Category Archives: Vital Records

I Found It In the Archives Finalist: Deborah M. Tracy

Genealogy Rule #1: The best ‘finds’ are the ones you were not looking for. When I located the birth certificate at Ohio History Connection for Charles Haddock, my maternal great-grandfather, I discovered that his father’s name was Jasper Haddock, an … Continue reading

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Government Services October and November 2010 Report

In the past two months the State Archives appraised records at the Attorney General’s Office, Ohio EPA, the Ohio Board of Regents, Department of Natural Resources, and met with legislative aides and staff of the General Assembly’s House Clerk’s Office.  … Continue reading

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Government Services August 2010 Report

In August State Archives staff cataloged forty-two record series, primarily local government records from Athens, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, and Washington counties including: • State Archives Series 6714: Athens County Treasurer Tax Duplicate, 1836-1880 • State Archives Series 6943: Washington County … Continue reading

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Government Services July 2010 Report

In July State Archives staff transferred approximately 100 cubic feet of local government records from Ohio University. Included were records from Athens, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington counties. Among the records transferred to the Ohio Historical Society were: • … Continue reading

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Government Services June 2010 Report

In June State Archives staff transferred 44 series of local government records from Ohio University.  Included were records from Athens, Gallia, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, and Washington counties.  Among the records transferred to the Ohio Historical Society were: … Continue reading

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New Local Government Records at OHS

Check out the newest additions to our Local Government Records holdings!  We have recently catalogued microfilm from the following counties:  Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, … Continue reading

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Ohio Death Certificate copies can be purchased online!

The Ohio Historical Society announces that online purchasing is now available in four new areas:  Ohio Death Certificates, OhioPix images, Workshops, and Membership.  In addition, many new items have been added to the Ohio History Store. Customers can search the … Continue reading

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Mining Accidents and Fatalities: Clues for Genealogists

Have you ever run into a dead end concerning an ancestor who lived in Southeast Ohio? If it is possible that a member of the family worked in one of the hundreds of mines in the area, then the Annual … Continue reading

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Stillborn Death Records

All genealogists use vital records as information sources. One intriguing area of vital records is stillbirth records. Often these sad events are not openly discussed among family members and thus the information is not readily available to searchers. The situation … Continue reading

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