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Ashland County, Ohio
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Ashland County, Ohio Facts

When was Ashland County, OH Created?
Ashland County was created on February 24, 1846 from Huron CountyLorain CountyRichland County and Wayne County. This county was named for Ashland, home of U.S. Senator from Kentucky Henry Clay.

What is the County Seat of Ashland County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Ashland also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Ashland County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Lorain CountyMedina CountyWayne CountyHolmes CountyKnox CountyRichland CountyHuron County .

Ashland County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Ashland County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ashland 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 Ashland 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. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

Ashland County, OH Census Records

What Ashland County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ashland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Ashland Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ashland Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ashland Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Ashland County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Ashland County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ashland County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Ashland County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Ashland County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Ohio Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Ashland County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ashland County, OH?
A list of Ashland County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Ashland County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 681, Ashland, OH 44805-0681; Ashland County Chapter, OGS meets at the Ashland Public Library downstairs meeting room on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, except November (when they have their First Families induction at a local restaurant) and December. (January and February have an informal get-together.)
  • Ashland County Historical Society & Museum, 420 Center St., Ashland OH 44805; Phone: (419) 289 3111; The Ashland County Historical Society operates its museum in an 1859 Manor House that feature changing exhibits, Victorian rooms, an old-fashioned Main Street, and an 1840s room. The Carriage House contains memorabilia from the Civil War and World Wars I and II as well as a 13,000 specimen insect collection and a display of Indian artifacts.
  • Ashland University Archives, 401 College Ave, Ashland, OH 44805-3799; Phone: (419) 289-5433
  • Greentown Historical Society, 2518 State Route 39, Perrysville, OH 44864-9746; Phone: (419) 938-7441; The Greentown Historical Society meets in a store built around 1900. Craft items, such as lye soap, braided rugs, and candles are exhibited at fair time.
  • Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center, Inc., 1161 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805-2831; Phone: (419) 368-1812; The Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center focuses on the national folk hero, Johnny Appleseed, by promoting, supporting, and nurturing his legacy as a humanitarian, philanthropist and naturalist. The Center, projected to open in June 2003, will provide family-oriented cultural, educational and historic outdoor dramas, museum exhibits, and related programming.
  • Mohican Historical Society, 203 E Main St, Loudonville, OH 44842-1214; Phone: (419) 994-4050; The Mohican Historical Society perpetuates the history, art, science and tradition of the community and its relation to the history of Ohio and the United States, do so through the maintenance of a museum and educational programs.
  • Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division,  1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
  • Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644

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What other genealogical resources are available in Ashland County, OH?
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