Delaware County, Ohio
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Delaware County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Delaware County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Delaware 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 Delaware 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.
Delaware County, OH Census Records
What Delaware County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Delaware County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Delaware Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Delaware Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Delaware 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
Delaware County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Delaware County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Delaware 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 Delaware 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.
- Delaware County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 91 N. Sandusky, Delaware 43015-1703
- Phone: (740) 369-8761
- Delaware County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: 740-833-2680
- Marriage Records: 1835
- Probate Records: 1812
- Delaware County Recorder
- Address: 140 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015
- Phone: (740) 833-2460.
- Land Records: 1807
- Delaware County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 740-833-2500
- Court Records: 1818
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Delaware County USGenWeb Archives Project
Delaware County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Delaware County, OH?
A list of Delaware County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Delaware County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 1126, Delaware, OH 43015-8126, Phone: (740) 369-3831 ; meets at the Delaware County Historical Society, 157 E. William St., Delaware, usually on the first Tuesday, September through June, at 7:30 p.m.; exceptions occur in any month that public elections occur on the first Tuesday. The Delaware County Chapter genealogy library is located in the Annex of the Nash House Museum. They are open mid-March through mid-November on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday from 2-4:30 and Thursday 10-4:30. Those who need other times to accommodate them may call for an appointment.
- Delaware County Historical Society, PO Box 317, Delaware, OH 43015-0317; Phone: (740) 369-3831; The Delaware County Historical Society maintains the circa 1880 Nash House Museum. The Museum’s annex contains additional exhibits and a local and family history library. Its genealogy research library is among one of the best in the state of Ohio.
- Archives of Ohio United Methodism, Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave, Delaware, OH 43015-2370; Phone: (740) 368-3285; The Archives of Ohio United Methodist holds a collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia that documents the history of the East and West Ohio Conferences of the United Methodist Church and their antecedents. Materials date from 1800 to the present.
- Big Walnut Area Historical Society, PO Box 616, Sunbury, OH 43074-0616; The Big Walnut Area Historical Society is in the process of renovating the Myers Inn for a future museum of the 1820s with a goal of being open for the State’s 200th anniversary.
- Powell Liberty Historical Society, 103 E Olentangy Dr, Powell, OH 43065-5051; Phone: (614) 848-6210; The Powell Liberty Historical Society operates out of the restored 1889 Martin-Perry Homestead. Furnished in period antiques, the museum includes a small library/research room, exhibit room, with changing displays, a meeting room and Victorian gardens. Monthly adult programs and open houses are offered as well as specially dated children’s 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
Where can I connect with other Delaware County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Delaware County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Delaware County
- Delaware County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Delaware County
What other genealogical resources are available in Delaware County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Delaware County.