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Fulton County, Ohio Facts

When was Fulton County, OH Created?
Fulton County was created on April 1, 1850 from Lucas CountyWilliams County and Henry County. This county was named for Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the steamboat.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fulton County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Lenawee County, Michigan, Lucas CountyHenry CountyWilliams CountyHillsdale County, Michigan .

Fulton County, OH Vital Records

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

Fulton County, OH Census Records

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

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

Fulton County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Fulton County Courthouse

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

  • Information on Fulton Co. Ohio Probate Records (Wills and General Files) from 1864 after the courthouse fire.
    • WILLS Copied from BARBER’S ABSTRACT BOOK For Fulton County, Ohio. As the First Court House in Fulton Co. was located in Ottokee, and made of wood, a fire broke out in the wooden courthouse about the night of July 14, 1864, and many of the early records were then destroyed. It seems that Judge Barber had made a personal record of the early wills, and the old book is referred to as “BARBER’S ABSTRACTS.” It had been missing for many years, and in 1969, when items were removed from the secret Historical Room located on the second floor room of the courthouse the Judge’s, the old will book was found. It is available at County Records Center
  • Fulton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 210 S. Fulton, Wauseon 43567-1355
    • Phone: (419) 337-9255
  • Fulton County Clerk of Probate Court
    • Phone: (419) 337-9242
    • Marriage Records: 1864
    • Probate Records: 1853
  • Fulton County Recorder
    • Address: 152 S. Fulton St., Suite 175, Wauseon, OH 43567
    • Phone: (419) 337-9232
    • Land Records: 1835
  • Fulton County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
    • Phone: (419) 337-9260
    • Court Records: 1850
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Fulton County USGenWeb Archives Project

Fulton County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Fulton County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 337, Swanton, OH 43558-0337; meets the second Tuesday of every month, except for July and August at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Taylor Street, Delta, OH. This OGS Chapter’s holdings include books, cemetery records, marriage records, obituaries, family histories, and microfilm of censuses, court records and newspapers. The holdings are house at the Swanton Public Library.
  • Fulton County Historical Society, PO Box 104, Wauseon, OH 43567-0104; Phone: (800) 337-7922; The Fulton County Historical Society’s collection contains mid-to-late Victorian furniture, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I & II artifacts, among others. The museum’s archives contains ledgers, journals, personal diaries, scrapbooks, autograph books, postcards, photographs, among others dating from about 1832 to 1976.
  • Fulton County Records Center, 152 S. Fulton Street – Admin. Bldg., Suite 55, Wauseon, OH 43567; Phone: 419-337-9262, Fax: 419-337-9297
  • Fulton Co Historical Society Museum, 229 Monroe Street, Wauseon, OH 43567; 419-337-7922; Open Year Round, Sun 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mon., Tues., & Wed. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Holidays
  • 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 Fulton County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

Fulton Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Fulton Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fulton Co. OH General and History Websites

Fulton Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Fulton Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fulton Co. OH Military Records