Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Accepted Task Family Search probate)
m (Text replace - "Family History Library Catalog" to "FamilySearch Catalog")
(35 intermediate revisions by 11 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
Guide to '''Ashtabula County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 +
 
{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
 
{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
 
| seal =  
 
| seal =  
Line 34: Line 36:
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashtabula County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ashtabula County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867&nbsp;</center>  
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1812</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1812</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center></center>  
+
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center></center> <br>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1798</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1798</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1811</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1811</center>
Line 46: Line 48:
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] and [[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] Counties 10 February 1807.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] and [[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] Counties 10 February 1807.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Jefferson<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Jefferson<br>  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp; '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ashtabula County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] (south){{·}}[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford Pennsylvania]] (east){{·}}&nbsp;[[Elgin County, Ontario|Elgin, Ontario, Canada]]&nbsp;and [[Norfolk County, Ontario|Norfolk, Ontario, Canada]]&nbsp;(north){{·}}[[Lake County, Ohio|Lake]] (west){{·}}[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]]&nbsp;(southwest)
+
 
 +
 
 +
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 +
[[Lake County, Ohio|Lake County]] {{}}
 +
[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga County]] {{}}
 +
[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull County]] {{•}}
 +
[[Erie County, Pennsylvania|Erie County]] {{}}
 +
[[Crawford County, Pennsylvania|Crawford County]] {{}}
 +
[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer County]]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
<center>{{OHAshtabula County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Ashtabula County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
+
For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Record Loss ====
+
==== Record Loss ====
 +
For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-counties/#courthouse Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 +
 +
For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
Line 66: Line 82:
 
*Some Cemeteries in Ashtabula County with photos and transcriptions can be found on the [http://www.ashtabulagen.org Ashtablula County Genealogy Society's Website]. <br>
 
*Some Cemeteries in Ashtabula County with photos and transcriptions can be found on the [http://www.ashtabulagen.org Ashtablula County Genealogy Society's Website]. <br>
  
:Austin Cemetery - ''Austinburg'' | Beal Family Farm Cemetery -''Cherry Valley'' | Denmark Cemetery - ''South Denmark''<br>East Trumbull Cemetery - ''Trumbull Township'' | Hartsgrove Cemetery - ''South East'' | Hall Road - ''Pierpont''<br>Lake Road Cemetery -''Kingsville'' | Maple Grove - ''Andover'' | [[Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Ashtabula County, Ohio)|Mount Pleasant Cemetery]] - ''Geneva''<br>Pioneer Cemetery - ''Windsor'' | Roberts Cemetery - ''Wayne Township'' | Windsor Cemetery - ''Windsor''
+
:Austin Cemetery - ''Austinburg'' | Beal Family Farm Cemetery -''Cherry Valley'' | Denmark Cemetery - ''South Denmark''<br>East Trumbull Cemetery - ''Trumbull Township'' | Hartsgrove Cemetery - ''South East'' | Hall Road - ''Pierpont''<br>Lake Road Cemetery -''Kingsville'' | Maple Grove - ''Andover'' | ''Mount Pleasant Cemetery'' - ''Geneva''<br>Pioneer Cemetery - ''Windsor'' | Roberts Cemetery - ''Wayne Township'' | Windsor Cemetery - ''Windsor''
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 +
 
 +
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1" width="85%"
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" width="31%" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
 +
| bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" width="31%" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
 +
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2043 Findagrave.com]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|356394|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2043 Findagrave.com]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Ashtabula.htm Interment.net]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Ashtabula+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 +
 
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Ashtabula.htm USGenWeb]
 +
 
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Ashtabula&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=16284&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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
Line 92: Line 163:
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
==== Church Records ====
+
==== Church Records ====
{{OH Church Intro}}
+
 
 +
{{OH Church Intro}}
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Ashtabula|521593}}  
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
Line 109: Line 183:
 
