Erie County
             (southeast), Sandusky County (south), Wood County (west), Lucas County
             (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 6, 1840 -- Erected and organized.
            March 23, 1840 -- Part attached to Sandusky.
            March 8, 1845 -- Kelly's Island attached to Erie.
            April 1, 1850 -- Part attached to Lucas.

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  • Paulding County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Darke and Shelby Counties on 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  18-Mar-1839
    County Seat:  Paulding, Ohio

    County history - Paulding County is named in honor of John Paulding, one of the captors of Major John Andr in the American Revolutionary War.

    Paulding Courthouse
    GHLL Paulding 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 - Paulding County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Paulding County Chapter of the OGS & Library / Paulding, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Paulding County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Paulding County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Paulding County Clerk, County Courthouse, Paulding, OH 45879.
               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):
             Defiance County (north), Putnam County (east), Van Wert County (south),
             Allen County, Indiana (west).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Wood until organized.
            February 2, 1824 -- Attached to Williams until organized.
            March 18, 1839 -- Organized.
            March 4, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Defiance.

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        FamilyHistory101.com - Paulding County Ohio, History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry.

    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Partial census


  • Perry County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington, Fairfield, and Muskingum Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1818
    County Seat:  New Lexington, Ohio

    County history - Perry County is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.

    Perry Courthouse
    GHLL Perry 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 - Perry County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Perry County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Junction City, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Perry County / Somerset, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Perry County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Perry County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Perry County Probate Court, P. O. Box 167, New Lexington, OH 43764.
               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), Muskingum County (northeast), Morgan County (southeast),
             Athens County (south), Hocking County (southwest), Fairfield County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1818 -- Erected and organized.
            February 20, 1837 -- Part of Licking attached.

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  • Pickaway County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross, Fairfield, and Franklin Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1810
    County Seat:  Circleville, Ohio

    County history - Pickaway County is named in honor of the Pekowi band of Shawnee Indians, who inhabited the area.

    Pickaway Courthouse
    GHLL Pickaway 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 - Pickaway County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pickaway County Historical Society / Circleville, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Pickaway County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Pickaway County Genealogy & History
    8. Pickaway County Vital Records - Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 15098, Columbus, Ohio 43215-0098.
               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):
             Franklin County (north), Fairfield County (east), Hocking County (southeast), Ross
                County
    (south), Fayette County (southwest), Madison County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1810 -- Erected and organized.
            March 7, 1843 -- Part attached to Ross.

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  • Pike County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Ross, Scioto, and Adams Counties.
    Established:  01-Feb-1815
    County Seat:  Waverly, Ohio  (Piketon, originally "Jefferson", was the county seat until 1861)

    County history - Pike County is named in honor of Zebulon Pike the discoverer of Pike's Peak.

    Pike Courthouse
    GHLL Pike 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 - Pike County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pike County Genealogy and Historical Society / Waverly, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Pike County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Pike County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Pike County Clerk, 100 East Second, Waverly, OH 45690-1301.
               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):
             Ross County (north), Jackson County (east), Scioto County (south), Adams County
             (southwest), Highland County (west).

        Important dates:
            February 1, 1815 -- Erected and organized.
            February 7, 1843 -- Part attached to Jackson and part of Jackson attached.

        Pike County - County information

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  • Portage County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Trumbull County.
    Established:  07-Jun-1808
    County Seat:  Ravenna, Ohio

    County history - Portage County is named for the "portage" between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers. The name "Portage" comes from an old Native American path called "Portage Trail", which ran between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers, where travelers portaged their canoes.

    Portage Courthouse
    GHLL Portage 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 - Portage County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Portage County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Ravenna, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Portage County Historical Society / Ravenna, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Portage County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Portage County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Portage County Health Department, 449 South Meridian Street, Ravenna, OH 44266.
               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):
             Geauga County (north), Trumbull County (east), Mahoning County (southeast),
             Stark County (south), Summit County (west), Cuyahoga County (northwest corner).

        Important dates:
            June 7, 1808 -- Erected and organized.
            February 7, 1809 -- Part of Huron attached temporarily until organization of Huron.
            May 1, 1810 -- Diminished by attaching Huron temporarily to Cuyahoga.
            January 22, 1811 -- Diminished by alteration of western line.
            February 18, 1812 -- Medina attached temporarily until organization.
            January 14, 1818 -- Diminished by organization of Medina.
            January 29, 1827 -- Medina-Portage line altered.
            March 3, 1840 -- Part of Summit attached temporarily until organization of Summit.
            March 17, 1840 -- Diminished by organization of Summit.

