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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Ohio|Ohio]] > Williams County''  
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{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
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| county = Williams County
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| state = Ohio
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| building image = Williams County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Williams County Courthouse<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Bryan, Ohio 43506<br>[http://co.williams.oh.us/ Williams County website]
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}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''Williams County'''<br><br>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
== History  ==
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{| border="2" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"
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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%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Williams County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| 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#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| 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#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>1824</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></center><br>
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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>1825<br></center>
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Williams County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Williams County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Williams County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Parent County  ====
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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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*'''County Seat: '''Bryan<br>&nbsp;
'''1820--'''Williams County was created from 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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*'''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>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Williams County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== 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 ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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BillionGraves:
  
==== Court  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=128124 Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=77414 Lash Cemetery, Montpelier]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=128131 Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Civil War<br>Civil War service men from Williams County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Williams County.
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:- [[100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C
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:- [[111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company C
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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>
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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  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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<br>[http://co.williams.oh.us/ Williams County Courthouse]<br>107 W Butler Street<br>Bryan, OH 43506<br>Phone: 419.636.8253&nbsp;<br><br>County Record Center has birth and death records 1867-1908, <br>marriage and probate records 1824-1984, divorce and court<br>records 1824-1977 and naturalization records 1860-1926; <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1909<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williams 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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William County Public Library 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=196975&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Williams&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Williams|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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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=== References  ===
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{{ohio|ohio}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Williams_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Williams_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 21:58, 27 September 2012

Hand and keyboard.jpg Ohio
Online Records
Williams County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Williams County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Williams County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Williams County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Bryan, Ohio 43506
Williams County website
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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

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


Williams County Courthouse
107 W Butler Street
Bryan, OH 43506
Phone: 419.636.8253 

County Record Center has birth and death records 1867-1908,
marriage and probate records 1824-1984, divorce and court
records 1824-1977 and naturalization records 1860-1926;
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1909[2]

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).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williams County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.