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== What is in the Collection? ==
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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.
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===To Browse this Collection===
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== Record Description  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
  
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.
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The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
  
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] link from the collection landing page.
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*Name of primary individual
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*Age
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*Names of parents
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*Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
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*Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
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*Description and value of property or land
  
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== Collection Content ==
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=== 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.<br>  
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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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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Ohio marriages click [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/OH_FRM.html here].
  
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1940."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.}}
 
 
 
[[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.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
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The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
*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 to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To use these records you will need to know the following:  
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To use these records you will need to know:
 
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*The name or names of the primary individuals in the court record.
*The place where the event occurred
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
*The approximate date the event occurred  
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*The place where the event occurred.
*The name or names of the primary individuals
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*The case number.
*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>  
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Many of these volumes have indexes at the beginning or end. You should search these first.
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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.
  
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. Keep in mind:  
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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:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1935519 Ohio, Jefferson County Court Records, 1797-1947]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
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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.  
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
*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 a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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*Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.  
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Ohio Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
  
*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
*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.
 
*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.
 
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county. 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.  
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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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)]].
*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)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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;
  
{{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.  
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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 2017. Citing County Courthouse, Steubenville.}}<br><br>
  
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*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson County, Ohio]]
 
*[[Ohio Court Records|Ohio Court Records]]<br>
 
 
 
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== 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
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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.

To Browse this Collection

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

What Can These Records 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


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

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?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
  • Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
  • For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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 2017. 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.

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