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}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Muskingum County'''
  
== Historical Facts  ==
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Muskingum County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Muskingum County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Muskingum County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1804</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1804</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1800<br></center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1804<br></center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1804<br></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Muskingum County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Muskingum County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Muskingum County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Muskingum County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Muskingum County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Muskingum County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties in 1804.<br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties 7 January 1804.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''County Seat: '''Zanesville<br>&nbsp;
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*'''County Seat: '''Zanesville  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''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>[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]] (north){{·}}[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]] (south){{·}}[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (west){{·}}[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]] (east) {{·}} [[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] (southwest){{·}} [[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]] (southeast)
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Muskingum County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskingum_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]] (north){{·}}[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]] (south){{·}}[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (west){{·}}[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]] (east) {{·}} [[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]] (southwest){{·}} [[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]] (southeast)
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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*A part of the county was returned to Fairfield County 1817.
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*Parts set off to create Coshocton 1810, Guernsey 1810, Morgan 1817.
  
<br>[http://www.muskingumcountycourt.org/ Muskingum County]<br>401 Main Street<br>Zanesville, OH 43701<br>Phone: (740) 455-7138
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See an interactive map of Muskingum County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
  
== History  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/pioneers.html Pioneers of Muskingum County, Ohio]
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]] (rural or uncertain specific location)<br>Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville [[Image:St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG|thumb|right|200px|St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG]]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158979 Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Dresden] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=140026 Sherrods Chapel Cemetery, Muskingum] BillionGraves
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==== Church Records  ====
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===== Roman Catholics  =====
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*The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio Archives<br>6616 Beechmont Avenue <br>Cincinnati, OH 45230 Tel: 513-231-0810 <br>website: [http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=26 Archives Genealogy Research ]<br>
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*[http://www.stnickparish.org/ St. Nicholas Catholic Church]<br>925 E. Main St.<br>Zanesville, OH 43701
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===== Lutherans  =====
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*''Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, '''Lutheran '''minister, 1920-1965'' <ref>''Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, '''Lutheran '''minister, 1920-1965''. Wagner, Carl Louis. [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] Film Number: 1036647 Item 1 </ref>Contains baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings in the following locations.
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**Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia
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**Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio
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**Eagleport, Morgan County, Ohio
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**Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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**Dixon and Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/church.html Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project] has additional information about various church groups and their records.
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===== Baptists  =====
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*105 South 6th Street
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*Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
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*Phone: (740) 452-1620
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===== Methodists  =====
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On Prospect Church Road (County Road 99). Has cemetery beside it, see 'Cemeteries' below for link with Google map, headstone images.
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/oh/muskingum Muskingum County, Ohio Online Historical Directories] -&nbsp;identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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*United States Geographic Survey Place Names - [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=155:2:7258823167454522411::NO::: GNIS] for Muskingum County <br>(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
  
 
Home of the [http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4597 "Y" Bridge] which crosses the Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The Ohio government authorized the creation of Muskingum County on January 7, 1804 and the County of Muskingum was established on 1 March 1804. [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1986 Muskingum County] was named from the Delaware Indian word meaning “a town near the river”.  
 
Home of the [http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4597 "Y" Bridge] which crosses the Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The Ohio government authorized the creation of Muskingum County on January 7, 1804 and the County of Muskingum was established on 1 March 1804. [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1986 Muskingum County] was named from the Delaware Indian word meaning “a town near the river”.  
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
'''1804--'''Muskingum County was created 7 January 1804&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] and [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Zanesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/1866atlas.html 1866 Atlas] of Muskingum County Ohio.
  
*A part of the county was returned to Fairfield County 1817.
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==== Military  ====
*Parts set off to create Coshocton 1810, Guernsey 1810, Morgan 1817.
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See an interactive map of Muskingum County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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*Civil War<br>Civil War service men from Muskingum 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 Muskingum County.
  
