Muskingum County, Ohio Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.muskingumcountycourt.org/ Muskingum County]<br>401 Main Street<br>Zanesville, OH 43701<br>Phone: (740) 455-7138  
 
<br>[http://www.muskingumcountycourt.org/ Muskingum County]<br>401 Main Street<br>Zanesville, OH 43701<br>Phone: (740) 455-7138  
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== History  ==
 
== 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”.
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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”.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''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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'''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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Populated Places  ===
 
=== Populated Places  ===
  
=====City=====  
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===== City =====
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*[[Zanesville|Zanesville, Ohio]]
 
*[[Zanesville|Zanesville, Ohio]]
  
=====Villages=====
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===== Villages =====
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*[[Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio|Adamsville]]
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*[[Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio|Adamsville]]  
*Dresden
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*Dresden  
*[[Frazeysburg, Ohio|Frazeysburg]]
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*[[Frazeysburg, Ohio|Frazeysburg]]  
*Fultonham  
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*Fultonham
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*Gratiot  
 
*Gratiot  
*New Concord
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*New Concord  
 
*Norwich
 
*Norwich
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*Philo
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*Roseville
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*Philo  
*South Zanesville  
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*Roseville  
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*South Zanesville
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=====Townships=====
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===== Townships =====
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*Adams
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*Adams  
*Blue Rock
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*Blue Rock  
*Brush Creek
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*Brush Creek  
*Cass
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*Cass  
*Clay
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*Clay  
*Falls
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*Falls  
*Harrison
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*Harrison  
*Highland
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*Highland  
 
*Hopewell
 
*Hopewell
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*Jackson
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*Jefferson
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*Jackson  
*Licking
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*Jefferson  
*Madison
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*Licking  
*Meigs
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*Madison  
*Monroe
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*Meigs  
*Muskingum
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*Monroe  
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*Muskingum  
 
*Newton
 
*Newton
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*[[Perry Township, Muskingum, Ohio|Perry]]
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*Rich Hill
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*[[Perry Township, Muskingum, Ohio|Perry]]  
*Salem
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*Rich Hill  
*Salt Creek
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*Salem  
*Springfield
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*Salt Creek  
*Union
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*Springfield  
*Washington
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*Union  
*Wayne  
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*Washington  
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*Wayne
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=====Communities=====
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===== Communities =====
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*Adams Mills
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*Adams Mills  
*Blue Rock
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*Blue Rock  
*Chandlersville
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*Chandlersville  
*Duncan Falls
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*Duncan Falls  
*East Fultonham
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*East Fultonham  
 
*Hopewell
 
*Hopewell
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*Nashport
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*North Zanesville
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*Nashport  
*Pleasant Grove
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*North Zanesville  
*Trinway
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*Pleasant Grove  
* White Cottage
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*Trinway  
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*White Cottage
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]]
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*[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]]  
*[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]]
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*[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]]  
 
*[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]]
 
*[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]]
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*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]
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*[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]]
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*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]  
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*[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]]  
 
*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
 
*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]] (rural or uncertain specific location)<br>  
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Vol. 1, page 139 - South Adamsville
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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]]  
[[Image:St. Nicholas Church Zanesville, Ohio.JPG|thumb|right|200px|St. Nicholas Catholic Church Zanesville, Ohio]]  
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==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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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>
 
*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>
  
 
*[http://www.stnickparish.org/ St. Nicholas Catholic Church]<br>925 E. Main St.<br>Zanesville, OH 43701
 
*[http://www.stnickparish.org/ St. Nicholas Catholic Church]<br>925 E. Main St.<br>Zanesville, OH 43701
  
=====Lutheran=====
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===== Lutheran =====
*''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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*''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.  
 
**Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia  
 
**Brandywine and Sugar Grove, Pendleton County, West Virginia  
 
**Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio  
 
**Zanesville and Philo, Muskingum County, Ohio  
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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.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/church.html Muskingum County OHGenWeb Project] has additional information about various church groups and their records.
  
=====Market Street Baptist Church=====  
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===== Market Street Baptist Church =====
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*105 South 6th Street  
 
*105 South 6th Street  
*Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
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*Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608  
 
*Phone: (740) 452-1620
 
*Phone: (740) 452-1620
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
=====Biographies=====
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===== Biographies =====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/pioneers.html Pioneers of Muskingum County, Ohio]
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/pioneers.html Pioneers of Muskingum County, Ohio]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/1866atlas.html 1866 Atlas] of Muskingum County Ohio.
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmuskin/1866atlas.html 1866 Atlas] of Muskingum County Ohio.
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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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===== Current =====
*[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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*[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
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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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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1307272 FamilySearch – Pilot]. 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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'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1307272 FamilySearch – Pilot]. 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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Revision as of 06:28, 27 August 2010

United States > Ohio > Muskingum County

Contents

County Courthouse


Muskingum County
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: (740) 455-7138

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”.

Parent County

1804--Muskingum County was created 7 January 1804 from Washington and Fairfield Counties.
County seat: Zanesville [1]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Churches

Roman Catholic
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio Archives
    6616 Beechmont Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45230 Tel: 513-231-0810
    website: Archives Genealogy Research
Lutheran
  • Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965 [2]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.
Market Street Baptist Church
  • 105 South 6th Street
  • Zanesville, Ohio 43701-3608
  • Phone: (740) 452-1620

Court

Gazetteers

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

Land

Local Histories

Biographies

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Current

Online obituaries since 27 Dec 2001

Historical

Muskingum County Libraries, Ohio State University Library, and the Ohio Historical Society are all resources for historical newspapers. Over the years Zanesville has had it's newspaper change names many times. This Historical Newspapers article lists the names of early newspapers for Adamsville, Dresden, New Concord, and Zanesville.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch – Pilot. 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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Records kept by Carl Louis Wagner, Lutheran minister, 1920-1965. Wagner, Carl Louis. Family History Library Film Number: 1036647 Item 1