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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mahoning County'''<br><br>
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Guide to '''Mahoning 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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]]&nbsp;and [[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] counties 16 February 1846.<ref name="HBG">{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''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 [[Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy|Columbiana]] and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] counties 16 February 1846.<ref name="HBG">{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''County Seat: '''Youngstown  
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*'''County Seat: '''Youngstown
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]] (south){{·}}[[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania|Lawrence County, Pennsylvania]] (east){{·}}[[Mercer County, Pennsylvania|Mercer County, Pennsylvania]] (northesast){{·}}[[Portage County, Ohio|Portage]] (northwest){{·}}[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] (southwest){{·}}[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] (north)<br>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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[[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull County]] {{•}} [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage County]] {{•}} [[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark County]] {{•}} [[Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy|Columbiana County]] {{•}} [[Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Lawrence County, Pennsylvania]] {{•}} [[Mercer County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Mercer County, Pennsylvania]]
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<center>{{ OHMahoning ,Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Mahoning 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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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/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Mahoning&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
  
 
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.<br>
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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<br> {{Template:OH Cemetery Records Repositories|Mahoning|502744}}
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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===== General  =====
 
===== General  =====
  
:*Mahoning Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Youngstown, Ohio, ''Court, Church and Family Records of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties of Ohio'' {{FHL|326415|item|disp=FHL film 859777 item 7}}<br>
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:*Mahoning Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Youngstown, Ohio, ''Court, Church and Family Records of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties of Ohio'' {{FHL|326415|item|disp=FHL film 859777 item 7}}<br>  
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:*Mahoning Valley Historical Society has a variety of collections of original church records including but not limited to Lutheran and Reformed congregations within the county
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Wooland Avenue Lutheran Church, Youngstown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
===== Society of Friends  =====
 
===== Society of Friends  =====
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48133&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. IV:(Ohio Monthly Meetings)]including West and East Goshen Monthly Meetings. Found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48133&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. IV:(Ohio Monthly Meetings)]including West and East Goshen Monthly Meetings. Found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Mahoning|512151}}  
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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:*'''1846-1946''' - Records of the Probate Court {{FHL|250925|item|disp=FHL films 907327 (first of 46 films)}}  
 
:*'''1846-1946''' - Records of the Probate Court {{FHL|250925|item|disp=FHL films 907327 (first of 46 films)}}  
 
:*'''1848-1851''' - Court Records {{FHL|361052|item|disp=FHL film 363350 item 2}}
 
:*'''1848-1851''' - Court Records {{FHL|361052|item|disp=FHL film 363350 item 2}}
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==== DNA  ====
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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Mahoning County, Ohio residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
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*'''[Hill]''' Descendant of Rogers Hill, b. 1799, d. 1883 Mahoning County, Ohio. Y-DNA Test, FTDNA (Kit 245849). Genetic signature available at [http://danstone.info/hilldna.htm Relatives of Dan Stone - Hill DNA Results] and at [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/hill/default.aspx?section=yresults Hill DNA Surname Project Results], courtesy: Dan Stone, [http://www.hilldna.com Hill DNA Surname Project] and [http://www.familytreedna.com Family Tree DNA].
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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===== Local History  =====
 
===== Local History  =====
  
:*Williams, H.Z. and Bro. ''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches.'' (Cleveland: H.Z. Williams and Bro., 1882) {{WorldCat|3612586|disp=At various libraries.}}Digitized versions: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27121 Ancestry.com] ($); [http://www.google.com/search?q=History+of+Trumbull+and+Mahoning+Counties&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1&safe=active Books.google.com]; [http://archive.org/search.php?query=History%20of%20Trumbull%20and%20Mahoning%20Counties Archives.org]; {{FHL|94879|item|disp=FHL book 977.13 H2h v.1–2}} Index of names {{FHL|239024|item|disp=FHL book 977.13 H2h index–digitized version}}  
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:*Williams, H.Z. and Bro. ''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches.'' (Cleveland: H.Z. Williams and Bro., 1882) Digital version at [http://archive.org/search.php?query=History%20of%20Trumbull%20and%20Mahoning%20Counties Internet Archive]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=zxkVAAAAYAAJ Google Books]. Index of names Digital version at {{FSbook|89035}}; {{FHL|239024|item|disp=FHL book 977.13 H2h index}}.
 
