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Guide to '''Summit County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address =Summit County Courthouse<br>209 S High St.<br>Akron, Ohio 44308<br>[http://www.co.summit.oh.us/ Summit County Website]
 
| building address =Summit County Courthouse<br>209 S High St.<br>Akron, Ohio 44308<br>[http://www.co.summit.oh.us/ Summit County Website]
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}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'''Summit County'''  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio|Portage]], and [[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] Counties in 1840.<br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark]] Counties in 1840.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Akron<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Akron<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Summit County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]] (north){{·}}[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] (south){{·}}[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]] (west){{·}} [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (northeast){{·}}[[Wayne County, Ohio|Wayne]] (southwest){{·}}[[Portage County, Ohio|Portage]] (east)
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
See an interactive map of Summit County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga County]] {{•}}
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[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]] {{•}}
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[[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage County]] {{•}}
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[[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark County]] {{•}}
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[[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne County]] {{•}}
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[[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina County]]
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<center>{{OHSummit County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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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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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohiocem/obriencem2.htm O'Brien Cemetery Hudson, Ohio]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohiocem/obriencem2.htm O'Brien Cemetery Hudson, Ohio]  
 
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 Ohio Gravestones]  
 
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 Ohio Gravestones]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/summit/summitco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/summit/summitco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158708 Stow Cemetery, Stow] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158708 Stow Cemetery, Stow] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/cemeteries/index.html Summit County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/cemeteries/index.html Summit County Cemeteries]  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>[[Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>[[Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2116 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Summit.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Summit+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Summit&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17500&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
==== Census and Directories  ====
 
==== Census and Directories  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
  
 
*LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
*LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22summit+county+ohio%22+churches&fb=1&gl=us&hq=churches&hnear=%22summit+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=2mX7SvK4NIzUtgOq7dx7&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=4&ved=0CCYQtQMwAw Churches near Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%22summit+county+ohio%22+churches&fb=1&gl=us&hq=churches&hnear=%22summit+county+ohio%22&view=text&ei=2mX7SvK4NIzUtgOq7dx7&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=4&ved=0CCYQtQMwAw Churches near Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39153.cfm Summit County Ohio Churches]
 
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39153.cfm Summit County Ohio Churches]
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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 Summit County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=summit+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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Summit County Ohio has a great chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
  
 
===== Local Histories  =====
 
===== Local Histories  =====
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:*Doyle, William B., ''Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio: and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Pub. Co., 1908). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=tt0yAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/centennialhistor00doyl Internet Archive] {{FSbook|951387|}} {{FHL|99631|item|disp=FHL film 1000344 Item 2; book 977.136 H2d}}
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:*Perrin, William Henry, ''History of Summit: With an Outline Sketch of Ohio,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Baskin and Bettey, 1881). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=XpM6AQAAIAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofsummitc00perr Internet Archive] {{FSbook|1018760|}} {{FHL|99762|item|disp=FHL film 1000343 Item 4; book 977.136 H2p}}
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:*Bierce, Lucius Verus, ''Historical Reminiscences of Summit County.'' (Akron, Ohio: T. and H.G. Canfield, 1854). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=hj8VAAAAYAAJ Google Books] {{FSbook|1018760|}} {{FHL|99627|item|disp=FHL fiche 6049134; book 977.136 H2b}}
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:*Fifty Year Club, ''Summit County Looks Back Through 100 Years: An Historical Review of Akron and Summit County; 1840-1940,'' (Akron, Ohio: Fifty Year Club, 1940). {{FHL|537208|item|disp=FHL film 1320898 Item 16; book 977.136 H2s}}
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:*Grismer, Karl Hiram, ''Akron and Summit County,'' (Akron, Ohio: Summit County Historical Society, 1952). Digital copy at {{FSbook|519184|}} {{FHL|99649|item|disp=FHL book 977.136 H2g}}
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:*Kenfield, Scott Dix, ''Akron and Summit County, Ohio, 1825-1929,'' (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1928). Digital copy of volume 1 (volume 2 and 3 are biographical) at {{FSbook|1221043|}} {{FHL|99689|item|disp=FHL film 1000345 Items 2-4; book 977.136 H2k v. 1-3}}
  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/history.html The Formation of Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/history.html The Formation of Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/summit.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe Vol. II 1888  
 
*''[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/summit.html Historical Collections of Ohio]'' by Henry Howe Vol. II 1888  
*''[http://www.archive.org/details/fiftyyearsoverof00lanerich Fifty Yeas and Over of Akron and Summit County]''
 
 
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh-county-summit.html Summit County History and Information]  
 
*[http://www.myohiogenealogy.com/oh-county-summit.html Summit County History and Information]  
 
*[http://www3.uakron.edu/schlcomm/womenshistory/ Akron Women's History]  
 
*[http://www3.uakron.edu/schlcomm/womenshistory/ Akron Women's History]  
 
*[http://cuyahogafallshistory.com/ Cuyahoga Falls History]  
 