{{OH History}}  
 
{{OH History}}  
  
{{Wikipedia|Ashtabula County, Ohio}}
+
===== Local Histories  =====
  
===== Local Histories =====
+
:*Large, Moina W., ''History of Ashtabula County, Ohio'' (Topeka-Indianapolis [Indiana]&nbsp;: Historical Pub. Co., 1924) Digital version of Volume 1 at {{FSbook|94876}}; Volume 2 at {{FSbook|92884}}; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|98413|item|disp=FHL film 934876 Items 2-3}}.
{{OH History}}
+
:*Williams, William W., ''History of Ashtabula County, Ohio&nbsp;: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its pioneers and most prominent men'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania&nbsp;: Williams Bros., 1878) Digital version at {{FSbook|57844}}; also available on microfilm at {{FHL|98418|item|disp=FHL film 934875 Item 5}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
{{OH Land}}
+
{{OH Land}} {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Ashtabula|382398}}  
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Ashtabula|382398}}
+
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
 +
[[Image:Ohashtabula.jpg|400px|Ohashtabula.jpg]]
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
Line 134: Line 210:
 
{{OHnewspapers|Ashtabula}}  
 
{{OHnewspapers|Ashtabula}}  
  
'''Online Newspapers''' [http://starbeacon.com/ The Star Beacon] Ashtabula, Ohio 4626 Park Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004 <br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts''' <br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''
+
'''Online Newspapers''' [http://starbeacon.com/ The Star Beacon] Ashtabula, Ohio 4626 Park Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004 <br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 +
 
 +
:*'''various years&nbsp;'''- [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashtabula/newspapers-index.html some newspaper articles] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
 +
:*'''various years&nbsp;'''- &nbsp;[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashtabula/newspapers-index.html newspaper clippings from Farm Book 1 &amp; 2] containing marriage and obituary notices and social events Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
 +
 
 +
<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''  
 +
 
 +
==== Obituaries  ====
  
==== Obituaries ====
 
 
:*'''1858-2021''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70517 Web: Ashtabula County, Ohio, Obituary Index, 1858-2012]at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($)
 
:*'''1858-2021''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70517 Web: Ashtabula County, Ohio, Obituary Index, 1858-2012]at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($)
  
Line 145: Line 227:
 
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
{{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>
+
:*'''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>  
 +
:*'''1798-1892''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashtabula/wills-index.html Wills and probate records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Ashtabula|383182}}
+
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Ashtabula|383182}}  
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
 +
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
Line 163: Line 247:
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
{{OH fhc}} [[Ashtabula Ohio Family History Center|Ashtabula Ohio Family History Center]].For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
+
{{OH fhc}} [[Ashtabula Ohio Family History Center|Ashtabula Ohio Family History Center]].For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
  
 
<br>  
 
<br>  
Line 173: Line 257:
 
===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
*[http://www.ashtabulagen.org/ Ashtabula County Genealogical Society]
+
*[http://www.ashtabulagen.org/ Ashtabula County Genealogical Society]<br> 860 Sherman Street, Geneva, Ohio <br>(440) 466-4521<br>[mailto:acgs@ashtabulagen.org acgs@ashtabulagen.org]
  
==== &nbsp;Taxation  ====
+
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{OH Tax Intro}}
+
{{OH Tax Intro}}  
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Ashtabula|510171}}
+
 
 +
*'''1800–1850''' {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (2013) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.
 +
 
 +
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Ashtabula|510171}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
Line 188: Line 275:
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>  
  
:*'''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] ($)
+
:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
+
:*'''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.  
:*'''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.  
 
:*'''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] ($)
 
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
Line 201: Line 286:
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''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.
+
:*'''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.  
 
:*'''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] ($)  
 
:*'''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] ($)  
 
:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
+
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 +
:*'''1886-1908''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashtabula/vitals-index.html Some Ashabula marriages] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
<br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
 
<br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
Line 214: Line 299:
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>  
  
:*'''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.
+
:*'''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.  
:*'''1908–1953''' - {{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.  
 
:*'''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.  
:*'''1908-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
+
:*'''1908-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 +
:*'''1911-1952''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/ashtabula/vitals-index.html Some county deaths] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm'' <br>  
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm'' <br>  
Line 227: Line 311:
 
:*'''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>
 
:*'''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|Ashtabula|707088}}
+
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Ashtabula|707088}}  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
Line 235: Line 319:
 
*Another website with multiple databases of transcribed records is [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/ashtabula/ Genealogy Trails]. The Ashtabula County section includes many marriages, births from 1867, obituaries &amp; death records. Not all databases are complete.
 
