Hocking County, Ohio
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Hocking County, Ohio Facts
When was Hocking County, OH Created?
Hocking County was created on March 1, 1818 from Athens County, Fairfield County and Ross County. This county was named for the Delaware Indian word “Hoch-Hoch-ing”, meaning “bottle” .
Hocking County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Hocking County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hocking 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 Hocking 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.
Hocking County, OH Census Records
What Hocking County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hocking County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hocking Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hocking Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hocking 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
Hocking County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Hocking County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Hocking 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 Hocking 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.
- Hocking County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1 E. Main St., Logan 43138-1207
- Phone: (740) 385-5195
- Hocking County Clerk of Probate Court
- Marriage Records: 1818
- Probate Records: 1819
- Birth / Death Records: 1867-1908
- Hocking County Recorder
- Phone: (740)385-2031
- Land Records: 1818
- Hocking County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 740-385-2616
- Court Records: 1818
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Hocking County USGenWeb Archives Project
Hocking County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hocking County, OH?
A list of Hocking County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Hocking County Chapter-OGS, PO Box 115, Rockbridge, OH 43149-0115; Phone: (740) 385-6512, Hocking County Chapter, OGS meets at the Logan-Hocking Library. Main St., Logan, OH. This OGS Chapter now meets at Logan-Hocking District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan. It meets the fourth Tuesday in the library meeting room.
- Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N Culver St, Logan, OH 43138-1433; Phone: (740) 385-4926; The Hocking County Historical Society maintains historical artifacts of Hocking County including an 1898 steam automobile built in Logan by Henry Lutz and an 1837 wagon of the Stier family who moved here from Pennsylvania.
- 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 Hocking County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Hocking County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Hocking County
- Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Hocking County
What other genealogical resources are available in Hocking County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hocking County.