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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>'''[[Jefferson County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Jefferson County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1803</center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Jefferson County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] County 27 July 1797.<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;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 [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] County 27 July 1797.<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;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: '''Steubenville  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Steubenville  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]] (north){{·}}[[Belmont County, Ohio|Belmont]] (south){{·}}[[Carroll County, Ohio|Carroll]] (northwest){{·}}[[Harrison County, Ohio|Harrison]] (west){{·}}[[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock County, West Virginia]] and [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke County, West Virgina]] (east){{·}}[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County, West Virginia]] (southeast)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jefferson County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]] (north){{·}}[[Belmont County, Ohio|Belmont]] (south){{·}}[[Carroll County, Ohio|Carroll]] (northwest){{·}}[[Harrison County, Ohio|Harrison]] (west){{·}}[[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock County, West Virginia]] and [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke County, West Virgina]] (east){{·}}[[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County, West Virginia]] (southeast)
 
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==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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===== Court of Common Pleas<br> =====
  
[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F365652 Common Pleas civil docket (Appearance), 1804-1854] FHL microfilm.<br>
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*Common Pleas Court Journals.
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===== Probate Court  =====
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''The probate was formed in 1851 and generated many types of documents. Resources containing probate documents are listed under the [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]] section of the Jefferson County, Ohio page. Likewise for resources containing naturalization documents see [[Jefferson County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]]. This section focuses on resources containing "the other" documents generated by the probate court; but in some cases a resource (such as a journal) will have entries regarding both probate and "other things".'Note also that the probate court had jurisdiction over the county and justice of the peace records.'''''<br> '''
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*[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] ''This is a wiki article describing and linking to an online collection. As of 15 Nov 2012 this collection only contains probate estate packets, but perhaps more documents generated by the the probate court will be added.''<br>
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*1818-1820s Clerk of Court Justice of Peace Ledger. See Ohio State Archives
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*Probate journal, 1852-1887. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250599 FHL film.]<br>
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===== Supreme Court =====
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*1803-1826 Clerk of Courts Supreme Court Complete Record. 2 Vol. See Ohio State Archives.
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The local newspaper is "The Herald-Star" located at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH&nbsp; 43952.&nbsp; Phone (740) 283-4711.&nbsp; The website is [http://www.hsconnect.com www.hsconnect.com].&nbsp; The archive issues of this paper date to 1806, and can be accessed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Schiappa Branch - Ohio Room).&nbsp; They are housed on microfilm, and many issues have been indexed.&nbsp; Some of these indexes are digitized online, and others are available at the library.  
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The local newspaper is "The Herald-Star" located at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH&nbsp; 43952.&nbsp; Phone (740) 283-4711.&nbsp; The website is [http://www.hsconnect.com www.hsconnect.com].&nbsp; The archive issues of this paper date to 1806, and can be accessed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Schiappa Branch - Ohio Room).&nbsp; They are housed on microfilm, and many issues have been indexed.&nbsp; Some of these indexes are digitized online (including [http://www.digitalshoebox.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/steubenbks2/id/7019/rec/3 1892]), and others are available at the library.  
  
 
Obituaries of the recently deceased (last 5-10 years) can also be accessed by visiting the websites of local funeral homes.&nbsp; A few of these are listed below:  
 
Obituaries of the recently deceased (last 5-10 years) can also be accessed by visiting the websites of local funeral homes.&nbsp; A few of these are listed below:  
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J.E. Foster Funeral Homes - [http://www.jefosterfh.com www.jefosterfh.com]  
 
J.E. Foster Funeral Homes - [http://www.jefosterfh.com www.jefosterfh.com]  
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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===== WIlls -&nbsp; Index and Abstracts<br>  =====
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*Daily, Linda. ''Index to early wills and estates of Jefferson County, Ohio up to 1853''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 676.<br>
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*DiThomas, Mary, ''Will abstracts taken from will book one, 1798-1821, Jefferson County, Northwest Territory, and the State of Ohio''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 269.<br>
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*DiThomas, Mary E. ''Will abstracts taken from will book two, 1821-1836, Jefferson County, Ohio. State of Ohio'' FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 276.<br>
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===== Wills - Images (digital or film)<br>  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250581 Record of wills, 1798-1920]<br>
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===== '''Administration'''<br>  =====
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*DiThomas, Mary E. ''Early estate administrations, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818&nbsp;: taken from Common Pleas Court journals''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P2.<br>
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*Administrators' dockets, 1838-1918. FHL film.<br>
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*Administrators bonds vols. 1-3, 1849-1885. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250669 FHL&nbsp;film].<br>
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===== Executors Bonds<br> =====
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*Executors bonds vol. 1-3, 1849-1885. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250677 FHL&nbsp;film]<br>
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===== Inventories - Index and Abstracts<br>  =====
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*Francy, Leila S. ''Inventory of estates, Jefferson County, Ohio&nbsp;: books I and II, 1803-1816''. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P28i.<br>
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*Inventory of estates, 1803-1889. See FHL&nbsp;catalog.<br>
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===== Guardianship - Index and Abstracts<br>  =====
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*DiThomas, Mary E''. Court appointed, and chosen guardians from Common Pleas Court journals, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818'' FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 271.<br>
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*Guardians' dockets, 1838-1920. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250585 FHL&nbsp;film].<br>
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*Guardian bonds and letters, 1849-1894. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250673 FHL&nbsp;film].<br>
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===== Estate Packets<br>  =====
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*'''1797+ '''[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estate Packets]] FamilySearch Historical Records Collection.<br>
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===== Final Record Books<br>  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F250624 Final record of probate cases], 1852-1888. FHL microfilm.<br>
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.jeffersoncountyoh.com/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br> 301 Market Street<br> Steubenville, OH 43952<br> Phone: 740.283.8583&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Judge has marriage, probate and naturalization records, <br>probate and naturalization records; Clerk Court has divorce and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1797; County Recorder&nbsp;has land records <br>from 1797; Board of Health has birth and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Ohio. Page 543 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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*'''1816-1838 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850]. FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. As of 12 Nov 2012 only partially digitalized, but on microfilm. Appears that when complete, this collection will cover Jefferson county from 1816-1838.
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*'''1835, 1864, 1865, 1869, 1870''' See Ohio State Archives.<br>
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://ww2.ohiohistory.org/youngst/jeffersoncounty.htm Ohio Historical Society - Jefferson county]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:22, 15 November 2012

