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{{Ohio-stub}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Belmont County'''
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*'''[[Belmont County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Belmont County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Belmont County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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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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| building address = Belmont County Courthouse<br>101 Main St.<br>St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950<br>[http://belmontcountyohio.org/ Belmont County Website]<br>Phone: 740.699.2139
 
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Belmont County''' <br><br>
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
{{Wikipedia|Belmont County, Ohio}}
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==== Parent County ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Belmont County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Belmont County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Belmont County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Belmont County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Belmont 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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'''1801--'''Belmont County was created 7 September 1801&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties.<br>&nbsp;'''County seat:''' St. Clairsville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of Ame''rica,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)</ref>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]] and&nbsp;[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] counties 7 September 1801.<ref name="HBG" />  
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''St. Clairsville  
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in [[Monroe County, Ohio|Monroe]]&nbsp;(south){{·}}&nbsp;[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County, West Virginia]] (east){{·}}[[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County, West Virginia]] (southeast){{·}}[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]], [[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]] (west){{·}}[[Harrison County, Ohio|Harrison]], [[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]] (north)
  
 
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== Places / Localities ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
 
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*[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]]
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==== Biography  ====
*[[Harrison County, Ohio|Harrison]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]]
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*[[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County, West Virginia]]
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*[[Monroe County, Ohio|Monroe]]
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*[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]]
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*[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County, West Virginia]]
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
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:- [[98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and E
 
:- [[98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B and E
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Belmont}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
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==== Vital Records ====
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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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==== Probate ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbelogs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]
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[http://www.belmontcountyohio.org/ Belmont County Courthouse]<br>100 W Main Street <br>Saint Clairsville, OH 43950-1225<br>Phone: 740.699.2139&nbsp;<br><br>
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'''''Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1820. <br> '''''County Health Department''''' has burial records. <br> '''''Probate Court''''' has birth, marriage, death and probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Belmont County, Ohio. Page 540 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohbelogs/?cj=1&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185 Belmont County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]
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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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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Belmont|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Belmont|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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Revision as of 00:41, 2 February 2013

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records
Belmont County, Ohio
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Boundary map of Belmont County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Belmont County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Belmont County Courthouse
101 Main St.
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Belmont County Website
Phone: 740.699.2139
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1803
1867
1800
1804
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Belmont County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
181011,097
182020,32983.2%
183028,62740.8%
184030,9017.9%
185034,60012.0%
186036,3985.2%
187039,7149.1%
188049,63825.0%
189057,41315.7%
190060,8756.0%
191076,85626.3%
192093,19321.3%
193094,7191.6%
194095,6140.9%
195087,740−8.2%
196083,864−4.4%
197080,917−3.5%
198082,5692.0%
199071,074−13.9%
200070,226−1.2%
201070,4000.2%

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Belmont 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 Belmont County.
- 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and E

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Belmont County, Ohio newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Belmont County, Ohio 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 Belmont County, Ohio 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).

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Courthouse

Belmont County Courthouse
100 W Main Street
Saint Clairsville, OH 43950-1225
Phone: 740.699.2139 

Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1820.
County Health Department has burial records.
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records.[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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

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

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

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