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  • Sandusky County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Huron County and American Indian Territory, 12-Feb-1820.
    Established:  01-Apr-1820
    County Seat:  Fremont, Ohio

    County history - Sandusky County is named for an Indian, possibly Iroquois, word meaning "cold water".

    Sandusky Courthouse
    GHLL Sandusky 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 - Sandusky County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kin Hunters of Sandusky County / Fremont, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sandusky County Historical Society & Museum / Fremont, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Sandusky County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Sandusky County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Sandusky County Clerk, 100 North Park Avenue, Fremont, OH 43420-2454.
               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):
             Ottawa County (north), Erie County (east), Huron County (southeast), Seneca
                County
    (south), Wood County (west).

    Important Dates:
            February 12, 1820 -- Formed.
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and organized. Seneca attached temporarily.
            April 1, 1824 -- Diminished by organization of Seneca.
            June 20, 1835 -- Diminished by formation of Lucas.
            March 15, 1838 -- Part of Erie attached temporarily until organization.
            March 16, 1838 -- Diminished by organization of Erie.
            March 6, 1840 -- Diminished by formation of Ottawa.
            March 23, 1840 -- Part of Ottawa attached.

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    Census Information:
        1820 Census (T) - one page.
        1850 Census (I) (T) - Multiple pages each.


  • Scioto County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Adams and Gallia Counties on 24-Mar-1803
    Established:  01-May-1803
    County Seat:  Portsmouth, Ohio, Ohio

    County history - Scioto County is named using an Indian word referring to deer or deer-hunting.

    Scioto Courthouse
    GHLL Scioto 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 - Scioto County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Scioto County Chapter, OGS / Portsmouth, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Scioto County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Scioto County Genealogy & History
    8. Scioto County Vital Records - Scioto County Clerk, 602 7th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662-3948
               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):
             Pike County (north), Jackson County (northeast), Lawrence County (east),
             Greenup County, Kentucky (south), Lewis County, Kentucky (southwest),
             Adams County (west).

        Scioto County - 1922 Yearbook - Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, Ohio
        Scioto County - County Information

    Important Dates:
            May 1, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            December 29, 1804 -- Part of Gallia annexed.
            February 1, 1815 -- Diminished by formation of Pike.
            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. Part to Lawrence.
            March 1, 1818 -- Part of Lawrence attached.
            March 1, 1826 -- Part of Lawrence attached.

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  • Seneca County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Huron County and Indian Territory, 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  01-Apr-1824
    County Seat:  Tiffin, Ohio

    County history - Seneca County is named in honor of named in honor of the Seneca Indians.

    Seneca Courthouse
    GHLL Seneca 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 - Seneca County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Seneca County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Tiffin, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Seneca County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Seneca County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Seneca County Gen Health Dist, 3140 S. State Route 100, Tiffin, OH 44883.
               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):
             Sandusky County (north), Huron County (east), Crawford County (southeast),
             Wyandot County (southwest), Hancock County (west), Wood County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Sandusky until organization of Seneca.
            February 17, 1824 -- Part of Crawford attached until organization of Crawford.
            April 1, 1824 -- Organized.
            April 1, 1826 -- Diminished by organization of Crawford.

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  • Shelby County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Miami County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1819
    County Seat:  Sidney, Ohio (moved from Hardin in 1819)

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of named for General Isaac Shelby, Revolutionary War hero and first Governor of Kentucky.


    Shelby Courthouse
    GHLL Shelby 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 - Shelby County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shelby County Genealogical Society / Sidney, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shelby County Historical Society / Sidney, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Shelby County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Shelby County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Shelby County Clerk, 129 East Court St., Sidney, OH 45365.
               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):
             Auglaize County (north), Logan County (east), Champaign County (southeast),
             Miami County (south), Darke County (west)

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1819 -- Erected and organized.
            April 1, 1820 -- Diminished by formation of counties out of Indian Lands. Allen
             attached temporarily until organized.
            March 1, 1826 -- Part attached to Mercer.
            March 1, 1828 -- Diminished by attaching Allen to Mercer.
            April 11, 1883 -- Logan-Shelby line altered.

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  • Stark County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Columbiana and Muskingum Counties and unincorporated area, 13-Feb-1808.
    Established:  01-Jan-1809
    County Seat:  Canton, Ohio

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

    Stark Courthouse
    GHLL Stark County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Stark County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Stark County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake Township Historical Society / Uniontown, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Stark County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS), Blog / Canton, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Stark County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Stark County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Stark County Clerk, 110 Central Plaza South Suite #601 Canton, OH 44702-1414.
               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):
             Portage County (north), Mahoning County (northeast), Columbiana County (east),
             Carroll County (southeast), Tuscarawas County (south), Holmes County
             (southwest), Wayne County (west), Summit County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            February 13, 1808 -- Erected and temporarily attached with Wayne to Columbiana
             until organization of Stark.
            January 1, 1809 -- Organized. Wayne attached temporarily until organized.
            March 1, 1812 -- Diminished by organization of Wayne.
            January 1, 1832 -- Diminished by formation of Carroll.
            February 3, 1834 -- North boundary of Carroll altered.
            March 3, 1840 -- Part of Summit attached temporarily until organization of Summit.
            March 17, 1840 -- Diminished by organization of Summit.
            February 4, 1848 -- Part attached to Tuscarawas.

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  • Summit County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Medina, Portage, and Stark Counties, 03-Mar-1840.
    Established:  17-Mar-1840
    County Seat:  Akron, Ohio

    County history - Summit County name is derived from having the highest elevation along the Ohio Canal.

    Summit Courthouse
    GHLL Summit 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 - Summit County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Summit County Chapter (OGS) / Akron, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Summit County Historical Society / Akron, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Summit County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Summit County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Probait Division, 209 South High Street, Akron, OH 44308.
               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 (north), Geauga County (northeast corner), Portage County
             (east), Stark County (south), Wayne County (southwest), Medina County (west).

    Important Dates:
            March 3, 1840--Erected and attached to Portage, Medina, and Stark.
            March 17, 1840--Organized.

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        Norton Township - Provided by:  Summit County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

    Census Information:
        1890 Census (T) - Surviving Military and Widows, (Civil War)
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Summit County (Text: ED-066, 1 folder / ED-069, 1 folder).


  • Trumbull County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson and "Old" Wayne Counties - [old] Wayne County eleminated from Ohio in 1803.
    Established:  10-Jul-1800
    County Seat:  Warren, Ohio

    County history - Trumbull County is named in honor of Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut, who once owned the land in this region.


    Trumbull Courthouse
    GHLL Trumbull County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Trumbull County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Trumbull County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trumbull County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Warren, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trumbull County Historical Society & Museum / Warren, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Trumbull County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Trumbull County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - (Trumbull County) Warren Health Dept, 418 S. Main St., Warren, OH 44481-1005.
               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):
             Ashtabula County (north), Crawford County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Mercer
                County, Pennsylvania
    (east), Mahoning County (south), Portage County
             (southwest), Geauga County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            July 10, 1800--Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1806--Diminished by formation of Geauga.
            June 7, 1808--Diminished by formation of Portage. Extension of Geauga. Part of
             Ashtabula attached temporarily until organization of Ashtabula.
            February 20, 1809 -- Part of Ashtabula attached.
            May 1, 1811 -- Diminished by organization of Ashtabula. Part attached to
             Ashtabula.
            March 1, 1846 -- Diminished by formation of Mahoning.

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  • Tuscarawas County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Muskingum County.
    Established:  15-Mar-1808
    County Seat:  New Philadelphia, Ohio

    County history - Tuscarawas County is named, fromm a Delaware Indian word variously translated as "old town" or "open mouth".

    Tuscarawas Courthouse
    GHLL Tuscarawas 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 - Tuscarawas County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society / New Philadelphia, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Tuscarawas County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Tuscarawas County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Tuscarawas County Clerk, Public Square New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
               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):
             Stark County (north), Carroll County (northeast), Harrison County (southeast),
             Guernsey County (south), Coshocton County (southwest), Holmes County
             (northwest).