*[http://cuyahogafallshistory.com/ Cuyahoga Falls History]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/ Discover the Heritage of Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/ Discover the Heritage of Summit County, Ohio]  
*[http://www.archive.org/details/centennialhistor00doyl ''Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (1908)'']
 
 
*[http://ohiobios.ancestralsites.com/summit_co.html Summit Co., Ohio Biographies]  
 
*[http://ohiobios.ancestralsites.com/summit_co.html Summit Co., Ohio Biographies]  
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ASummit+County+%28Ohio%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Summit County, Ohio Biography] (WorldCat)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Summit/hist/local/ Histories of Specific Towns and Townships]
*[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofsummitc00perr History of Summit County], With an outline sketch of Ohio, 1881
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_County%2C_Ohio Summit County, Ohio] (WikipediA)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Summit/hist/local/ Histories of Specific Towns and Townships]  
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*Many histories records for Summit 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|441249|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/landpat.html Summit County, Ohio, Land Patents]  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/landpat.html Summit County, Ohio, Land Patents]  
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH153&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search]  
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspxDefault.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH153&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Land Patent Search]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&cj=1&iid=RHUSA2007B_OH0070-00049&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. General Land Office Records, 1797-1907, Ohio, Summit ]$  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1246&cj=1&iid=RHUSA2007B_OH0070-00049&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U. S. General Land Office Records, 1797-1907, Ohio, Summit ]$  
 
*Many land records for Summit 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|351336|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many land records for Summit 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|351336|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/new-maproom&CISOPTR=228&CISOSHOW=208 Summit County Map 1856]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/new-maproom&CISOPTR=228&CISOSHOW=208 Summit County Map 1856]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/new-maproom&CISOPTR=319&CISOSHOW=229 1872 Topographical Atlas]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/new-maproom&CISOPTR=319&CISOSHOW=229 1872 Topographical Atlas]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Civil War Pension Index Cards]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Civil War Pension Index Cards]  
*http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/military/civil/burials.htm Civil War Soldiers Buried in Summit County]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/cemeteries.html  Civil War Soldiers Buried in Summit County]  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;contri,A,0;descri,200,0;none,A,0;20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=title,A,1,N;subjec,A,0,N;descri,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);title,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;subjec,title,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=relati&CISOBOX1=civil+war&CISOOP2=all&CISOFIELD2=subjec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=all&CISOFIELD3=descri&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=all&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=all&CISOROOT=all Civil War ](scanned documents, photos)  
 
*[http://www.summitmemory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;contri,A,0;descri,200,0;none,A,0;20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOBIB=title,A,1,N;subjec,A,0,N;descri,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);title,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;title,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;subjec,title,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=relati&CISOBOX1=civil+war&CISOOP2=all&CISOFIELD2=subjec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=all&CISOFIELD3=descri&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=all&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=all&CISOROOT=all Civil War ](scanned documents, photos)  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/civwar.html List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 in Summit County]  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/civwar.html List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 in Summit County]  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1942] $  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1861144United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1861144United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/military/ww2/ww2_casu.html World War II&nbsp;Casualties]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/ww2casualties.html World War II&nbsp;Casualties]  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/unmarked.html Soldiers buried in Unmarked Graves in Summit County]
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/unmarked.html Soldiers buried in Unmarked Graves in Summit County]
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{OHnewspapers|Summit}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsummit/info/news.htm Summit County, Ohio Newspapers]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsummit/info/news.htm Summit County, Ohio Newspapers]  
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*[http://www.stowsentry.com/news/section/3791 Stow Sentry]  
 
*[http://www.stowsentry.com/news/section/3791 Stow Sentry]  
 
*[http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/news/section/3891 The Tallmadge Express]  
 
*[http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/news/section/3891 The Tallmadge Express]  
*[http://www.twinsburgbulletin.com/news/section/3972 Twinsburg Bulletin]
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*[http://www.twinsburgbulletin.com/news/ Twinsburg Bulletin]
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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 Summit 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|344833|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many probate records for Summit 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|344833|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Summit|344833}}
  
 
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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  =====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Akron Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Akron Ohio Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/ Summit County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society]  
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[[Image:Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png|right|175px|Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png]]The '''''[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]&nbsp;''''' was a part of northeast '''Ohio''' originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.<ref name="DB89">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The former ''Connecticut Western Reserve&nbsp;'' lands were in the modern counties of [[Ashtabula_County,_Ohio_Genealogy|Ashtabula]], [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]], [[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]], [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]], [[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]], [[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]], [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] fully, but also '''in parts of''' [[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]], [[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]], [[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]], [[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]], and [[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]] counties in Ohio.<br><br>
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The '''Research Library''' at the ''[[Western Reserve Historical Society]] History Center&nbsp;'' is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.<ref name="gen">[http://www.wrhs.org/research/library/genealogy/ Family History and Genealogical Research] in ''Western Reserve Historical Society'' (accessed 11 March 2015).</ref> The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.<ref name="DB89" />
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'''Other Societies'''
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*[http://summitogs.org/ Summit County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~richfieldhs/ The Genealogical History of Richfield, Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~richfieldhs/ The Genealogical History of Richfield, Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.hson.info/ The Historical Society of Olde Northfield]  
 
