Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy

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<p>Guide to <b>Ashland County Ohio genealogy.</b> Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Ashland County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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<dl><dd><i>This article is about the north central Ohio county. For other uses, see <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Ashland">Ashland</a>.</i>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHDC}}</span><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Infobox U.S. CofckLR| county = Ashland County fckLR| boundary_map=OH_ashland.png fckLR| county_map = | state = Ohio fckLR| state_map = OH-map.png fckLR| latd = fckLR| longd = fckLR| building image = Ashland County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg fckLR| building image size = 150px fckLR| building address = Ashland County Courthouse &lt;br&gt;110 W. 2nd St.&lt;br&gt;Ashland, Ohio 44805-2101&lt;br&gt;[http://ashlandcountyoh.com/ '''Ashland County Website''']&lt;br&gt;Phone: 419.289.000fckLR}}</span>
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</p><p><i><a href="United States">United States</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Ohio">Ohio</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /></i> <b>Ashland County</b><br><br>
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<h3> Historical Facts  </h3>
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:''This article is about the north central Ohio county. For other uses, see [[Ashland]].''
<td width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6"> <b>Beginning dates for major county records</b>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Birth">Birth</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage">Marriage</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Death">Death</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Census">Tax</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">Land</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle"> <center><b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Probate_Records">Probate</a></b></center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"> <center>1867</center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"> <center>1846</center>
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<td width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;"> <center>1846</center>
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<td width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6"> <b>*For earlier dates, try...</b> <b><a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Church_Records">Church</a> &#124; <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Obituaries">Obituaries</a> &#124; <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Cemeteries">Cemeteries</a></b>
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<ul><li><b>Parent Counties</b>: Formed from <a href="Huron County, Ohio">Huron</a>, <a href="Lorain County, Ohio">Lorain</a>, <a href="Richland County, Ohio">Richland</a>&#160;and <a href="Wayne County, Ohio">Wayne</a> Counties 24 February 1846.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG" />
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</li><li><b>County Seat: </b>Ashland <br>
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</li><li><b>Neighboring Counties</b>: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{PAGENAME}}</span>&#160;<b>residents</b> may also have records in <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Wikipedia contributors, &quot;Ashland County, Ohio&quot; in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</span><br><a href="Knox County, Ohio">Knox</a>&#160;(southwest) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span>&#160;<a href="Wayne County, Ohio">Wayne</a> (east) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span>&#160;<a href="Medina County, Ohio">Medina</a> (northeast) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span> <a href="Holmes County, Ohio">Holmes</a>&#160;(southeast)<span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span>&#160;<a href="Richland County, Ohio">Richland</a> (west) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span>&#160; <a href="Lorain County, Ohio">Lorain</a> (north) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{·}}</span>&#160; <a href="Huron County, Ohio">Huron</a> (northwest)
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<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
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<p>See an interactive map of Ashland County <a href="http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html">boundary changes</a>.
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<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
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<h3> Resources  </h3>
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<h4> Bible Records  </h4>
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<h4> Biography  </h4>
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<h4> Business Records and Commerce  </h4>
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<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
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<p><a href="LDS Cemetery Records">LDS Cemetery Records</a><br>Vol. 1 page 97 - Cemetery on Highway 224 near Sullivan
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</p><p>Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
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| building address = Ashland County Courthouse <br>110 W. 2nd St.<br>Ashland, Ohio 44805-2101<br>[http://ashlandcountyoh.com/ '''Ashland County Website''']<br>Phone: 419.289.000
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<p><a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScn=&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=37&amp;CScnty=2042">Findagrave.com</a>
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<p><a href="http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Ashland.htm">Interment.net</a>
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<td bgcolor="#eddffb"> <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Ashland+County.&amp;qt=hot_subject">WorldCat</a>
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<p><a href="http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx">Names in Stone</a>
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<p><a href="http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Ashland.htm">USGenWeb</a>
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<p><a href="http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&amp;state=Ohio&amp;county=Ashland&amp;search_text=&amp;action=search_cemetery">Billion Graves</a>
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<td bgcolor="#ffffcc"> <a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery">Billion Graves</a>
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<p><a href="http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16281&amp;locTGroup=Cemeteries&amp;direction=down&amp;sec=0&amp;qty=49&amp;stateAbbv=&amp;stateName=">Epodunk</a>
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<p>See <a href="Ohio Cemeteries">Ohio Cemeteries</a> for more information.
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<h4> Census  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{USCensusPopfckLR|1850=23813fckLR|1860=22951fckLR|1870=21933fckLR|1880=23883fckLR|1890=22223fckLR|1900=21184fckLR|1910=22975fckLR|1920=24627fckLR|1930=26867fckLR|1940=29785fckLR|1950=33040fckLR|1960=38771fckLR|1970=43303fckLR|1980=46178fckLR|1990=47507fckLR|2000=52523fckLR}}</span>
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<h4> Church Records  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Church Intro}}</span>
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<h4> Court Records  </h4>
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<h4> Emigration and Immigration  </h4>
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<h4> Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  </h4>
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<h4> Gazetteers  </h4>
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<h4> Genealogy  </h4>
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<p><a href="http://www.fryfamilyashland.com/">Fry Family</a> of Ashland&#160;County, Ohio
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<h4> History  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH History}}</span>
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Wikipedia|Ashland County, Ohio}}</span>
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<dl><dd><ul><li>Baughman, Abraham, <i>A Centennial Biographical History of Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio</i> (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901) Digital version at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=DNwyAQAAMAAJ">Google Books</a>&#160;<span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|88613|item|disp=FHL book 977.12 D3ce}}</span>
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</li><li>Hill, George William, <i>History of Ashland County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio&#160;: Williams Bros., 1880)&#160;<span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|57806}}</span></i>
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<h4> Land and Property  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Land}}</span>
