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Franklin County, Ohio
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Address Franklin County Government Center
373 South High Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1803
1867
1800
1805
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Ross County and unorganized land in 30 March 1803.[1]
  • County Seat: Columbus
  • Neighboring Counties: Franklin County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Delaware (north) · Pickaway (south) · Madison (west) · Union (northwest) · Fairfield and Licking (east)

Boundary Changes

  • Parts set off in a series of divisions:
    • 20 February 1805: Champaign
    • 10 February 1808: Delaware
    • 12 January 1810: Pickaway
    • 16 Febrary 1810: Madison
    • 10 January 1820: Union

See an interactive map of Franklin County boundary changes.

Record Loss

  • The 1820 US Federal Census is missing for Franklin County.


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

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

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Franklin County, Ohio
  • Named for Benjamin Franklin.
  • The county was created just 2 months after Ohio became a state.
  • The county originally extended all the way to Lake Erie before the divisions.

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Revolution, 1775-1783
Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies F and K
-1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company C
- 113th Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies B, C, H, and I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Arlington News - a few full-text digital issues in Google News Archive from 2005

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
3695 High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.645.3600 

Probate Court has birth and death records before 1908,
marriage and probate records; Clerk Court has divorce
and court records from 1803; County Auditor has land records[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Ohio Death Certificates, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch Historical Records. 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.

go to Hint: Enter name of the county, will narrow the search.

Websites

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

 

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