Warren County, Ohio Genealogy

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'''Towns/Villages''':&nbsp;Blanchester | Butlerville | Carlisle | Chautauqua | Corwin | Franklin | Harveysburg | Loveland | Maineville | Mason | Middletown | Monroe | Morrow | Oxford | Pleasant Plain | Red Lion | Ridgeville | Springboro | South Lebanon | Union | Waynesville | Youngstown<br>  
 
'''Towns/Villages''':&nbsp;Blanchester | Butlerville | Carlisle | Chautauqua | Corwin | Franklin | Harveysburg | Loveland | Maineville | Mason | Middletown | Monroe | Morrow | Oxford | Pleasant Plain | Red Lion | Ridgeville | Springboro | South Lebanon | Union | Waynesville | Youngstown<br>  
  
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'''Townships:''' Clear Creek | Deerfield | Franklin | Hamilton | Harlan | Massie | Salem | Turtlecreek | Union | Washington | Wayne<br>
 
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'''Clear Creek''': Formed October 17, 1815 from Franklin and Wayne Townships, Clear Creek is located in the northern part of Warren County. Clear Creek is named for the water running through it and covers parts of four original surveyed townships T2E R5N, T3E R5N, T3E R4N, and T4E R4N of the Miami River&nbsp;Survey.<br>
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'''Deerfield''': One of the county's original townships, Deerfield... <br>
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'''Franklin''' (formed 1803) <br>
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'''Hamilton''' (formed 1803) <br>
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'''Harlan'''<br>
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'''Massie''' <br>
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'''Salem''' (formed 1813 from Hamilton) <br>
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'''Turtlecreek''': Organized August 15, 1804, Turtlecreek Township was formed from Franklin, Wayne, and Deercreek townships and originally contained parts of Union and Salem townships. Turtlecreek is the largest township in Warren County and covers the center and western portions of the county. Turtlecreek township covers parts of T2E R4N, T3E R4N, T4E R4N, T3E R3N, T4E R3N, T5E R3N of the Miami River Survey.<br>
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'''Union''' (formed 1815 from Turtle Creek and Deerfield) <br>
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'''Washington''' <br>
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'''Wayne''' (formed 1803)<br>
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== County Repositories  ==
 
== County Repositories  ==

Revision as of 18:22, 21 April 2010

United States  > Ohio > Warren County

Located in the southwest corner of Ohio, Warren County was formed by one of the first acts of the new state of Ohio in 1803.

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Neighboring Counties

About Warren County

History

On March 24, 1803,  Warren County was created from Hamilton County. [1]  

1 Jan 1815 -- Northwest corner of present day Warren gained from Butler County. [2]

Facts

  • The land in Warren County was originally surveyed under two different land survey systems
  • Clear Creek, Deerfield, Franklin, Turtlecreek, and Wayne townships were originally part of the Symmes Purchase (sometimes called the Miami River Survey or survey between the Miami Rivers). Townships are numbered east from the Miami River and ranges are numbered north from the Ohio River. Sections in the Miami River Survey were numbered according to Northwest Ordinance of 1785 and therefore vary from most other federal land states. Section 1 is located in the southeast corner of the township and the section numbers then proceed north to section 6. Section 7 is located to the west of section 1 and again proceeds north to section 12 and so forth.[3]
  • Hamilton, Harlan, Salem, and Washington townships were originally part of the Virginia Military District lands. As such, they do not use sections numbers according to the federal land system but use Military District Numbers instead.

Populated Places

County Seat:Lebanon

Towns/Villages: Blanchester | Butlerville | Carlisle | Chautauqua | Corwin | Franklin | Harveysburg | Loveland | Maineville | Mason | Middletown | Monroe | Morrow | Oxford | Pleasant Plain | Red Lion | Ridgeville | Springboro | South Lebanon | Union | Waynesville | Youngstown

Townships: Clear Creek | Deerfield | Franklin | Hamilton | Harlan | Massie | Salem | Turtlecreek | Union | Washington | Wayne

