Clark County, Ohio

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[http://www.ccpl.lib.oh.us/hist_gen.shtml Clark County Public Library] has genealogical records on microfilm including census, birth and death records, naturalization records, local newspapers, etc. Also holds city directories beginning in 1852 and some rural directories beginning in 1903.  
 
[http://www.ccpl.lib.oh.us/hist_gen.shtml Clark County Public Library] has genealogical records on microfilm including census, birth and death records, naturalization records, local newspapers, etc. Also holds city directories beginning in 1852 and some rural directories beginning in 1903.  
  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
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[http://www.landaccess.com/sites/oh/clark/index.php Clark County Recorder's Office] has a searchable online index beginning in 1988. All prior land records must be searched on location at the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield.
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[http://www.landaccess.com/sites/oh/clark/index.php Clark County Recorder's Office] has a searchable online index beginning in 1988. All prior land records must be searched on location at the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield. {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Clark|370713}}  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*Springfield Daily News, Springfield, Ohio&nbsp; See:&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1671&enc=1 Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center] -&nbsp;Ancestry $
 
*Springfield Daily News, Springfield, Ohio&nbsp; See:&nbsp; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1671&enc=1 Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center] -&nbsp;Ancestry $
  
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Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays.  
 
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays.  
  
All materials are available to be researched personally. Staff will do lookups and make copies by written request, with a $3.00 fee for each name requested. Extensive genealogical requests cannot be filled and will be forwarded to experienced local researchers.
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All materials are available to be researched personally. Staff will do lookups and make copies by written request, with a $3.00 fee for each name requested. Extensive genealogical requests cannot be filled and will be forwarded to experienced local researchers. {{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Clark|451351}}  
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==== Public Records  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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{{OH fhc|Clark}}&nbsp;[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center|Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].
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{{OH fhc|Clark}}&nbsp;[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center|Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
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*Champaign County Library Family History Center
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>  
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*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
 
*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
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*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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*'''1789–1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
 
*'''1789–1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
  
*'''1800–1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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*'''1800–1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
*'''1854–1997''' - {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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*'''1854–1997''' - {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
 
*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
 
*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm'' {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|347115}}  
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm'' {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|347115}}
 
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*Champaign County Library Family History Center
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Revision as of 22:13, 29 March 2013

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Online Records
Clark County, Ohio
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Boundary map of Clark County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Clark County Courthouse
101 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, Ohio 45502
Clark County Website
Phone: 937.328.2458
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1818
1867
1818
1818
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Clark County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Harmony Township Cemeteries

  • Brighton Cemetery
  • Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
  • Laybourn Cemetery
  • Lisbon Cemetery
  • South Vienna Cemetery, State Route 40, just west of South Vienna.
  • Plattsburg Cemetery, on Plattsburg Road just east of Plattsburg.
  • Wilson Chapel Cemetery
  • Wragg Cemetery, located south of Plattsburg Road with no public access.

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.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Clark County.

Clark County Ohio GenWeb is the Clark County branch of the Ohio GenWeb project. It includes vital records, cemetery transcriptions, census indexes, maps, and other information provided by volunteers.

Clark County Ohio Historical Society is located in the Heritage Center of Clark County, with an extensive library and archives containing local history documents. This is also the location of the Clark County Genealogical Society.

Clark County Public Library has genealogical records on microfilm including census, birth and death records, naturalization records, local newspapers, etc. Also holds city directories beginning in 1852 and some rural directories beginning in 1903.

History

Local histories are available for Clark 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.=


Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Clark County, Ohio

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.a

Clark County Recorder's Office has a searchable online index beginning in 1988. All prior land records must be searched on location at the A.B. Graham building in downtown Springfield. ===== Finding More Land Records =====

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


Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Clark 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

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form
===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers =====


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark County, Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Clark 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 Clark 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).

Clark County Probate Court 50 E. Columbia Street Springfield, Ohio 45502

Phone:(937) 521-1845 Fax:(937) 328-2589 Email: sweldy@clarkcountyohio.gov

Genealogical resources available:

  • Births and deaths recorded in Clark County from 1867 to August 1908.
  • Marriage records from 1818 to the present.
  • Naturalization records from March 20, 1861, to March 5, 1904 (index at Clerk of Courts Office, Common Pleas Court).
  • Estate records from 1818 to 1985 on microfilm and original records from 1985 to the present.

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays.

All materials are available to be researched personally. Staff will do lookups and make copies by written request, with a $3.00 fee for each name requested. Extensive genealogical requests cannot be filled and will be forwarded to experienced local researchers. =====Finding More Probate Records=====

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
Ab Graham Building
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone: 937.328.2458 

Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death, probate and naturalization records.
Court Clerk has divorce and court 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 Clark County, Ohio is the  Dayton Ohio East Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

  • Champaign County Library Family History Center
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Clark County Genealogical Society

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark 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 Clark 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 Clark County, Ohio Probate Court with divorce records located with the Clark 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

  • 1821–1962 - Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

  • 1800–1958 - Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 1854–1997 - Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Original Death Records on Microfilm Finding More Vital Records

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

Web Sites

Places / Localities

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Clark County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.