Montgomery County, Ohio

Montgomery County

Montgomery County was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County. This county was named for General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War officer .

The Montgomery County Seat is located in Dayton also, the county government website is www.mcohio.org/ .

Areas bordering to Montgomery County are Miami County (north), Clark County (northeast), Greene County (east), Warren County (south), Butler County (southwest), Preble County (west), Darke County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Montgomery County include Brookville, Carlisle, Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Riverside, Springboro, Trotwood, Union, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Farmersville, Germantown, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Verona. Other communities include Include Clayton, Pyrmont, Drexel, Fort McKinley, Northridge, Shiloh, Woodbourne-Hyde Park, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Montgomery County Townships Map

Montgomery County Townships include Butler, Clay, German, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Miami, Perry, Washington.

Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

Montgomery County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Montgomery County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Montgomery County Courthouse and Government Records


Montgomery County Courthouse

Genealogist typically fail to notice the benefits of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.

Please make sure to call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of workers will help people in locating the materials, however it's up to the man or women to do the researching.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Montgomery County. The dates indicated listed below are considered the first noted records data for this particular county.

  • Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 451 W. 3rd St., Dayton 45422-0001
    • Phone: (937) 225-4000
  • Montgomery County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Address: 41 N. Perry St., Dayton, Ohio 45422-2155
    • Phone: 937-225-4640
    • Marriage Records: 1803 
    • Probate Records: 1803
  • Montgomery County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Phone: (937) 225-4275
    • Land Records: 1805
  • Montgomery County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases.  Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Address: 41 North Perry Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1431
    • Phone: 937-225-6000
    • Court Records: 1803
  • The Montgomery County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Montgomery County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a list which has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite Montgomery County genealogy or family history related sites.

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Montgomery Co. OH Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Montgomery Co. OH Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Montgomery Co. OH Census Records

Montgomery Co. OH Cemeteries & Graveyards

Montgomery Co. OH Church & Bible Records

Montgomery Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. OH General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

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