Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy

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Guide to Trumbull County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coordinates: 41.32°0′N 80.76°0′W / 41.32°N 80.76°W / 41.32; -80.76

Trumbull County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Trumbull County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Address Trumbull County Courthouse
160 High St. NW

Warren, Ohio 44481
Trumbull County Website

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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Trumbull County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


See the book, Trumbull County Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions 1800-1930 compiled and published by the Trumbull County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (1983), for a record of tombstone inscriptions found in all of the known cemeteries in the county. Several transcriptions were compiled into this one volume.

ONLINE: - Trumbull County Cemeteries - - Trumbull County Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Family History Library


Names in Stone


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.


Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Brookfield
Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local Histories
  • Upton, Harriet Taylor. A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Evansville, IN: Whipporwill Publications, 1983. (full-text available at
  • H.Z. Williams & Bro. History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. Cleveland: H.Z. Williams, 1882. (full-text available at
  • Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio In Two Volumes. An Encyclopedia of the State. Cincinnati: Published by the State of Ohio, 1907. (full-text available at
  • Case, Leonard. Early Settlement of Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio. Cleveland: Fairbanks, Benedict & Co., printers, 1876. (full-text available at
  • Emily L. Varner, compiler, The People of Trumbull County 1800-2000, Cortland, OH: Howland Printing, 2000.

Land and Property



  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Trumbull 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 Trumbull County.
- 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A and K
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, and I

Naturalization and Citizenship


Trumbull 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.


Courtesy of The Warren-Trumball County Public Library:

Warren Tribune Chronicle:

  • Obituraries: 1900-1938
  • Obituaries: 1970, part of 1980, 1981, 1987, 2009



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Public Records


Trumbull County Archives

Emily Varner, Archivist. Stone Building, 118 High Street NW, Warren, OH 44481. website

The archives includes and maintains the following records:

  • Auditors Tax Duplicates 1811, 1839-1946
  • Auditors Transfer Lists 1960-1992
  • Births 1867-1908
  • Commissioners Journals 1828-1929
  • Deaths 1867-1908
  • Estates 1803-1989
  • Marriages 1800-1995
  • Mortgage Records & Indices 1850-1947
  • Probate Records 1803-1953
  • Probate/Administration Docket 1837 on
  • Probate Journals 1854-1966
  • Wills 1841-1966

Trumbull County Courthouse
160 High St NW
Warren, OH 44481
Phone: 330.675.2557

Clerk Court has divorce, court and naturalization
records from 1800;  Probate Judge has marriage
and probate records; County Recorder has land records[2]

Family History Centers
  • Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

Local History and Genealogy Room
444 Mahoning Avenue NW
Warren, Ohio 44483
(330) 399-8807 ext 120

Unique collections include, among others:

WINNAGLE COLLECTION contains research materials gathered on local families by genealogist Grace Marvin Winnagle (1882-1965). A wide variety of collected data and correspondence is included.

UNUSUAL SOURCES (Records from the Ohio Penitentiary, Ohio Reformatory (Mansfield), the Ohio School for the Deaf & Dumb (Columbus), the Boys Industrial School (Lancaster) and the Girls Industrial School (Delaware) are on microfilm for the early years.)

  • Trumbull County Genealogical Society

PO Box 309
Warren, Ohio 44482

  • Ohio Historical Society

1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
(614) 297-2510


  • 1800–1850 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. Name index of tax records as recorded with the County Auditor of each county. Entries are recorded in voucher books, one person per page. The majority of the tax records in this collection are for the years 1816 through 1838. Currently (September 2012) this collection is 17% complete. Additional records will be added as they are completed.

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records

  • 1867-1908. Births were not required to be recorded until 1867, and are generally not available prior to that date. The Trumbull County Archives has birth records from 1867-1908 indexed alphabetically on cards.
  • 1908-present. The Ohio Department of Health maintains the birth records from 29 Dec 1908 to present.
  • 1800-Sept 1995. The Trumbull County Archives has both an alphabetical card index, and actual certificates available. Marriage licenses are available from 1816, when they were kept separately, but in 1891 they were combined with the marriage certificates.
  • 1808-1975, Records. The Trumbull County Archives has transcripts of each case from civil, criminal and divorce courts, in Common Pleas Court Journals and Common Pleas Court Record Books.
  • 1949-present, Abstracts. Abstracts of original divorce decrees from 7 Sep 1949 to present are maintained at the Ohio Department of Health. Records prior to this date are generally maintained in the probate court of the county in which the original marriage license was filed.
  • 1867-1908. The Trumbull County Archives also has the death records for this time period indexed alphabetically on cards. Deaths were not required to be recorded until 1867.
  • 1908-1944. The Ohio Historical Society maintains death certificates for the state from 20 Dec 1908 - 31 Dec 1944.
  • 1945-present. The Ohio Department of Health maintains the death certificates for this time period.
  • Death certificates online:1908-1953 Free name indexes and certificate 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.

Web Sites


  • Townships are 5 miles by 5 miles square
  • Trumbull originally had 25 townships
  • Presently there are 24 towships, 6 cities and 5 villages


Bazetta | Bloomfield | Braceville | Bristol | Brookfield | Champion | Farmington | Fowler | Greene | Gustavus | Hartford | Howland | Hubbard | Johnston | Kinsman | Liberty | Mecca | Mesopotamia | Newton | Southington | Vernon | Vienna | Warren | Weathersfield


Cortland | Girard | Hubbard | Newton Falls | Niles | Warren


Lordstown | McDonald | Orangeville | W. Farmington | Yankee Lake

Neighboring Counties


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Trumbull County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trumbull County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.