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Lake County, Ohio
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Address Lake County Courthouse
47 N. Park Place
Painesville, Ohio 44077
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1840
1867
1839
1853
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties 6 March 1840.[1]
  • County Seat: Painesville
  • Neighboring Counties: Lake County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Geauga (south) · Ashtabula (east) · Cuyahoga (southwest)

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lake County boundary changes.

Record Loss

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:

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Kirtland

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

Land and Property

Maps

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
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and K

Newspapers

Obituaries

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

Periodicals

Probate Records 

Probate records 1840-1902 browseable on FamilySearch, not complete

Public Records

Repositories

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
Libraries

Morley Library--Best collection of local genealogical materials.

Museums

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

Societies

Lake County Genealogical Society This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Births1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch

Marriage

Marriages - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915 Marriages 1840-1952 now searchable at FamilySearch

Death

Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch


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

 

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