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</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Ashland|380408}}</span>
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<h4> Maps  </h4>
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<h4> Military  </h4>
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<ul><li><b>Civil War<br></b>Civil War service men from Ashland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&#160;that&#160;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ashland County.
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<ul><li><a href="1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery">1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery</a>, Batteries C and D
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</li><li><a href="102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry">102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry,</a> Companies B and K
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</li><li><a href="105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry">105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry</a>, Company I
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<p>&#160; &#160; Roster -&#160;Ashland County Ohio –OHGenWeb Project- Known <a href="http://ashlandohio.pa-roots.com/Vets-CivilWar.html">Ashland county Veterans of the Civil War</a>
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<h4> Naturalization and Citizenship  </h4>
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<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OHnewspapers|Ashland}}</span> <br> <b>Online Newspapers</b><br> <b>Online Newspaper Abstracts</b><br> <b>Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form</b><br>
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<h4> Obituaries  </h4>
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<h4> Probate  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Probate Intro}}</span>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1790–1967</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – 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 <a href="How to Navigate Browsable Images">browsing</a> the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)">Record Description page</a>. <br>
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<h4> Public Records  </h4>
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<h4> Repositories  </h4>
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<h5> Courthouse  </h5>
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<p><a href="http://www.ashlandcounty.org/">Ashland County Courthouse</a><br>110 W 2nd Street<br>Ashland, OH 44805<br>Phone: 419.289.000
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<dl><dd><i><b>Clerk of the Courts</b></i> has <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage">divorces</a> and <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Court_Records">court records</a>.<br>  
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</dd><dd><i><b>Probate Court</b></i> has <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage">marriages</a> and <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Probate">probate records</a>.<br>
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</dd><dd><i><b>County Recorder</b></i> has <a href="Ashland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property">land records</a>.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Ashland County, Ohio. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span><br><br>
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<h5> Family History Centers  </h5>
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<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH fhc}}</span> <a href="Mansfield Ohio Family History Center">Mansfield Ohio Family History Center</a>. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the <a href="http://www.familysearch.org/locations">FHC directory</a>.
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<ul><li><a href="Wooster Ohio Family History Center">Wooster Ohio Family History Center</a>
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<h5> Libraries  </h5>
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.ashland.edu/library">Ashland University Library</a><br>401 College Ave <br>Ashland, OH 44805<br>Telephone(419) 289-4142
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<h5> Museums  </h5>
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<h5> Societies  </h5>
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<ul><li><a href="http://www.ashland.lib.oh.us/Research/Genealogy.htm">Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society</a>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.ashlandoh.com/business_detail.php?bus_id=173">Ashland County Historical Society</a> 420 Center St. Ashland, OH 44805 <br>phone Phone: (419) 289-3111
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<h4> &#160;Taxation  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Tax Intro}}</span> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Ashland|525876}}</span>
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<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
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<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{OH Vital Intro}}</span>
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<h5> Birth  </h5>
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<p><i>Online Birth Indexes and Records</i>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1800-1962</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541">Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($)
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</li><li><b>1821–1962</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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</li><li><b>1856–1909</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
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</li><li><b>1908-1964</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146">Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($)
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<p><i>Original Birth Records on Microfilm</i>
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<h5> Marriage  </h5>
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<p><i>Online Marriage Indexes and Records</i>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1789–1994</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
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</li><li><b>1800–1958</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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</li><li><b>1803-1900</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194">Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($)
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</li><li><b>1898-1912</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348">Ohio Marriages</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($)
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</li><li><b>1970-2007</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025">Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($)
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</p><p><i>Original Marriage Records on Microfilm</i>
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<h5> Death  </h5>
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<p><i>Online Death Indexes and Records</i>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1854–1997</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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</li><li><b>1908–1953</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates.
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</li><li><b>1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007</b> - <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}</span> at <a href="http://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch Historical Records</a> – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
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<p><i>Original Death Records on Microfilm</i><br>
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<h5> Divorce  </h5>
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<dl><dd><ul><li><b>1962-2007</b> - <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026">Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007</a> at <a href="http://www.ancestry.com/">ancestry.com</a> ($) <br>
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<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
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<ul><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Ashland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
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<h2> Places / Localities  </h2>
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<h3> Populated Places  </h3>
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<h4> Cities  </h4>
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<p><a href="Ashland, Ohio">Ashland</a>
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<h4> Villages  </h4>
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</td>
+
<td valign="top">
+
<ul><li>Mifflin
+
</li><li>Perrysville
+
</li><li>Polk
+
</li><li>Savannah
+
</li></ul>
+
</td></tr></table>
+
<h4> Townships  </h4>
+
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+
  
