Licking County, Ohio

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Revision as of 20:28, 9 May 2013

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

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

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1875
1809
1875
1800
1875
*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]

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Green-Beard Cemetery


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

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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.
Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Licking County, Ohio. 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.

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.

Maps

Military

  • 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

Newspapers

Licking 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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Licking County, Ohio 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 Licking County, Ohio 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).

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

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
Libraries
Museums
Societies

School Records

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

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Licking County, Ohio 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 Licking County, Ohio 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 Licking County, Ohio Probate Court with divorce records located with the Licking County, Ohio Clerk of Courts.

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

Birth
Marriage

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.)

Death

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

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, "Licking County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licking_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. GenDisasters.com Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Fire, Apr 1875 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/17866/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. GenDisasters.com Newark, OH Licking County Courthouse Tower Fire, Mar 1879 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/17867/newark-oh-licking-county-courthouse-tower-fire-mar-1879
  7. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.