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

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Monroe County, Ohio
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Courthouse
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Address Monroe County Courthouse
101 N. Main St.
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793-1097
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1866
1867

1836

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Monroe County boundary changes.

Record Loss


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

Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
- Civil War service men from Monroe 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 Monroe County.
- 116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A, C, D, E, and F

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Monroe 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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Monroe County Courthouse
101 N Main Street
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Phone: 740.472.0761

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from early 1800’s
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
Count Recorder has land records[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

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

 

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