<tr>
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=== Historical Facts ===
<td valign="top">
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<ul><li>Clear Creek
+
</li><li>Green
+
</li><li>Hanover
+
</li><li>Jackson
+
</li><li>Lake
+
</li></ul>
+
</td>
+
<td valign="top">
+
<ul><li>Mifflin
+
</li><li>Milton
+
</li><li>Mohican
+
</li><li>Montgomery
+
</li><li>Orange
+
</li></ul>
+
</td>
+
<td valign="top">
+
<ul><li>Perry
+
</li><li>Ruggles
+
</li><li>Sullivan
+
</li><li>Troy
+
</li><li>Vermillion
+
</li></ul>
+
</td></tr></table>
+
<h4> Unincorporated Communities </h4>
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<tr>
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
<td valign="top">
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|-
<ul><li>Albion
+
| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
</li><li>England
+
|-
</li><li>Five Points
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
</li><li>Herefork
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
</li><li>Lake Fork
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
</li><li>McKay
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
</li></ul>
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
</td>
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
<td valign="top">
+
|-
<ul><li>Mczena
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
</li><li>Mohicanville
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1846*</center>  
</li><li>Nankin
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center></center>  
</li><li>Nova
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center></center>  
</li><li>Paradise Hill
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1846</center>  
</li><li>Redhaw
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1846</center>
</li></ul>
+
|-
</td>
+
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Ashland County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Ashland County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Ashland County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
<td valign="top">
+
|}
<ul><li>Rowsburg
+
 
</li><li>Ruggles
+
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]], [[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]], [[Richland County, Ohio|Richland]]&nbsp;and [[Wayne County, Ohio|Wayne]] Counties 24 February 1846.<ref name="HBG" />  
</li><li>Spreng
+
*'''County Seat: '''Ashland <br>  
</li><li>Sullivan
+
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ashland County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Knox County, Ohio|Knox]]&nbsp;(southwest) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Wayne County, Ohio|Wayne]] (east) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]] (northeast) {{·}} [[Holmes County, Ohio|Holmes]]&nbsp;(southeast){{·}}&nbsp;[[Richland County, Ohio|Richland]] (west) {{·}}&nbsp; [[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]] (north) {{·}}&nbsp; [[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]] (northwest)
</li><li>Widowville
+
 
</li></ul>
+
==== Boundary Changes  ====
</td></tr></table>
+
 
<h2> References </h2>
+
See an interactive map of Ashland County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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 +
==== Bible Records  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Biography  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Cemeteries  ====
 +
 
 +
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 97 - Cemetery on Highway 224 near Sullivan
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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 +
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2042 Findagrave.com]
 +
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2042 Findagrave.com]
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 +
|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Ashland.htm Interment.net]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Ashland+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Ashland.htm USGenWeb]
 +
 
