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Guide to '''Portage County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] County in 1808.<br>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] County in 1808.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Ravenna<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Ravenna<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Portage County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]] (north){{·}}[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]] (south){{·}}[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]] (west){{·}} [[Mahoning County, Ohio|Mahoning]] (southeast){{·}}[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]] (east)
 
  
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for an old Native American path called "Portage Trail". It's county seat is Ravenna and was founded June 7, 1807.  It is located in the South-Central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Portage County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/portage/ accessed 2/27/2017.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]] {{•}}
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[[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull County]] {{•}}
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[[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning County]] {{•}}
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[[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark County]] {{•}}
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[[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit County]] {{•}}
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[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]]
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
See an interactive map of Portage County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
 
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==== History  ====
 
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===== Local Histories =====
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:*Brown, Robert Charles, ''History of Portage County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County, Its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, etc.,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers, 1885). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=RVDWAAAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofportage00warn Internet Archive] {{FSbook|45540|}} {{FHL|100496|item|disp=FHL film 1697596 Item 14; book 977.137 H2h}}
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:*Holmes, James B., ''Portage Heritage: A History of Portage County; Its Towns and Townships and the Men and Women Who Have Developed Them,'' (Kent, Ohio: Commercial Press, 1957). Digital copy at [http://archive.org/details/portageheritageh00holm Internet Archive] {{FSbook|974540|}} {{FHL|14092|item|disp=FHL film 1033821 Item 1}}
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:*Bowen, A.W., ''A Portrait and Biographical Record of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio,'' (Logansport, Indiana: A.W. Bowen, 1898). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=4NkyAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/portraitbiograph02awbo Internet Archive] {{FSbook|580141|}} {{FHL|94835|item|disp=FHL film 1000336 Item 5; book 977.13 D3p}}
  
 
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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'''Portage County Courthouse'''<br>203 West Main Street<br>Ravena, Ohio 44266<br>Telephone: 330-297-3635<br>[https://www.co.portage.oh.us/municipalcourt.htm Website]<br><br>
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rootstown Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Rootstown Ohio Family History Center]]
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[[Image:Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png|right|175px|Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png]]The '''''[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]&nbsp;''''' was a part of northeast '''Ohio''' originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.<ref name="DB89">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The former ''Connecticut Western Reserve&nbsp;'' lands were in the modern counties of [[Ashtabula_County,_Ohio_Genealogy|Ashtabula]], [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]], [[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]], [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]], [[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]], [[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]], [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] fully, but also '''in parts of''' [[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]], [[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]], [[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]], [[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]], and [[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]] counties in Ohio.<br><br>
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The '''Research Library''' at the ''[[Western Reserve Historical Society]] History Center&nbsp;'' is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.<ref name="gen">[http://www.wrhs.org/research/library/genealogy/ Family History and Genealogical Research] in ''Western Reserve Historical Society'' (accessed 11 March 2015).</ref> The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.<ref name="DB89" />
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
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*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
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*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]. Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/portage-county/ Portage County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Portage-County.htm Portage County Ohio Genealogy]<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohportag/ Ohio GenWeb: Portage County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohportag/ Ohio GenWeb: Portage County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Portage|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]]  
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*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]]  
*[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]]  
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*[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]]  
*[[Mahoning County, Ohio|Mahoning]]  
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*[[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]]  
*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]  
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*[[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark]]  
*[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]]  
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*[[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]]  
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*[[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:41, 21 June 2017

United States
Ohio
Portage County

Guide to Portage County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


{{{link}}}Coordinates: 41.17°0′N 81.20°0′W / 41.17°N 81.2°W / 41.17; -81.2

Portage County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Portage County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Portage County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Portage County Courthouse
203 West Main St

Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Portage County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1808
1867

1795
1803
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Trumbull County in 1808.
  • County Seat: Ravenna
     

Description

The county was named for an old Native American path called "Portage Trail". It's county seat is Ravenna and was founded June 7, 1807. It is located in the South-Central area of the state.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Geauga County  • Trumbull County  • Mahoning County  • Stark County  • Summit County  • Geauga County


Portage CountyColumbiana CountyMahoning CountyLorain CountyTrumbull CountyAshtabula CountyLake CountyGeauga CountyCuyahoga CountyWayne CountySummit CountyMedina CountyStark CountyOHPortage1.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census

Church Records

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.

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Education

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Portage 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.

Local Histories

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.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohportage.jpg

Military

  • Civil War service men from Portage 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 Portage County.
-1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery, Batteries A, D, and I.
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Portage 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. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Portage 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 Portage 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:

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).


Online Probate Records

Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Portage County Courthouse
203 West Main Street
Ravena, Ohio 44266
Telephone: 330-297-3635
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries
Museums
Societies
Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png
The Connecticut Western Reserve  was a part of northeast Ohio originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.[3] The former Connecticut Western Reserve  lands were in the modern counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Trumbull fully, but also in parts of Ashland, Mahoning, Ottawa, Summit, and Wayne counties in Ohio.

The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center  is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.[4] The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.[3]

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

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 Portage 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.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 1840-2001 - Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1908-1953 - 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.

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Websites


Places

Populated Places

Kent

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Portage County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/portage/ accessed 2/27/2017.
  2. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. Family History and Genealogical Research in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 11 March 2015).