:*''Youngstown,'' Chicago: American Historical Society, 1920. Digital version at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27121 Ancestry.com] ($)  
 
:*''Youngstown,'' Chicago: American Historical Society, 1920. Digital version at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27121 Ancestry.com] ($)  
:*Butler, Joseph Green, ''History of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio'' (Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: American Historical Society, c1921) {{WorldCat|15914001|disp=At various libraries}} and {{FHL|101157|item|disp=FHL book 977.139/Y1 H2b.}} Every name Index {{FHL|621803|item|disp=FHL book 977.139/Y1 H2}}  
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:*Butler, Joseph Green, ''History of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio'' (Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: American Historical Society, c1921) {{WorldCat|15914001|disp=At various libraries}}; digital version at {{FSbook|99379}}; {{FHL|101157|item|disp=FHL book 977.139/Y1 H2b.}}. Every name Index {{FHL|621803|item|disp=FHL book 977.139/Y1 H2}}  
:*Sanderson, Thomas W. ''20th Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio and Representative Citizens'' (Tucson, Arizona&nbsp;: W.C. Cox Co., 1974) {{WorldCat|5064391|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|101019|item|disp=FHL film 1000330 item 1 and 2409073 item 1}}(also digitzed)
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:*Sanderson, Thomas W. ''20th Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio and Representative Citizens'' (Tucson, Arizona&nbsp;: W.C. Cox Co., 1974) {{WorldCat|5064391|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FSbook|185503}}; {{FHL|101019|item|disp=FHL film 1000330 item 1 and 2409073 item 1}}  
 
:*'''1805-1955''' - Columbiana Sesquicentennial Official Historical Program {{FHL|130118|item|disp=FHL book 977.163/C1 H2c}}
 
:*'''1805-1955''' - Columbiana Sesquicentennial Official Historical Program {{FHL|130118|item|disp=FHL book 977.163/C1 H2c}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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{{OH Land}} <br> ''Online Resources''  
 
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' - [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Ohio Land and Property#Obtaining_Land_Entry_Case_Files|Ohio Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
 
:*'''Beginning 1820''' - [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Ohio Land and Property#Obtaining_Land_Entry_Case_Files|Ohio Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2077 Ohio Land Records] This database was officially known as the Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index and contain over 100,000 Ohio land patents dated before 1908. Found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2077 Ohio Land Records] This database was officially known as the Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index and contain over 100,000 Ohio land patents dated before 1908. Found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmahoni/maps/mahcotwp.htm Mahoning County Township Map] with a detailed map of each section.  
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmahoni/maps/mahcotwp.htm Mahoning County Township Map] with a detailed map of each section.  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/mahoning/land-index.html Mahoning County Land Records] Found at usgwarchives.org {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Mahoning|380317}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/mahoning/land-index.html Mahoning County Land Records] Found at usgwarchives.net
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Mahoning|380317}}  
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
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===== Civil War  =====
 
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<br>Civil War service men from Mahoning County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Mahoning County.  
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<br>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|41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company F  
 
:- [[41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company F  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
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Original Naturalization records for Mahoning County, Ohio are housed at the Oak Hill Renaissance Place and available for public viewing.
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Oakhill Renaissance Place<br>345 Oakhill Avenue, Suite 102<br>Youngstown, OH 44502<br>Phone: 330-740-2110
  
 
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'''Online Newspapers'''  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''  
  
:*'''1869–1875''' - ''The Mahoning Valley Vindicator'' (Jun–July)&nbsp;[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ib87rSy7x5MC Google News Archive]  
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:*'''1869–1875''' - ''The Mahoning Valley Vindicator'' (Jun–July) [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ib87rSy7x5MC Google News Archive]  
:*'''1875–1877''' - ''The Mahoning Vindicator'' (July–July)&nbsp;[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=sxPTjD2EoucC Google News Archive]  
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:*'''1875–1877''' - ''The Mahoning Vindicator'' (July–July) [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=sxPTjD2EoucC Google News Archive]  
 
:*'''1896–1928''' - ''The Sunday Vindicator'' (Jun–Oct)[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=kFzFP8IdBVAC Google News Archive]  
 
:*'''1896–1928''' - ''The Sunday Vindicator'' (Jun–Oct)[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=kFzFP8IdBVAC Google News Archive]  
 
:*'''1891–1893''' - ''Youngstown Evening Vindicator'' (Mar-May) [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=MdMr--dQ_pMC Google News Archive]  
 
:*'''1891–1893''' - ''Youngstown Evening Vindicator'' (Mar-May) [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=MdMr--dQ_pMC Google News Archive]  
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
  
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/mahoning/newspaper-index.html Mahoning County Newspaper Articles ]&nbsp;Courtesy of USGenWeb.
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/mahoning/newspaper-index.html Mahoning County Newspaper Articles ] Courtesy of USGenWeb.
  
