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Guide to Delaware County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about a central county of Ohio. For other uses, see Delaware (disambiguation)

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Delaware County, Ohio
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Address Delaware County Courthouse
91 N. Sandusky
Delaware, Ohio 43015-1703
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1835
1867

1812
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Franklin County 10 February 1808.[1]
  • County Seat: Delaware


Neighboring Counties

Marion County  • Morrow County  • Knox County  • Licking County  • Franklin County  • Union County


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Boundary Changes

Delaware County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February 1848. The townships of Bennington, Harmony, Lincoln, Peru and Westfield went to Morrow County.

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries


Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census and Directories

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Delaware County was established in 1807 with the County Seat in Berkshire until 1808. In 1815 the courthouse was built in Delaware.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Delaware County, Ohio. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • Many land and property records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Ohio Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War

Many Revolution, 1775-1783 records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Civil War

Civil War service men from Delaware County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Delaware County.

- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company C (also known as Delaware Guards) and Company I (also known as Olentangy Guards)
-96th Regiment
Company F, roster
Company G, roster

World War I
World War II

Naturalizations and Citizenships

  • Many naturalization and citizenship records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspapers

Delaware County, Ohio newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts

  • Many newspapers for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

  • Many newspaper obituaries for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Delaware County, Ohio Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Delaware County, Ohio Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

  • Many probate records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Ohio Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
91 N Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740.369.8761
Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and court records from 1825;
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
County Recorder has land records[1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Delaware County, Ohio is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

  • Index to Tax List of Ohio for 1810
  • Many tax records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Ohio Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Delaware County, Ohio Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Delaware County, Ohio Probate Court with divorce records located with the Delaware County, Ohio Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records
Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

  • Many vital records for Delaware County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Ohio Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Divorce

Places

Populated Places

Cities
  • Ostrander
  • Powell
  • Shawnee Hills
  • Sunbury
  • Westerville
Townships
  • Berkshire
  • Berlin
  • Brown
  • Concord
  • Delaware
  • Genoa
  • Harlem
  • Kingston
  • Liberty
  • Marlboro
  • Orange
  • Oxford
  • Porter
  • Radnor
  • Scioto
  • Thompson
  • Trenton
  • Troy
Boroughs
  • Kilbourne
  • Lewis Center
  • Radnor
Ghost Towns

A ghost town could be many things; a near ghost town, semi-ghost town or completely vacant buildings or ground. These towns have greatly diminished from their once robust times. Some towns may still be quite active and residents may not favor the classification of a ghost town for their community. The definition of a ghost town is a town with big declines in population and activity. [3]They could be stagecoach stops, railroad camp town, mining community, military post or agricultural towns. When a gold or silver strike happened, towns would spring up, seemingly overnight and just as quickly fade away.

  • Africa
  • Alum Creek
  • Bellepoint
  • Berkshire
  • Berlin Station
  • Berlin
  • Big Walnut
  • Boke's Creek Settlement
  • Bowetown
  • Brindle Corners
  • Buell's PO
  • Carpenters Mill.
  • Center Village
  • Centre PO
  • Coles Mills
  • Condit Station/South/North Condit
  • Crawford's Mills
  • Culver Creek PO
  • Cutlers Corners
  • East Liberty
  • Edinburg
  • Gabriel Corners
  • Genoa Crossroads
  • Genoa PO
  • Green PO
  • Gregory
  • Harlem
  • Hills Grove
  • Hyattsville
  • Inskeep Corners
  • Jacktown
  • Jones
  • Kerr Corner
  • Kingston Center
  • Klondike
  • Leonardsburg
  • Liberty Church
  • Loveless Corners
  • Lybrand
  • MacBride
  • Maxtown
  • Meredith
  • Mill Creek
  • Napoleon
  • Norton
  • Olive Green
  • Orange Station
  • Paget
  • Patterson PO
  • Peerless Station
  • Pickerell's Mills
  • Potter PO
  • Prospect Hill
  • Ralph PO
  • Rathbone
  • Robertsburg
  • Rome
  • Rust Corners
  • Sandy Hill
  • Saunder's Corners
  • Scioto Bridge
  • Scioto
  • Snipetown
  • Stark's Corners
  • Stewards Corners
  • Stratford-on-Olentangy/Whetstone
  • Troyton
  • Van's Valley
  • Victory Camp
  • White Sulphur Springs/Resort/Station
  • Williamsville

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  3. Ghost towns in Utah

 

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