Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy

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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] County 6 December 1800.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] County 6 December 1800.<ref name="HBG" />  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Batavia  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Batavia  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clermont County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clermont_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Warren County, Ohio|Warren]] (north){{·}}[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]] (northeast){{·}}[[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell County, Kentucky]] (southwest) {{·}}[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton County, Kentucky]] (southwest){{·}}[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken County, Kentucky]] (south){{·}}[[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] (west){{·}}[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown]] (east)
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton County]] {{}}
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[[Warren County, Ohio|Warren County]] {{}}
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[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton County]] {{}}
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[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown County]] {{}}
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[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken County, Kentucky]] {{}}
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[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton County, Kentucky]] {{}}
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[[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell County, Kentucky]]
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<center>{{OHClermont County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Clermont County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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  ====
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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  ====
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For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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===== Local History  =====
 
===== Local History  =====
  
:*Williams, Byron, ''History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio'' (Milford, Ohio&nbsp;: Hobart Publishing Company, 1913) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=bdYyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]; {{FHL|133271|item|disp=FHL film 934884}}; {{FHL|638025|item|disp=FHL book 977.17 H2w 1987}}.
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:*Williams, Byron, ''History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio'' (Milford, Ohio&nbsp;: Hobart Publishing Company, 1913) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=bdYyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]; {{FHL|133271|item|disp=FHL film 934884}}; {{FHL|638025|item|disp=FHL book 977.17 H2w 1987}}.  
:*''History of Clermont County, Ohio : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers'' (Philadelphia, Pa. : L.H. Everts, 1880) Digital version at {{FSbook|198920}}; {{FHL|139945|item|disp=FHL film 934885 Item 1}}; {{FHL|678993|item|disp=FHL book 977.1794 H2h}}.
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:*''History of Clermont County, Ohio&nbsp;: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers'' (Philadelphia, Pa.&nbsp;: L.H. Everts, 1880) Digital version at {{FSbook|198920}}; {{FHL|139945|item|disp=FHL film 934885 Item 1}}; {{FHL|678993|item|disp=FHL book 977.1794 H2h}}.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
 
{{OH Land}}  
 
{{OH Land}}  
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/clermont/deeds-index.html community contributed deeds] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
 
:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/clermont/deeds-index.html community contributed deeds] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Clermont|480361}}
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Clermont|480361}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ohclermont.jpg|400px|Ohclermont.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclermo/wills.htm community contributed probate transcripts] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
 
:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclermo/wills.htm community contributed probate transcripts] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
  
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Clermont|380570}}
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Clermont|380570}}  
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''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] ($)
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
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:*'''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.
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:*'''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.  
 
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
:*'''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.
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/clermont/vitals-index.html Community contributed births] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
 
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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===== &nbsp;Marriage  =====
 
===== &nbsp;Marriage  =====
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:*'''1800-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Ohio/Clermont/Default.aspx Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio, 1800-1850] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]($)Book transcription.  
 
:*'''1800-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Ohio/Clermont/Default.aspx Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio, 1800-1850] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]($)Book transcription.  
 
:*'''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] ($)  
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/clermont/vitals-index.html Community contributed marriages] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
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:*'''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.
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:*'''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.  
 
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:*'''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] ($)  
:*'''1908-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/clermont/vitals-index.html Community contributed deaths] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
  
===== =Divorce  =====
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===== Divorce  =====
  
 
:*'''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>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/clermont-county/ Clermont County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:48, 10 May 2014

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

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Online Records


Clermont County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Clermont County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Clermont County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Clermont County Courthouse
4430 State Route 222
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Clermont County Website
Phone: 513.732.7308
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1801
1856
1800
1810
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Hamilton County 6 December 1800.[1]
  • County Seat: Batavia


Neighboring Counties

Hamilton County  • Warren County  • Clinton County  • Brown County  • Bracken County, Kentucky  • Pendleton County, Kentucky  • Campbell County, Kentucky


Greene CountyWarren CountyMontgomery CountyHamilton CountyKenton CountyBracken CountyGrant CountyHarrison CountyPendleton CountyRobertson CountyOwen CountyGallatin CountyFleming CountyMason CountyBoone CountyCampbell CountyPreble CountyButler CountyClermont CountyBrown CountyClinton CountyHighland CountyOHClermont.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


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

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 Church Records at Other Repositories

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clermont County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Clermont 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

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


Maps

Ohclermont.jpg

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Clermont 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 Clermont County.
- 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Clermont 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 Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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


Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clermont 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

Clermont County Courthouse
212 E Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513.732.7308 

Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1950, marriage and probate records from 1800 and naturalization records from 1860’s.
Court Clerk has divorce records from 1861 and court records from 1803.[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 Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy is the  Cherry Grove/ Eastgate 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.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clermont 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 Clermont 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 Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

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

Birth
 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 Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

  • Clermont County Public Library Family History Center

Web Sites

Places / Localities

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 541, Clermont 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.