 
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''  
 
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''  
  
{{OHnewspaper abstracts|Mahoning}}
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{{OHnewspaper abstracts|Mahoning}}  
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
  
:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|199242|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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:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|199242|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].
:*'''1846–1900''' - Original wills and estates are housed at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm Mahoning Valley Historical Society Archive].<br>
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:*NOTE: for Mahoning County, OH the court records currently available through Familysearch are the Transcribed Court Records, not the original Probate Estate or Probate Civil Case Packets. Transcribed court records do not usually contain original signatures, nor is every individual document transcribed by the court which pertains to that case packet. Interim and final reports and other legal documents required by the court are transcribed by a clerk from the actual documents. Frequently there are additional documents within the original case packet itself that are not deemed necessary to transcribe. Mahoning County is fortunate in that both transcribed records and original packets exist for a significant period. Human error is always a factor in transcribing records. There may also be instances where the original does not exist any longer but the transcription does. It is strongly suggested that researchers seek out both the Transcribed Records, and the Original packets where-ever possible.<br>  
 
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:*'''1846–1899''' - Original Mahoning County Probate Estate Case Packets&nbsp;;are housed at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm Mahoning Valley Historical Society Archive]. These packets contain the original documents, with actual signatures; wills, administration applications, bonds, inventories, receipts, affidavits, and any other record needed to settle an estate. These packets are the originals. <br>  
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:*'''ca. 1870-1905.''' Original Mahoning County Probate Civil Case packets are housed at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archival Library. These cases include but are not limited to: civil cases, divorces, guardianships, inquests of lunacy, applications for the Worthy Blind (1904-1905), judgements, land transfers resulting from estate files, legal name changes, adoptions, etc. These are original documents with actual signatures.<br>
  
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
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[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/ProbateCourt/ContactInformation/tabid/1163/Default.aspx Probate Court] <br>Phone: 330-740-2310 <br>[mailto:MCProbate@mahoningcountyoh.gov MCProbate@mahoningcountyoh.gov]<br>  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/ProbateCourt/ContactInformation/tabid/1163/Default.aspx Probate Court] <br>Phone: 330-740-2310 <br>[mailto:MCProbate@mahoningcountyoh.gov MCProbate@mahoningcountyoh.gov]<br>  
  
:''Genealogical Resources'': County marrige records; Births and Deaths 1864–1908; Guardianship; Will and estates (Wills are on film–originals are at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society].)<br><br>
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:'''Genealogical Resources''': County marrige records; Births and Deaths 1864–1908; Guardianship; Will and estates (Wills are on film–original case packets are at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society].)<br><br>
  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/Recorder/ContactInformation/tabid/1091/Default.aspx Mahoning County Recorder's Office]<br>Phone: 330-740-2345<br>[mailto:npalermo@mahoningcountyoh.gov npalermo@mahoningcountyoh.gov]  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/Recorder/ContactInformation/tabid/1091/Default.aspx Mahoning County Recorder's Office]<br>Phone: 330-740-2345<br>[mailto:npalermo@mahoningcountyoh.gov 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 <br><br>
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:'''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 <br><br>
  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/ClerkofCourts/ContactInformation/tabid/999/Default.aspx Mahoning County Clerk of Courts]<br>Phone: 330-740-2104  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/Departments/ClerkofCourts/ContactInformation/tabid/999/Default.aspx Mahoning County Clerk of Courts]<br>Phone: 330-740-2104  
  
:Original civil court files 1846–1900 are housed at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society]. <br><br>
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:Original civil court packets/files 1871-1901 are housed at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society]. <br><br>
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|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.  
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The main FHC for Mahoning County, Ohio is the [[Youngstown Ohio Family History Center]].  
  
