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Revision as of 19:39, 29 April 2013

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

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Richland County, Ohio
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Address Richland County Courthouse
50 Park Ave. E
Mansfield, Ohio 44902-1850
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1813
1890

1814
1813
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Franklin and Knox Counties in 1808 (1813).
  • County Seat: Mansfield
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Richland County, Ohioresidents may also have records in [1]Huron (north) · Knox (south) · Crawford (west) · Morrow (southwest) · Ashland (east)


Boundary Changes

Richland County gave up land for the formation of Morrow County in February 1848.  The Townships of Congress, North Bloomfield, Perry and Troy went to Morrow County.

See an interactive map of Richland County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 26 - Pleasant Valley


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.
Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Richland 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 Richland County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I, also known as the Mansfield Guards
- 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies C, D, and E

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Richland 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

Richland County Courthouse
50 Park Ave East
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419.884.0278

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1815;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
County recorder has land records[2]

Family History Centers
Libraries

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library - Sherman Room (genealogy room)

Museums
Societies

Richland County Chapter, OGS 

Ohio Genealogical Society Library (west of Bellville)

Taxation

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

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Richland County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.