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|Carroll County, Ohio|
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Address|| Carroll County Courthouse|
119 South Lisbon Street
Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Carroll County Website
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Columbiana, Stark, Harrison, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas counties 25 December 1832.
- County Seat: Carrollton
- Neighboring Counties: Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Stark (northwest) · Columbiana (northeast) · Harrison (south) · Tuscarawas (southwest) · Jefferson (southeast)
See an interactive map of Carroll County boundary changes.
Business Records and Commerce
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.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Carroll 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.Charles Carroll (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Civil War
Civil War service men from Carroll 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 Carroll County.
- - 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies H and I
Naturalization and Citizenship
Carroll 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
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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Carroll 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 Carroll 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:
- Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (1981).  FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
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).
Carroll County Courthouse
119 Public Square
Carrollton, OH 44615-1448
Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1833.
Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1909, marriage and probate records from 1833.
County Recorder has land records from 1833.
Board of Health has birth and death records from 1909.
Family History Centers
The main FamilySearch Center for Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy is the Lisbon Ohio Family History Center.
Additional Family History Centers serving Carroll County:
- Carroll County Public Library Family History Center
- Stark County District Library Family History Center
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.
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 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 Carroll 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.
Online Birth Indexes and Records
- Ohio Births, 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.
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 Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:
- WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
- FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Carroll County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
- ↑ Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Carroll_of_Carrollton.
- ↑ Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
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