Erie County, Ohio

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Revision as of 20:04, 29 April 2013

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

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Erie County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Erie County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Erie County Courthouse
323 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Erie County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1838
1856
1837
1838
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Huron and Sandusky Counties 15 March 1838.[1]
  • County Seat: Sandusky
  • Neighboring Counties: Erie County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Huron (south) · Lorain (east) · Seneca and Sandusky (west) · Ottawa (northwest)

Boundary Changes

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

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.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

War of 1812

  • Altoff, Gerald T Deep water sailors, shallow water soldiers : manning the United States Fleet on Lake Erie - 1813 (Put in Bay, Ohio Perry Group, 1993) pages 203  FHL Book 973 M3
    Cherry, Marjorie Louise, Blockhouses and military posts of the Firelands (1968)  1 microfilm
    LDS Film 547548 Item 3
  • Civil War service men from Erie 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 Erie County.
  • 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company F
  • 123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies G and K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Erie 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

Erie County Courthouse
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419.627.7705 

County Health Department has birth  records from 1908,
death and burial records; Probate Judge has marriage and
probate records; Clerk Court has divorce and court records
from 1870; County Recorder has land records[1]

Clerk of Courts
Marriage & Probate Records
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 627-7705

Erie County Recorder's Office
Land Records 
247 Columbus Avenue; Suite 225
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 627-7686

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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

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