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{{Ohio-stub}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Defiance County'''
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| building address = Defiance County Courthouse<br>500 Court St.<br>Defiance, Ohio 43512-2157<br>[http://www.defiance-county.com/index.php Defiance County Website]
 
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Defiance County'''
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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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%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1845</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1845</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1823</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1823</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1845</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1845</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Defiance County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Defiance County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Defiance County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Defiance County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Defiance County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]], [[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] and [[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]&nbsp;Counties 4 March 1845.<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;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;[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]], [[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] and [[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]&nbsp;Counties 4 March 1845.<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>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Defiance  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Defiance  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Defiance County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]] (north){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (east){{·}}[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] (south){{·}}[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (southeast){{·}}[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]] (west)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Defiance County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]] (north){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (east){{·}}[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]] (south){{·}}[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (southeast){{·}}[[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]] (west)
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.defiance-county.com/ Defiance County Courthouse]<br>510 Court Street<br>Defiance, OH 43512-2157<br>Phone: 419.782.4761&nbsp;<br><br>County Recorder has birth&nbsp;and death records 1867-1908, <br>marriage records from 1845, land records from 1843, <br>probate records from 1845, divorce and court records 1800’s, <br>naturalization records 1872-1903 and military discharge records<br> 1865-1973; County Health Department has birth and death records<br> from 1908<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Defiance County, Ohio. Page 541 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:23, 1 October 2012

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Address Defiance County Courthouse
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Defiance, Ohio 43512-2157
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1845
1867
1823
1845
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Defiance County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

BillionGraves (Headstone photos, Google map, transcriptions, searchable database, both by individual cemetery and the entire site):

Census

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 Defiance 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 Defiance County.
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company D
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies E and F

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Defiance County Courthouse
510 Court Street
Defiance, OH 43512-2157
Phone: 419.782.4761 

County Recorder has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage records from 1845, land records from 1843,
probate records from 1845, divorce and court records 1800’s,
naturalization records 1872-1903 and military discharge records
1865-1973; County Health Department has birth and death records
from 1908[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

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), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Defiance County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defiance_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).