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[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Washington County''' <br><br>
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Guide to '''Washington County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>205 Putnam St.<br>Marietta, Ohio 45750<br>[http://www.washingtongov.org/ Washington County Website]
 
| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>205 Putnam St.<br>Marietta, Ohio 45750<br>[http://www.washingtongov.org/ Washington County Website]
}} [[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Washington County'''
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Washington County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1789<br></center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1789<br></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Washington County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Washington County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Washington County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Washington County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Washington County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized land in 1788.<br>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from unorganized land in 1788.<br>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Marietta<br>&nbsp;  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Marietta<br>&nbsp;  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]] (north){{·}}[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]] (south){{·}}[[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]] (west){{·}} [[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]] (northwest){{·}}[[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants County, West Virginia]] (southeast){{·}}[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler County, West Virginia]] (east)
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy|Monroe County]] {{}}
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[[Noble County, Ohio Genealogy|Noble County]] {{}}
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[[Morgan County, Ohio Genealogy|Morgan County]] {{}}
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[[Athens County, Ohio Genealogy|Athens County]] {{}}
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[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood County, West Virginia]] {{}}
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[[Pleasants County, West Virginia|Pleasants County, West Virginia]] {{}}
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[[Tyler County, West Virginia|Tyler County, West Virginia]]
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<center>{{OHWashington County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary changes  ====
 
==== Boundary changes  ====
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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 Washington County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
==== Record Loss ====
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=84 Ohio Gravestones]  
 
*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=84 Ohio Gravestones]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2123 Find a Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2123 Find a Grave]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/oh/tombpics/washington/washingtonco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259176901680_622" />
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/washington/washingtonco.htm Ohio Tombstone Photo Project]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259176901680_622" />
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2123 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2123 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Washington.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Washington+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Washington.htm USGenWeb]
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Washington&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] 
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17569&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
  
 
==== Census and Directories  ====
 
==== Census and Directories  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washingtonco_parish_burials.html The Parish Register of St. Luke's Church]&nbsp;Burials  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washingtonco_parish_burials.html The Parish Register of St. Luke's Church]&nbsp;Burials  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washingtonco_parish_baptisms.html The Parish Register of St. Luke's Church] Baptisms  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washingtonco_parish_baptisms.html The Parish Register of St. Luke's Church] Baptisms  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48133&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. IV: (Ohio Monthly Meetings)] $
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48133&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. IV: (Ohio Monthly Meetings)] $
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Washington|786907}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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*'''1810 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|2363038|Ohio, Washington County Court Records, 1810-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
===== Local Histories  =====
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{{OH History}}
  
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1259176618085_748">[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Washington/bios/ Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies]</span>
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:*Andrews, Israel Ward, ''Washington County, and the Early Settlement of Ohio,'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: P. G. Thomson, 1877). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=qEsVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/washingtoncounty00andr Internet Archive] {{FSbook|1158940|}} [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19878 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|146585|item|disp=FHL book 977.198 H2an}}
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washoh_history_mainpage.html Washington County History]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/pioneers.html Washington County Pioneers]
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:*Hildreth, Samuel P., ''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio,'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: H.W. Derby, 1852). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=zB8WAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/biographicalhist00hildiala Internet Archive] {{FSbook|101901|}} [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21218 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|146436|item|disp=FHL film 1697699 item 9; book 977.198 D3h index}}
*[http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalhist00hildiala Biographical and Historical Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio]
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:*Dennis, James L., ''Washington's Darker Brother: One Hundred Years of Black History in Washington County, Ohio, 1788-1888,'' (Parkersburg, West Virginia: J.L. Dennis, 1986). {{FHL|516071|item|disp=FHL book 977.198 F2d}}
*[http://www.archive.org/details/ahistorybelprew00hildgoog A History of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio, 1920]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Washington/hist/ Washington County Histories]<br>
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:*''History of Washington County, Ohio,'' (Cleveland: H. Z. Williams &amp; Bros., 1881). Digital copy at {{FSbook|101839|}} [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19878 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|146601|item|disp=FHL film 896631 item 1}}
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:*Jordan, Wayne, ''The People of Ohio's First County,'' (Dayton, Ohio&nbsp;: Wright State University, 1989). {{FHL|626820|item|disp=FHL film 1704680 item 6}}
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:*Andrews, Martin R., ''History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Pub. Co., 1902). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=1d4yAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofmariett00andr Internet Archive] {{FSbook|46356|}} {{FHL|146546|item|disp=FHL book 977.198 H2a}}
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:*Creigh, Alfred, ''History of Washington County: From Its First Settlement to the Present Time,'' (B. Singerly, 1871). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=qEsVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofwashing00crei Internet Archive]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohwashin/locations.html Locations in Washington County]  
 
