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Fairfield County, Ohio
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Fairfield County, Ohio Facts

When was Fairfield County, OH Created?
Fairfield County was created on December 9, 1800 from Ross County and Washington County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fairfield County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Licking CountyPerry CountyHocking CountyPickaway CountyFranklin County .

Fairfield County, OH Vital Records

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

Fairfield County, OH Census Records

What Fairfield County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fairfield County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Fairfield County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Fairfield County Courthouse

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

Fairfield County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Fairfield County Chapter, OGSNew Address:, 503 Lenwood Dr., Lancaster, OH 43130; Fairfield County Chapter, OGS meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Fairfield County Genealogical Library, 503 Lenwood Drive, Lancaster, OH.
  • Bremen Area Historical Society, 6845 Marietta Rd SE, Lancaster, OH 43130-9413; Phone: (740) 569-7691; The Bremen Area Historical Society is an outgrowth of the 1984 Sesquicentennial celebration of the Village of Bremen. They have built a new building that serves as a community-meeting center and will eventually house the local history museum. The museum portion of the building is yet to be completed on the inside.
  • Carroll Area Historical Society, PO Box 185, Carroll, OH 43112-0185; Phone: (740) 756-7943
  • Lancaster Campground Historical Society, 2151 W Fair Ave #113, Lancaster, OH 43130-7859; Phone: (740) 653-2119; The Lancaster Campground Historical Society exhibits displays of different kinds of summertime religious camp meetings. It includes the Heritage House that was the first building on the campground, a Grocery Store Museum filled with antiques, Hotel Woodside which has been restored to include a pastor’s study, Curt & Charlotte Davis’ room, and the Seifert Museum. Also the Davis Auditorium that was built in 1895 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society, PO Box 732, Pickerington, OH 43147-0732; Phone: (614) 837-2119; The Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society operates the former Carnegie Library building as it museum.
  • Sons of the American Revolution-Ohio Society, 13824 Carriage Ln, Pickerington, OH 43147-8857; The Sons of the American Revolution, an educational, historical, and patriotic organization, perpetuates the memory of those who served the nation in the American Revolution and promotes fellowship among their descendants.
  • 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 Fairfield County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Fairfield Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

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Fairfield Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

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Fairfield Co. OH Military Records