Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy

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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] County in 1803.<br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] County in 1803.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Portsmouth<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Portsmouth<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scioto County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scioto_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]] (north){{·}}[[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup County, Kentucky]] and [[Lewis County, Kentucky|Lewis County, Kentucky]] (south){{·}}[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]] (west){{·}} [[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson]] (northeast){{·}}[[Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence]] (southeast)
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
See an interactive map of Scioto County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams County]] {{•}}
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[[Pike County, Ohio|Pike County]] {{•}}
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[[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson County]] {{•}}
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[[Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence County]] {{•}}
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[[Greenup County, Kentucky|Greenup County, Kentucky]] {{•}}
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[[Lewis County, Kentucky|Lewis County, Kentucky]]
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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.
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==== Record Loss ====
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For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-counties/#courthouse Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020034545/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/churchcatalog.html Church Records]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020034545/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/churchcatalog.html Church Records]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39145.cfm Scioto County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39145.cfm Scioto County, Ohio Churches]  
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Scioto&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Scioto County, Ohio]
 
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Ohio.asp?county=Scioto&feature=Church Topographic Map Church Features in Scioto County, Ohio]
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'''Finding Church Records at Other Repositories'''
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Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Scioto County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=scioto+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{OH History}}
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===== Local Histories  =====
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:*Keyes, James, ''Pioneers of Scioto County: Being a Short Biographical Sketch of Some of the First Settlers of Scioto County, Ohio,'' (Portsmouth, Ohio: J. Keyes, 1880). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=l98yAQAAMAAJ Google Books] {{FHL|629236|item|disp=FHL book 977.187 D3k}}
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:*Gargiulo, Barbara Keyser, ''Scioto County, Ohio: As Extracted From Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio,'' (Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2002). {{FHL|1136875|item|disp=FHL book 977.187 H2g}}
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:*Evans, Nelson W., ''A History of Scioto County, Ohio: Together with a Pioneer Record of Southern Ohio,'' (Portsmouth, Ohio: N. W. Evans, 1903).  Digital copy of volume 1 at {{FSbook|217381|}}. Digital copy of volume 2 at {{FSbook|217384|}}. {{FHL|142876|item|disp=FHL film 928024; book 977.187 H2e}}
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:*Bannon, Henry Towne, ''Scioto Sketches: An Account of Discovery and Settlement of Scioto County, Ohio,'' (Scioto, Ohio: A. C. McClurg, 1920). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=UUkmAAAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/sciotosketchesa00banngoog Internet Archive]
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:*Portsmouth Area Recognition Society, ''A History of Scioto County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Beginning, Its Development, and Its People,'' (Portsmouth, Ohio: Portsmouth Area Recognition Society, 1986). {{FHL|625329|item|disp=FHL book 977.187 H2h}}
  
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/scioto/sciotoco_history.htm Scioto County&nbsp;History], includes Biographical Sketches of Portsmouth
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/scioto.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henty Howe Vol. II 1888
 
 
*[http://www.sccogs.com/holdings.htm Family History Holdings of SCCOGS], Pioneer Applications.  
 
*[http://www.sccogs.com/holdings.htm Family History Holdings of SCCOGS], Pioneer Applications.  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020025502/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/biocatalog.html Biographies]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020025502/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/biocatalog.html Biographies]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040813114215/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/articlescatalog.html Articles and Stories]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040813114215/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/articlescatalog.html Articles and Stories]  
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020041534/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/historycatalog.html History]
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*[http://www.ci.portsmouth.oh.us/history/index.html Portsmouth, Ohio]
*[http://www.ci.portsmouth.oh.us/history/index.html Portsmouth Ohio]  
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*[http://www.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22scioto+County+Ohio%22+history&hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&scoring=t&ei=hL3rSpusOomqtgP1mJzXCA&sa=X&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CC4Q5wIwCg Scioto County Ohio History]
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*Many Histories for Scioto 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|426643|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp? Land Patent Search]  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp? Land Patent Search]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management Database]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management Database]  
 
*Many Land Records for Scioto 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|486990|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Land Records for Scioto 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|486990|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Scioto|486990}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040915074843/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Locations/neighborhood.html Scioto County And Its Neighbors]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20040915074843/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Locations/neighborhood.html Scioto County And Its Neighbors]  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/OH/County/scioto.htm 1895 Scioto County Ohio U. S. Atlas]  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/OH/County/scioto.htm 1895 Scioto County Ohio U. S. Atlas]  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery]],&nbsp;&nbsp;Companies A, D, and F  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery]],&nbsp;&nbsp;Companies A, D, and F  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company G, also known as the Portsmouth Guards
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company G, also known as the Portsmouth Guards
 
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:- [[56th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|56th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies B, C, D, F, G, H, and K
 
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*'''Korean War'''<br>-[http://web.archive.org/web/20041030014304/www.scioto.org/LSV/Military/Korea/POW-KIA-Korea-DNA.html U. S. Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Korean War] <br>-[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/military.html Scioto County, Ohio Military Resources]
 
*'''Korean War'''<br>-[http://web.archive.org/web/20041030014304/www.scioto.org/LSV/Military/Korea/POW-KIA-Korea-DNA.html U. S. Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Korean War] <br>-[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/military.html Scioto County, Ohio Military Resources]
  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{OHnewspapers|Scioto}}
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{{OHnewspapers|Scioto}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/index.html Historic Newspapers Online]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto/obits-index.html Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto/obits-index.html Obituaries]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=8229&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)&nbsp;]$  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=Newspaper&dbid=8229&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)&nbsp;]$  
 
