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Auglaize County, Ohio
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Auglaize County, Ohio Facts

When was Auglaize County, OH Created?
Auglaize County was created on February 14, 1848 from Allen County and Mercer County. This county was named for the Auglaize River, which means “fallen timbers river” to the Shawnee .

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

What counties are adjacent to Auglaize County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Allen CountyHardin CountyLogan CountyShelby County ( south), Mercer CountyVan Wert County .

Auglaize County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Auglaize County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Auglaize 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 Auglaize 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.

Auglaize County, OH Census Records

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

Auglaize Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Auglaize Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Auglaize 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

Auglaize County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Auglaize County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Auglaize County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Auglaize 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 Auglaize 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.

Auglaize County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Auglaize County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 2021, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-0521; meets on the first Saturday of the month at 1:30pm, September through May. They meet in the Basement Meeting Room of the Auglaize County Public Library at the corner of Mechanic and Perry Streets in Wapakoneta. This OGS Chapter publishes cemetery, birth, death, and marriage records. The Auglaize County Library houses the Chapter’s holdings, that include printed material and microfilm.
  • Auglaize County Historical Society, 206 W Main St, Wapakoneta, OH 45895-1939; Phone: (419) 738-9328; The Daniel F. Mooney Museum was built in 1876 for Civil War Officer Major Charles Hipp. Today it has many items on exhibit from the Auglaize County area including information on former industries, Miami & Erie Canal, oil wells, and artifacts from Fort Barbee, Fort St. Mary’s and from the Native Americans. The branch museum includes maps and information on the over 100 one room schools that once were throughout Auglaize county.
  • Cridersville Historical Society, PO Box 2444, Cridersville, OH 45806-0444; Phone: (419) 645-5955; The Cridersville Historical Society is an outstanding small town local history museum. Major exhibits interpret the Shawnee tribes who once lived here; local pioneers and how they built their log homes; the coming of the railroad and founding of Cridersville; the Oil Boom years; the day in 1918 when downtown Cridersville disappeared; and much more! The museum encourages pre-arranged special tours.
  • Minster Historical Society, 193 S Main St, Minster, OH 45865-1350; Phone: (419) 628-2752; The Minster Historical Society uses a portion of the local library as its exhibit space. Society collections include over 13,500 funeral cards; preserved documents, newspapers, and maps; and its book, LIWWAT BOKE, transcribed from German writings.
  • New Bremen Historic Association , P O Box 73, New Bremen, OH 45869-0073; Phone: (419) 629-2299; The New Bremen Historic Association maintains the Hehemann-Luellman House as its museum. The Museum was one of the first non-log cabin structures in the original 1833 plat of New Bremen and a fine example of German architecture. The grounds contain a summer kitchen, and the barn has a display of ice-cutting equipment.
  • New Knoxville Historical Society, 09350 Bay Rd, New Knoxville, OH 45871-9634; Phone: (740) 872-3143; The New Knoxville Historical Society maintains an early 100-year-old frame house and summer kitchen, once belonging to Dr. Fledderjohann, the village doctor. The Museum houses memorabilia and artifacts from the village and the surrounding area. An old barn and log smoke house have been added.
  • 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 Auglaize County, OH?
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