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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lake County'''<br><br>
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Guide to '''Lake County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Lake County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lake 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>1840</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1840</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>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | 1840<center></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | 1840<center></center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1839<br></center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1839<br></center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1840</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1840</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lake County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lake County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lake County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lake County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lake County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lake County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]] and [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] Counties 6 March 1840.<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;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 [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]] and [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]] Counties 20 March 1840.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Painesville  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Painesville  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (south){{·}}[[Ashtabula County, Ohio|Ashtabula]] (east){{·}}[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]] (southwest)
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula County]] {{}}
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[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]] {{}}
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[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga County]]
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<center>{{OHLake County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Lake County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Painesville Twp. records to after 1900 due to flood. For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-counties/#courthouse Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=139289 Leroy Cemetery, Painesville] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=139289 Leroy Cemetery, Painesville] BillionGraves
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|366145|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Lake.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Lake+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/Lake.htm USGenWeb]
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Lake Co. Gen. Society
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www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Lake&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Kirtland
 
*Kirtland
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===== Congregational =====
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:*'''early to 1907''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/church/index.html First Church, Congregational, Painesville] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Painesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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===== Episcopal  =====
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:*'''1834-1874''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/church/stjames.html St. James Episcopal Church] includes membership list and baptisms. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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===== other church information  =====
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/church/index.html General church information] includes minister lists and some family Bible records. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Lake|521501}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
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===== Local Histories  =====
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:*Riddle, Albert Gallation, ''History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men,'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1878). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z302AQAAMAAJ Google Books] {{FHL|95529|item|disp=FHL book 977.133 H2wiL}}
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:*Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, ''Lake County History,'' (Ohio: Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, 1941). Digital copy at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29239 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|524380|item|disp=FHL book 977.1334 H2Lc}}
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:*Stith, Bary Oyler, ''Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition,'' (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988). {{FHL|632874|item|disp=FHL book 977.1334 H2s}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}} <br> {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Lake|380674}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ohlake.jpg|400px|Ohlake.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Battery C  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Battery C  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies D and K
 
:- [[105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies D and K
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Select issues of''Evening and Morning Star'' available at BYU's [http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ Digital Collections]. Click on newspaper in box on right.  
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{{OHnewspapers|Lake}}
*Painesville Telegraph and Telegraph=Republican available at http://news.google.com/newspapers&nbsp;
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/newspaper/index.html index to Ohio Newspapers] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - Select issues of''Evening and Morning Star'' available at [http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ BYU Digital Collections]. Click on newspaper in box on right.  
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:*'''various years''' - ''Painesville Telegraph'' and ''Telegraph Republican'' available at [http://news.google.com/newspapers GoogleNews]
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/news-index.html community contributed newspaper articles] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''
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<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Records&nbsp;</span>  ====
 
==== Probate<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Records&nbsp;</span>  ====
  
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />Probate records 1840-1902 browseable on FamilySearch, not complete  
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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:*'''1806-1940''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/probate/index.html OhioGenWeb Probate records and indexes] Links to online probate, guardianship, estates and other probate records available on the Lake County OhioGenWeb pages. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1840-1846''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/probate-index.html Lake County Probate Record Index] Vol. A: 1840-1842; Vol. B: 1842-1846. Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.
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Probate records 1840-1902 browse-able on FamilySearch, not complete.
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Lake|381196}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Kirtland Ohio Family History Center|'''Kirtland Ohio Family History Center''']]<br>
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Kirtland Ohio Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs/ Lake County Genealogical Society] This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them.  
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[[Image:Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png|right|175px|Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png]]The '''''[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]&nbsp;''''' was a part of northeast '''Ohio''' originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.<ref name="DB89">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The former ''Connecticut Western Reserve&nbsp;'' lands were in the modern counties of [[Ashtabula_County,_Ohio_Genealogy|Ashtabula]], [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]], [[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]], [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]], [[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]], [[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]], [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] fully, but also '''in parts of''' [[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]], [[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]], [[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]], [[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]], and [[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]] counties in Ohio.<br><br>
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The '''Research Library''' at the ''[[Western Reserve Historical Society]] History Center&nbsp;'' is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.<ref name="gen">[http://www.wrhs.org/research/library/genealogy/ Family History and Genealogical Research] in ''Western Reserve Historical Society'' (accessed 11 March 2015).</ref> The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.<ref name="DB89" />
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'''Other Societies'''
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs/ Lake County Genealogical Society] This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them. Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions to 2003, Naturalization Index 1860-1975, Biographies, Index to ''LakeLines'', Memorials and Activities.&nbsp;
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Lake|380675}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
Births1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probateb.html Lake County birth records] births from the Probate Court. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/bircordel/index.html Corrected and Delayed birth records index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/births/perry-twp.txt Birth Records for Perry Township] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/miscbirt.html Registrars Birth Report]&nbsp;miscellaneous non-probate births. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1881-1900''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/telbirth.html Birth Notices] index to birth notices in the ''Painesville Telegraph''&nbsp;Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/marriage/index.html Marriages] - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915''' Marriages 1840-1952 now searchable at FamilySearch
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1789-1994''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1614804 Ohio County Marriages] available on FamilySearch, free.
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:*'''1810-1840''' - [http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/pa/TOS.aspx Cuyahoga County Probate and Marriage Index 1810 to Current] This includes Willoughby Township in Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Cuyahoga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1806-1840''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/geauga/vitals-index.html Geauga County Marriages 1806-1953] This includes the current Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Geauga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Early Mormon Vital Records] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Mormon newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1840-1915''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/marriage/index.html Marriages] - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915. This index includes marriages from Vol. A-K, and 12-14 and part of 15. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1986 to present''' - [https://phoenix.lakecountyohio.gov/pa/pa_prob.urd/pamw6500.display Lake County Marriage Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
  
