Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy

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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1811</center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] County 10 February 1808.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] County 10 February 1808.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Cleveland  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Cleveland  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cuyahoga County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]] (south){{·}}[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (east){{·}}[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]] (southeast){{·}}[[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]] (west)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cuyahoga County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]] (south){{·}}[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (east){{·}}[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]] (southeast){{·}}[[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]] (west)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/clecems/00dexfind.html Cleveland City Cemetery Burials] -- online burial index from the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society of all the city-owned cemeteries.&nbsp; Contains more than 350,000 names. <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/clecems/00dexfind.html Cleveland City Cemetery Burials] -- online burial index from the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society of all the city-owned cemeteries.&nbsp; Contains more than 350,000 names. <br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecem/ Greater Cleveland Cemeteries] - online database of more than 200,000 names from area cemeteries. Last updated in 2004. <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecem/ Greater Cleveland Cemeteries] - online database of more than 200,000 names from area cemeteries. Last updated in 2004. <br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecem/IndexofNames.html Alger, Brookmere, and Denison Cemeteries Index]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecem/IndexofNames.html Alger, Brookmere, and Denison Cemeteries Index]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/cuyahoga/cemetery/butternut.txt Butternut Ridge Cemetery] (North Olmsted)  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/cuyahoga/cemetery/butternut.txt Butternut Ridge Cemetery] (North Olmsted)  
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*[[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]]  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]]  
 
**Company E, also known as the Cleveland Grays  
 
**Company E, also known as the Cleveland Grays  
**Company F, also known as the Hibernian Guards
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**Company F, also known as the Hibernian Guards  
 
*[[41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies A, D, E, H, I, and K  
 
*[[41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies A, D, E, H, I, and K  
 
*[[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]]&nbsp;- many men in this regiment were immigrant Germans from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.&nbsp; Companies B and E were raised in Cuyahoga County.
 
*[[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]]&nbsp;- many men in this regiment were immigrant Germans from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.&nbsp; Companies B and E were raised in Cuyahoga County.
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'''Wiki articles describing collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing collections are found at:'''  
  
*[[Ohio Cuyahoga County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Cuyahoga County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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*[http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/genealogyexpert.aspx Cuyahoga County Public Library Genealogy Site]
 
*[http://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/genealogyexpert.aspx Cuyahoga County Public Library Genealogy Site]
  
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*[http://www.westlakeohiohistory.org/page/page/4680672.htm Westlake Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.westlakeohiohistory.org/page/page/4680672.htm Westlake Historical Society]
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*[http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15034coll1 Cleveland High School Yearbooks and Student Newspapers]
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*[http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm/search/collection/p128201coll0/searchterm/schools%20education%20school%2C/field/title/mode/any/conn/and/order/title Additional Schools Publications]
  
 
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcuyah2/deaths/coroner/ Coroner Case Files]'''--1833-1900'''<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcuyah2/deaths/coroner/ Coroner Case Files]'''--1833-1900'''<br>  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681000 Ohio Deaths 1854-1997] (Index only)  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681000 Ohio Deaths 1854-1997] (Index only)  
 
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [hhttps://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&amp;filtered=true&amp;fed=false&amp;collectionId=&amp;catSearchType=keywords&amp;searchCriteria=Ohio+Deaths%2C+1908-1953&amp;placeName=&amp;author_givenName=&amp;author_surname= 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.  
 
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [hhttps://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&amp;filtered=true&amp;fed=false&amp;collectionId=&amp;catSearchType=keywords&amp;searchCriteria=Ohio+Deaths%2C+1908-1953&amp;placeName=&amp;author_givenName=&amp;author_surname= 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.  
 
*[http://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/vitalstats.aspx/ Ohio Death Certificates 1954-present] (how to obtain them)
 
*[http://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/vitalstats.aspx/ Ohio Death Certificates 1954-present] (how to obtain them)
  
'''Miscellaneous'''<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecem/cityhallvitals.html Hospitals and related Health Departments for Vital Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecem/cityhallvitals.html Hospitals and related Health Departments for Vital Records]
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[http://www.wrhs.org/index.php/library/Vote 1907 Cleveland Voter Registration]  
 
[http://www.wrhs.org/index.php/library/Vote 1907 Cleveland Voter Registration]  
  
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Coordinates: 41.54°0′N 81.66°0′W / 41.54°N 81.66°W / 41.54; -81.66

Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Cuyahoga County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1219 Ontario St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1603
Cuyahoga County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1810
1868
1810
1811
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Geauga County 10 February 1808.[1]
  • County Seat: Cleveland
  • Neighboring Counties: Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Medina (south) · Geauga (east) · Summit (southeast) · Lorain (west)

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Cuyahoga County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Cuyahoga County Resources

Bible Records

Bible Records Index

Biography

Biographical Sketch Name Index

Cemeteries

Census

1930 Cuyahoga Census Abstract(partial)

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Cleveland

Cleveland Ohio Pastors and Their Churches by Laura Hine.