    Important Dates:
            March 15, 1808 -- Erected and organized.
            February 11, 1809 -- Part of Jefferson attached.
            January 31, 1810 -- Part of Coshocton attached temporarily until organized.
            April 1, 1811 -- Diminished by organization of Coshocton.
            February 1, 1813 -- Diminished by formation of Harrison.
            January 20, 1824 -- Diminished by formation of Holmes.
            January 1, 1833 -- Diminished by formation of Carroll. Part attached to Harrison.
            February 4, 1848 -- Part of Stark attached.

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  • Union County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 29, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Delaware, Franklin, Logan, and Madison Counties.
    Established:  01-Apr-1820
    County Seat:  Marysville, Ohio

    County history - Union County: the County name is reflective of its origins, being the "union" of pieces of Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Logan Counties.

    Union Courthouse
    GHLL Union 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 - Union County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Union County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Marysville, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Union County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Union County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Union County Health Department, 5th & Court St., Marysville, OH 43040.
               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):
             Marion County (northeast), Delaware County (east), Franklin County (southeast),
             Madison County (south), Champaign County (southwest), Logan County (west),
             Hardin County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and organized.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Union County (Text: 21 pages).


  • Van Wert County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 12, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Darke County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1820
    County Seat:  Van Wert, Ohio

    County history - Van Wert County is named in honor of Isaac Van Wart, bearing a common alternate spelling of the name, (25 October 1762 - 23 May 1828) was a militiaman from the state of New York during the American Revolution. In 1780, he participated in the capture of Major John AndrČ.

    Van Wert Courthouse
    GHLL Van Wert 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 - Van Wert County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Van Wert County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Van Wert, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Van Wert County Historical Society and Museum / Van Wert, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Van Wert County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Van Wert County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Van Wert County Clerk, 121 East Main St., 2nd Floor, Van Wert, OH 45891.
               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):
             Paulding County (north), Putnam County (northeast), Allen County (east), Auglaize
                County
    (southeast), Mercer County (south), Adams County, Indiana (southwest),
             Allen County, Indiana (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached temporarily to Darke until organization.
            January 2, 1824 -- Attached to Mercer.
            March 18, 1837 -- Organized.
            February 14, 1848 -- Parts attached to Allen and Putnam. Part of Mercer attached.

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  • Vinton County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Gallia, Athens, Ross, Jackson, and Hocking Counties.
    Established:  23-Mar-1850
    County Seat:  McArthur, Ohio

    County history - Vinton County is named in honor of Samuel Finley Vinton, a Nineteenth Century congressman from Ohio.

    Vinton Courthouse
    GHLL Vinton 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 - Vinton County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Vinton County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / McArthur, OH)
          Vinton County Historical and Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 306
          Hamden, OH 45634-0306

    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Vinton County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Vinton County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Vinton County Clerk, 301 W. High, McArthur, OH 45651.
               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):
             Hocking County (north), Athens County (northeast), Meigs County (east), Gallia
                County
    (southeast), Jackson County (south), Ross County (west).

        Important dates:
            March 23, 1850 -- Erected and organized.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - multiple pages for various townships (listed on each page)


  • Warren County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 12, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hamilton County in 1803 and a small portion of Butler County in 1820.
    Established:  01-May-1803
    County Seat:  Lebanon, Ohio

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 - June 17, 1775) was an American doctor who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Warren was instrumental in warning Paul Revere to British movements late on April 18, 1775, that prompted his ride to alert the countryside. Warren participated in the Battles of Lexington and Concord the next day, marking the start of the American Revolutionary War, and who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill.



    Warren Courthouse
    GHLL Warren 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 - Warren County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Warren County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Lebanon, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Warren County Historical Society and Museum / Lebanon, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Warren County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Warren County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Warren County Clerk, 320 East Silver Street, Lebanon, OH 45036-1816.
               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):
             Montgomery County (northwest), Greene County (northeast), Clinton County (east),
             Clermont County (south), Hamilton County (southwest), Butler County (west).