=== Record Loss ===
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company B, also known as "Laughlin's Cavalry"
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company H,&nbsp;also known as the Zanesville Guards&nbsp;
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:- [[97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies E, F, G, and K
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/ The Zanesville Times Recorder] <br>34 S. Fourth St. <br>Zanesville, OH 43701 <br>Tel: (740) 452-4561
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*[http://www.coshoctontribune.com/ Coshocton Tribune] <br>550 Main Street <br>Coshocton, OH 43812 <br>Tel: (740) 622-1122
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Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001
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*Muskingum County Libraries, [http://library.osu.edu/ Ohio State University Library], and the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/ Ohio Historical Society] are all resources for historical newspapers. Over the years Zanesville has had it's newspaper change names many times. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/papers.html#historical This Historical Newspapers article] lists the names of early newspapers for Adamsville, Dresden, New Concord, and Zanesville.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.muskingumcounty.org/ Muskingum County Courthouse]<br>401 Main Street <br>Zanesville, OH 43701<br>Phone: 740.455.7104 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908, <br>marriage and probate from 1804 and naturalization records; <br>County Recorder has land records from 1803 and and military <br>records from 1865; Clerk Court has divorce and court record <br>from 1804<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Muskingum County, Ohio. Page 544 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Zanesville Ohio Family History Center]]
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/ The Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project], an member of [[OHGenWeb|The OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/muskingum/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Muskingum County.
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Muskingum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]]
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*[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]]
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*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]
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*[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]]
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*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]] (rural or uncertain specific location)<br>Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville [[Image:St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158979 Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery, Dresden] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=140026 Sherrods Chapel Cemetery, Muskingum] BillionGraves
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==== Churches  ====
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===== Roman Catholic  =====
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*The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio Archives<br>6616 Beechmont Avenue <br>Cincinnati, OH 45230 Tel: 513-231-0810 <br>website: [http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=26 Archives Genealogy Research ]<br>
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*[http://www.stnickparish.org/ St. Nicholas Catholic Church]<br>925 E. Main St.<br>Zanesville, OH 43701
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*''Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, '''Lutheran '''minister, 1920-1965'' <ref>''Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, '''Lutheran '''minister, 1920-1965''. Wagner, Carl Louis. [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] Film Number: 1036647 Item 1 </ref>Contains baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings in the following locations.
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**Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia
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**Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio
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**Eagleport, Morgan County, Ohio
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**Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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**Dixon and Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/church.html Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project] has additional information about various church groups and their records.
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===== Market Street Baptist Church  =====
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*105 South 6th Street
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*Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
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*Phone: (740) 452-1620
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===== Prospect United Methodist Church  =====
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On Prospect Church Road (County Road 99). Has cemetery beside it, see 'Cemeteries' below for link with Google map, headstone images.
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==== Court  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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===== Germans  =====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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*United States Geographic Survey Place Names - [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=155:2:7258823167454522411::NO::: GNIS] for Muskingum County <br>(may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Biographies  =====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/pioneers.html Pioneers of Muskingum County, Ohio]
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/1866atlas.html 1866 Atlas] of Muskingum County Ohio.
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==== Military  ====
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*Civil War<br>Civil War service men from Muskingum 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 Muskingum County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company B, also known as "Laughlin's Cavalry"
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company H,&nbsp;also known as the Zanesville Guards&nbsp;
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:- [[97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies E, F, G, and K
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==== Newspapers  ====
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===== Current  =====
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*[http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/ The Zanesville Times Recorder] <br>34 S. Fourth St. <br>Zanesville, OH 43701 <br>Tel: (740) 452-4561
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*[http://www.coshoctontribune.com/ Coshocton Tribune] <br>550 Main Street <br>Coshocton, OH 43812 <br>Tel: (740) 622-1122
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Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001
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===== Historical  =====
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Muskingum County Libraries, [http://library.osu.edu/ Ohio State University Library], and the [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/ Ohio Historical Society] are all resources for historical newspapers. Over the years Zanesville has had it's newspaper change names many times. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/papers.html#historical This Historical Newspapers article] lists the names of early newspapers for Adamsville, Dresden, New Concord, and Zanesville.
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Zanesville Ohio Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/ The Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project], an member of [[OHGenWeb|The OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/muskingum/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Muskingum County.
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Muskingum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1804
1867

1800
1804
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

  • A part of the county was returned to Fairfield County 1817.
  • Parts set off to create Coshocton 1810, Guernsey 1810, Morgan 1817.

See an interactive map of Muskingum County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records (rural or uncertain specific location)
Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville
St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG

Church Records

Roman Catholics
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio Archives
    6616 Beechmont Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45230 Tel: 513-231-0810
    website: Archives Genealogy Research
Lutherans
  • Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965 [3]Contains baptisms, confirmations, funerals and weddings in the following locations.
    • Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia
    • Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio
    • Eagleport, Morgan County, Ohio
    • Lake Township, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Dixon and Amboy, Lee County, Illinois
  • Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project has additional information about various church groups and their records.
Baptists
  • 105 South 6th Street
  • Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
  • Phone: (740) 452-1620
Methodists

On Prospect Church Road (County Road 99). Has cemetery beside it, see 'Cemeteries' below for link with Google map, headstone images.

Court Records

Directories

Muskingum County, Ohio Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Muskingum County
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Genealogy

History

Home of the "Y" Bridge which crosses the Muskingum and Licking Rivers. The Ohio government authorized the creation of Muskingum County on January 7, 1804 and the County of Muskingum was established on 1 March 1804. Muskingum County was named from the Delaware Indian word meaning “a town near the river”.

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Muskingum 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 Muskingum County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company B, also known as "Laughlin's Cavalry"
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H, also known as the Zanesville Guards 
- 97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies E, F, G, and K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

County Courthouse

Muskingum County Courthouse
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740.455.7104

Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage and probate from 1804 and naturalization records;
County Recorder has land records from 1803 and and military
records from 1865; Clerk Court has divorce and court record
from 1804[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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

Places

Populated Places

City
Villages
  • Gratiot
  • New Concord
  • Norwich
  • Philo
  • Roseville
  • South Zanesville
Townships
  • Adams
  • Blue Rock
  • Brush Creek
  • Cass
  • Clay
  • Falls
  • Harrison
  • Highland
  • Hopewell
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Licking
  • Madison
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Muskingum
  • Newton
  • Perry
  • Rich Hill
  • Salem
  • Salt Creek
  • Springfield
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
Communities
  • Adams Mills
  • Blue Rock
  • Chandlersville
  • Duncan Falls
  • East Fultonham
  • Hopewell
  • Nashport
  • North Zanesville
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Trinway
  • White Cottage


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, "Muskingum County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskingum_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965. Wagner, Carl Louis. Family History Library Film Number: 1036647 Item 1