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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Dates for major county records'''
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Athens County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Athens County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1817</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1792</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1800</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Athens County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Athens County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Athens County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''[[Athens County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Athens County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Athens County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] 20 February 1805.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Athens
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Athens County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]&nbsp;(south){{·}}[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]&nbsp;(east){{·}}[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] (northeast){{·}}&nbsp;[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]](northwest){{·}}&nbsp;[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]] (west){{·}}&nbsp;[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] and [[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]&nbsp;(north)
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944]
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*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} Index and Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} Index and Images (Incomplete)
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*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} Index and Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
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==== Record Loss  ====
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ondp/index.php?title=Main_Page National Digital Newspaper Program In Ohio]
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*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} Index only
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list&roff=0&rcnt=50&rmax=1416&cond=IsUnion%3D%27Y%27+and+CemCounty+like+%27%25Athens%25%27+and+CemState%3D%27OH%27 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Grave Database].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/cemeteries.htm Athens County, Ohio Cemetery Links Index].
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16287&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Athens County Cemeteries].
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Athens County Ohio Gravestones Photo Project].
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==== Church Records  ====
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenscountychurches.htm Athens County Ohio, Churches]. Churches for Athens County from 1990 census and newspapers.
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==== Court Records  ====
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*Many Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|350846|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*Many&nbsp;Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|965083|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
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===== Local Histories  =====
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*''[http://www.old-yearbooks.com/2y/oh/athens1933/ Athens High School, Athens, Ohio 1933 Arena Yearbook].''
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*''[http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~xx075/past.html A Look at Athens' Past].''
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*''[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/coalhistory.htm Southeastern Ohio Coal Industy and History].'' A Large part of the history of Athens, Hocking and Perry counties in Ohio is the local coal industry.
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*''[http://www.progenealogists.com/athens/default.htm An Annotated Bigraphical History of Athens County, Ohio]''. Some biographies originally penned by Charles M.Walker, in 1869.
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*''{{FHL|146436|title-id|disp=Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio}}'': with narratives of inidents and occurrrences in 1775 by S. P. Hildreth.
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*''{{FHL|243205|title-id|disp=History of Athens County, Ohio }}and incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the first setlement of the state at Marietta, with personal and biographical sketches of the early settlers, narratives and pioneer adventures, etc. ''By Charles M. Walker.
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*Many&nbsp;History records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|367906|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_land_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Early Land Records 1804-1807].
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*Many Land records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|348805|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/mapofOhiocompany.htm Map of the Ohio Company's Purchase and of Athens County, Ohio Past and Present]. Compiled and drawn by R. C. Phillips C. E. for Robert, Clarke and Co. Publishers of Cincinnati, Ohio by Act of Congress in the year 1869.
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/town_maps.htm Athens County, Ohio Sanborn Fire Maps]. The Sanborn Company began making fire insurance maps in 1867.
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*[http://www.dot.state.oh.us/maps/ODOT%20Maps/ath.jpg Athens County Road Map] from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Athens_County/ Athens County, Ohio Cemeteries, Cities, and Townships]. This site provides maps, coordinates, nearby cities, nearby cemeteries and elevations.
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==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War, 1775-1783  =====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/rev_war_pensions.htm Athens County, Ohio Revolutionary War Pensioners].
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===== Civil War, 1861-1865  =====
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*Civil War service men from Knox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Knox County.
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*[[36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and C
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*[[116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies I and K
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===== War with Spain, 1898-1899  =====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Soldiers_Spain_1898_99.htm Athens County, Ohio Soldiers in the War With Spain 1898-1899].
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===== World War I, 1917-1918  =====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Military_Men__1917_18.htm Athens County Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918] page one.
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/2_Athens_County_Ohio_Military_Men__1917_18.htm Athens County Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918 ]page two.
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===== World War II, 1941-1945  =====
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/WWIISoldiers.htm Athens County WWII&nbsp;Soldiers Index].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens /Army_Enlistment_Records__1938_1946.htm Athens County Ohio Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946].
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*Genealogy Trails History Group [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/American_Patriots_home.htm Athens County Ohio Young American Patriots 1941-1945]. This site consists of a photo and personal information for each person listed.
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*Many Military records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|372413|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Athens}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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*[http://www.athensnews.com/home The Athens News], Athens County Only Locally Owned Newspaper.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7952&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 The Athens Messenger]. $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7958&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 The Athens Messenger and Herald]. $
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/obits_.htm Athens County, Ohio ''The Athens Messenger ''Obituaries].
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohathens.htm Athens County, Ohio Will Index].
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*Many&nbsp;Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|366236|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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=== County Courthouse<br>  ===
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Athens County Courthouse<br>1 South Court Street<br>Athens, Ohio 45701 <br> Phone: 740.592.3242
  
 
*[http://athenscountygovernment.com/coc/ Athens County Clerk of Courts]  
 
