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== Record Description ==
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The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. This collection is being published as images become available. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available. Currently the collection includes:
 
  
*Probate Records (1797-1940)
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== What is in the Collection? ==
*Birth Records (1867-1940)
 
  
The records cover the years 1797 to 1940.  
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The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available.  
  
For a list of records by event and date currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1935519/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Coverage Table and Map ===
  
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The coverage table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
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[[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/OH_FRM.html here].
  
== Record Content  ==
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| Probate Records
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| Birth Records
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| 1797-1947
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| Marriage Records
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| 1867-1947
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| Death Records
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
 
The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:  
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*Description and value of property or land
 
*Description and value of property or land
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
To use these records you will need to know the following:
 
  
*The place where the event occurred
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To use these records you will need to know:
*The approximate date the event occurred  
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*The name or names of the primary individuals in the court record.
*The name or names of the primary individuals
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
*The case number
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*The place where the event occurred.
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*The case number.
  
 
You may be able to obtain a probate case number for your ancestors by contacting the county courthouse at the following address:  
 
You may be able to obtain a probate case number for your ancestors by contacting the county courthouse at the following address:  
  
Jefferson County Probate Court<br>301 Market Street<br>Steubenville, OH 43952<br>Telephone: 740-283-8554<br>  
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Jefferson County Probate Court<br>301 Market Street<br>Steubenville, OH 43952<br>Telephone: 740-283-8554<br>
 
 
 
Address e-mail inquiries to:  
 
Address e-mail inquiries to:  
 
 
*fverstraten@dishmail.net  
 
*fverstraten@dishmail.net  
 
*maryanash@jeffersoncountyoh.com
 
*maryanash@jeffersoncountyoh.com
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume and Year Range" category which takes you to the images<br>  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1935519/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume and Year Range" category which takes you to the images<br>  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first.  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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*Check the index for the family name (surname) and then the given name. Indexes enable you to access records quickly by searching for the names of the primary individuals. Realize that some entries in earlier years may have been missed. Indexes may also contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
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*Make a list of the volumes and page numbers for each deed you wish to check.
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*For each deed, search the noted volume and page number.
  
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. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
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If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each 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. Keep in mind:  
  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s court record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*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 of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Ohio, Jefferson|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog.}}
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
[http://www.jeffcochapter.com/ Jefferson County Ohio Chapter of the&nbsp;Ohio Genealogical Society]
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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. &nbsp;  
  
== Related Wiki Articles<br> ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.}}<br><br>  
  
*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson County, Ohio]]
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*[[Ohio Court Records|Ohio Court Records]]<br>
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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Ohio Jefferson County Court Records 1797- 1940,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 March 2012), Ohio Jefferson County Court Records 1797-1940 &gt; Probate Records &gt; estate box 4 case no 936-953 1797- 1918 &gt; image 2 of 140; entry for Thomas Marquis Sr., article of agreement with William Garett. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
  
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Jefferson, Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1797-1947
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of records from Jefferson County, Ohio. An index is being created in cooperation with the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and will be published as it becomes available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947.


Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

The coverage table shows the places and time periods covered in the records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio marriages click here.

County Years Covered
Probate Records 1797-1947
Birth Records 1797-1947
Marriage Records 1867-1947
Death Records 1867-1947

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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 heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land

How Do I Search the Collection?

To use these records you will need to know:

  • The name or names of the primary individuals in the court record.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The case number.

You may be able to obtain a probate case number for your ancestors by contacting the county courthouse at the following address:

Jefferson County Probate Court
301 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Telephone: 740-283-8554
Address e-mail inquiries to:

  • fverstraten@dishmail.net
  • maryanash@jeffersoncountyoh.com


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first.

  • Check the index for the family name (surname) and then the given name. Indexes enable you to access records quickly by searching for the names of the primary individuals. Realize that some entries in earlier years may have been missed. Indexes may also contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings or misinterpretations.
  • Make a list of the volumes and page numbers for each deed you wish to check.
  • For each deed, search the noted volume and page number.

If you do not find your ancestor in the index, look at each 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

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

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • 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.
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and 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.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

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 at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).


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, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.