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Jefferson County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Jefferson County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Jefferson County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
301 Market St.
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Jefferson County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1803
1867
1795
1798
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Jefferson County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Court of Common Pleas
Probate Court

The probate was formed in 1851 and generated many types of documents. Resources containing probate documents are listed under the Probate section of the Jefferson County, Ohio page. Likewise for resources containing naturalization documents see Naturalization. This section focuses on resources containing "the other" documents generated by the probate court; but in some cases a resource (such as a journal) will have entries regarding both probate and "other things".'Note also that the probate court had jurisdiction over the county and justice of the peace records.

  • Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) This is a wiki article describing and linking to an online collection. As of 15 Nov 2012 this collection only contains probate estate packets, but perhaps more documents generated by the the probate court will be added.
  • 1818-1820s Clerk of Court Justice of Peace Ledger. See Ohio State Archives
  • Probate journal, 1852-1887. FHL film.
Supreme Court
  • 1803-1826 Clerk of Courts Supreme Court Complete Record. 2 Vol. See Ohio State Archives.


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

You can find many local histories within Jefferson County at www.digitalshoebox.org, which is a website from the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio (Schiappa Branch), where they have digitized many of their collection.   This website includes library contributions from all of southeast Ohio.

You can also find much information on the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society website at http://jeffcochapter.com.  Many of the early records of this county have been donated to the chapter, and they are in the process of housing and cataloging these collections.

You can also find much historical and genealogical information at the Jefferson County Historical Museum located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone 740-283-1133.  Hours of operation vary due to volunteer staff, so please call ahead to make arrangements for tours and library researching.

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Morgan 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 Morgan County.
- 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A and D

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The local newspaper is "The Herald-Star" located at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH  43952.  Phone (740) 283-4711.  The website is www.hsconnect.com.  The archive issues of this paper date to 1806, and can be accessed at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (Schiappa Branch - Ohio Room).  They are housed on microfilm, and many issues have been indexed.  Some of these indexes are digitized online (including 1892), and others are available at the library.

Obituaries of the recently deceased (last 5-10 years) can also be accessed by visiting the websites of local funeral homes.  A few of these are listed below:

Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto - www.clarkefuneralhome.com

Everhart-Bove Funeral Home - www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com

Shorac Funeral Homes - www.shorac.com

Mosti Funeral Home - www.mostifuneralhome.com

J.E. Foster Funeral Homes - www.jefosterfh.com


Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

WIlls -  Index and Abstracts
  • Daily, Linda. Index to early wills and estates of Jefferson County, Ohio up to 1853. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 676.
  • DiThomas, Mary, Will abstracts taken from will book one, 1798-1821, Jefferson County, Northwest Territory, and the State of Ohio. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 269.
  • DiThomas, Mary E. Will abstracts taken from will book two, 1821-1836, Jefferson County, Ohio. State of Ohio FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 276.
Wills - Images (digital or film)
Administration
  • DiThomas, Mary E. Early estate administrations, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818 : taken from Common Pleas Court journals. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P2.
  • Administrators' dockets, 1838-1918. FHL film.
  • Administrators bonds vols. 1-3, 1849-1885. FHL film.
Executors Bonds
  • Executors bonds vol. 1-3, 1849-1885. FHL film
Inventories - Index and Abstracts
  • Francy, Leila S. Inventory of estates, Jefferson County, Ohio : books I and II, 1803-1816. FHL US/CAN Book 977.169 P28i.
Inventories - Images (digital or film)
  • Inventory of estates, 1803-1889. See FHL catalog.
Guardianship - Index and Abstracts
  • DiThomas, Mary E. Court appointed, and chosen guardians from Common Pleas Court journals, Jefferson County, Ohio, to 1818 FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 A1 no. 271.
  • Guardians' dockets, 1838-1920. FHL film.
  • Guardian bonds and letters, 1849-1894. FHL film.
Estate Packets
Final Record Books


Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
301 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.283.8583 

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and naturalization records,
probate and naturalization records; Clerk Court has divorce and 
court records from 1797; County Recorder has land records
from 1797; Board of Health has birth and death records[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
  • Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio - Schiappa Branch Ohio Room (for genealogical research and history), 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-264-6166
Museums
  • Vivian Snyder Genealogical Library, Jefferson County Historical Museum, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, OH  43952.  Phone (740) 283-1133
Societies

Taxation

  • 1816-1838 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850. FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. As of 12 Nov 2012 only partially digitalized, but on microfilm. Appears that when complete, this collection will cover Jefferson county from 1816-1838.
  • 1835, 1864, 1865, 1869, 1870 See Ohio State Archives.

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