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Ashland&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16281&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
 +
 
 +
==== Census  ====
 +
 
 +
{{USCensusPop
 +
|1850=23813
 +
|1860=22951
 +
|1870=21933
 +
|1880=23883
 +
|1890=22223
 +
|1900=21184
 +
|1910=22975
 +
|1920=24627
 +
|1930=26867
 +
|1940=29785
 +
|1950=33040
 +
|1960=38771
 +
|1970=43303
 +
|1980=46178
 +
|1990=47507
 +
|2000=52523
 +
}}
 +
 
 +
==== Church Records  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH Church Intro}}
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Ashland|872295}}
 +
 
 +
==== Court Records  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Gazetteers  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Genealogy  ====
 +
 
 +
[http://www.fryfamilyashland.com/ Fry Family] of Ashland&nbsp;County, Ohio
 +
 
 +
==== &nbsp;History  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH History}}
 +
 
 +
{{Wikipedia|Ashland County, Ohio}}
 +
 
 +
:*Baughman, Abraham, ''A Centennial Biographical History of Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio'' (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DNwyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]&nbsp;{{FHL|88613|item|disp=FHL book 977.12 D3ce}}
 +
:*Hill, George William, ''History of Ashland County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio&nbsp;: Williams Bros., 1880)&nbsp;{{FSbook|57806}}''
 +
 
 +
<br>  
 +
 
 +
==== Land and Property  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH Land}}
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Ashland|380408}}
 +
 
 +
==== Maps  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Military  ====
 +
 
 +
*'''Civil War<br>'''Civil War service men from Ashland 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 Ashland County.
 +
**[[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Batteries C and D
 +
**[[102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry,]] Companies B and K
 +
**[[105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company I
 +
 
 +
&nbsp; &nbsp; Roster -&nbsp;Ashland County Ohio –OHGenWeb Project- Known [http://ashlandohio.pa-roots.com/Vets-CivilWar.html Ashland county Veterans of the Civil War]
 +
 
 +
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Newspapers  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OHnewspapers|Ashland}} <br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>  
 +
 
 +
==== Obituaries  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Probate  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH Probate Intro}}
 +
 
 +
:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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 [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Ashland|633614}}
 +
 
 +
==== Public Records  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Repositories  ====
 +
 
 +
===== Courthouse  =====
 +
 
 +
[http://www.ashlandcounty.org/ Ashland County Courthouse]<br>110 W 2nd Street<br>Ashland, OH 44805<br>Phone: 419.289.000
 +
 
 +
:'''''Clerk of the Courts''''' has [[Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage|divorces]] and [[Ashland County, Ohio#Court_Records|court records]].<br>  
 +
:'''''Probate Court''''' has [[Ashland County, Ohio#Marriage|marriages]] and [[Ashland County, Ohio#Probate|probate records]].<br>  
 +
:'''''County Recorder''''' has [[Ashland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|land records]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Ashland County, Ohio. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
 +
 
 +
===== Family History Centers =====
 +
 
 +
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 +
 
 +
{{OH fhc}} [[Mansfield Ohio Family History Center|Mansfield Ohio Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].
 +
 
 +
*[[Wooster Ohio Family History Center|Wooster Ohio Family History Center]]
 +
 
 +
===== Libraries  =====
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.ashland.edu/library Ashland University Library]<br>401 College Ave <br>Ashland, OH 44805<br>Telephone(419) 289-4142
 +
 
 +
===== Museums  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Societies  =====
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.ashland.lib.oh.us/Research/Genealogy.htm Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]
 +
*[http://www.ashlandoh.com/business_detail.php?bus_id=173 Ashland County Historical Society] 420 Center St. Ashland, OH 44805 <br>phone Phone: (419) 289-3111
 +
 
 +
==== &nbsp;Taxation  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH Tax Intro}} {{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Ashland|525876}}
 +
 
 +
==== Vital Records  ====
 +
 
 +
{{OH Vital Intro}}
 +
 
 +
===== Birth  =====
 +
 
 +
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 +
:*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
 +
:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
 +
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 +
 
 +
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 +
 
 +
===== Marriage  =====
 +
 
 +
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
:*'''1789–1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
 +
:*'''1800–1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
 +
:*'''1803-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 +
:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 +
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 +
 
 +
<br>  
 +
 
 +
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
 +
 
 +
===== Death  =====
 +
 
 +
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
:*'''1854–1997''' - {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
 +
:*'''1908–1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates.
 +
:*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
 +
 
