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Highland County, Ohio
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Highland County, Ohio Facts

When was Highland County, OH Created?
Highland County was created on May 1, 1805 from Adams CountyClermont County and Ross County. This county was named for the county’s terrain .

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

What counties are adjacent to Highland County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Fayette CountyRoss CountyPike CountyAdams CountyBrown CountyClinton County .

Highland County, OH Vital Records

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

Highland County, OH Census Records

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

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

Highland County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Highland County Courthouse

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

Highland County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Highland Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Highland Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Highland Co. OH General and History Websites

Highland Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization

Highland Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Highland Co. OH Military Records