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Ottawa County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Ottawa County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: information needed
County Seat
Courthouse
Ottawa County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1840
1869
1820
1840
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Erie, Lucas, and Sandusky Counties in 1840.
  • County Seat: Port Clinton
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [1]Lucas (north) · Sandusky (south) · Wood (west) · Erie (southeast)

Ohio Digital Collections


History

Parent County

1840--Ottawa County was created 6 March 1840 from Erie, Sandusky, and Lucas Counties.
County seat: Port Clinton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ottawa County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery (aka) Guss, Union, Elmore

Harrington Cemetery (aka) Old Elmore, Elmore

Rymers Cemetery (aka) Rice, Elmore

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ottawa 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 Ottawa County.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies F and I
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company G

Newspapers

The Ohio Obituary Index includes references to more than 1.5 million death, marriage and obituary notices.  What began as a project at the Hayes Presidential Center grew into a partnership with 40 public libraries throughout the state of Ohio.  Some of the listings date back as far as 1830.  In addition to newspaper obituaries, the index includes entries indexing church records, federal mortality indexes, family papers, etc.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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.

Societies and Libraries

Harris-Elmore Public Library

328 Toledo St. Elmore


Ottawa County Genealogical Society, chapter of the OGS

they meet at the Ida Rupp Public Library

310 Madison St. Port Clinton


Ida Rupp Public Library

310 Madison St. Port Clinton


Elmore Historical Society

Elmore

Family History Centers

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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