Pike County, Ohio Genealogy

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Guide to '''Pike County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]], [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]], and [[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto]] Counties 4 January 1815.<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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]], [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]], and [[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto]] Counties 4 January 1815.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Waverly  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Waverly  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pike County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] (north){{·}}[[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto]] (south){{·}}[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland]] (west){{·}} [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] (southwest){{·}}[[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson]] (east)
 
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
*See an interactive map of Pike County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross County]] {{•}}
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[[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson County]] {{•}}
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[[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto County]] {{•}}
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[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams County]] {{•}}
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[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland County]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2105 Find a Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2105 Find a Grave]  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/ohio/pike.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/ohio/pike.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/pike/pikeco.htm Ohio GenWeb Tombstone Phot Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/pike/pikeco.htm Ohio GenWeb Tombstone Phot Project]  
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/PK.html The Political Graveyard]  
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/OH/PK.html The Political Graveyard]  
 
*Many Cemetery Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|454339|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Cemetery Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|454339|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Pike.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Pike+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
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*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39131.cfm Pike County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39131.cfm Pike County, Ohio Churches]  
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
 
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:*McCormick, Mrs. Harold, ''History of Pike County,'' (Waverly, Ohio: The Commissioners of Pike County, 1960). {{FHL|280643|item|disp=FHL film 213048 Item 1}}
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:*Howe, Henry, History Articles About Pike County, Ohio, from the ''Historical Collections of Ohio,'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: Bradley and Anthony, 1848). {{FHL|1391254|item|disp=FHL book 977.1847 H2h}}
  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/pike/pikeco_biosindx.htm Pike County Ohio Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/pike/pikeco_biosindx.htm Pike County Ohio Biographies]  
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3APike+County+%28Ohio%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Pike County, Ohio Biograhies ](WorldCat)
 
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=qcdoh10073_scioto History of River Scioto Valley, Ohio] (WorldVital Records $)  
 
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=qcdoh10073_scioto History of River Scioto Valley, Ohio] (WorldVital Records $)  
 
*[http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1999 History of PIke County]  
 
*[http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1999 History of PIke County]  
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/pike.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe Vol. 1888
 
 
*Many History Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|329349|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many History Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|329349|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH131&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search ](BLM)  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH131&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search ](BLM)  
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*Many Land Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|487457|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Land Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|487457|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/OH/OH38map.html 1914 County Map for Pike-Ross]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/OH/OH38map.html 1914 County Map for Pike-Ross]  
 
*[http://jrshelby.com/hcl/oh.htm Ohio Historical Lines]  
 
*[http://jrshelby.com/hcl/oh.htm Ohio Historical Lines]  
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Ohio/maps/Pike-County-map.htm Map Showing Pike County, Ohio]
 
*[http://www.us-places.com/Ohio/maps/Pike-County-map.htm Map Showing Pike County, Ohio]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery]], Company C
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery]], Company C
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===== World War II  =====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{OHnewspapers|Pike}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/OBITS/index.htm Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/OBITS/index.htm Obituaries]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041010012600/www.scioto.org/Pike/catalogs/obitscatalog.html Obituary and Death Notices]
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041010012600/www.scioto.org/Pike/catalogs/obitscatalog.html Obituary and Death Notices]
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040803090213/www.scioto.org/Pike/catalogs/willscatalog.html Pike County Wills &amp;&nbsp;Administrations]  
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:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040803090213/www.scioto.org/Pike/catalogs/willscatalog.html Pike County Wills & Administrations]  
 
*Many Probate Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|496874|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Probate Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|496874|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Public Records  ====
 
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==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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*[[Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center|Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/ Pike County Genealogy &amp; Historical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/ Pike County Genealogy & Historical Society]  
 
*[http://ogs.org/ The Ohio Genealogical Society]
 
*[http://ogs.org/ The Ohio Genealogical Society]
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records 1816-1838]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records 1816-1838]
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/pikeco/births.htm Pike County, Ohio Births]
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/pikeco/births.htm Pike County, Ohio Births]
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/pike/pikeco_marr_a.htm Pike County Ohio Marriages]  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/pike/pikeco_marr_a.htm Pike County Ohio Marriages]  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
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Online Death Indexes and Records
  
 
*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths]], 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F700227 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.  
 
*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths]], 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F700227 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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*Many Vital Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|372908|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Vital Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see {{FHL|372908|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/pike-county/ Pike County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/pikeco/ USGenWeb ]project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ohgenealogy.com/pikeco/ USGenWeb ]project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Pike Family History Library Catalog|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/ Publication List]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpcgs/ Publication List]  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Pike Cyndi's List for Pike County, Ohio]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Pike Cyndi's List for Pike County, Ohio] *[http://www.pikechamber.org/members.html Pike County Chamber of Commerce]
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh_county/ro.htm My Ohio Genealogy]
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Revision as of 00:24, 19 July 2014

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records


Pike County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Pike County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Pike County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Pike County Courthouse
100 E. 2nd
Waverly, Ohio 45690-1301
Pike County Website
United States go to Ohio go to Pike County


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1815
1867

1799
1817
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams, Ross, and Scioto Counties 4 January 1815.[1]
  • County Seat: Waverly



Neighboring Counties

Ross County  • Jackson County  • Scioto County  • Adams County  • Highland County


Pike CountyHighland CountyBrown CountyAdams CountyScioto CountyGallia CountyJackson CountyVinton CountyMeigs CountyAthens CountyHocking CountyRoss CountyFayette CountyClinton CountyGreenup CountyBoyd CountyCarter CountyLewis CountyMason CountyFleming CountyCabell CountyWayne CountyLawrence CountyOHPike.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries


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.

Census and Directories

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

  • Many Court Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
  • Many Guardianship Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Pike County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Local Histories
  • McCormick, Mrs. Harold, History of Pike County, (Waverly, Ohio: The Commissioners of Pike County, 1960). FHL film 213048 Item 1
  • Howe, Henry, History Articles About Pike County, Ohio, from the Historical Collections of Ohio, (Cincinnati, Ohio: Bradley and Anthony, 1848). FHL book 977.1847 H2h

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohpike.jpg

Military

General

- Military Index

Civil War
  • Civil War service men from Ross 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 Ross County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company C
- 56th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Pike County, Ohio Genealogy 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. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form



Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).


  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.


  • Pike County Wills & Administrations
  • Many Probate Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

Pike County Courthouse
100 E 2nd Street
Waverly, OH 45690
Phone: 740.947.2715

Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1815;
County Recorder has land records[1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Pike County, Ohio Genealogy is the

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • Many Vital Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places


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. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.