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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]] and [[Tuscarawas County, Ohio|Tuscarawas]] Counties 2 January 1813.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jefferson]] and [[Tuscarawas County, Ohio Genealogy|Tuscarawas]] Counties 2 January 1813.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''County Seat: '''Cadiz  
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*'''County Seat: '''Cadiz
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Harrison County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_County,_Ohio (accessed 26 June 2013).</ref>[[Carroll County, Ohio|Carroll]] (north){{·}}[[Belmont County, Ohio|Belmont]] (south){{·}}[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]] (southwest){{·}}[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]] (east){{·}}[[Tuscarawas County, Ohio|Tuscarawas]] (west)
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The county was named for General William Henry Harrison, the Hero of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812 and who was later the 9th President of the United States. It's county seat is Cadiz and was founded February 1, 1813.  It is located in the Southeastern area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/harrison/ accessed 2/17/2017.</ref>
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Tuscarawas County, Ohio Genealogy|Tuscarawas County]] {{•}} [[Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy|Carroll County]] {{•}} [[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jefferson County]] {{•}} [[Belmont County, Ohio Genealogy|Belmont County]] {{•}} [[Guernsey County, Ohio Genealogy|Guernsey County]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
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.
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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  ====
For a list of record loss in Ohio counties see: [http://www.familytree101.com/ohio/oh-counties.html#courthouse Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*Civil War<br>Civil War service men from Morgan 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 Morgan County.
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*Civil War<br>Civil War service men from Harrison 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 Harrison County.
  
:- [[98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies C and F
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:* [[30th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company B<ref>Henry R. Brinkerhoff, ''History of the Thirtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry'', (Columbus, Ohio: J. W. Osgood, 1863). p. 3. Digital version on [https://archive.org/stream/historyofthirtie00brin#page/3/mode/1up Internet Archive]. Also on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/681845 FHL fiche 6118177]</ref>
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:* [[98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies C and F
  
 
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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]. <br>
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*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/harrison/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
:*'''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]. <br>
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/harrison/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
 
 
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.harrisoncountyohio.org/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>100 W Market Street<br>Cadiz, OH 43907-1132<br>Phone: 740.942.4623 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1813; <br>Probate Judge has birth records to 1917, marriage and <br>probate records; County Health Office has birth records <br>from 1917, death and burial records; County Recorder<br>has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Ohio. Page 542 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.harrisoncountyohio.org/ Harrison County Courthouse]<br>100 W Market Street<br>Cadiz, OH 43907-1132<br>Phone: 740.942.4623 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1813; <br>Probate Judge has birth records to 1917, marriage and <br>probate records; County Health Office has birth records <br>from 1917, death and burial records; County Recorder<br>has land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Ohio. Page 542 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{OH fhc}}
 
  
*[[Wintersville Ohio Family History Center|Wintersville Ohio Family History Center]]
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*[[Wintersville Ohio Family History Center]]
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.  
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
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:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' <br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' <br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
'''[[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. {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Harrison|382256}}  
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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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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[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. {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Harrison|382256}}  
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
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===== Divorce  =====
  
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*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+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://www.familytree101.com/ohio/harrison-county.html Harrison County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/harrison-county/ Harrison County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Harrison-County.htm Harrison County OH&nbsp;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 18:11, 2 June 2017

United States
Ohio
Harrison County

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


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Harrison County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Harrison County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Harrison County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Harrison County Courthouse
100 West Market Street
Cadiz, Ohio 43907
Harrison County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1813
1867
1812
1813
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Description

The county was named for General William Henry Harrison, the Hero of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812 and who was later the 9th President of the United States. It's county seat is Cadiz and was founded February 1, 1813. It is located in the Southeastern area of the state.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Tuscarawas County  • Carroll County  • Jefferson County  • Belmont County  • Guernsey County


Harrison CountyJefferson CountyColumbiana CountyStark CountySummit CountyHolmes CountyCoshocton CountyMuskingum CountyGuernsey CountyNoble CountyBrooke CountyBelmont CountyHancock CountyOhio CountyMarshall CountyFayette CountyWashington CountyGreene CountyAllegheny CountyWestmoreland CountyBeaver CountyMonroe CountyWayne CountyCarroll CountyTuscarawas CountyOHHarrison1.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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Photos

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious 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 Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Harrison 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 Histories
  • Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Harrison and Carroll, Ohio, (J. H. Beers and Company, 1891). Digital copy at Google Books

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 Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohharrison.jpg

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Harrison 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 Harrison County.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Harrison 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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Harrison 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 Harrison 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

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Harrison County Courthouse
100 W Market Street
Cadiz, OH 43907-1132
Phone: 740.942.4623

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1813;
Probate Judge has birth records to 1917, marriage and
probate records; County Health Office has birth records
from 1917, death and burial records; County Recorder
has land records[5]

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.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

  • 1800–1850 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (September 2012) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy 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 Harrison 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 Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Harrison 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

  • 1840-2001 - Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1908-1953 - 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. Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Websites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/harrison/ accessed 2/17/2017.
  3. Henry R. Brinkerhoff, History of the Thirtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (Columbus, Ohio: J. W. Osgood, 1863). p. 3. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118177
  4. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Ohio. Page 542 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.