Auglaize County, Ohio Genealogy

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Revision as of 16:46, 29 April 2014

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

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Online Records

Auglaize County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Auglaize County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
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Address Auglaize County Courthouse
201 Willipie St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Auglaize County Website
Phone: 419.738.3410
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Allen and Mercer Counties 14 February 1848.[1]
  • County Seat:Wapakoneta

Neighboring Counties

Mercer County  • Darke County  • Shelby County  • Logan County  • Hardin County  • Allen County  • Van Wert County

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 website.

Record Loss

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


Bible Records

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


Business Records and Commerce


Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Family History Library


Names in Stone


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local histories are available for Auglaize 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 History
  • Sutton, Robert, History of Auglaize County, Ohio with the Indian history of Wapakoneta, and the first settlement of the county (Wapakoneta, Ohio : Robert Sutton, 1880) Digital version at Internet Archives.
  • Williamson, C.W., History of western Ohio and Auglaize County: with illustrations and biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent public men (Columbus, Ohio : W. M. Linn, 1905) Digital version at Google Books; FamilySearch Books Online; also available on microfilm at FHL film 934877 Item 1.

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




  • Civil War service men from Knox 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 Knox County.
-106th Regiment, Company D

Naturalization and Citizenship


Auglaize 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
===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers =====

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Auglaize County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Auglaize 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 Auglaize 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

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

Public Records


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


Auglaize County Courthouse
201 Willipie St.
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Auglaize County Website
Phone: 419.738.3410

Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death and probate records.
Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1848.
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 Auglaize County, Ohio Genealogy is the  St Mary Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.


county The Daniel Mooney Museum
223 South Main Street, St. Marys, Ohio
phone: 419-394-7069

county The Wapakoneta Museum
206 West Main Street, Wapakoneta, Ohio
phone: 419-738-9328


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

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


Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm


Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm


Online Death Indexes and Records'

Original Death Records on Microfilm
Finding More Vital Records

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


Web Sites


Populated Places


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Auglaize 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.