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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] County 10 February 1808.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] County 10 February 1808.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Delaware  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Delaware  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Marion County, Ohio|Marion]] (northwest){{·}}[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] (south){{·}}[[Union County, Ohio|Union]] (west){{·}}[[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] (north){{·}}[[Knox County, Ohio|Knox]] (northeast) {{·}}[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (east)
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Marion County, Ohio|Marion]] (northwest){{·}}[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] (south){{·}}[[Union County, Ohio|Union]] (west){{·}}[[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]] (north){{·}}[[Knox County, Ohio|Knox]] (northeast) {{·}}[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (east)
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.midohio.net/dchsdcgs/cemetery/burials.htm Delaware County Burials]&nbsp;(60,000 listed)  
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*[http://www.midohio.net/dchsdcgs/cemetery/burials.htm Delaware County Burials] (60,000 listed)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cemetery/cem_location/cemtrs.htm Delaware County, Ohio Cemeteries and Locations]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cemetery/cem_location/cemtrs.htm Delaware County, Ohio Cemeteries and Locations]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cemetery/burials_a.html Delaware County, Ohio Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cemetery/burials_a.html Delaware County, Ohio Cemeteries]  
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*[http://potifos.com/cemeteries.html Links to resources on cemetery history and preservation]  
 
*[http://potifos.com/cemeteries.html Links to resources on cemetery history and preservation]  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16603&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Epodunk Cemetery Search]  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16603&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Epodunk Cemetery Search]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2060 Find a Grave ]&nbsp;(91 cemeteries listed)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2060 Find a Grave ] (91 cemeteries listed)  
 
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/ Ohio Gravestones]  
 
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/ Ohio Gravestones]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcps/ Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcps/ Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society]  
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{{OH History}}  
 
{{OH History}}  
  
:*Perrin, William Henry, ''History of Delaware County and Ohio'' (Chicago&nbsp;: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=wRAVAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://archive.org/details/cu31924050611106 Internet Archives]; {{FSbook|1073857}}; available on microfilm at {{FHL|112163|item|disp=FHL film 934893 Item 5}}.  
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:*Perrin, William Henry, ''History of Delaware County and Ohio'' (Chicago : O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=wRAVAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://archive.org/details/cu31924050611106 Internet Archives]; {{FSbook|1073857}}; available on microfilm at {{FHL|112163|item|disp=FHL film 934893 Item 5}}.  
:*Lytle, James Robert, ''20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio and representative citizens'' (Chicago&nbsp;: Biographical Pub. Co., 1908) Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/20thcenturyhisto00lytl Internet Archives]; available on microfilm at {{FHL|112297|item|disp=FHL film 874389 Items 1-2}}.
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:*Lytle, James Robert, ''20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio and representative citizens'' (Chicago : Biographical Pub. Co., 1908) Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/20thcenturyhisto00lytl Internet Archives]; available on microfilm at {{FHL|112297|item|disp=FHL film 874389 Items 1-2}}.
  
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/delaware.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe Vol. 1 1888  
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/delaware.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe Vol. 1 1888  
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:*'''1790-1907''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/delaware/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management database] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives  
 
:*'''1790-1907''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/delaware/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management database] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives  
 
:*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&cj=1&iid=RHUSA2007B_OH0150-00115&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. General Land Office Records] $  
 
:*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&cj=1&iid=RHUSA2007B_OH0150-00115&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. General Land Office Records] $  
:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdelawa/mappage.htm map and atlas links]&nbsp;Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdelawa/mappage.htm map and atlas links] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
  
 
*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 {{FHL|711106|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*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 {{FHL|711106|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Delaware|380432}}
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Delaware|380432}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
[[Image:Ohdelaware.jpg|400px]]
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[[Image:Ohdelaware.jpg|400px|Ohdelaware.jpg]]  
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/oh_cf.html Ohio County Formation Map]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps/oh_cf.html Ohio County Formation Map]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdelawa/mappage.htm Delaware County Maps &amp; Atlas Links]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdelawa/mappage.htm Delaware County Maps & Atlas Links]  
 
*[http://www.delcoecon.org/map_delcounty.htm Modern Delaware County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.delcoecon.org/map_delcounty.htm Modern Delaware County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichla/ohgrant.htm Ohio Territory Grant Map]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichla/ohgrant.htm Ohio Territory Grant Map]  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Delaware County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in&nbsp;Delaware County.  
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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)|4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C (also known as Delaware Guards) and Company I&nbsp; (also known as Olentangy Guards)  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)|4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C (also known as Delaware Guards) and Company I (also known as Olentangy Guards)  
 
:-[[96th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|96th Regiment]]  
 
:-[[96th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|96th Regiment]]  
 
::Company F, [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_f.htm roster]  
 
::Company F, [http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~firstmsmcavalry/ohioinfantry/company_f.htm roster]  
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:*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Databse] $  
 
:*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Databse] $  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Civil War Pension Index Cards]&nbsp;([[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|about this collection]])More information at [[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Civil War Pension Index Cards] ([[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|about this collection]])More information at [[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
:*[http://www.48ovvi.org/ 48th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry]  
 
:*[http://www.48ovvi.org/ 48th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry]  
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/96ove.htm The America Civil War - Roster of the 96th O.&nbsp;V. I.]  
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/96ove.htm The America Civil War - Roster of the 96th O. V. I.]  
 
