Morrow County, Ohio

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Revision as of 23:02, 30 April 2013

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

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Morrow County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Morrow County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Morrow County Courthouse
48 E. High St.
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338-1458
Morrow County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1848
1867

1848
1848
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Morrow County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcription Project

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 24 - unidentified 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.

Church Records

Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

History of Morrow County and Ohio: containing a brief history of the state of Ohio ... a history of Morrow County ... biographical sketches, portraits of some of the early settlers and prominent men, etc., etc (Google Books)

History of Morrow County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1 (Google Books)

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Morrow 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 Morrow County.
96th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company C, roster 
Company D (both Morrow and Marion Counties), roster 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Morrow 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

Template:OH Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Morrow County Courthouse
48 East High Street
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.947.2085

Probate Court has birth and death records 1856-1857 and 1867-1908, marriage and probate records from 1848 and naturalization records 1848-1894;

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1908. County Recorder has land records from 1848 and military records. Common Pleas Court has divorce and court 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 Morrow County, Ohio Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Web Sites

Places

The Townships that came from Delaware County are: Westfield, Lincoln, Harmony, Peru and Bennington.

The Townships that came from Knox County are: Franklin, Chester and South Bloomfield.

The Townships that came from Marion County are: Canaan, Cardington, Gilead (some of what is now Gilead was in Knox County) and Washington. Morven Township lands, Marion County, were ceded to Morrow County, but did not continue to exist by that name.

The Townships that came from Richland County are: North Bloomfield, Troy, Congress and Perry.

Populated Places

Map: The Townships of Morrow County

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