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  • Preble County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery and Butler Counties.
    Established:  01-Mar-1808
    County Seat:  Eaton, Ohio

    County history - Preble County is named in honor of Edward Preble, a naval officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and against the Barbary Pirates.

    Preble Courthouse
    GHLL Preble 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 - Preble County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Preble County Genealogical Society / Eaton, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Preble County Historical Society / Eaton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Preble County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Preble County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Preble County Clerk, 100 Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320.
               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):
             Darke County (north), Montgomery County (east), Butler County (south),
             Union County, Indiana (southwest), Wayne County, Indiana (northwest).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1808 -- Erected and organized.

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    Census Information:
  • 1850 Federal Census - (T)

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Putnam County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Shelby and Logan Counties on 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  03-Jan-1834
    County Seat:  Ottawa, Ohio

    County history - Putnam County is named in honor of General Israel Putnam, a native of Massachusetts and a prominent early military man.

    Putnam Courthouse
    GHLL Putnam 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 - Putnam County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Putnam County Genealogical Society Chapter of OGS / Ottawa, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Putnam County Historical Society and Museum / Kalida, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Putnam County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Putnam County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Putnam County Clerk, 245 E. Main Street, Ottawa, OH 45875-1968.
               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):
             Henry County (north), Hancock County (east), Allen County (south),
             Van Wert County (southwest), Paulding County (west), Defiance County (northwest),
             Wood County (northeast corner).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Wood temporarily until organization.
            February 2, 1824 -- Attached to Williams until organization of Putnam.
            January 3, 1834 -- Organized.
            February 14, 1848 -- Part attached to Allen. Part of Van Wert attached.

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  • Richland County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin County and unincorporated area, 01-Mar-1808.
    Established:  01-Mar-1813
    County Seat:  Mansfield, Ohio

    County history - Richland County is named for the fertile soil found in the area.

    Richland Courthouse
    GHLL Richland 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 - Richland County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Richland County Genealogical Society (OGS) / Bellville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Richland County Genealogical Society Shelby Chapter (OGS) / Shelby, OH)
          Richland County Historical Society
          153 North Linden Road
          Mansfield, Ohio 44906

    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Richland County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Richland County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Probate Court, 50 Park Avenue, East, 2nd floor, Mansfield, OH 44902-1850.
               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):
             Huron County (north), Ashland County (east), Knox County (south), Morrow County
             (southwest), Crawford County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 1, 1808 -- Erected and attached temporarily to Knox until organization
                of Richland.
            March 1, 1813 -- Organized.
            February 3, 1845 -- Part attached to Crawford.
            February 24, 1846 -- Diminished by formation of Ashland.
            February 5, 1847 -- Part of Ashland attached.
            February 24, 1848 -- Diminished by formation of Morrow.
            March 22, 1849 -- Part of Morrow attached.

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        Richland County - Mansfield High School 1907 Yearbook the Oracle
        Richland County - Mansfield Program for Senior Class Play 1934.


  • Ross County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 22, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Adams, Hamilton, and Washington Counties.
    Established:  0-Aug-1798
    County Seat:  Chillicothe, Ohio

    County history - Ross County is named in honor of Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania.

    Ross Courthouse
    GHLL Ross 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 - Ross County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ross County Genealogical Society and Library / Chillicothe, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ross County Historical Society and Museums / Chillicothe, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Ross County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Ross County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Ross County Public Health Dept., 425 Chestnut Street # 2077, Chillicothe, OH 45601-2306.
               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):
             Pickaway County (north), Hocking County (northeast), Vinton County (east),
             Jackson County (southeast), Pike County (south), Highland County (southwest).

        Important dates:
            August 20, 1798 Erected and organized
            December 9, 1800 -- Diminished by formation of Fairfield.
            April 30, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Franklin.
            May 1, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Greene.
            May 1, 1805 -- Diminished by formation of Highland.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Pickaway and Fayette.
            February 1, 1815 -- Diminished by formation of Pike.
            March 1, 1816 -- Diminished by formation of Jackson.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Hocking. Part attached to Jackson.
            March 1, 1834 -- Part of Hocking attached.
            January 11, 1839 -- Part of Jackson attached.
            March 7, 1843 -- Part of Pickaway attached.
            March 23, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Vinton.

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        Ross County - County Information

    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Index (I):  4 pages, Text (T):  7 pages (Harrison, Jefferson & Liberty Townships)


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