Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ohio Research Information with more to come.

I started Ohio Research setting at the FHC Library in Mission Valley, looking at the items available there for members and community to garner knowledge from.

 There is an enormous amount of information there for Ohio.  This mostly covers what was available in the card catalog for books. No I did not do your homework.  : >)

Ohio Research is much like most of our states. 
It is not a Commonwealth.
Most of their set up and rules follows the basics set by previous states.

They do not have a Prothonotary Office as Pennsylvania does. Those records stand alone.

The Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk and Recordkeeper for all filings related to Civil Cases. The Office is located in the County Courthouse.

There are many great resources for this state. I am a member of the OGS. Ohio Genealogical Society. They are very helpful, courteous and generous with their assistance. 

Ohio has 88 Counties, if I counted correctly. 

Our LDS Library in Mission Valley has some very interesting books to help Ohioans find their families.8
Having gone through the card catalogue I found approximately 200 books on file for you to look at and gain information.

Starting with this one.

Ohio archives. County by county in Ohio genealogy   PETA 977.1. A3k

Cards on file

6 Archives, 1Atlas, 12 Biography, 1 Cemetery rec,  11 Census, 3 Vital Rec, 4 Church Records, 2 Court Rec,
1 Death Rec,   Ohio Crossroads of Our Nation. V 39  complete, 4 Directories, 3 Emigration,

Genealogy 15, Genealogy Sources 10, Gov 3, History  25, Immigration 8, Indians 1, Inventory 4,
Land Records 3, L n P 973,0 R2s. v.1,    14;
Maps 22,  Migration 975.55 W2e. V 1, 30,

 Newspapers. 2, Periodicals  24,  Pioneer Women 2, Probate Records 2, Societies 1, Surnames  1,  
 Taxes 3, Vital Records 26
Last card was this one which is for Westmoreland Co. PA. 

Ohio vital records 974.881 V2fiv.1 Westmoreland  Co   M & D. 1818- 1865.   Iscrupe, W & Della R Fischer
M & D from weekly paper 314 p index

The state of Ohio has a total of 88 counties. Adams County was the first county established in the state. It was established on July 10th, 1797.

Some links for use:


Name Search   ohio public records

You might want to also check the Genealogical Section in the Chula Vista Library at 4th and F St.
in Chula Vista, CA. if you live locally.

Also Old Ohio Newspapers have been added to the Chronicling America Collection posted by the Library of Congress.  It says they are searchable and digitized with a grant.

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