Portage County, Ohio Genealogy

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Revision as of 23:07, 30 April 2013

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

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Coordinates: 41.17°0′N 81.20°0′W / 41.17°N 81.2°W / 41.17; -81.2

Portage County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Portage County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Portage County Courthouse
203 West Main St

Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Portage County Website

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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1808
1867

1795
1803
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Trumbull County in 1808.
  • County Seat: Ravenna
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Portage County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in [1]Geauga (north) · Stark (south) · Summit (west) · Mahoning (southeast) · Trumbull (east)


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Portage County boundary changes.

Record Loss

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

Church Records

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Education

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Portage 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 Portage County.
-1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery, Batteries A, D, and I.
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Portage 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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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

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

Kent

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Portage County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).