*[http://athenscountygovernment.com/coc/ Athens County Clerk of Courts]  
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc54669.php Athens County Courthouse]
 
*[http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc54669.php Athens County Courthouse]
  
== History  ==
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'''''Probate Judge''''' has birth, marriage and probate records. <br> '''''Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1800. <br> '''''County Recorder''''' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Athens County, Ohio. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
{{Wikipedia|Athens County, Ohio}}
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
==== Parent County  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Athens Ohio Family History Center]] (The Plains)
  
'''1805--'''Athens County was created 20 February 1805&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Athens <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of Ame''rica,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)</ref>
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===== Libraries  =====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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===== Museums =====
  
See an interactive map of Athens County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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===== Societies  =====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Chapter] of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/ Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum] Athens Ohio
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?file=Data&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0023420 Athens County, Ohio 1810 Tax List].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records 1816-1838]. More information at [[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/marriages_home.htm Athens County, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900].
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===== Death  =====
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
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*[http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]. This is a guide to the index of Ohio Vital Records microfilmed and listed at&nbsp;familysearch.org.
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death/index.cfm Ohio Death Certificate Index searchable database, 1913-1944].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_co_deaths%20Home.htm Athens County, Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002].
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*Many&nbsp;Vital records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|346286|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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=== Web Sites ===
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Athens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohathens/ Athens County, OHGenWeb].
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*[http://ohgen.net/ohathens/ Athens County,&nbsp;Ohio History and Genealogy].
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*[http://www.juliesgenealogy.com/athenscounty.htm Athens County Home/Infirmary 1857-1928].
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*[http://www.myacpl.org/about/localhistory Athens County Public Libraries].
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*[http://www.juliesgenealogy.com/athens_children%27s_home_index.htm Athens County Children's Home Index 1882-1911].
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Physician__Directory__1905.htm Athens County, Ohio Physician and Dentist Directory, 1905].
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/athens_county_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Genealogy including Biograhies, 1820 Census Index, Town Officers, Land Records].
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/athens/ Athens County, Ohio Genealogy Forum].
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*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/athens.asp Records Project, Athens County Public Record Information].
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmeigs/references/athens_refs.html Athens County, Ohio, Reference Materials].&nbsp;
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Places  ===
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Cities  ====
 
==== Cities  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/twspbios.htm Athens County, Ohio Township Biographies].
 
*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/twspbios.htm Athens County, Ohio Township Biographies].
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== References ===
 
