Ohio, Geauga County, Births, Deaths and Stillbirths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Geauga, Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Births, Deaths and Stillbirths
Collection years 1900-1950
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What is in the Collection?

This collection covers the years 1909 through 1950 and consists of the following records:

  • Birth Records (1909-1950)
  • Death Records and Stillbirths (1900-2009)

The records are from the Geauga County Health District.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of relatives or friends
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded
  • Occupations
  • Name of undertaker
  • Name of officiator

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the “Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker, mortuary, or cemetery could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by local genealogical and historical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Ohio, Geauga County, Births, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1900-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Geauga County Health District, Chardon.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.


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