:*[http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw96.html 96th Ohio Infantry]  
 
:*[http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw96.html 96th Ohio Infantry]  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cwvet.htm Delaware County Burials of Civil War Soldiers]  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/cwvet.htm Delaware County Burials of Civil War Soldiers]  
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===== World War I  =====
 
===== World War I  =====
  
:*[http://www.sheilascorner.com/war/waropening.html World War I&nbsp;Photos]  
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:*[http://www.sheilascorner.com/war/waropening.html World War I Photos]  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] $
  
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{{OHnewspapers|Delaware}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>  
 
{{OHnewspapers|Delaware}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>  
  
:*'''1821-1918''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/abstract/Abscts.htm Delaware County Newspaper Abstracts]&nbsp;
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:*'''1821-1918''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohdchs/abstract/Abscts.htm Delaware County Newspaper Abstracts]  
 
:*'''1831-1834''' - [http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/delaware/delco_newspapers.htm Early newspapers of Delaware County, Ohio]  
 
:*'''1831-1834''' - [http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/delaware/delco_newspapers.htm Early newspapers of Delaware County, Ohio]  
:*'''2004-2008''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=464&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Delaware Gazette] $ &nbsp;
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:*'''2004-2008''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=464&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Delaware Gazette] $
 
:*'''November 2004-January 2009''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=2273&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Sunbury News] $  
 
:*'''November 2004-January 2009''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=2273&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Sunbury News] $  
:*'''2008-2011''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=2497&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Delaware Gazette] $&nbsp;
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:*'''2008-2011''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/obit/browsenid.aspx?tp=2&cj=1&nid=2497&p=38&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 The Delaware Gazette] $
 
:*'''29 August 2008 to present'''- [http://www.delgazette.com/obituaries.asp The Delaware Gazette Obituaries].  
 
:*'''29 August 2008 to present'''- [http://www.delgazette.com/obituaries.asp The Delaware Gazette Obituaries].  
 
:*'''various years''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitsindex/obits_oh_dela_01.htm Obituary Index] obituaries of individuals born in Delaware County, Ohio.  
 
:*'''various years''' - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitsindex/obits_oh_dela_01.htm Obituary Index] obituaries of individuals born in Delaware County, Ohio.  
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:*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 {{FHL|376919|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
:*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 {{FHL|376919|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Delaware|376919}}
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Delaware|376919}}  
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.co.delaware.oh.us/ Delaware County Courthouse]<br> 91 N Sandusky Street<br> Delaware, OH 43015<br> Phone: 740.369.8761 <br>Clerk Chancery&nbsp;Court has divorce and court records from 1825; <br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and&nbsp;probate records; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Ohio. Page 541 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.delaware.oh.us/ Delaware County Courthouse]<br> 91 N Sandusky Street<br> Delaware, OH 43015<br> Phone: 740.369.8761 <br>Clerk Chancery Court has divorce and court records from 1825; <br>Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Ohio. Page 541 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
*[http://wapedia.mobi/en/Delaware_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) Delaware County Courthouse]  
 
*[http://wapedia.mobi/en/Delaware_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) Delaware County Courthouse]  
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*[http://www.delaware.lib.oh.us/ Delaware County District Library]  
 
*[http://www.delaware.lib.oh.us/ Delaware County District Library]  
 
*[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/ Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]  
 
*[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/ Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]  
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/delaware/delco_libraries.htm Libraries of Delaware County,&nbsp;Ohio]
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/delaware/delco_libraries.htm Libraries of Delaware County, Ohio]
  
 
===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths]]&nbsp;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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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths]] 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;1938-2007''' - ($) [http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/index.html Online Ohio Death Records Indexes] Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
 
:*'''1908-1932;1938-2007''' - ($) [http://www.deathindexes.com/ohio/index.html Online Ohio Death Records Indexes] Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
 
:*'''1913-1937''' - [http://apps.ohiohistory.org/death/ Ohio Deaths Index]  
 
:*'''1913-1937''' - [http://apps.ohiohistory.org/death/ Ohio Deaths Index]  
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:*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 {{FHL|366883|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
:*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 {{FHL|366883|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Delaware|366883}}
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Delaware|366883}}  
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Divorce =====
  
 
=== Places  ===
 
=== Places  ===

Revision as of 14:33, 2 September 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)

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records
Delaware County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Delaware County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Delaware County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Delaware County Courthouse
91 N. Sandusky
Delaware, Ohio 43015-1703
Delaware County Website
United Statesgo to Ohio go to Delaware County

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 (northwest) · Franklin (south) · Union (west) · Morrow (north) · Knox (northeast)  · 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

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

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. [4]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. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  4. Ghost towns in Utah