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*[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]]
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*[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]
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*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]
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*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
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*[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]]
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*[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]]
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*[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.suvcwdb.org/home/search.php?action=list&roff=0&rcnt=50&rmax=1416&cond=IsUnion%3D%27Y%27+and+CemCounty+like+%27%25Athens%25%27+and+CemState%3D%27OH%27 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Grave Database].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/cemeteries.htm Athens County, Ohio Cemetery Links Index].
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16287&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down Athens County Cemeteries].
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Athens County Ohio Gravestones Photo Project].
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/athenscountychurches.htm Athens County Ohio, Churches]. Churches for Athens County from 1990 census and newspapers.
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==== Court  ====
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*Many&nbsp;Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|350846|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*Many&nbsp;Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|965083|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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===== Germans  =====
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==== Land  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_land_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Early Land Records 1804-1807].
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*Many Land records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|348805|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*''[http://www.old-yearbooks.com/2y/oh/athens1933/ Athens High School, Athens, Ohio 1933 Arena Yearbook].''
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*''[http://www.seorf.ohiou.edu/~xx075/past.html A Look at Athens' Past].''
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*''[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/coalhistory.htm Southeastern Ohio Coal Industy and History].'' A Large part of the history of Athens, Hocking and Perry counties in Ohio is the local coal industry.
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*''[http://www.progenealogists.com/athens/default.htm An Annotated Bigraphical History of Athens County, Ohio]''. Some biographies originally penned by Charles M.Walker, in 1869.
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*''{{FHL|146436|title-id|disp=Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio}}'': with narratives of inidents and occurrrences in 1775 by S. P. Hildreth.
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*''{{FHL|243205|title-id|disp=History of Athens County, Ohio }}and incidentally, of the Ohio Land Company and the first setlement of the state at Marietta, with personal and biographical sketches of the early settlers, narratives and pioneer adventures, etc. ''By Charles M. Walker.
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*Many&nbsp;History records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|367906|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/mapofOhiocompany.htm Map of the Ohio Company's Purchase and of Athens County, Ohio Past and Present]. Compiled and drawn by R. C. Phillips C. E. for Robert, Clarke and Co. Publishers of Cincinnati, Ohio by Act of Congress in the year 1869.
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/town_maps.htm Athens County, Ohio Sanborn Fire Maps]. The Sanborn Company began making fire insurance maps in 1867.
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*[http://www.dot.state.oh.us/maps/ODOT%20Maps/ath.jpg Athens County Road Map] from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
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*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Athens_County/ Athens County, Ohio Cemeteries, Cities, and Townships]. This site provides maps, coordinates, nearby cities, nearby cemeteries and elevations.
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==== Military  ====
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==== Revolutionary War, 1775-1783  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/rev_war_pensions.htm Athens County, Ohio Revolutionary War Pensioners].
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==== Civil War, 1861-1865  ====
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*Civil War service men from Knox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Knox County.
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*[[36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and C
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*[[116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies I and K
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==== War with Spain, 1898-1899  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Soldiers_Spain_1898_99.htm Athens County, Ohio Soldiers in the War With Spain 1898-1899].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Military_Men__1917_18.htm Athens County Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918] page one.
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/2_Athens_County_Ohio_Military_Men__1917_18.htm Athens County Ohio Military Men, 1917-1918 ]page two.
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*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohathens/WWIISoldiers.htm Athens County WWII&nbsp;Soldiers Index].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens /Army_Enlistment_Records__1938_1946.htm Athens County Ohio Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946].
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*Genealogy Trails History Group [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/American_Patriots_home.htm Athens County Ohio Young American Patriots 1941-1945]. This site consists of a photo and personal information for each person listed.
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*Many Military records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|372413|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/obits_.htm Athens County, Ohio ''The Athens Messenger ''Obituares].
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*[http://www.athensnews.com/home The Athens News], Athens County Only Locally Owned Newspaper.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7952&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 The Athens Messenger]. $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7958&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 The Athens Messenger and Herald]. $
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==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/oh/ohathens.htm Athens County, Ohio Will Index].
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*Many&nbsp;Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|366236|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?file=Data&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0023420 Athens County, Ohio 1810 Tax List].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records 1816-1838]. More information at [[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/marriages_home.htm Athens County, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900].
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
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*[http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County]. This is a guide to the index of Ohio Vital Records microfilmed and listed at&nbsp;familysearch.org.
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death/index.cfm Ohio Death Certificate Index searchable database, 1913-1944].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/athens_co_deaths%20Home.htm Athens County, Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002].
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*Many&nbsp;Vital records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|346286|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Chapter] of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/ Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum] Athens Ohio
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Athens Ohio Family History Center]] (The Plains)
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Athens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohathens/ Athens County, OHGenWeb].
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*[http://ohgen.net/ohathens/ Athens County,&nbsp;Ohio History and Genealogy].
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*[http://www.juliesgenealogy.com/athenscounty.htm Athens County Home/Infirmary 1857-1928].
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*[http://www.myacpl.org/about/localhistory Athens County Public Libraries].
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*[http://www.juliesgenealogy.com/athens_children%27s_home_index.htm Athens County Children's Home Index 1882-1911].
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*[http://www.athenshistory.org/Genealogy.htm Athens County Historical Society &amp; Museum].
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*Genealogy Trails [http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/athens/Physician__Directory__1905.htm Athens County, Ohio Physician and Dentist Directory, 1905].
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/athens_county_records.htm Athens County, Ohio Genealogy including Biograhies, 1820 Census Index, Town Officers, Land Records].
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/athens/ Athens County, Ohio Genealogy Forum].
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*[http://recordsproject.com/county/ohio/athens.asp Records Project, Athens County Public Record Information].
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Revision as of 22:30, 31 January 2013

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Athens County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Athens County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Athens County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Athens County Courthouse
1 South Court Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Athens County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1817
1867
1792
1800
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

  • Many Court records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.
  • Many Divorce records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Athens 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 and Property


Maps

Military

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Civil War service men from Knox County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Knox County.
  • 36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and C
  • 116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies I and K
War with Spain, 1898-1899
World War I, 1917-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Athens 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

Probate

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


  • Athens County, Ohio Will Index.
  • Many Probate records for Athens County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Courthouse

Athens County Courthouse
1 South Court Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740.592.3242

Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records.
Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1800.
County Recorder has land records.[1]

Family History Centers
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.

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 Athens 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 Athens County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Athens County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth
Marriage
Death

Web Sites

Athens County, Ohio, Reference Materials

Places

Populated Places

Cities

Villages

  • Albany
  • Amesville
  • Buchtel
  • Chauncey
  • Coolville
  • Glouster
  • Jacksonville
  • Trimble

Townships Communities

  • Alexander Township
  • Ames Township
  • Athens Township
  • Bern Township
  • Canaan Township
  • Carthage Township
  • Dover Township
  • Lee Township
  • Lodi Township
  • Rome Township
  • Trimble Township
  • Troy Township
  • Waterloo Township
  • York Township

Unincorporated Communities

  • Beebe
  • Canaanville
  • Carbondale
  • Doanville
  • Enterprise
  • Frost
  • Guysville
  • Hebbardsville
  • Hockingport
  • Imperial
  • Kilvert
  • Millfield
  • Mineral
  • New England
  • New Floodwood
  • New Marshall
  • Redtown
  • Shade
  • Sharpsburg
  • Stewart
  • The Plains

References

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