The main FHC for Mahoning County, Ohio is the [[Youngstown Ohio Family History Center|Youngstown Ohio Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].  
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
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[http://www.libraryvisit.org/ Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County]<br>305 Wick Ave. <br>Youngstown, OH 44503<br>Phone: 330–744–8636  
 
[http://www.libraryvisit.org/ Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County]<br>305 Wick Ave. <br>Youngstown, OH 44503<br>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.<br>  
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:'''Genealogical resources''': Newspaper film copies and indexes, directories, cemetery inscriptions database. This library is a FamilySearch Center where films can be ordered and viewed.<br>
  
 
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[http://www.ohiohistory.org/youngst/arch_lib.html#lgr Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor]<br>151 W. Wood Street<br>Youngstown OH 44501–0533<br>Phone: 330–743-5934  
 
[http://www.ohiohistory.org/youngst/arch_lib.html#lgr Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor]<br>151 W. Wood Street<br>Youngstown OH 44501–0533<br>Phone: 330–743-5934  
  
'''Genealogical resources''': Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Records, Court Dockets, Deeds, Newspapers  
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:'''Genealogical resources''': Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Records, Court Dockets, Deeds, Newspapers
  
 
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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'''
  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org/ Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]<br>PO Box 9333<br>Youngstown, Ohio 44513-9333 <br>E-mail: [mailto:MCCOGS@zoominternet.net MCCOGS@zoominternet.net]  
 
[http://www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org/ Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society]<br>PO Box 9333<br>Youngstown, Ohio 44513-9333 <br>E-mail: [mailto:MCCOGS@zoominternet.net MCCOGS@zoominternet.net]  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
[http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society]<br>648 Wick Avenue <br>Youngstown, OH 44502-1289 <br>Phone: 330–743-2589 <br>[mailto:mvhs@mahoninghistory.org mvhs@mahoninghistory.org]<br>Genealogical collections: The [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm MVHS Archival Library].&nbsp;Original probate and civil court records 1846–1900 for Mahoning County. Collection&nbsp;includes diaries, Bibles, photographs, fraktur, manuscripts, deeds, wills, maps, architectural and mechanical drawings, ledgers, county and local government records, and church records.  
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[http://www.mahoninghistory.org/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society]<br>648 Wick Avenue <br>Youngstown, OH 44502-1289 <br>Phone: 330–743-2589 <br>[mailto:mvhs@mahoninghistory.org archives@mahoninghistory.org]<br>Genealogical collections: The [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm 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 in addition to other collections.  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Original county tax lists are available 1846 and 1859 at the[http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archgov.htm Mahoning Valley Historical Society].  
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Original county tax lists are available 1846, and parts of the county for 1859 at the [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archgov.htm Mahoning Valley Historical Society].  
  
 
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:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.<br>  
 
:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.<br>  
 
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)<br>
 
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)<br>
 
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''Original Birth Indexes and Records on Microfilm''  
 
''Original Birth Indexes and Records on Microfilm''  
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:*'''1857''' - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths {{FHL|250917|item|disp=FHL film 907325}}  
 
:*'''1857''' - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths {{FHL|250917|item|disp=FHL film 907325}}  
 
:*'''1864-1908''' - Birth and Death Records {{FHL|250868|item|disp=FHL films 906501 (first of six films)}}<br>
 
:*'''1864-1908''' - Birth and Death Records {{FHL|250868|item|disp=FHL films 906501 (first of six films)}}<br>
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)<br>
 
:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)<br>
 
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
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:*'''1846-1865''' - Marriages, 1846-1865, Marriage Applications, 1853-1864, Births and Deaths, 1857, of Mahoning County, Ohio; Cemetery Records of Mahoning County {{FHL|455301|item|disp=FHL film 317439}}  
 
:*'''1846-1865''' - Marriages, 1846-1865, Marriage Applications, 1853-1864, Births and Deaths, 1857, of Mahoning County, Ohio; Cemetery Records of Mahoning County {{FHL|455301|item|disp=FHL film 317439}}  
 
:*'''1857''' - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths {{FHL|250917|item|disp=FHL film 907325}}<br>
 
:*'''1857''' - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths {{FHL|250917|item|disp=FHL film 907325}}<br>
 