*[http://www.hson.info/ The Historical Society of Olde Northfield]  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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*Many tax records for Summit 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|477851|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many tax records for Summit 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|477851|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Summit|477851}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
===== 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] ($)
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:*'''1866-1908''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2144 Summit County, Ohio, Birth Records] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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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://www.barbertonhealth.org/fullsearch.asp Birth Records (1938-Current)]
 
*[http://www.barbertonhealth.org/fullsearch.asp Birth Records (1938-Current)]
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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:*'''1840-1980''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2145 Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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:*'''1866-1908''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1596 Summit County, Ohio, Death Records] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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Online Death Indexes and Records
  
 
*[http://www.barbertonhealth.org/fulldsearch.asp Death Records (1938-Current)]  
 
*[http://www.barbertonhealth.org/fulldsearch.asp Death Records (1938-Current)]  
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*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]'' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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 [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.  
 
*Many vital records for Summit 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|382281|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
 
*Many vital records for Summit 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|382281|subject-id|disp=topic details}}.
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Summit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/summit-county/ Summit 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]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Summit|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/finding.html Records and Research Facilities Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.acorn.net/gen/finding.html Records and Research Facilities Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsummit/ UsGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsummit/ UsGenWeb]  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/#news Genealogy Trails, Summit County, Ohio]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/summit/ Genealogy Trails, Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Summit Cindy's List for Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/oh-local.htm#Summit Cindy's List for Summit County, Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Summit_County/ Histopolis Collaborative Genealogy and History]
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OH/Summit_County/ Histopolis Collaborative Genealogy and History]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]]  
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*[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]]  
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*[[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]]  
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*[[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]]  
*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]  
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*[[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:32, 13 March 2015

Guide to Summit County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coordinates: 41.13°0′N 81.53°0′W / 41.13°N 81.53°W / 41.13; -81.53

Summit County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Summit County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Summit County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Summit County Courthouse
209 S High St.
Akron, Ohio 44308
Summit County Website
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1866
1840
1870

1840
1839
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Medina, Portage, and Stark Counties in 1840.
  • County Seat: Akron
     



Neighboring Counties

Cuyahoga County  • Geauga County  • Portage County  • Stark County  • Wayne County  • Medina County


Summit CountyHolmes CountyStark CountyTuscarawas CountyCarroll CountyMahoning CountyAshtabula CountyGeauga CountyCuyahoga CountyLorain CountyWayne CountyMedina CountyHolmes CountyAshland CountyPortage CountyLake CountyTrumbull CountyColumbiana CountyOHSummit.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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


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 Summit County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

  • The Records Project, Summit County Public Record Information Online
  • Summit County, Ohio Free Public Records Directory
  • Many court records for Summit 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 [[Many court records for Summit 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 Summit 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

Summit County Ohio has a great chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

History

Local histories are available for Summit 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

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 Summit County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:



Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • The Summit County Clerk of Courts has placed online an index and actual images of 1850 - 1991 Naturalization Records
  • Many naturalization and citizenship records for Summit 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

Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit 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

Summit County Courthouse
53 University Avenue
Akron, OH 44301
Phone: 330.643.2900

County Recorder has land records from 1840
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and
probate records[2]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Libraries

       Special Collections
       Summit Memory
       Digital Library

Museums
Societies
Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png
The Connecticut Western Reserve  was a part of northeast Ohio originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.[3] The former Connecticut Western Reserve  lands were in the modern counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Trumbull fully, but also in parts of Ashland, Mahoning, Ottawa, Summit, and Wayne counties in Ohio.

The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center  is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.[4] The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.[3]

Other 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.

  • Many tax records for Summit 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 Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Summit 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

  • Death Records (1938-Current)
  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002 $
  • '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.
  • Many vital records for Summit 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 Summit County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Web Sites

Places

Cities

  • Akron
  • Barberton
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Fairlawn
  • Green
  • Hudson
  • Macedonia
  • Munroe Falls
  • New Franklin
  • Norton
  • Stow
  • Tallmadge
  • Twinsburg

Townships

  • Bath Township
  • Boston Township
  • Copley Township
  • Coventry Township
  • Northfield Center Township
  • Richfield Township
  • Sagamore Township
  • Springfield Township
  • Twinsburg Township

Historical Townships

  • Franklin Township
  • Green Township
  • Hudson Township
  • Norton Township
  • Northampton Township
  • Portage Township
  • Stow Township

Unincorporated Communities

  • Montrose-Ghent
  • Pigeon Creek
  • Portage Lakes
  • Ghent
  • Hammond’s Corners
  • Montrose

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), Summit County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. Family History and Genealogical Research in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 11 March 2015).

 

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