*[http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=2314 Newspapers Abstracts]  
 
*[http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=2314 Newspapers Abstracts]  
*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/counties/oh-scioto.htm Obituary Search Engine Scioto County, Ohio]  
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*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/counties/oh-scioto.htm Obituary Search Engine Scioto County, Ohio]
*[http://theoldentimes.com/index.html Historic Newspapers Online]
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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*Many Newspapers for Scioto 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|826299|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Newspapers for Scioto 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|826299|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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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>
  
 
*Many Probate Records for Scioto 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|349046|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Probate Records for Scioto 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|349046|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Scioto}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/oh-society-archive/ Ohio Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{OH fhc}}
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*[[Ashland Kentucky Family History Center|Ashland Kentucky Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041019222608/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Censuses/1807tax.html Index to Scioto County Tax Records Book-1807]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041019222608/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Censuses/1807tax.html Index to Scioto County Tax Records Book-1807]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850]
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Scioto|514889}}
 
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Scioto|514889}}
  
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===== Birth  =====
 
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/birth.html Scioto County, Ohio Birth Records]
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/birth.html Scioto County, Ohio Birth Records]
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
  
 
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020014006/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/marriagecatalog.html Marriage Records 1800-1900, 1901-1945 Misc.]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041020014006/www.scioto.org/Scioto/catalogs/marriagecatalog.html Marriage Records 1800-1900, 1901-1945 Misc.]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49253&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage Records of Scioto County, Ohio, 1803-1860] $  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49253&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Marriage Records of Scioto County, Ohio, 1803-1860] $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] $
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===== Death  =====
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/death.html Scioto County, Ohio Death Records]  
 
*[http://theusgenweb.org/oh/scioto/death.html Scioto County, Ohio Death Records]  
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041009204557/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Death/WLP/introduction.html Death Records of Scioto County 1803-1860]  
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20041009204557/www.scioto.org/Scioto/Death/WLP/introduction.html Death Records of Scioto County 1803-1860]  
 
*[http://ohiogenealogyguide.com/deaths_obits.htm Ohio Death Records and Obituaries]
 
*[http://ohiogenealogyguide.com/deaths_obits.htm Ohio Death Records and Obituaries]
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*Many Vital Records for Scioto 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|349045|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many Vital Records for Scioto 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|349045|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/scioto-county/ Scioto 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://usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/oh/scioto.htm USGenWeb] project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Scioto|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Scioto|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh_county/sc.htm Scioto County History and Information]
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Ohio Genealogy Databases, Progenealogist]
 
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogyohio.htm Ohio Genealogy Databases, Progenealogist]
  

Revision as of 00:24, 19 July 2014

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

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Online Records


Scioto County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Scioto County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Scioto County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Scioto County Courthouse
607 7th St.
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-3948
Scioto County Website
United States go to Ohio go to Scioto County

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1804
1856

1803
1810
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Adams County in 1803.
  • County Seat: Portsmouth
     



Neighboring Counties

Adams County  • Pike County  • Jackson County  • Lawrence County  • Greenup County, Kentucky  • Lewis County, Kentucky


Scioto CountyLawrence CountyMeigs CountyGallia CountyVinton CountyJackson CountyPike CountyHighland CountyBrown CountyAdams CountyLewis CountyMason CountyNicholas CountyFleming CountyRowan CountyCarter CountyLawrence CountyGreenup CountyWayne CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyPutnam CountyJackson CountyCabell CountyBoyd CountyElliott CountyRobertson CountyBracken CountyClinton CountyRoss CountyOHScioto.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.


Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Scioto 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
  • Keyes, James, Pioneers of Scioto County: Being a Short Biographical Sketch of Some of the First Settlers of Scioto County, Ohio, (Portsmouth, Ohio: J. Keyes, 1880). Digital copy at Google Books FHL book 977.187 D3k
  • Gargiulo, Barbara Keyser, Scioto County, Ohio: As Extracted From Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, (Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2002). FHL book 977.187 H2g
  • Bannon, Henry Towne, Scioto Sketches: An Account of Discovery and Settlement of Scioto County, Ohio, (Scioto, Ohio: A. C. McClurg, 1920). Digital copy at Google Books Internet Archive
  • Portsmouth Area Recognition Society, A History of Scioto County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Beginning, Its Development, and Its People, (Portsmouth, Ohio: Portsmouth Area Recognition Society, 1986). FHL book 977.187 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 Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

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Military

  • General
    Many Military Records for Scioto 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.
-Scioto County, Ohio Military Records
  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Scioto 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 Scioto County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery,  Companies A, D, and F
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company G, also known as the Portsmouth Guards
- 56th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, D, F, G, H, and K


-Civil War Reserach Database $
-8th Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Sharp Shooters
-91st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Field and Staff
-"Final Roll Call" First Ohio Light Artillery, Battery L
-Fifth Independent Ohio Sharpshooters


Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenship Records for Scioto 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.

Newspapers

Scioto 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


  • Many Newspapers for Scioto 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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Scioto 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 Scioto 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.
  • Many Probate Records for Scioto 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 Scioto 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

Scioto County Courthouse
602 7th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-3948
Phone: 740.355.8313

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1817;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
County Recorder has land records[2]

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 Scioto 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

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce
General

Finding More Vital Records

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


Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scioto County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.