State Resources Ohio
State office has had birth records since December 20, 1908. For earlier
birth and death records, write to the Probate Court in the county where
the event occurred. The State Office has death records that occurred after
December 31, 1936. Death records that occurred December 20, 1908-December
31, 1936, can be obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, Archives Library
Division, 1985 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211-2497.It has marriage and
divorce records since September 1949. All items may be verified. Certified
copies of marriage and divorce records are not available from State Health
Department and should be ordered from the county (see notes below).
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records
Archives and Libraries
The Ohio Historical Society currently has land records, vital statistics,
central Ohio county records from 1803, family histories, census records
from 1810-1910, immigration papers (not complete), probate court records,
extensive photo collections, map collections, and newspaper collections.
The State Library of Ohio currently has an extensive collection of secondary
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Telephone: (614) 297-2510
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Monday, Sunday, and
all state holidays.
274 E. First Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
Telephone: (614) 644-7061
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00, Friday 9:00-5:00.
Local Genealogical Societies
The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS)
713 South Main Street
Mansfield, OH 44907-1644
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Monday and Sunday.
||Publications: The Report, The Ohio Genealogical Society Newsletter,
Ohio Records and Pioneer Families