Cleveland Church Histories

Cleveland Clergy to 1942 by Don O'Malley

Cleveland Jewish History

Lakewood Church Histories

St. Colman Church History

City Directories

Get free access to Fold 3 by signing on through the Cuyahoga County Public Library site.
Click "Research" then "Electronic Resources A-Z" then "Genealogy" then "Fold 3" (entering your Cuyahoga County Public Library card number when asked for)
Once on the Fold 3 site, click browse, then "City Directories" then "City Directories Cleveland"

Court Records

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Civil and Criminal Index

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Gazetteers

1906--Cleveland Street Name Changes

Genealogy

History

Cuyahoga County is located along the shores of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. Its largest city, Cleveland, was founded at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in 1796 when the first of the Connecticut Land Company arrived to survey the Connecticut Western Reserve. The area grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution as a transportation and manufacturing hub, drawing people of diverse backgrounds from around the world.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Local Histories

A Book of Clevelanders

A History of Cleveland: Its Settelment, Rise, and Progress, 1796-1896 FamilySearch Books Online

Cuyahoga County American History and Genealogy Project

Cuyahoga County - The First 200 Years by Dr. Judith Cetina

CWRU Digital Books

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Google Books (free older books, previews of others)

The Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840 by Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham

Tremont History Project

Virtual Jewish History

World Vital Records  (paid site) has the following histories: (click on Ohio)

History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio (1879)
History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio (1881)
Ohio Wills & Estates to 1850 by Carol Wilsey Bell
Early Ohio Tax Records by Esther Weygand Powell - Cuyahoga Co. 1810, 1811, 1814 and 1819. Maps

1874 Atlas of Cuyahoga County

CSU Cleveland Maps

Converting pre 1906 addresses to post 1906 addresses in Cleveland

Land and Property

Cuyahoga County Recorder's Office Deed Images

Cuyahoga County Auditor's Office

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cuyahuga 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 Cuyahoga County.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Cuyahoga County Naturalizations

Naturalization Petitions for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division, Cleveland 1907-1946 at Fold 3 (paid site) (the old Footnote)
Get free access to Fold 3 by signing on through the Cuyahoga County Public Library site.
Click "Research" then "Electronic Resources A-Z" then "Genealogy" then "Fold 3" (entering your Cuyahoga County Public Library card number when asked for)
Once on the Fold 3 site, click browse at the top and then Naturalizations then Documents then Naturalizations Ohio Northern

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Cuyahoga County Wills and Estates Index (with directions and link to Family Search where you can see actual images of the documents)

Wiki articles describing collections are found at:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Cuyahoga County Courthouse
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.443.7950 

Probate Court has birth records 1859-1901 and death records
1868-1908; Western Reserve Historical Society has marriage
records 1810-1941 and tax revenues 1819-1869; Marriage License
Bureau has marriage records from 1810; County Courthouse has
naturalization records 1818-1906 and probate records from 1810;
Clerk Court has divorce records 1837-1925; County Administration
Building  has land records from 1810[1]

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Family History Centers
Libraries


Museums
Societies

School Records

Courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library:

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • Cuyahoga County Birth Returns 1871-1908 - located at Fold 3 (paid site) (the old Footnote)
  • Get free access to Fold 3 by signing on through the Cuyahoga County Public Library site
    Click "Research" then "Electronic Resources A-Z" then "Genealogy" then "Fold 3" (entering your Cuyahoga County Public Library card number when asked for)
    Once on the Fold 3 site, click browse at the top and then vital records and choose "Cuyahoga County Birth Returns"
Marriage
Death
  • Coroner Case Files--1833-1900
  • Ohio Deaths 1854-1997 (Index only)
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at [hhttps://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Ohio+Deaths%2C+1908-1953&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= 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.
  • Ohio Death Certificates 1954-present (how to obtain them)

Miscellaneous

Voter Registration

1893-1899 Cleveland Voter Registration

1907 Cleveland Voter Registration


Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Cities

Villages

Townships

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Cuyahoga County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at: