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{{Ohio-stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Ohio|Ohio]] > Wayne County''  
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Guide to '''Wayne County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse ==
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| building address =Wayne County Courthouse<br>428 West Liberty St<br>
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Wooster, Ohio 44691<br>[http://www.wayneohio.org/ Wayne County Website]
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}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Wayne County''' <br><br>
  
== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|365px]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1813<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1817<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Wayne County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Wayne County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Wayne County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Columbiana County, Ohio|Colulmbiana]] and [[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] Counties in 1808 (1812).<br>
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*'''County Seat: '''Wooster<br>&nbsp;
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]] (north){{·}}[[Holmes County, Ohio|Holmes]] (south){{·}}[[Ashland County, Ohio|Ashland]] (west){{·}} [[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]] (northeast){{·}}[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] (east)
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
'''1808--'''Wayne County was created 13 February 1808&nbsp;from [[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]] County. The original Wayne County disappeared, in 1803,&nbsp;when Ohio became a state. '''County seat:''' Wooster <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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See an interactive map of Wayne County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
  
*[[Ashland County, Ohio|Ashland]]
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
*[[Holmes County, Ohio|Holmes]]
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*[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]]
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*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]
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*[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
==== Court  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2124 Findagrave.com]
  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2124 Findagrave.com]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Wayne.htm Interment.net]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Wayne.htm USGenWeb]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17578&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Wayne|430505}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{OH Land}}
  
 
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*Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
 
*Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)|4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company E (also known as Given Guards) with many men from Wooster.
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:- [[41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry ]], Companies F, H , and I  
 
:- [[102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry ]], Companies F, H , and I  
 
:- [[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C, especially from the town of Wooster  
 
:- [[107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C, especially from the town of Wooster  
:- [[166th_Regiment,_Ohio_Infantry_(National_Guard)#Military|166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)]], Company G
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:- [[166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)#Military|166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)]], Company G
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Wayne}}
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Wayne-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Wayne County Courthouse]<br>107 W Liberty Street; PO Box 407<br>Wooster, OH 44691-4850<br>Phone: 330.287.5590 <br><br>'''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has birth and death records 1867-1908, marriage records from 1813 and probate records from 1812; '''''Board of Health&nbsp;''''' has birth and death records from 1908; '''''Common Pleas Court Clerk&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records from 1812; '''''County Recorder&nbsp;''''' has land records from 1812.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Ohio. Page 546 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Wooster Ohio Family History Center]]
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Wayne|484687}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1307272 FamilySearch – Pilot]. 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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References ==
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=== Places ===
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Category:Wayne_County,_Ohio]]
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*[[Ashland County, Ohio|Ashland]]
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*[[Holmes County, Ohio|Holmes]]
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*[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]]
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*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]
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*[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]]
  
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Revision as of 18:03, 7 May 2013

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

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Coordinates: 40.83°0′N 81.89°0′W / 40.83°N 81.89°W / 40.83; -81.89
Wayne County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Wayne County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Wayne County Courthouse
428 West Liberty St

Wooster, Ohio 44691
Wayne County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Wayne County

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1813
1867
1813
1817
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Colulmbiana and Stark Counties in 1808 (1812).
  • County Seat: Wooster
     
  • Neighboring Counties: Wayne County, Ohio residents may also have records in [1]Medina (north) · Holmes (south) · Ashland (west) · Summit (northeast) · Stark (east)

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wayne 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

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 More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

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.

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company E (also known as Given Guards) with many men from Wooster.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies F, H , and I
- 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C, especially from the town of Wooster
- 166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Company G

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Wayne County, Ohio 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

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Wayne County, Ohio 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 Wayne County, Ohio 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).

Public Records

Repositories

Wayne County Courthouse
107 W Liberty Street; PO Box 407
Wooster, OH 44691-4850
Phone: 330.287.5590

Probate Court  has birth and death records 1867-1908, marriage records from 1813 and probate records from 1812; Board of Health  has birth and death records from 1908; Common Pleas Court Clerk  has divorce and court records from 1812; County Recorder  has land records from 1812.[3]

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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 Wayne County, Ohio 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 Wayne County, Ohio 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 Wayne County, Ohio Probate Court with divorce records located with the Wayne County, Ohio Clerk of Courts.

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

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

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

Places

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wayne County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.