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Guide to '''Champaign County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] and [[Greene County, Ohio|Greene]] counties 20 February 1805.<ref name="HBG" />  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy|Franklin]] and [[Greene County, Ohio Genealogy|Greene]] counties 20 February 1805.<ref name="HBG" />  
*'''County Seat: '''Urbana  
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*'''County Seat: '''Urbana
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Champaign County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaign_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]] (north){{·}}[[Union County, Ohio|Union]] (northeast){{·}}[[Clark County, Ohio|Clark]] (south){{·}}[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]] and [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]] (west){{·}}[[Madison County, Ohio|Madison]] (east)
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==== Description ====
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The county was named from the French word for "open level country".<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaign_County,_Ohio accessed 2/14/2017</ref>It's county seat is Urbana  and was founded March 1, 1805.  It is located in the West Central area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/champaign/ accessed 2/14/2017</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Logan County, Ohio Genealogy|Logan County]] {{}} [[Union County, Ohio Genealogy|Union County]] {{}} [[Madison County, Ohio Genealogy|Madison County]] {{}} [[Clark County, Ohio Genealogy|Clark County]] {{•}} [[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy|Miami County]] {{}} [[Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy|Shelby County]]  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Champaign County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1948'''  A courthouse fire may have damaged or destroyed some records.
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=76913 Grandview Cemetery, Urbana] BillionGraves
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=77922 Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana] BillionGraves
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=37&GScnty=2050&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Champaigne.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Champaigne+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Ohio&county=Champaign&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}} <br>
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'''Finding Church Records at Other Repositories'''
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/church-index.html St. John's Lutheran Church records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Adams County, Ohio Church Records in online catalogs like:
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=champaign+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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===== Local History  =====
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:*Middleton, Evan P. ''History of Champaign County Ohio: its people, industries and institutions, Volume 1'' (Indianapolis, Indiana&nbsp;: B.F. Bowen, 1917) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=TdQyAQAAMAAJ Google Books].
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:*Middleton, Evan P. ''History of Champaign County Ohio: its people, industries and institutions, Volume 2'' (Indianapolis, Indiana&nbsp;: B.F. Bowen, 1917) Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historyofchampai02midd Internet Archive].
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:*''A Centennial Biographical History of Champaign County, Ohio'' (Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;: Lewis Publish Company, 1902) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=39kyAQAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://archive.org/details/centennialbiogra00lew Internet Archive].
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:*Antrim, Joshua, ''The history of Champaign and Logan Counties, from their first settlement'' (Bellefontaine, Ohio&nbsp;: Press Print. Co., 1872) Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=pQzVAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://archive.org/details/historyofchampai00antr Internet Archive].
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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:*'''1790-1907''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management index] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Champaign|442183}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Ohchampaign.jpg|400px|Ohchampaign.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{OHnewspapers|Chamaign}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>  
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohchampa/newspap.htm Champaign County newspapers] list of county newspapers and publication dates. Courtesy of OhioGenWeb
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>  
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/newspapers-index.html community contributed newspaper articles] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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{{OHnewspapers|Chamaign}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''  
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{{OHnewspaper abstracts|Champaign}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page].
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*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/probate-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Champaign|512186}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{OH fhc|Champaign}}[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center|Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]]. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory].
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*Champaign County Library Family History Center
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*Piqua Public Library Family History Center
  
 
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===== Museums  =====
 
===== Museums  =====
  
===== Societies  =====
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===== &nbsp;&nbsp;Societies  =====
  
Champaign County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society . PO Box 682 . Urbana, OH 43078-0680  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohchampa/society.htm Champaign County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]<br> PO Box 682 . Urbana, OH 43078-0680
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OH Tax Intro}}
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Champaign|510874}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}  
 
{{OH Vital Intro}}  
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1821–1962''' - {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This is an incomplete index of extractions of original records and of patron-submitted records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. Information may have been previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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:*'''1856–1909''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The collection includes a name index and images of county birth records in Ohio. The time period and type of record varies by county.
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:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/vitals-index.html community contributed vital records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images. Name index and images of county marriage records acquired from local courthouses.
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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:*'''1800-1942''' {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1803-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194 Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1898-1912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48348 Ohio Marriages] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1970-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2025 Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/vitals-index.html community contributed vital records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''[[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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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1854–1997''' - {{RecordSearch|1681000|Ohio, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to death and burial records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 2,535,556 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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:*'''1908–1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Name index and images of Ohio statewide death certificates.
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:*'''1908–1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. Index of deaths from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
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:*'''1908-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5763 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/champaign/vitals-index.html community contributed vital records] Courtesy of OhioGenWeb Archives
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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:*'''1962-2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($) <br>
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Champaign|347309}}
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Champaign|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Champaign|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/champaign-county/ Champaign County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Champaign-County.htm Champaign County OH Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:02, 7 March 2017

United States
Ohio


Champaign County


Guide to Champaign County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Champaign County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Champaign County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Champaign County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Champaign County Courthouse
200 N. Main Street
Urbana, Ohio 43078
Champaign County Website
Phone: 937.653.2746


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1805
1867
1806
1804
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Description

The county was named from the French word for "open level country".[2]It's county seat is Urbana and was founded March 1, 1805. It is located in the West Central area of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties

Logan County  • Union County  • Madison County  • Clark County  • Miami County  • Shelby County


Clark CountyChampaign CountyFayette CountyMadison CountyUnion CountyHardin CountyAuglaize CountyShelby CountyMontgomery CountyMiami CountyPreble CountyDarke CountyMercer CountyMarion CountyGreene CountyLogan CountyOHChampaign.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1948 A courthouse fire may have damaged or destroyed some records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio 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

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

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 Church Records at Other Repositories

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Champaign County.

History

Local histories are available for Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Local History
  • Middleton, Evan P. History of Champaign County Ohio: its people, industries and institutions, Volume 1 (Indianapolis, Indiana : B.F. Bowen, 1917) Digital version at Google Books.
  • Middleton, Evan P. History of Champaign County Ohio: its people, industries and institutions, Volume 2 (Indianapolis, Indiana : B.F. Bowen, 1917) Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • A Centennial Biographical History of Champaign County, Ohio (Chicago, Illinois : Lewis Publish Company, 1902) Digital version at Google Books; Internet Archive.
  • Antrim, Joshua, The history of Champaign and Logan Counties, from their first settlement (Bellefontaine, Ohio : Press Print. Co., 1872) Digital version at Google Books; Internet Archive.

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.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohchampaign.jpg

Military

Civil War service men from Champaign 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 Champaign County.

- 113th Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies E and K

     Roster of Soldiers who enlisted from Champaign County, Ohio, for service in the Armies of the United States during the war of 1861-1865, who died or were killed in the service.
List courtesy of Champaign County Historical Society.

   Champaign County Military burials with many brief biographies at Find A Grave (11 records)


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy 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. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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


Online Probate Records

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Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Champaign County Courthouse
200 N Main Street
Urbana, OH 43078
Phone: 937.653.2746 

Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records.
County Health Department has death records.
County Auditor has burial records.
County Recorder has land records.
County Clerk has divorce and court records.[1]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy is the Dayton Ohio East Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

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.

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

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

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Finding More Vital Records

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Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Champaign County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champaign_County,_Ohio accessed 2/14/2017
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/champaign/ accessed 2/14/2017
  4. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.

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