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Champaign County, Ohio
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Champaign County, Ohio Facts

When was Champaign County, OH Created?
Champaign County was created on March 1, 1805 from Franklin County and Greene County . This county was named for the French word for “a plain”, describing the land in the area .

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

What counties are adjacent to Champaign County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Logan CountyUnion CountyMadison CountyClark CountyMiami CountyShelby County ( northwest) .

Champaign County, OH Vital Records

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

Champaign County, OH Census Records

What Champaign County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Champaign County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Champaign County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Champaign County Courthouse

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

Champaign County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Champaign County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 682, Urbana, OH 43078-0680; meets at the Champaign County Historical Society, 809 East Lawn, Urbana, OH on the second Monday of every month except July and August at 7:00pm. The meetings are sometimes moved to another location. This OGS Chapter’s holdings are presently on loan to the St. Paris Library at 127 East Main Street in St. Paris.
  • Champaign County Historical Society , PO 65, Urbana, OH 43078-0065; Phone: (937) 653-6721; The Champaign County Historical Society’s museum building originally served as the schoolhouse for the Children’s Home and was subsequently used as a School for the retarded. The Society’s holdings include a large collection of local photographs, including both the Brand Whitlock and the Simon Kenton collections. They also have John Quincy Adams Ward sculptures.
  • Champaign County Preservation Alliance , PO Box 748, Urbana, OH 43078-0748; Phone: (937) 653-6719
  • Pony Wagon Historical Museum Inc, PO Box 602, Saint Paris, OH 43072-0602; Phone: (937) 663-5151; The Pony Wagon Historical Museum is in the preliminary stages of converting an old freight house into a museum that will exhibit items such as the Walborn and Riker pony wagons and an 1884 steam pumper. They also have a vintage Zimmerman clothing collection.
  • West Liberty Historical Society, 1152 Kennard-Kingscreek Rd, Urbana, OH 43078-9507; Phone: (937) 653-4443
  • 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

Where can I connect with other Champaign County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Champaign County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Champaign County.

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Champaign Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Champaign Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Champaign Co. OH Military Records