Pike County, Ohio Genealogy
Guide to Pike County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Pike County, Ohio|
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Address|| Pike County Courthouse|
100 E. 2nd
Waverly, Ohio 45690-1301
Pike County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census and Directories
- 2.6 Church Records
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.10 Funeral Homes
- 2.11 Gazetteers
- 2.12 Genealogy
- 2.13 History
- 2.14 Land and Property
- 2.15 Maps
- 2.16 Military
- 2.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.18 Newspapers
- 2.19 Obituaries
- 2.20 Periodicals
- 2.21 Probate
- 2.22 Public Records
- 2.23 Repositories
- 2.24 Schools
- 2.25 Taxation
- 2.26 Vital Records
- 3 Web Sites
- 4 Places
- 5 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Adams, Ross, and Scioto Counties 4 January 1815.
- County Seat: Waverly
- Neighboring Counties: Pike County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Ross (north) · Scioto (south) · Highland (west) · Adams (southwest) · Jackson (east)
- See an interactive map of Pike County boundary changes.
Business Records and Commerce
- Pike County Ohio Cemetery Index
- Pike County, Ohio Cemeteries
- Ohio Gravestones
- Pike County, Ohio Cemetery List
- Givens Chapel Cemetery in Waverly, Pike County, Ohio. (Includes many photos of headstones)
- Find a Grave
- The Tombstone Transcription Project
- Ohio GenWeb Tombstone Phot Project
- The Political Graveyard
- Many Cemetery Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
|Online Grave Transcripts||Published Grave Transcripts||County Cemetery Directories|
|Family History Library|
See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.
Census and Directories
- Pike County Ohio Census Index
- 1820 United States Federal Census $
- 1830 United States Federal Census $
- 1840 United States Federal Census $
- United States Census Mortality Schedules, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 $
- United States Census 1850
- United States Census 1860
- 1860 United States Federal Census $
- United States Census 1870
- United States Census 1880 (Index only)
- 1890 Veterans Schedule $
- United States Census 1900
- 1910 United States Federal Census $
- United States Census 1920
- 1930 United States Federal Census $
- 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen $
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.
- Many Court Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
- Many Guardianship Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- Pike County Funeral Records 1913-1917 (Hammerstein Funeral Home)
Local histories are available for Pike County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.
- Pike County Ohio Biographies
- Pike County, Ohio Biograhies (WorldCat)
- History of River Scioto Valley, Ohio (WorldVital Records $)
- History of PIke County
- Historical Collections of Ohio by Henry Howe Vol. 1888
- Many History Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
- Land Patent Search (BLM)
- Land Access
- U. S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 $
- Many Land Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
- 1914 County Map for Pike-Ross
- Ohio Historical Lines
- Maps of Pike County, Ohio
- Map Showing Pike County, Ohio
- Civil War service men from Ross 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 Ross County.
- - 1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company C
World War II
- U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 $
- U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 $
- United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Naturalization and Citizenship
Pike County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.
To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.
For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.
Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:
- Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (1981).  FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).
- Pike County Wills & Administrations
- Many Probate Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
Pike County Courthouse
100 E 2nd Street
Waverly, OH 45690
Probate Judge has birth, marriage and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1815;
County Recorder has land records
Family History Centers
Finding More Tax Records
Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:
- WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
- FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Pike County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.
- 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.
- Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002 $
- Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913-1944
- Pike County Death Records, 1958-1967
- Pike County Names and Years of Deaths of Early Resident Who Died Intestate
- Many Vital Records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see topic details.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Publication List
- Cyndi's List for Pike County, Ohio
- My Ohio Genealogy
- Pike County Chamber of Commerce
- Townships, lists cemeteries, tombstone pictures, history and maps.
- Pike County"s Timeline
- Pike County, Ohio WikipediA
- Histopolis, includes details for Pike County, cemeteries, cities, townships
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid
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- Wikipedia contributors, "Pike County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
- Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.