 
Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch  
 
Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch  
  
<br>'''[[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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
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:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Early Mormon Vital Records] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Mormon newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.&nbsp;
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probated.html Probate Deaths] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1867-1908&nbsp;'''- [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/miscdeat.html Registrar's Death Report] miscellaneous non-probate deaths, Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/deaths/perry-twp.txt Perry Township Death Records 1867-1908] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1897''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/1897wbyd.html Willoughby Township Mortuary Report] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.&nbsp;
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Lake|381250}}
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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:*'''1806-1839''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/geadivor.html Geauga Divorces 1806-1839] An abstract of the divorce proceedings of the Ohio Supreme Court at Geauga County, mostly residents of what is now Lake County. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
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:*'''1822-1898''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/teldiv.html Index to Divorces in the ''Painesville Telegraph'']&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This index from Lake County Historical Society covers 1822-1849 and some up to 1898. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>
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:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />'''1878-1881'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> - </span>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/divorces-volj.html Divorce Proceedings in Common Pleas Journal J]&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This court volume covers 1878-Feb 1881 and lists over 60 couples applying for divorces. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/lake-county/ Lake County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com~ohlake http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake] - The GenWeb site has many databases, biographies, vital records, etc.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com~ohlake http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake] - The GenWeb site has many databases, biographies, vital records, etc.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/birth/birmort.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probateb.html]&nbsp;- Lake County birth records 1867-1908.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/birth/birmort.html http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probateb.html]&nbsp;- Lake County birth records 1867-1908.  
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Latest revision as of 04:23, 13 March 2015

United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Lake County

Guide to Lake County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Coordinates: 41.82°0′N 81.24°0′W / 41.82°N 81.24°W / 41.82; -81.24

Lake County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Lake County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Lake County Courthouse
47 N. Park Place
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Lake County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1840
1867
1840
1839
1840
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties 20 March 1840.[1]
  • County Seat: Painesville



Neighboring Counties

Ashtabula County  • Geauga County  • Cuyahoga County


Lake CountyWayne CountySummit CountyMercer CountyCrawford CountyErie CountyAshtabula CountyTrumbull CountyMahoning CountyPortage CountyCuyahoga CountyCuyahoga CountyMedina CountyGeauga CountyOHLake1.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Painesville Twp. records to after 1900 due to flood. For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

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Bible Records

Biography

Lake County OHGenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake

See History Hall . . . at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Lake County Cemeteries and Index of names.

Individual 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

Lake Co. Gen. Society

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Kirtland
Congregational
Lutheran
  • Records of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Painesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Episcopal
other church information
Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Naturalization Records - An Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Lake County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Local Histories
  • Riddle, Albert Gallation, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1878). Digital copy at Google Books FHL book 977.133 H2wiL
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, Lake County History, (Ohio: Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, 1941). Digital copy at Ancestry ($)(Indexed) FHL book 977.1334 H2Lc
  • Stith, Bary Oyler, Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition, (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988). FHL book 977.1334 H2s

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
===== Finding More Land Records =====

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

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Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Lake 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 Lake County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery, Battery C
- 11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company E
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and K

Newspapers

Lake County, Ohio Genealogy 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.

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts


Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Index 1822-current available at http://www.MorleyLibrary.org  >Genealogy > Obit Index

Periodicals

Probate Records 

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


Probate records 1840-1902 browse-able on FamilySearch, not complete.

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Lake County Courthouse
47 North Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077-3414
Phone: 440.350.2657 

Clerk Court has court records from 1840

25 North Park Place

Painesville, OH 44077


Probate Judge has marriage and probate records

25 North Park Place, rear

Painesville, OH 44077


County Recorder has land records[1]

105 Main Street

Painesville, OH 44077

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries

Morley Library--Best collection of local genealogical materials.

Museums

Lake County History Center http://www.lakehistory.org

Societies
Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png
The Connecticut Western Reserve  was a part of northeast Ohio originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.[3] The former Connecticut Western Reserve  lands were in the modern counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Trumbull fully, but also in parts of Ashland, Mahoning, Ottawa, Summit, and Wayne counties in Ohio.

The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center  is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.[4] The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.[3]

Other Societies

Lake County Genealogical Society This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them. Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions to 2003, Naturalization Index 1860-1975, Biographies, Index to LakeLines, Memorials and Activities. 

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

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. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. Family History and Genealogical Research in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 11 March 2015).

 

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