Miami County, Ohio

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Revision as of 02:37, 15 June 2013

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

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Online Records
Miami County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Miami County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Miami County Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Miami County Courthouse
215 W. Main St.
Troy, Ohio 45373-3263
Miami County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1853
1807
1867

1807
1807
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Miami County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Biographical Sketches and Stories of Miami County Ohio - People, places, and things.  Indexed by surname

Cemeteries

Miami County Cemetery and Gravestone Inscriptions.  A list of burial places in Miami County for which inscriptions have been copied.

BillionGraves:


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

Lutheran
  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

An Index to Court Records from the Miami County Courthouse and other locations containing Probate Court Index, Deeds Index, Marriage Index, Children's Home records, Pauper's Records, etc.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley not just Miami County, Ohio.

History

Local histories are available for Miami 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.

Local Histories

Histories of Miami County for 1846, 1880, 1909, 1920 and Randolph Slaves.

The History of Miami County, Ohio, published 1880, W. H. Beers & Co. is available at FamilySearch.

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. Township Maps of the 12 townships along with census indexes and historical descriptions. ===== Finding More Land Records =====

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miami County, Ohio Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Miami 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 Miami County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Miami 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
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Miami 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 Miami 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).

  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miami County, Ohio Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Miami County Courthouse
201 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373-3263
Phone: 937-332-6855

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1807;
Probate Judge has marriage, death and probate;
County Health Department has birth records;
County Recorder has land records[1]

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries

The following public libraries in Miami County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.

Local History Library
Troy-Miami County Public Library
419 W. Main St.
Troy, Ohio 45373
Telephone: (937) 339-0502
The collections include books, maps, microfilm, newspapers, and several original local records with internet access to sites with additional records.
Museums
Societies

Schools

Piqua, Ohio High School 1919 Basketball Team

Taxation

Early Tax and Census records 1810-1840 period. Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami County, Ohio Probate Court with divorce records located with the Miami 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

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. Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Miami County, Ohio Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm


Divorce

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • Miami County, Ohio site has many links to court records, newspapers, histories of the county, etc.

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, "Miami County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_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.