*[http://www.ohgen.net/ohwashin/locations.html Locations in Washington County]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washoh_landrecs.html Washington County Land Records]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washoh_landrecs.html Washington County Land Records]  
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH167&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Bureau of Land Management-General Land Office Records]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspxDefault.asp?Tab1=2&f1=OH&f10=OH167&f24=GENEALOGY&f25=PATENTEE_NAME&f26=ACCESSION_SERIAL_NUMBER Bureau of Land Management-General Land Office Records]
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Washington|367916}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Ohwashington.jpg|600px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/locationscatalog.html Washington County Maps]  
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/locationscatalog.html Washington County Maps]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Washington/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OH/Washington/maps/ Maps and Gazetteers]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*'''Civil War'''
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===== Civil War =====
  
 
Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Washington County.  
 
Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Washington County.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company L  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company L  
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies A, F, and G
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies A, F, and G
 
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ohio_military.html MIlitary Records for Ohio Counties]  
 
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/ohio_military.html MIlitary Records for Ohio Counties]  
 
*Daughters of the American Revolution. Marietta Chapter (Marietta, Ohio).&nbsp;''Revolutionary soldiers buried in Washington County, Ohio&nbsp;: containing military records and short history of lives. ''Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. {{FHL|319317|item}}''<br>''  
 
*Daughters of the American Revolution. Marietta Chapter (Marietta, Ohio).&nbsp;''Revolutionary soldiers buried in Washington County, Ohio&nbsp;: containing military records and short history of lives. ''Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. {{FHL|319317|item}}''<br>''  
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*Civil War - [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/t/Debra-Nitsche/FILE/0144text.txt Fallen Soldiers From Washington County, Ohio]. &nbsp;Taken from The History of Washington Co., Ohio 1778-1881 by H. Z. Williams &nbsp; &nbsp;(Partial List - 624 Names)
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*1890 Census for [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/i/t/Debra-Nitsche/FILE/0142text.txt Civil War Veterans &amp; Widows -] Duhham Twp, Washington County, Ohio<br><br>
  
 
===== War of 1812  =====
 
===== War of 1812  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Washington}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br>
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*[http://www.newsandsentinel.com/ NewsandSentinel]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
  
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/OMP-1.htm Old Marietta Papers]  
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/OMP-1.htm Old Marietta Papers]  
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/OMP-2.htm Marietta Register]  
 
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/OMP-2.htm Marietta Register]  
*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/obitscatalog.html Obituaries and Death Notices]
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*[http://ohgen.net/ohwashin/obitscatalog.html Obituaries and Death Notices]
*[http://www.newsandsentinel.com/ NewsandSentinel]  
 
 
*[http://mariettaregister.com/ The Marietta Register]  
 
*[http://mariettaregister.com/ The Marietta Register]  
 
*[http://library.marietta.edu/spc/FindingAids/Newspapers/chronological.html Marietta College Special Collections]
 
*[http://library.marietta.edu/spc/FindingAids/Newspapers/chronological.html Marietta College Special Collections]
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/washington/abstwills_admins_ab.htm Abstracts of Wills &amp; Administrations]  
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washoh_wills_estates.html Washington County Wills &amp; Estates]  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49011&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Abstract of Probate Records, Washington County, Ohio]&nbsp;$  
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=gpc080634556_bernicegrahamandelizabethscottle1982 Abstract of Probate Records, Washington County, Ohio:&nbsp;Wills, Estates &amp;&nbsp;Guardianships (1789-1855)]&nbsp;$  
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48565&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Gateway to The West, Vol. II] $
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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]. 
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28917 Abstracts of wills and administrations of estates of Washington County, Ohio] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ('''$''') Abstract
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49011 Abstract of Probate records, Washington County, Ohio] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com]('''$''') abstract
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*[http://www.ohiogenealogyexpress.com/washington/abstwills_admins_ab.htm Abstracts of Wills Administrations]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/washington/washoh_wills_estates.html Washington County Wills Estates]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=49011&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Abstract of Probate Records, Washington County, Ohio] '''$'''
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*[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=gpc080634556_bernicegrahamandelizabethscottle1982 Abstract of Probate Records, Washington County, Ohio: Wills, Estates and Guardianships (1789-1855)] '''$'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48565&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Gateway to The West, Vol. II] '''$'''
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==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.washingtongov.org/index-1.htm Washington County Courthouse]<br>205 Putnam Street<br>Marietta, OH 45740<br>Phone: 740.373.6623 <br><br>Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage and probate records from 1789; Clerk Court has<br>divorce and court records from 1795; County recorder has<br>land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Ohio. Page 546 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Washington County, Ohio Courthouse|Washington County Courthouse]]<br>205 Putnam Street<br>Marietta, OH 45740<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">740.373.6623</span><span skype_menu_props="{&quot;numberToCall":"+17403736623","isFreecall":false,"isMobile":false,"isRtl":false}" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">740.373.6623</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> <br><br>Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage and probate records from 1789; Clerk Court has<br>divorce and court records from 1795; County recorder has<br>land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Ohio. Page 546 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*'''1800–1850''' {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [http://familysearch.org/ 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.<br>
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Latest revision as of 15:45, 12 May 2016