*Another website with multiple databases of transcribed records is [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/ashtabula/ Genealogy Trails]. The Ashtabula County section includes many marriages, births from 1867, obituaries &amp; death records. Not all databases are complete.
  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Ashtabula|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
+
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Ashtabula|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/ashtabula-county/ Ashtabula County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
=== Places  ===
 
=== Places  ===
  
Line 257: Line 343:
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{Ohio|Ohio}} <br>  
+
{{Ohio|Ohio}} <br>
 
+
 
+
[[Category:Ashtabula_County,_Ohio]]
+

Revision as of 00:23, 19 July 2014

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records


Ashtabula County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Ashtabula County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Ashtabula County Courthouse.jpg
Address Ashtabula Co. Courthouse
25 West Jefferson Street
Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Ashtabula County Website
Phone: 440.576.3637
United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Ashtabula County

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1812
1867

1798
1811
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Geauga and Trumbull Counties 10 February 1807.[1]
  • County Seat: Jefferson


Neighboring Counties

Lake County  • Geauga County  • Trumbull County  • Erie County  • Crawford County  • Mercer County


Ashtabula CountyTrumbull CountyMahoning CountyPortage CountyLawrence CountyGeauga CountySummit CountyCuyahoga CountyLake CountyMercer CountyButler CountyVenango CountyCrawford CountyErie CountyOHAshtabula1.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Austin Cemetery - Austinburg | Beal Family Farm Cemetery -Cherry Valley | Denmark Cemetery - South Denmark
East Trumbull Cemetery - Trumbull Township | Hartsgrove Cemetery - South East | Hall Road - Pierpont
Lake Road Cemetery -Kingsville | Maple Grove - Andover | Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Geneva
Pioneer Cemetery - Windsor | Roberts Cemetery - Wayne Township | Windsor Cemetery - Windsor


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.
18207,382
183014,58497.6%
184023,72462.7%
185028,76721.3%
186031,81410.6%
187032,5172.2%
188037,13914.2%
189043,65517.5%
190051,44817.9%
191059,54715.7%
192065,54510.1%
193068,6314.7%
194068,6740.1%
195078,69514.6%
196093,06718.3%
197098,2375.6%
1980104,2156.1%
199099,821−4.2%
2000102,7282.9%

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Ashtabula 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.

Local Histories

Land

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 Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohashtabula.jpg

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ashtabula 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 Ashtabula County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry. Company F
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company G

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Ashtabula 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 The Star Beacon Ashtabula, Ohio 4626 Park Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004
Online Newspaper Abstracts


Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Ashtabula 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 Ashtabula 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.
  • 1798-1892 - Wills and probate records Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Ashtabula County Courthouse
25 W Jefferson Street
Jefferson, OH 44047
Phone: 440.576.3637

Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908, marriage records from 1811 and probate records from 1880’s.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1909.
Court Clerk has divorce records from 1811 and court records from 1800’s.
County Recorder has land records from 1800.[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 Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy is the Ashtabula 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.

  • 1800–1850 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (2013) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Ashtabula 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 Ashtabula 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 Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Ashtabula 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 Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Web Sites

  • A great source for transcribed records pertaining to Ashtabula County, Ohio, is the Ashtabula County site at USGenWeb. The site contains a multitude of databases, including obituaries, probate, military, tax lists,marriages as early as 1811, squirrel hunter records and many more -- all searchable through the main page.
  • Another website with multiple databases of transcribed records is Genealogy Trails. The Ashtabula County section includes many marriages, births from 1867, obituaries & death records. Not all databases are complete.

Places

Populated Places

Cities

  • Ashtabula
    * Conneaut
    * Geneva

Villages

  • Andover
    * Geneva-on-the-Lake
    * Jefferson
    * North Kingsville
    * Orwell
    * Roaming Shores
    * Rock Creek

Townships

  • Andover
    * Ashtabula
    * Austinburg
    * Cherry Valley
    * Colebrook
    * Denmark
    * Dorset
    * Geneva
    * Harpersfield
    * Hartsgrove
    * Jefferson
    * Kingsville
    * Lenox
    * Monroe
    * Morgan
    * New Lyme
    * Orwell
    * Pierpont
    * Plymouth
    * Richmond
    * Rome
    * Saybrook
    * Sheffield
    * Trumbull
    * Wayne
    * Williamsfield
    * Windsor

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Ashtabula County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.