Licking County, Ohio Genealogy

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Guide to Licking County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Licking County, Ohio
Boundary map of Licking County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
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Address Licking County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Newark, Ohio 43055
Licking County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Licking County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1875--The courthouse was on fire on 2 April 1875. Records in the Recorder’s, Sheriff’s, Auditors and Treasurer’s offices were saved. [3] The marriage records between 1829-1839 [4]were not available possibly lost completely in the fire. Some estate records also were burned in the fire. There are gaps in records for this county.[5]See Burned Counties.

1879--The tower of the New Licking County Courthouse caught fire, 29 Mar 1879. No records were destroyed. [6]


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


Green-Beard Cemetery

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Family History Library


Names in Stone


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.


Church Records

Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Land and Property



  • Revolutionary War
- Revolutionary War Veterans of Licking County, Ohio

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Licking County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Licking County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies D and F
-113th_Regiment,_Ohio_Infantry, Companies D and F

Naturalization and Citizenship


Licking 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.




Template:OH Probate Records

Public Records



Licking County Courthouse
20 S 2nd Street
Newark, OH 43058
Phone: 740.349.6062 

Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records;
County Health Department has death records; Clerk Court
has divorce records from 876 and court records from 1872;
County recorder has land records[1]

Family History Centers

School Records

Jacksontown Alumni Book 1890-1959. Digitized book which includes the history of the school and numerous class photos.


Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records


Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch-Historical Records.  Databases include Marriage Records, 1808-1951 available at FHL, and Marriage Returns, 1875-1950 available at FHL.  (For Licking County, the 1808-1951 database is variably extracted; often the Volume and Page number are not given.  The "image numbers" given in the extracts refer to the image numbers in the microfilm, not to the image numbers as uploaded to Historical Records.  The links to images from search results in the Historical Records for this County are wrong for at least Volumes 7 and 11, but the user can often find the wanted record by going to the next image in sequence.  In Volume 7 the images are about 8 MB each, and in Volume 11 about 5 MB each, so searchers with slow internet connections should be prepared for considerable load time.)


Ohio Deaths, 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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased and disposition of remains.

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


Populated Places


  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, "Licking County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1875
  4. "A County Court House in Flames"New York Times March 30, 1879 Article.
  5. Licking County Research Article
  6. Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Tower Fire, Mar 1879