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


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Washington County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Washington County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Washington County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Washington County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1789
1867

1788
1789
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from unorganized land in 1788.
  • County Seat: Marietta
     



Neighboring Counties

Monroe County  • Noble County  • Morgan County  • Athens County  • Wood County, West Virginia  • Pleasants County, West Virginia  • Tyler County, West Virginia


Washington CountyMonroe CountyNoble CountyGuernsey CountyMuskingum CountyMorgan CountyPerry CountyAthens CountyMeigs CountyMason CountyJackson CountyWood CountyWirt CountyRoane CountyGilmer CountyRitchie CountyPleasants CountyTyler CountyWetzel CountyMarshall CountyCalhoun CountyPerry CountyDoddridge CountyOHWashington.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


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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census and Directories

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 Washington County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Washington 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.

  • Dennis, James L., Washington's Darker Brother: One Hundred Years of Black History in Washington County, Ohio, 1788-1888, (Parkersburg, West Virginia: J.L. Dennis, 1986). FHL book 977.198 F2d
  • Jordan, Wayne, The People of Ohio's First County, (Dayton, Ohio : Wright State University, 1989). FHL film 1704680 item 6
  • Creigh, Alfred, History of Washington County: From Its First Settlement to the Present Time, (B. Singerly, 1871). Digital copy at Google Books Internet Archive

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 Washington County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Ohwashington.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.

Sams, Catherine J. (Catherine Jean Lewis). 1890 census, veterans & widows of the Civil War, Washington County, Ohio. (Caldwell, Ohio : F & L Enterprises, 1989) FHL Book 977.198 X2s

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company L
- 36th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A, F, and G
War of 1812

Martin, Eleanor, Veterans, War of 1812 (Ohio, E. Martin 1992) page 34 FHL Book 977.1 A1

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
205 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45740
Phone: 740.373.6623[[Image:]]740.373.6623

Probate Judge has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage and probate records from 1789; Clerk Court has
divorce and court records from 1795; County recorder has
land records[2]

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

Schools

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

  • 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Washington 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

  • 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 Tax Records

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

Adams, Alden, Archers, Archers Fork, Aurelius
Barlow, Bartlett, Bevertown, Beckett, Belpre
Bevan, Beverly, Blennerhassett View, Bonn, Briggs
Caywood, Churchtown, Clifton, Coal Run, Constitution Corner
Cornerville, Cow Run, Cutler, Dale, Dalzell
Dart, Decatur, Decaturville, Dell, Deucher
Devola, Dunbar, Dunham, East Norwood, Elba
Equity, Fairfield, Fay, Fearing, Fillmore
Fleming, Gasville, Germantown, Glass, Gracey
Grandview, Harmar, Hayward, Heslop, Hills
Hohman, Independence, Layman, Leith, Liberty
Little Hocking, Locust Fork, Lowell, Lower Newport, Lower Salem
Ludlow, Luke Chute, Macksburg, Marietta, McAvan
Moore Junction, Moss Run, Murphy, Napier, New Matamoras
Newell Run, Newport, Norwood, Oak Grove, Patten Mills
Pinehurst, Porterfield, Qualey, Rainbow, Rathbone
Redbush, Relief, Reno, Riverview, Rockland
Sandhill, Schley, Shay, Sitka, Springdale
Stanleyville, Steel Run, Swift, Tick Ridge, Unionville
Upper Lowell, Veto, Vincent, Wade, Warner
Waterford, Watertown, West Marietta, Wesley, Whipple, Wingett Run, Wolf Creek,Yankeeburg

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.