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Coordinates: 41.02°0′N 80.77°0′W / 41.02°N 80.77°W / 41.02; -80.77
Mahoning County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Mahoning County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Mahoning County Courthouse.jpg
Address Mahoning County Courthouse
120 Market St
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
Mahoning County Website
Phone: 330–740–2104
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856*
1846*
1856*
1845
1795
1846
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mahoning County boundary changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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


Finding More Cemetery Records

Additional cemetery records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mahoning County, Ohio Cemetery Records in online catalogs like:

Census

Church Records

General
  • Mahoning Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Youngstown, Ohio, Court, Church and Family Records of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties of Ohio FHL film 859777 item 7


Society of Friends


===== Finding More Church Records =====

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

Court Records

See Ohio Court Records for more information about using these records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the Mahoning County Auditor. See Ohio Land and Property for more information about using land records in Ohio.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources and the Family History Library.

Copies of Original Records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Mahoning County land and property may be found in the FHLC and FHLC–maps. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Online Resources


===== Finding More Land Records =====

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

Maps

Military

Civil War


Civil War service men from Mahoning 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 Mahoning County.

- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company F
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A and H

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Mahoning 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.

Newspapers of Mahoning County

Search for newspapers by town or county name in these directories.

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Excerpts and Abstracts ===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers =====


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mahoning County, Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Mahoning 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 Mahoning 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).


Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Mahoning County Courthouse
120 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330–740–2104

Probate Court
Phone: 330-740-2310
MCProbate@mahoningcountyoh.gov

Genealogical Resources: County marrige records; Births and Deaths 1864–1908; Guardianship; Will and estates (Wills are on film–originals are at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.)

Mahoning County Recorder's Office
Phone: 330-740-2345
npalermo@mahoningcountyoh.gov

Genealogical Resources: Land and deeds; grave registrations; soldier's discharges after 1864. Mark the envelope of your requests with Probate Office or Recorder's Office

Mahoning County Clerk of Courts
Phone: 330-740-2104

Original civil court files 1846–1900 are housed at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Mahoning County, Ohio is the Youngstown Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
305 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: 330–744–8636

Genealogical resources: Newspaper film copies and indexes, directories, cemetery inscriptions database. This library is a FamilySearch Center where films can be ordered and viewed.

Museums

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
151 W. Wood Street
Youngstown OH 44501–0533
Phone: 330–743-5934

Genealogical resources: Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Records, Court Dockets, Deeds, Newspapers

Societies

Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
PO Box 9333
Youngstown, Ohio 44513-9333
E-mail: MCCOGS@zoominternet.net

The society has volunteers at the courthouse each Thursday 8am to 3pm; located in the Marriage Dept in the basement. Society members also volunteer at the Main Library Thursdays 1–4.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society
648 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502-1289
Phone: 330–743-2589
mvhs@mahoninghistory.org
Genealogical collections: The MVHS Archival Library. Original probate and civil court records 1846–1900 for Mahoning County. Collection includes diaries, Bibles, photographs, fraktur, manuscripts, deeds, wills, maps, architectural and mechanical drawings, ledgers, county and local government records, and church records.

Taxation

Original county tax lists are available 1846 and 1859 at theMahoning Valley Historical Society.

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

See Ohio Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Ohio.

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 did not comply. A second law occurred 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 Mahoning County 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. In addtion, the Youngstown City Health District has births 1909 to present and deaths 1892 to present.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Mahoning County Probate Court with divorce records located with the Clerk of Court.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Indexes and Records on Microfilm


Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

  • 1846-1916 - Marriage Records; Marriage Licenses, 1852-1861 - index 1852-1920 FHL films 907323 (first of 23 films)
  • 1846-1865 - Marriages, 1846-1865, Marriage Applications, 1853-1864, Births and Deaths, 1857, of Mahoning County, Ohio; Cemetery Records of Mahoning County FHL film 317439
  • 1857 - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths FHL film 907325


Death

Online Death Indexes and Records


Original Death Records on Microfilm


Divorce


Finding More Vital Records

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

Places

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.