        Important dates:
            May 1, 1803 -- Erected and organized.
            March 1, 1810 -- Diminished by formation of Clinton.
            March 1, 1815 -- Part of Butler attached. Part attached to Clinton.

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  • Washington County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 5, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands.
    Established:  27-Jul-1788
    County Seat:  Marietta, Ohio

    County history - Washington County is the oldest county in the state, the County [an original county], is named for George Washington (1732 1799), then president of the Constitutional Convention.

    Washington Courthouse
    GHLL Washington 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 - Washington County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society / Centerville, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Washington County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Marietta, OH)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Washington County Historical Society / Marietta, OH)
    8. US/OHGenWeb site - Washington County Archives
    9. US/OHGenWeb - Washington County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, 205 Putnam St., Marietta, OH 45750.
               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):
             Noble County (north), Monroe County (northeast), Tyler County, West Virginia
             (east), Pleasants County, West Virginia (southeast), Wood County, West Virginia
             (south), Athens County (southwest), Morgan County (northwest).

        Important dates:
            July 27, 1788 -- Erected and organized.
            February 11, 1792 -- Diminished by extension of Hamilton.
            July 10, 1797 -- Diminished by formation of Adams.
            July 29, 1797 -- Diminished by formation of Jefferson.
            August 20,1798 -- Diminished by formation of Ross.
            December 19, 1799 -- Part attached to Jefferson.
            December 9, 1800 -- Diminished by formation of Fairfield.
            September 7, 1801 -- Diminished by formation of Belmont.
            April 30, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Gallia.
            May 1, 1803 -- Diminished by formation of Columbiana.
            March 1, 1804 -- Diminished by formation of Muskingum.
            March 1, 1805 -- Diminished by formation of Athens.
            January 31, 1807 -- Part attached to Jefferson.
            February 18, 1807 -- Part attached to Athens and part of Athens attached.
            March 1, 1813 -- Part of Monroe attached temporarily until organization.
            February 10, 1814 -- Part attached to Athens and part of Athens attached.
            March 1, 1815 -- Diminished by organization of Monroe. Part attached to Monroe.
            December 29, 1817 -- Part of Morgan attached temporarily until organization.
            March 1, 1818 -- Diminished by formation of Perry.
            March 1, 1819 -- Diminished by organization of Morgan.
            March 11, 1845 -- Part attached to Morgan.
            February 14, 1846 -- Part attached to Morgan.
            April 1, 1851 -- Diminished by formation of Noble. Parts attached to Morgan and
             to Monroe.

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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (I) - Notes:  Townships of:  Adams, Belpre, (more to come as time permits) Fearing, Grandview,
             Marietta, Newport, Roxbury, Salem, Warren, Waterford, Wesley, Woster.
        1850 Census (partial) - (I):  indx01aa.txt, indx02bu.txt, indx03de.txt, indx04gl.txt, indx05je.txt, indx06mc.txt,
             indx07ph.txt, indx08sh.txt, indx09th.txt.  (T):  (pg176b.txt, pg183a.txt, pg189b.txt, pg196a.txt, pg202a.txt,
             pg208a.txt, pg214a.txt, pg214b.txt, pg221b.txt, pg228b.txt, pg235a.txt, pg240b.txt, pg247b.txt, pg395b.txt,
             pg402b.txt, pg409b.txt.
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Washington County (Text: 24 pages).


  • Wayne County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of [Old] Wayne and northern Hamilton Counties and new area; included all of what would become northwestern and north-central Ohio and the state of Michigan.
    [Old] Wayne County eliminated from Ohio in 1803)) on 01-Mar-1808.
    Established:  01-Mar-1812
    County Seat:  Wooster, Ohio

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the sobriquet of Mad Anthony.

    Wayne Courthouse
    GHLL Wayne 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 - Wayne County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wayne County Genealogical Society / Wooster, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wayne County Historical Society and Museum / Wooster, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Wayne County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Wayne County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Wayne County Clerk, P.O. Box 407 Wooster, OH 44691.
               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):
             Medina County (north), Summit County (northeast), Stark County (east),
             Holmes County (south), Ashland County (west).

