Williams County, Ohio Genealogy

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{{Ohio-stub}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Williams County'''  
 
{{Ohio-stub}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Williams County'''  
  
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== Historical Facts  ==
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1824</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1824</center>  
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1867</center>  
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1824<br></center>
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| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1824<br></center>  
 
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1825<br></center>
 
| style="height: 25px" valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>1825<br></center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]], [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], and [[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] Counties in 1820 (1824).<br>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]], [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], and [[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] Counties in 1820 (1824).<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Bryan<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Bryan<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]] (north){{·}}[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]] (south){{·}}[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]] (northwest){{·}} [[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]] (southwest){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (southeast){{·}}[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]] (east) <br>
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Williams County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]] (north){{·}}[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]] (south){{·}}[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]] (northwest){{·}} [[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]] (southwest){{·}}[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (southeast){{·}}[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]] (east) <br>
  
 
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== History  ==
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
'''1820--'''Williams County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Bryan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
 
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*[[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]]
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*[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]]
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*[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]]
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*[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]]
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*[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]]
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== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=128131 Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=128131 Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan]
  
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==== Census ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
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===== Germans =====
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==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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:- [[100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C  
 
:- [[111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C
 
:- [[111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The Williams County Public Library has an online obit index [http://www.williamsco.lib.oh.us/obit.asp] to the local Williams County newspapers. Email them your index information and your snail mail address to obtain a copy of the obit.<br>
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The Williams County Public Library has an online obit index [http://www.williamsco.lib.oh.us/obit.asp] to the local Williams County newspapers. Email them your index information and your snail mail address to obtain a copy of the obit.<br>  
  
The Bryan Times 11,650 issues&nbsp; Jan 23, 1800 - Dec 31, 2007 is online for free through news.google.com/newspapers.<br>
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The Bryan Times 11,650 issues&nbsp; Jan 23, 1800 - Dec 31, 2007 is online for free through news.google.com/newspapers.<br>  
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
'''[[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.
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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William County Public Library 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506  
 
William County Public Library 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Museums  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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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.
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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+Williams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Williams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[DeKalb County, Indiana|DeKalb County, Indiana]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]]
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*[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]]
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*[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]]
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*[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale County, Michigan]]
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*[[Steuben County, Indiana|Steuben County, Indiana]]
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[[Category:Williams_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Williams_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 19:25, 20 August 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Williams County



Williams County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Williams County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Created April 1, 1820
County Seat Bryan
Courthouse
Williams County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Williams County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Bryan, Ohio 43506
Williams County website

Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1824
1867

1824
1825
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Williams County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Williams 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 Williams County.
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The Williams County Public Library has an online obit index [1] to the local Williams County newspapers. Email them your index information and your snail mail address to obtain a copy of the obit.

The Bryan Times 11,650 issues  Jan 23, 1800 - Dec 31, 2007 is online for free through news.google.com/newspapers.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries

William County Public Library 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506

Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Web Sites

  • 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

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

References

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