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Revision as of 20:01, 29 April 2013

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

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Lawrence County, Ohio
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Address Lawrence County Courthouse
1 Veterans Square
Ironton, Ohio 45638
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1864
1817
1867
1818
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lawrence County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21
page 10 - Ironton
page 37 - Sugar Creek


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

Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

This county was named for Captain James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812 who said "Do not give up the ship".

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Civil War

  • Civil War service men from Lawrence County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that had many men from Lawrence County.
- 4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies G and I
- George's Independent Company, Ohio Cavalry


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Lawrence 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

Lawrence County Health Department

2120 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
PHONE: 740-532-2172
HOURS: M-F 8:00 – 4:00

  •  The Health Department has county births and deaths certificates from 1909-present. The indexes are at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Hamner Room.
  •  You must obtain copies of certificates at the Health Dept.
  • Copies are $18.00

Give staff the name of the person and the year of death/birth. You do not have to know the month and day.

Courthouse

Lawrence County Courthouse
111 North 4th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
Phone: 740.533.4300 

Probate Court has birth records 1864-1908, marriage records
from 1900, death records1868-1933 and probate records from 1817;
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1908;
Clerk Court has court records from 1817 and divorce records from 1819;
County Recorder has land records from 1817[1]

Family History Centers



Libraries

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library- Hamner Room
Local History and Genealogy Department
321 South Fourth Street
Ironton, OH 45638
PHONE: 740.532.1124
FAX: 740.532.4948
genealogy@briggslibrary.org
www.briggslibrary.com/hamner/aboutus.htm  

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8:30pm; Fri & Sat 9am – 5:30pm

Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8:30pm; Fri 9am – 5:30pm Saturday 10am-3pm

Closed Sundays


Area Records on Microfilm

  • Federal Census 1820-1880 (surrounding counties)
  • Wills 1847 – present
  • 1890 Special Census (surrounding counties)
  • Births & Deaths1868 – 1938
  • Federal Census 1900-1930 (surrounding counties)
  • Marriages1817 – present
  • Early Court Records (Incomplete)
  • Newspapers 1850 – present
  • Sanborn Insurance Maps
  • Some Early Furnace Records
  • Some Early Court Records
  • Tax Duplicate Records 1817 & 1822
  • Death Indexes from Ohio Department of Health 1908-1944, excluding 1933-1937

Special Collections

  • First Families of Lawrence County
  • Woodland Cemetery Records
  • Tombstone readings from area cemeteries
  • Family History Center
  • Some early Church Records
  • Vertical Files of area History
  • Ironton City Directories (Incomplete)
  • Yearbooks (incomplete)
  • Birth Indexes 1909-present
  • Death Indexes 1909-present

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library does not perform genealogical research, which is requested by phone, letter or e-mail. We will return all such requests to the sender, and will respond with a list of the names of local researchers obtained from the Lawrence County Genealogical Society, who can perform those services.


The staff at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library will continue to assist all persons who visit the Phyllis Hamner Local History and Genealogy Room located at the Main Library in Ironton, Ohio.


Museums

The Lawrence County Museum has certification by the Ohio Association of Historical Societies Museums. It is operated by the Lawrence County Historical Society, a corporation since 1925. The building in which the Museum is housed is referred to, in the Registry of Historical Homes of the Rankin District, as the Colonel George N. Gray House. In 1988, the Lawrence County Historical Society acquired the property, using funds raised through contributions of community-minded individuals, members, and businesses.


The Museum features several permanent exhibits, while some areas have exhibits that change four or five times a year. Annual events are:


Ice Cream Social                       First Sunday of July
Apple Butter Day                       First Saturday of October
Christmas Exhibit Opens            First Sunday of December


A very special event in Ironton is the Museum's Candlelight Church Walk on the first Saturday evening of December.
Victorian Teas are being added to the schedule.

Societies

Lawrence County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1035
Proctorville, Ohio 45669-1035
Contact person:

Donald R.Clark
740-886-7230   10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lawcoloreman@aol.com

The following organizations are under the umbrella of the Ohio Genealogical Society:

  • First Families of Lawrence County
  • Civil War Veterans of Lawrence County
  • Settlers and Builders of Lawrence County
  • Lineage Society

Application forms for these organizations are at the following URL: http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/gensoc/gensoc.htm

Lawrence County Historical Society
506 South 6th St
Ironton, Ohio 45638
740-532-1222

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

View birth, marriage, and death indexes and more online at The Lawrence Register.

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