Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy
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- 1 Genealogy Websites
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 BRIGGS LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HAMNER ROOM
- 8 Lawrence County Health Department
- 9 Lawrence County Genealogical Society
- 10 Lawrence County Historical Society
- 11 Web Sites
- 12 References
- 13 Cemeteries
View birth, marriage, and death indexes and more online at The Lawrence Register.
Lawrence County was formed from Gallia and Scioto counties on 20 December 1816. It was named for Captain James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812 who said "Do not give up the ship".
Places / Localities
Societies and Libraries
BRIGGS LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY HAMNER ROOM
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8:30pm; Fri & Sat 9am – 5:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8:30pm; Fri 9am – 5:30pm Saturday 10am-3pm
Area Records on Microfilm
- Federal Census 1820-1880 (surrounding counties)
- Wills 1847 – present
- 1890 Special Census (surrounding counties)
- Births & Deaths1868 – 1938
- Federal Census 1900-1930 (surrounding counties)
- Marriages1817 – present
- Early Court Records (Incomplete)
- Newspapers 1850 – present
- Sanborn Insurance Maps
- Some Early Furnace Records
- Some Early Court Records
- Tax Duplicate Records 1817 & 1822
- Death Indexes from Ohio Department of Health 1908-1944, excluding 1933-1937
- First Families of Lawrence County
- Woodland Cemetery Records
- Tombstone readings from area cemeteries
- Family History Center
- Some early Church Records
- Vertical Files of area History
- Ironton City Directories (Incomplete)
- Yearbooks (incomplete)
- Birth Indexes 1909-present
- Death Indexes 1909-present
Briggs Lawrence County Public Library does not perform genealogical research, which is requested by phone, letter or e-mail. We will return all such requests to the sender, and will respond with a list of the names of local researchers obtained from the Lawrence County Genealogical Society, who can perform those services.
The staff at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library will continue to assist all persons who visit the Phyllis Hamner Local History and Genealogy Room located at the Main Library in Ironton, Ohio.
Lawrence County Health Department
2120 South 8th Street
Ironton, OH 45638
HOURS: M-F 8:00 – 4:00
The Health Department has county births and deaths certificates from 1909-present. The indexes are at Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Hamner Room.
You must obtain copies of certificates at the Health Dept.
Copies are $18.00
Give staff the name of the person and the year of death/birth. You do not have to know the month and day.
Lawrence County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1035
Proctorville, Ohio 45669-1035
740-886-7230 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The following organizations are under the umbrella of the Ohio Genealogical Society:
- First Families of Lawrence County
- Civil War Veterans of Lawrence County
- Settlers and Builders of Lawrence County
- Lineage Society
Application forms for these organizations are at the following URL: http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/gensoc/gensoc.htm
Lawrence County Historical Society
506 South 6th St
Ironton, Ohio 45638
The Lawrence County Museum has certification by the Ohio Association of Historical Societies Museums. It is operated by the Lawrence County Historical Society, a corporation since 1925. The building in which the Museum is housed is referred to, in the Registry of Historical Homes of the Rankin District, as the Colonel George N. Gray House. In 1988, the Lawrence County Historical Society acquired the property, using funds raised through contributions of community-minded individuals, members, and businesses.
The Museum features several permanent exhibits, while some areas have exhibits that change four or five times a year. Annual events are:
Ice Cream Social First Sunday of July
Apple Butter Day First Saturday of October
Christmas Exhibit Opens First Sunday of December
A very special event in Ironton is the Museum's Candlelight Church Walk on the first Saturday evening of December.
Victorian Teas are being added to the schedule.
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