Lake County, Ohio Genealogy
|Lake County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Created||March 6, 1840|
|Address|| Lake County Courthouse|
47 N. Park Place
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Lake County Website
|Named for: Lake Erie|
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Church Records
- 2.6 Court Records
- 2.7 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.8 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.9 Gazetteers
- 2.10 Genealogy
- 2.11 History
- 2.12 Land and Property
- 2.13 Maps
- 2.14 Military
- 2.15 Newspapers
- 2.16 Obituaries
- 2.17 Periodicals
- 2.18 Probate
- 2.19 Public Records
- 2.20 Repositories
- 2.21 Taxation
- 2.22 Vital Records
- 3 Web Sites
- 4 Places
- 5 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties 6 March 1840.
- County Seat: Painesville
- Neighboring Counties: Lake County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Geauga (south) · Ashtabula (east) · Cuyahoga (southwest)
See an interactive map of Lake County boundary changes.
Business Records and Commerce
Lake County Cemeteries and Index of names.
- Leroy Cemetery, Painesville BillionGraves
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Naturalization Records - An Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land and Property
- Civil War
Civil War service men from Lake 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 Lake County.
- Select issues ofEvening and Morning Star available at BYU's Digital Collections. Click on newspaper in box on right.
Family History Centers
Morley Library--Best collection of local genealogical materials.
Lake County Genealogical Society This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them.
Marriages - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915
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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
- Family History Library Catalog
- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake - The GenWeb site has many databases, biographies, vital records, etc.
- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probateb.html - Lake County birth records 1867-1908.
- http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs - The Lake County Genealogical Society projects page with the cemetery inscriptions, naturalizations and other information.
- Harriet Taylor Upton, History of the Western Reserve, Volume 1 (Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1910), 59.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
- Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).