Greene County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Greene County, Ohio Facts
When was Greene County, OH Created?
Greene County was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County and Ross County. This county was named for General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), Revolutionary War officer .
Greene County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greene 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 Greene 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.
Greene County, OH Census Records
What Greene County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greene 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.
Greene Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene 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
Greene County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Greene County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Greene 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 Greene 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 Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Greene County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 45 N. Detroit St., Xenia 45385-3199
- Phone: (937) 376-5006
- Greene County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (937) 562-5280
- Marriage Records: 1803
- Probate Records: 1803
- Greene County Recorder
- Address: 69 Greene Street, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 100, Xenia, Ohio 45385
- Phone: (937) 562-5270
- Land Records: 1798
- Greene County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 937-562-5290
- Court Records: 1802
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Greene County USGenWeb Archives Project
Greene County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greene County, OH?
A list of Greene County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Greene County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 706 , Xenia, OH 45385-0706; meets at the Greene County Library, 76 E. Market, Xenia, OH on the first Saturday of the month at 1:30pm unless otherwise noted. This OGS Chapter has genealogical holdings in the Greene County Room of the Greene County Library.
- Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH 45385-2902; Phone: (937) 372-4606; The Greene County Historical Society preserves the history of Greene County through the use of documents, artifacts, buildings, clothing, tools, and equipment. The Museum consists of three buildings–the 1779 James Galloway Log House, an 1876 Victorian era Queen Anne house, and the 1990 Carriage House Museum.
- Beavercreek Historical Society, 1368 Research Park Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45432-2818; Phone: (937) 426-4871; The Beavercreek Historical Society preserves structures of historical significance and develops and presents community education programs. One of the Society’s objectives is to create a learning center for history education.
- Clifton Historical Society, PO Box 19, Clifton, OH 45316-0051; Phone: (937) 767-8182; The Clifton Historical Society has the Old Opera House, the original Post Office from Clifton, an Old School House and an old jail. The majority of homes and business buildings were built in the 1800s. The Old Mill was originally built in 1802 and celebrating it’s 200th birthday the weekend of July 13-14, 2002. The Mill has the original grinding stones brought over from France.
- Historic Osborn Preservation Society, 16 E Xenia Dr, Fairborn, OH 45324-5025; Phone: (937) 878-2764; The Historic Osborn Preservation Society seeks to preserve the integrity of the original Osborn Community. Osborn’s 250 homes were moved to their current locations as a result of the Miami Conservancy Flood Planning Prevention program.
- Jamestown Area Historical Society, PO Box 162, Jamestown, OH 45335-0162; Phone: (937) 675-5751; The Jamestown Area Historical Society was formed by fourteen interested citizens with a vision of their Opera House built in 1889 being renovated and returned to community service. Although work has been slow with many impediments along the way, progress is being made.
- National Afro American Museum & Cultural Center, PO Box 578, Wilberforce, OH 45384-0578; Phone: (937) 376-4944; The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, a part of the Ohio Historical Society, is a joint project of the federal government and the State of Ohio. The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets African American material culture through a variety of displays that include the permanent exhibit. “From Victory to Freedom, Afro-American Life in the Fifties” featuring 22 feet high photomurals.
- Yellow Springs Historical Society, PO Box 501, Yellow Springs, OH 45387-0501; Phone: (937) 767-7516; The Yellow Springs Historical Society is dedicated to telling the stories of their diverse and fascinating village. They sponsor quarterly programs and special programs, publish books, and are beginning to collect papers and artifacts of their history.
- 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 Greene County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Greene County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Greene County
- Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Greene County
What other genealogical resources are available in Greene County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greene County.