Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Find Ohio Records on FamilySearch

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Find free record collections for the state of Ohio on FamilySearch!

There are 18 record collections on FamilySearch for Ohio now.  They are:

*  Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 - 2,766,197 indexed records, no images

*  Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909 - 3,051,219 indexed records and images

*  Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 - 2,198,987 indexed records, no images

*  Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 - 3,126,256 indexed records and images

*  Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997 - 2,535,534 indexed records, no images

*  Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 - 3,544,429 indexed records and images

*  Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2007 - 7,601,864 indexed records, no images

*  Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Tax Records, 1800-1850 - 1,101,150 indexed records, with images

*  Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1917 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Montgomery County Probate Estate Files, 1850-1900 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records, 1890-2002 - no index, browse images only

*  Ohio, Summit County Coroner's, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1947 - no index, browse images only.

There is a wealth of information in these databases, and there are many more coming as FamilySearch digitizes the microfilmed records and indexes them.

Many of these collections are still being indexed and/or imaged, so you will need to check back often to see if they have been updated.

There are many Ohio counties that are not yet included on this list.  The records in all Ohio counties can be accessed on microfilm by ordering the films at a local FamilySearch Center from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  For your county of interest, check out the FamilySearch Library Catalog at https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog.

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Liz said...

This couldn't be more perfecct timing for me. I've been working on my husband's paternal family tree (surname Allen) and they have a long history in Ohio so thank you!