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Holmes County was created on January 20, 1824 from Wayne County, Coshocton County and Tuscarawas County (Organized in 1825). This county was named for Major Andrew Holmes (d. 1814), a War of 1812 officer .
Cities and towns located in Holmes County include Baltic, Glenmont, Holmesville, Killbuck, Loudonville, Millersburg, Nashville. Other communities include Berlin, Big Prairie, Charm, Lakeville, Mount Hope, Walnut Creek, Winesburg .
Holmes County Townships include Berlin, Clark, Hardy, Killbuck, Knox, Mechanic, Monroe, Paint, Prairie, Richland, Ripley, Salt Creek, Walnut Creek, Washington.
Holmes County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Holmes County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.
Holmes County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Holmes Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Holmes Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Holmes Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Holmes County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Holmes County court, probate, and land records as a source of genealogical details. Hidden away in Ohio courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Ohio people.
The possibilities are excellent that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least quite a few aspects of their lives in the Holmes County court records. Even if your ancestors is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which often can have lead to her or him appearing in court records.
The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Holmes County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data for this particular county.
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Holmes County.