 +
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''<br>  
 +
 
 +
===== Divorce  =====
 +
 
 +
:*'''1962-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($) <br>
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Ashland|439416}}
 +
 
 +
== Web Sites  ==
 +
 
 +
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Ashland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 +
 
 +
== Places / Localities  ==
 +
 
 +
=== Populated Places  ===
 +
 
 +
==== Cities  ====
 +
 
 +
[[Ashland, Ohio|Ashland]]
 +
 
 +
==== Villages  ====
 +
 
 +
{| width="65%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Bailey Lakes
 +
*Hayesville
 +
*Jeromesville
 +
*Loudonville
 +
 
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Mifflin
 +
*Perrysville
 +
*Polk
 +
*Savannah
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Townships  ====
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Clear Creek
 +
*Green
 +
*Hanover
 +
*Jackson
 +
*Lake
 +
 
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Mifflin
 +
*Milton
 +
*Mohican
 +
*Montgomery
 +
*Orange
 +
 
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Perry
 +
*Ruggles
 +
*Sullivan
 +
*Troy
 +
*Vermillion
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Unincorporated Communities  ====
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 +
|-
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Albion
 +
*England
 +
*Five Points
 +
*Herefork
 +
*Lake Fork
 +
*McKay
 +
 
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Mczena
 +
*Mohicanville
 +
*Nankin
 +
*Nova
 +
*Paradise Hill
 +
*Redhaw
 +
 
 +
| valign="top" |
 +
*Rowsburg
 +
*Ruggles
 +
*Spreng
 +
*Sullivan
 +
*Widowville
 +
 
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
== References  ==
 +
 
 +
<references />{{Ohio|Ohio}} <br>
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Ashland_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 22:52, 25 June 2013

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

This article is about the north central Ohio county. For other uses, see Ashland.
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Ashland County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Ashland County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Ashland County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Ashland County Courthouse
110 W. 2nd St.
Ashland, Ohio 44805-2101
Ashland County Website
Phone: 419.289.000


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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1846*
1846
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne Counties 24 February 1846.[1]
  • County Seat: Ashland
  • Neighboring Counties: Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]
    Knox (southwest)  ·  Wayne (east)  ·  Medina (northeast)  · Holmes (southeast) ·  Richland (west)  ·   Lorain (north)  ·   Huron (northwest)

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ashland County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 1 page 97 - Cemetery on Highway 224 near Sullivan


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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
185023,813
186022,951−3.6%
187021,933−4.4%
188023,8838.9%
189022,223−7.0%
190021,184−4.7%
191022,9758.5%
192024,6277.2%
193026,8679.1%
194029,78510.9%
195033,04010.9%
196038,77117.3%
197043,30311.7%
198046,1786.6%
199047,5072.9%
200052,52310.6%

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 Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Fry Family of Ashland County, Ohio

 History

Local histories are available for Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy. 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.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Ashland County, Ohio
  • Baughman, Abraham, A Centennial Biographical History of Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901) Digital version at Google Books FHL book 977.12 D3ce
  • Hill, George William, History of Ashland County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio : Williams Bros., 1880) FamilySearch Books Online


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.

Finding More Land Records

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


Maps

Military

    Roster - Ashland County Ohio –OHGenWeb Project- Known Ashland county Veterans of the Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy 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

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy 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 Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy 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

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Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Ashland County Courthouse
110 W 2nd Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: 419.289.000

Clerk of the Courts has divorces and court records.
Probate Court has marriages 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 Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy is the Mansfield Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

 Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation. Finding More Tax Records

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

Divorce

Finding More Vital Records

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

Web Sites

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Ashland

Villages

  • Bailey Lakes
  • Hayesville
  • Jeromesville
  • Loudonville
  • Mifflin
  • Perrysville
  • Polk
  • Savannah

Townships

  • Clear Creek
  • Green
  • Hanover
  • Jackson
  • Lake
  • Mifflin
  • Milton
  • Mohican
  • Montgomery
  • Orange
  • Perry
  • Ruggles
  • Sullivan
  • Troy
  • Vermillion

Unincorporated Communities

  • Albion
  • England
  • Five Points
  • Herefork
  • Lake Fork
  • McKay
  • Mczena
  • Mohicanville
  • Nankin
  • Nova
  • Paradise Hill
  • Redhaw
  • Rowsburg
  • Ruggles
  • Spreng
  • Sullivan
  • Widowville

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Ashland County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ashland County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland_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.