Van Wert County, Ohio Genealogy

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Van Wert County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Van Wert County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Created April 1, 1820
County Seat Van Wert
Courthouse
Van Wert County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Van Wert Courthouse
101 E. Main St.
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Van Wert Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1840
1867
1824
1840
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Ohio Digital Collections


History

Parent County

1820--Van Wert County was created 12 February 1820 from Darke County.
County seat: Van Wert [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Van Wert County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War service men from Van Wert 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 Van Wert County.
-99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A

Newspapers

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

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).