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Revision as of 20:02, 29 April 2013

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
Map
Boundary map of Delaware County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Delaware County Courthouse
91 N. Sandusky
Delaware, Ohio 43015-1703
Delaware County Website
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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: Delaware County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Marion (north) · Franklin (south) · Union (west) · Morrow (northeast) · Knox and Licking (east)

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.

Record Loss


Resources

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

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

Land and Property

Maps

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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

  • Early Wills Index Will Book A
  • 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.

Public Records

Repositories

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
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

Birth
Marriage
Death

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Ghost towns in Utah