Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Related Websites
- 5 Related Wiki Articles
- 6 Contributions to This Article
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
This collection contains various records from the courthouse in Warren, Ohio. It covers the years 1795 to 2010. It is being published as images become available
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Citation for This Collection
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- Probate Court Judge. Ohio, Trumbull County Court Records. Warren County Courthouse, Ohio, United States.
Information found in marriage records may include:
- Full name of bride and groom
- Age at time of marriage
- Date of marriage
- Date of birth
- Place of residence
- Place of birth
- Name of father and mother (for both bride and groom)
- Names of witnesses
Information found in naturalization records may include:
- Name of Immigrant
- Country of birth
- Date of arrival
- Date of declaration of intention
- Date of Naturalization
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Approximate court date
Search the Collection
This collection has several handwritten indexes. They are usually at the beginning or the end of the other images. Search these first. Make a list of the names of individuals that may be part of your family along with the page numbers.
Look at these pages one by one 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.
If you do not find your ancestors, you will need to search the collection image by image. 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 will you to the images. Again, look at the pages one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them.
Using the Information
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 that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the date and locality to search for census and church records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the deceased; 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 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 1900.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
- Witnesses may be close relatives.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local historical and genealogical groups also compile indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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