County Repositories

Administration Building
406 Justice Dr.
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
513-695-1242
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Replacing the traditional county courthouse, the Warren County Administration building opened in 2001 and is home to the Recorder's Office, the Records Center and Archives, and the Genealogy Society.
Records Center and Archives
406 Justice Dr. Rm #052
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
513-695-1815
archives@co.warren.oh.is
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
The Edna L. Bowyer Records Center and Archives is located on the lower level of the Warren County Administration Building and was dedicated in honor of a former Warren County Recorder. The Warren County Archives holds a variety of records including birth and death records (1867-1908), marriage records (1803-1980), probate records (1803-1936), and duplicate tax records (various years). The Archives accepts online research requests.
Recorder
406 Justice Dr.
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
513-695-1382
Linda.Tufts@co.warren.oh.us
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Located on the upper level of the Warren County Administration Building, the Recorder's office is responsible for maintaining copies of all land records from the county's formation until the present day. An index to deeds recorded between 1979 and 2010 is available online.
Warren County Combined Health District
Vital Statistics
416 South East Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4pm
The Division of Vital Statistics is responsible for recording births and deaths and holds copies of all birth and death records after December 20, 1908. (Original birth and death records after 1908 were forwarded to the Division of Vital Statistics of the Ohio Department of Health.) Certified copies of birth and death records can be obtained from the Division of Vital Statistics either on-site or by mail.
Genealogy Society
406 Justice Dr.
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: M,T,Th,F 9am-4pm
Located on the lower level of the Warren County Administration Building, the Warren County Genealogy Society holds a variety of records on-site and has made available information and online indexes for a variety of resources including vital records, obituaries, cemetery records, probate records, and land records. Also check out the society's Virtual Cemetery Project.


Resources

Bible Records

  • The Warren County Genealogy Society holds the family pages (or copies of the family pages) of many Bibles that have been submitted to the Genealogy Society.
  • Some of the Bible records for Warren County have been microfilmed and are available from your local Family History Center.

Biographies

  • Phillips, Hazel Spencer. Genealogy. Lebanon, OH: Warren County Genealogical Society, 1998. [Collection of biographical sketches published in the Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio) from May 24, 1978 - August 1, 1979.]

Cemeteries

Church

Court

  • The Warren County Genealogy Society has information about various courts and court records in Warren County as well as indexes to various court records.
  • The Court of Common Pleas, whose records start in 1803, hold a variety of records. A listing of available records can be found on the Warren County Genealogy Web site.
  • The Warren County Supreme Court (1803-1851) became the District Court (1852-1883) which became the Circuit Court (1883-1912) which became the Court of Appeals (1912-present). Further information can be found at the Warren County Genealogy Society Web site.

Funeral Home Records

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

  • The Warren County Genealogy Society has indexes to Naturalization Records from 1821-1925. Naturalizations after 1925 were filed with the Federal Court in Hamilton County.

Newspapers

  • The Warren County Genealogy Society has information on local newspapers including newspaper titles and years of publications.

Obituaries

  • The Warren County Genealogy Society has indexes to obituaries published in local newspapers covering years from 1810-2009. Indexes are organized by year and decade. If an ancestor is found in the obituary index, copies of the obitary can be ordered from the genealogy society.

Probate

Taxation

  • The Warren County Genealogy Societys has indexes for the tax lists for 1810, 1827, 1830, 1832, 1840, and 1842 and is in process of indexing the teax lists for 1816-1826 and 1828.

Vital Records

Title Description Location(s)
Adoptions
1856-1917
The first formal adoption in Warren County took place in 1856 though orphan children may have been indentured with a local family instead.[4]
Online Indexes (Warren County Genealogy Society)
In Person (Records Center & Archives)
Births
1867-1908
Kept by the county starting 1867 in register format.
Order Online (Records Center & Archives)
Online Indexes (Warren County Genealogy Society)
Microfilm (FamilySearch)
In Person (Records Center & Archives)
Births
1908-present
Statewide registration started 20 Dec 1908. Copies can be found with both the county and the state.
Order by Mail (Warren Division of Vital Statistics)
Order by Mail (Ohio Division of Vital Statistics)
Order Online (Ohio Division of Vital Statistics)
Late Births
1868 - 1938
Birth certificates obtained  by adults oftentimes to acquire a Social Security Card or other government documentation.
Online Indexes (Warren County Genealogy Society)
Chester L. Dunn, Warren County, Ohio Birth Records: Later Reports as Recorded in Probate Files, Lebanon, Ohio: Warren County Genealogical Society, 1988.
Marriages
1803 - present

Online Indexes1803-1907 (Warren County Genealogy Society)
In Person (Records Center & Archives)
Deaths
1867-1908
Kept by the county starting 1867 in Register format.
Online Indexes (Warren County Genealogy Society)
Order Online (Records Center & Archives)
Microfilm (FamilySearch)
In Person (Records Center & Archives)
Ellen Van Houten and Florence Cole, Death Records, 1867-1881 Probate Court, Warren County, Ohio, Loveland, Ohio: Cardinal Research, 1988.
Deaths
1908-present
Statewide registration started 20 Dec 1908. Copies can be found with both the county and the state.
Online Images 1908-1953 (FamilySearch Record Search)
Online Indexes 1908-1930 (Warren County Genealogy Society)
Order by Mail (Warren Division of Vital Statistics)
Order by Mail 1954-present (Ohio Division of Vital Statistics)
Divorces
1803-present

Online Indexes 1803-1900


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/history.htm#CREATION%20DATES
  3. http://www.geog.umn.edu/faculty/squires/research/pls.htm
  4. http://www.co.warren.oh.us/genealogy/adoptions.htm