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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio, United States Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga County]]''
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|title=Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950
 
|title=Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950
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| LOC_02 = Cuyahoga
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| LOC_02_type = County
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| record_type =County Records
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| start_year = 1880
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| end_year = 1950
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Ohio Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Ohio History]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Ohio Voting Registers]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/ Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ Cleveland District Round Table] 
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:  
 
The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:  
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County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed. This collection is being published as images become available.  
 
County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed. This collection is being published as images become available.  
  
For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1908531/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Ohio Cuyahoga County Records">
 
Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Affidavit DGS 4409615_35.jpg|Birth Affidavit
 
Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Affidavit DGS 4409615_35.jpg|Birth Affidavit
 
Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Certificate DGS 4409621_23.jpg|Birth Certificate
 
Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Certificate DGS 4409621_23.jpg|Birth Certificate
 
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The Birth Affidavits and the Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters. &nbsp;They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.  
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Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.
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*Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
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*Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
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*The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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The '''Birth Affidavits''' and the '''Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections''' both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters. &nbsp;They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.  
  
The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.  
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The '''Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections''' relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.  
  
The biographical information that might be found in the delayed birth records and the Birth Affidavits can be:  
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The biographical information that might be found in the '''delayed birth records and the Birth Affidavits''' can be:  
  
 
*Child’s name  
 
*Child’s name  
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*Number of children of mother
 
*Number of children of mother
  
The Voter Registrations/List of Electors is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:  
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The '''Voter Registrations/List of Electors''' is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:  
  
 
*Name of voter  
 
*Name of voter  
 
*Address  
 
*Address  
*used as proof of American citizenship
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*Used as proof of American citizenship
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
*The place where the birth occurred
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
*The approximate date the event occurred  
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*The name of your ancestor.
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant or the parent.
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*The approximate date the event occurred.
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*The place where the event occurred.
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*The names of other family members and their relationships.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
To search the collection:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images  
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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/1908531/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images  
  
 
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:  
 
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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*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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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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.
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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of parents' to search for their birth records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of parents' to search for their birth records.  
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*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the infant; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the infant; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*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.
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Ohio, Cuyahoga|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog.}}
  
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.
 
  
*Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
 
*Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
 
*The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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==Citing 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.  
  
*[http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/ Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. Citing County Courthouse, Cleveland.}} <br><br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ Cleveland District Round Table]&nbsp;
 
*Index of these birth records &nbsp;http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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*[[Ohio Voting Registers|Ohio Voting Registers]]<br>  
 
*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical&nbsp;Collection  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1908531/waypoints Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950]
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== 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.
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. County Courthouse, Cleveland.}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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Location of Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1880-1950
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:

  • Birth affidavits (1860 -1908)
  • Delayed birth registrations and corrections (1873 -1908)
  • Voter Registration/List of Electors (1890 -1900)

County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed. This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.

  • Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
  • Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
  • The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The Birth Affidavits and the Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters.  They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.

The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.

The biographical information that might be found in the delayed birth records and the Birth Affidavits can be:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Child’s gender
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' residence
  • Parents' birth place
  • Parents’ age
  • Father’s occupation
  • Number of children of mother

The Voter Registrations/List of Electors is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:

  • Name of voter
  • Address
  • Used as proof of American citizenship


How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The place where the event occurred.
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.


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

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:

  • 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 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 birth date or age along with the place of birth of parents' to search for their birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the infant; 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.

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.


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, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. Citing County Courthouse, Cleveland.

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, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950.


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.