    Important Dates:
            February 13, 1808 -- Erected and temporarily attached with Stark to Columbiana
                until organization of Stark.
            January 1, 1809 -- Attached to Stark.
            March 1, 1812 -- Organized.
            January 20, 1824 -- Part of Holmes attached temporarily until organized.
            January 4, 1825 -- Diminished by organization of Holmes.
            February 24, 1846 -- Diminished by formation of Ashland.

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    Census Information:
        1800 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Wayne County (Index: 1 page / Text: 1 page).


  • Williams County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 13, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of [Old] Wayne & northern Hamilton Counties & new area; included all of what would become northwestern & north-central Ohio & the state of Michigan. [Old] Wayne County eliminated from Ohio in 1803 01-Apr-1820.
    Established:  02-Feb-1824
    County Seat:  Bryan, Ohio

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

    Williams Courthouse
    GHLL Williams 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 - Williams County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Williams County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Montpelier, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Williams County Historical Society and Museum / Bryan, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Williams County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Williams County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Williams County Record Center, 107 Butler Street, Bryan, OH 43506.
               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):
             Hillsdale County, Michigan (north), Fulton County (east), Henry County (southeast),
             Defiance County (south), DeKalb County, Indiana (southwest), Steuben County,
                Indiana
    (northwest).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and attached to Wood until organized.
            February 2, 1824 -- Organized. Paulding, Henry, and Putnam attached temporarily
             until organized.
            January 3, 1834 -- Diminished by organization of Putnam.
            December 26, 1834 -- Diminished by organization of Henry.
            March 18, 1839 -- Diminished by organization of Paulding.
            April 7, 1845 -- Diminished by formation of Defiance.
            April 1, 1850 -- Diminished by formation of Fulton.

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  • Wood County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 13, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of [Old] Wayne and northern Hamilton Counties and new area; included all of what would become northwestern and north-central Ohio and the state of Michigan. [Old] Wayne County eliminated from Ohio in 1803.
    Established:  01-Apr-1820
    County Seat:  Bowling Green, Ohio

    County history - Wood County is named in honor of Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison's army who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812.

    Wood Courthouse
    GHLL Wood 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 - Wood County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wood County Genealogical Society Chapter (OGS) / Bowling Green, OH)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wood County Historical Society and Museum / Bowling Green, OH)
    7. US/OHGenWeb site - Wood County Archives
    8. US/OHGenWeb - Wood County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Wood County Clerk, 1 Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2427.
               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):
             Lucas County (north), Ottawa County (northeast), Sandusky County (east), Seneca
                County
    (southeast), Hancock County (south), Putnam County (southwest corner),
             Henry County (west).

        Important dates:
            April 1, 1820 -- Erected and organized. Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Paulding,
               and Williams attached temporarily until organized.
            February 2, 1824 -- Diminished by organization of Williams, and attachment of
               Paulding, Henry, and Putnam to Williams.
            March 1, 1828 -- Diminished by organization of Hancock.
            June 20, 1835 -- Diminished by formation of Lucas.
            March 14, 1836 -- Part attached to Lucas.

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  • Wyandot County, Ohio —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Marion, Crawford, and Hardin Counties.
    Established:  03-Feb-1845
    County Seat:  Upper Sandusky, Ohio

    County history - Wyandot County is named in honor of the Wyandot Indians and is variously translated from their language as "around the plains" and "dwellers on the peninsula".

    Wyandot Courthouse
    GHLL Wyandot 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 - Wyandot County, OH Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wyandot Co. Historical Soc. & Museum / Upper Sandusky, OH)
    6. US/OHGenWeb site - Wyandot County Archives
    7. US/OHGenWeb - Wyandot County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Wyandot County Clerk, County Courthouse, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
               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):
             Seneca County (north), Crawford County (east),Marion County (south),
             Hardin County (southwest), Hancock County (northwest).

        Important Dates:
            February 3, 1845 -- Erected and organized.

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