Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
The records cover the years 1797 to 1940.  
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The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935519/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available.
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==== Coverage Table  ====
  
Currently the collection includes:
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*Probate Records (1797-1940)
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
*Birth Records (1867-1940)
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=== Record Content  ===
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| Probate Records
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| Birth Records
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| 1797-1940
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| Marriage Records
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| 1867-1940
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| Death Records
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| 1867-1940
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== Record Content  ==
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The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
 
*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)  
*Description and value of property or land&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*Description and value of property or land
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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To use these records you will need to know the following:  
  
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The place where the event occurred  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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*The name or names of the primary individuals
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*The case number
  
Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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You may be able to obtain a probate case number for your ancestors by contacting the county courthouse at the following address:
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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Jefferson County Probate Court<br>301 Market Street<br>Steubenville, OH 43952<br>Telephone: 740-283-8554<br>
  
For example:  
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Address e-mail inquiries to:
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*fverstraten@dishmail.net
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*maryanash@jeffersoncountyoh.com
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume and Year Range" category which takes you to the images<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
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*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
Keep in mind:
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
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*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as more recent records.  
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:<br>
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
*Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.  
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
== Record History ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
 
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County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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[http://www.jeffcochapter.com/ Jefferson County Ohio Chapter of the&nbsp;Ohio Genealogical Society]  
 
[http://www.jeffcochapter.com/ Jefferson County Ohio Chapter of the&nbsp;Ohio Genealogical Society]  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
  
[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Ohio Court Records|Ohio Court Records]]<br>
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1935519/waypoints Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940]
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Jefferson County Probate Court, Steubenville, Ohio. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.}}
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
[[Category:Ohio|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Ohio|Vital Records]]

Revision as of 21:40, 8 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available.

For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

County Years Covered
Probate Records 1797-1940
Birth Records 1797-1940
Marriage Records 1867-1940
Death Records 1867-1940


Record Content

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

How to Use the Record

To use these records you will need to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name or names of the primary individuals
  • The case number

You may be able to obtain a probate case number for your ancestors by contacting the county courthouse at the following address:

Jefferson County Probate Court
301 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Telephone: 740-283-8554

Address e-mail inquiries to:

  • fverstraten@dishmail.net
  • maryanash@jeffersoncountyoh.com

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Jefferson County Ohio Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.