Defiance County, Ohio

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Revision as of 19:57, 29 April 2013

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

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Defiance County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Defiance County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Defiance County Courthouse
500 Court St.
Defiance, Ohio 43512-2157
Defiance County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1845
1867
1823
1845
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Defiance County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

BillionGraves (Headstone photos, Google map, transcriptions, searchable database, both by individual cemetery and the entire site):


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

 Church Records

Catholic
  • 1796–2004 Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by browsing the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.
Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Defiance 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 Defiance County.
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company D
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies E and F

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Defiance 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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Defiance County Courthouse
510 Court Street
Defiance, OH 43512-2157
Phone: 419.782.4761 

County Recorder has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage records from 1845, land records from 1843,
probate records from 1845, divorce and court records 1800’s,
naturalization records 1872-1903 and military discharge records
1865-1973; County Health Department has birth and death records
from 1908[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at 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.

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Defiance County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).