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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]], [[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]], and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] Counties in 1840.<br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]], [[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]], and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] Counties 6 March 1840.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
*'''County Seat: '''Port Clinton<br>&nbsp;
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*'''County Seat: '''Port Clinton
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]] (north){{·}}[[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] (south){{·}}[[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] (west){{·}} [[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]] (southeast)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]] (north){{·}}[[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] (south){{·}}[[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] (west){{·}} [[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]] (southeast)
  
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1840--'''Ottawa County was created 6 March 1840&nbsp;from [[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]], [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]], and [[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Port Clinton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Ottawa County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
See an interactive map of Ottawa County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]]
 
*[[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]]
 
*[[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]]
 
*[[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Harris-Elmore Public Library  
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*Harris-Elmore Public Library<br>328 Toledo St.<br> Elmore, Ohio
 
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*Ottawa County Genealogical Society (OGS Chapter)<br>310 Madison St.<br>Port Clinton<br>They meet at the Ida Rupp Public Library
328 Toledo St. Elmore
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*Ida Rupp Public Library<br>310 Madison St.<br>Port Clinton
 
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*Elmore Historical Society  
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Ottawa County Genealogical Society, chapter of the OGS  
 
 
 
they meet at the Ida Rupp Public Library
 
 
 
310 Madison St. Port Clinton  
 
 
 
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Ida Rupp Public Library  
 
 
 
310 Madison St. Port Clinton
 
 
 
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Elmore Historical Society  
 
 
 
Elmore
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====

Revision as of 19:54, 10 August 2012

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Ottawa County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Ottawa County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 6, 1840
County Seat Port Clinton
Courthouse
Ottawa County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1840
1869
1820
1840
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Erie, Lucas, and Sandusky Counties 6 March 1840.[1]
  • County Seat: Port Clinton
  • Neighboring Counties: Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Lucas (north) · Sandusky (south) · Wood (west) · Erie (southeast)

Ohio Digital Collections



Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ottawa County boundary changes.


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Resources

Cemeteries

Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery (aka) Guss, Union, Elmore

Harrington Cemetery (aka) Old Elmore, Elmore

Rymers Cemetery (aka) Rice, Elmore

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ottawa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ottawa County.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies F and I
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company G

Newspapers

The Ohio Obituary Index includes references to more than 1.5 million death, marriage and obituary notices.  What began as a project at the Hayes Presidential Center grew into a partnership with 40 public libraries throughout the state of Ohio.  Some of the listings date back as far as 1830.  In addition to newspaper obituaries, the index includes entries indexing church records, federal mortality indexes, family papers, etc.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Societies and Libraries

  • Harris-Elmore Public Library
    328 Toledo St.
    Elmore, Ohio
  • Ottawa County Genealogical Society (OGS Chapter)
    310 Madison St.
    Port Clinton
    They meet at the Ida Rupp Public Library
  • Ida Rupp Public Library
    310 Madison St.
    Port Clinton
  • Elmore Historical Society


Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).