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
:*'''1850-1885:'''&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 U.S. Federal Mortality Schedules] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($)  
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:*'''1850-1885:''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 U.S. Federal Mortality Schedules] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($)  
:*'''1854–1997:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;{{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.<br>  
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:*'''1854–1997: ''' {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.<br>  
:*'''1908–1953:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;{{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – Free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates. 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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased. <br>  
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:*'''1908–1953: ''' {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – Free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates. 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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased. <br>  
:*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007:'''&nbsp;{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.  
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:*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007:''' {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.  
:*'''1908-2007:'''&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) <br>  
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:*'''1908-2007:''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) <br>  
:*'''1913–1944:'''&nbsp;[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944] - Free<br>
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
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:*'''1857''' - Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths {{FHL|250917|item|disp=FHL film 907325}}  
 
:*'''1864-1908''' - Birth and Death Records {{FHL|250868|item|disp=FHL film 906501 (first of six films)}}<br>
 
:*'''1864-1908''' - Birth and Death Records {{FHL|250868|item|disp=FHL film 906501 (first of six films)}}<br>
 
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:*'''1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index] found at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($)<br>
 
:*'''1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index] found at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($)<br>
  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:14, 25 March 2015

United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Mahoning County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records

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


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
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Columbiana and Trumbull counties 16 February 1846.[1]
  • County Seat: Youngstown




Neighboring Counties

Trumbull County  • Portage County  • Stark County  • Columbiana County  • Lawrence County, Pennsylvania  • Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Butler CountyColumbiana CountyJefferson CountyTrumbull CountyHancock CountyMercer CountyWashington CountyAllegheny CountyWestmoreland CountyArmstrong CountyVenango CountyMercer CountyClarion CountyLawrence CountyBeaver CountyPortage CountyStark CountyClark CountyTuscarawas CountyMahoning CountyOHMahoning.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

For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

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

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.

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
  • Mahoning Valley Historical Society has a variety of collections of original church records including but not limited to Lutheran and Reformed congregations within the county
Lutheran
  • Records of Wooland Avenue Lutheran Church, Youngstown, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Society of Friends
Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy 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.

DNA

DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Mahoning County, Ohio residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local History

Local histories are available for Mahoning 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.

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.
Online Resources

Finding More Land Records

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


Maps

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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

Original Naturalization records for Mahoning County, Ohio are housed at the Oak Hill Renaissance Place and available for public viewing.


Oakhill Renaissance Place
345 Oakhill Avenue, Suite 102
Youngstown, OH 44502
Phone: 330-740-2110

Newspapers

Mahoning 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

Finding More Ohio Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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


  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at 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 browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.
  • NOTE: for Mahoning County, OH the court records currently available through Familysearch are the Transcribed Court Records, not the original Probate Estate or Probate Civil Case Packets. Transcribed court records do not usually contain original signatures, nor is every individual document transcribed by the court which pertains to that case packet. Interim and final reports and other legal documents required by the court are transcribed by a clerk from the actual documents. Frequently there are additional documents within the original case packet itself that are not deemed necessary to transcribe. Mahoning County is fortunate in that both transcribed records and original packets exist for a significant period. Human error is always a factor in transcribing records. There may also be instances where the original does not exist any longer but the transcription does. It is strongly suggested that researchers seek out both the Transcribed Records, and the Original packets where-ever possible.
  • 1846–1899 - Original Mahoning County Probate Estate Case Packets ;are housed at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society Archive. These packets contain the original documents, with actual signatures; wills, administration applications, bonds, inventories, receipts, affidavits, and any other record needed to settle an estate. These packets are the originals.
  • ca. 1870-1905. Original Mahoning County Probate Civil Case packets are housed at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archival Library. These cases include but are not limited to: civil cases, divorces, guardianships, inquests of lunacy, applications for the Worthy Blind (1904-1905), judgements, land transfers resulting from estate files, legal name changes, adoptions, etc. These are original documents with actual signatures.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mahoning 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

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–original case packets 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 packets/files 1871-1901 are housed at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

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.

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
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

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
archives@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 in addition to other collections.

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Original county tax lists are available 1846, and parts of the county for 1859 at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.

Finding More Tax Records

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

Web Sites

Places

Mahoning County Ohio Genealogy References

  1. WorldCat 50140092 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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