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{{Ohio-stub}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Highland County'''
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| building address = Highland County Courthouse<br>105 N. High Street<br>Hillsboro, Ohio 45133<br>[http://www.co.highland.oh.us/ Highland County Website]
 
| building address = Highland County Courthouse<br>105 N. High Street<br>Hillsboro, Ohio 45133<br>[http://www.co.highland.oh.us/ Highland County Website]
 
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}}[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Highland County'''
 
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=== County Courthouse === 
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Highland County Courthouse<br>114 Governor Foraker Place<br>Hillsboro, OH 45133<br>Phone: 937.393.1981&nbsp;<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has marriage and death records 1867-1909, <br>birth records to 1905 and probate records; County Health<br>Department has birth, marriage and death records from 1909; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court recordsc from 1832, <br>some natturalization and adoption records; County Recorder<br>has land records
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=== 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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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Highland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Highland 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>1805</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1805</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1868</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1804<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1804<br></center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1809</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1809</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Highland County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Highland County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Highland County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Highland County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Highland County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Highland County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]], [[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]], and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties 18 February 1805.<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;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 [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]], [[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]], and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties 18 February 1805.<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: '''Hillsboro  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Hillsboro  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Highland County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]] (north){{·}}[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown]] and [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] (south){{·}}[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]] (northwest){{·}}[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] and [[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]] (east)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Highland County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]] (north){{·}}[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown]] and [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] (south){{·}}[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]] (northwest){{·}}[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] and [[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]] (east)
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genepool/highland.htm Folklore of Highland County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genepool/highland.htm Folklore of Highland County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/highland.html Historical Collections of Ohio] by Henry Howe Vol. 1 1888  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/highland.html Historical Collections of Ohio] by Henry Howe Vol. 1 1888  
*''[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH29&CISOPTR=5087&CISOSHOW=4962 The History of the County of Highland In the State of Ohio]'',&nbsp;From its First Creation and Organization to July 4th, 1876  
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*'' {{FSbook|83030}} has a digital copy of the History of the County of Highland In the State of Ohio'',&nbsp;From its First Creation and Organization to July 4th, 1876  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) The County of Highland:&nbsp;a History of Highland County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_County_Courthouse_(Ohio) The County of Highland:&nbsp;a History of Highland County, Ohio]  
 
*Many History Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|422308|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many History Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|422308|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.timesgazette.com/ The Times-Gazette]  
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*[http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=2543 Newspaper Abstracts]  
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*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/hillsborough_gazette_and_highlan.htm Abstracts From Before 1850]
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'''Historic Newspapers by Name'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7800&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Hillsboro Press Gazette] (Hillsboro, Ohio) $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=7953&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 News Herald] (Hillsboro, Ohio) $
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Search for newspapers by town or county name in these directories.<br>
*Many Newspapers for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|825136|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.  
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*Many Obituaries for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|499518|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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:*Historic Highland County Newspapers listed at the [http://web2.ohiohistory.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=QX524131659C2.4422&profile=newspap&http://web2.ohiohistory.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11072G52C7142.1&menu=search&aspect=subtab84&npp=15&ipp=20&spp=20&profile=newspap&ri=44&source=~%21horizon&index=.NP&term=Highland&aspect=subtab84&x=10&y=2#focus Ohio Historical Society.]
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:*Historic Highland County Newspapers listed at the [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/ohio/Highland/ Library of Congress].<br>
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:*Historic Highland County Newspapers listed at [http://news.google.com/newspapers Google News].
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:*[http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=2543 Newspaper Abstracts]
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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:*'''1857-1886''' [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038158/ ''The Highland Weekly News''] available at the Library of Congress - free.  
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:*'''1886-1914''' [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038161/ ''The News-Herald''] at the Library of Congress - free.
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:*Highland County Newspapers available at [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Ohio/Highland/Default.aspx Ancestry] ($).
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:*[http://www.timesgazette.com/ The Times-Gazette]
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:*[http://www.mhrising.com/newspapers/Ohio%20Newspapers/hillsborough_gazette_and_highlan.htm Abstracts From Before 1850]
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*Many Newspapers for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|825136|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*Many Obituaries for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|499518|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.highland.oh.us/ Highland County Courthouse]<br>114 Governor Foraker Place<br>Hillsboro, OH 45133<br>Phone: 937.393.1981&nbsp;<br><br>Probate&nbsp;Court has marriage and death records 1867-1909, <br>birth records to 1905 and probate records; County Health<br>Department has birth, marriage and death records from 1909; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court recordsc from 1832, <br>some natturalization and adoption records; County Recorder<br>has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Highland County, Ohio. Page 542 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
 
*[http://www.co.highland.oh.us/Department%20Home%20Pages/Clerk%20of%20Courts.html Highland County Clerk of Courts]  
 
*[http://www.co.highland.oh.us/Department%20Home%20Pages/Clerk%20of%20Courts.html Highland County Clerk of Courts]  
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Revision as of 00:01, 10 November 2012

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Address Highland County Courthouse
105 N. High Street
Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
Highland County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1805
1868
1804
1809
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams, Clermont, and Ross Counties 18 February 1805.[1]
  • County Seat: Hillsboro
  • Neighboring Counties: Highland County, Ohio residents may also have records in [2]Fayette (north) · Brown and Adams (south) · Clinton (northwest) · Ross and Pike (east)

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Highland County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

The History of the Chillicothe Presbytery, From its Organization in 1799-1889

Churches of Highland County, Ohio

Topographic Map Church Features in Highland County, Ohio

Highland County, Ohio Churches

Many Church Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Court Records

  • Many Court Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
  • Many Guardianship Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Highland 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 Highland County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company C, also known as "Pope's Escort" and "Shield's Body Guard", and Company H, which had many men from Hillsboro

-Highland County, Ohio World War II Casualties Army and Air Force
-U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 $

-Many Military Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Newspapers

Highland County, Ohio 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.

Historic Newspapers by Name

Search for newspapers by town or county name in these directories.

Online Newspapers

  • Many Newspapers for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Obituaries

  • Many Obituaries for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Periodicals

Probate

  • Many Probates for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Highland County Courthouse
114 Governor Foraker Place
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Phone: 937.393.1981 

Probate Court has marriage and death records 1867-1909,
birth records to 1905 and probate records; County Health
Department has birth, marriage and death records from 1909;
Clerk Court has divorce and court recordsc from 1832,
some natturalization and adoption records; County Recorder
has land records[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.
  • Many Vital Records for Highland County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944 and 1959-2002 $
  • Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 $

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