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{{Ohio-stub}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Erie County'''  
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Guide to '''Erie County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1856</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1838</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1856</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1837<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1838</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Erie County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Erie County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Erie County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''[[Erie County, Ohio#Church|Church]] [[Erie County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] [[Erie County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
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*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]] and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] Counties 15 March 1838.<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>
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*'''County Seat: '''Sandusky
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Erie County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]] (south){{·}}[[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]] (east){{·}}[[Seneca County, Ohio|Seneca]] and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] (west){{·}}[[Ottawa County, Ohio|Ottawa]] (northwest)
  
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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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*{{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994}} Index and Images (Incomplete)
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*{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} Index and Images
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*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
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*See an interactive map of Erie County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ondp/index.php?title=Main_Page National Digital Newspaper Program In Ohio]  
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*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} Index only
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*{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} Index only
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| founded year        =[[1838]]<ref name="WesternReserve1">Harriet Taylor Upton, ''History of the Western Reserve, Volume 1'' (Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1910), 58.</ref>
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| founded date        =[[March 15]]
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| parent county        =[[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]] and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]]<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Sandusky, Ohio  44870
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== County Courthouse ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
'''Erie&nbsp;County Courthouse<br>'''323 Columbus Avenue&nbsp;<br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br><br>
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==== Biography  ====
  
'''Clerk of Courts'''<br>Marriage &amp; Probate Records<br>323 Columbus Avenue <br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br>Phone: (419) 627-7705<br>
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
'''Erie County Recorder's Office<br>'''Land Records&nbsp;<br>247&nbsp;Columbus Avenue; Suite 225<br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br>Phone: (419) 627-7686
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Hours of Operation:<br>Monday - Friday<br>8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=77550 Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermillion] BillionGraves
  
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== History  ==
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
==== Parent County ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2061 Findagrave.com]
  
'''1838--'''Erie County was created 15 March 1838&nbsp;from [[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]] and&nbsp;[[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Sandusky <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2061 Findagrave.com]
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Erie.htm Interment.net]
  
*See an interactive map of Erie County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Erie+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
  
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Erie.htm USGenWeb]
  
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16678&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
  
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*[[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=77550 Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermillion] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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:*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
  
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==== Court ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
===== Germans =====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== History  ====
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*[[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company F  
 
*[[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company F  
 
*[[123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry ]], Companies G and K
 
*[[123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry ]], Companies G and K
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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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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===== Courthouse  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.eriecounty.oh.gov/ Erie County Courthouse]<br>323 Columbus Avenue <br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br>Phone: 419.627.7705&nbsp;<br><br>County Health Department has birth &nbsp;records from 1908, <br>death and burial records; Probate Judge has marriage and<br>probate records; Clerk Court has divorce and court records<br>from 1870; County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erie County, Ohio. Page 541 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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'''Clerk of Courts'''<br>Marriage &amp; Probate Records<br>323 Columbus Avenue <br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br>Phone: (419) 627-7705<br>
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'''Erie County Recorder's Office<br>'''Land Records&nbsp;<br>247 Columbus Avenue; Suite 225<br>Sandusky, OH 44870<br>Phone: (419) 627-7686
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Hours of Operation:<br>Monday - Friday<br>8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Sandusky Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Sandusky Ohio Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Taxation ====
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Erie|382697}}
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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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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Erie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Erie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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*[[Kellys Island, Erie County, Ohio]]
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Revision as of 16:54, 27 April 2013

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records
Erie County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Erie County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Erie County Courthouse
323 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Erie County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1838
1856
1837
1838
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Huron and Sandusky Counties 15 March 1838.[1]
  • County Seat: Sandusky
  • Neighboring Counties: Erie County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Huron (south) · Lorain (east) · Seneca and Sandusky (west) · Ottawa (northwest)

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

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 

Catholic
  • 1796–2004 Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by browsing the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

War of 1812

  • Altoff, Gerald T Deep water sailors, shallow water soldiers : manning the United States Fleet on Lake Erie - 1813 (Put in Bay, Ohio Perry Group, 1993) pages 203  FHL Book 973 M3
    Cherry, Marjorie Louise, Blockhouses and military posts of the Firelands (1968)  1 microfilm
    LDS Film 547548 Item 3
  • Civil War service men from Erie 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 Erie County.
  • 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company F
  • 123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies G and K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Erie County Courthouse
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419.627.7705 

County Health Department has birth  records from 1908,
death and burial records; Probate Judge has marriage and
probate records; Clerk Court has divorce and court records
from 1870; County Recorder has land records[1]

Clerk of Courts
Marriage & Probate Records
323 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 627-7705

Erie County Recorder's Office
Land Records 
247 Columbus Avenue; Suite 225
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 627-7686

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Erie County, Ohio Tax Records in online catalogs like:

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, "Erie County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).