OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Jackson County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Jackson County, Ohio Facts
When was Jackson County, OH Created?
Jackson County was created on March 1, 1816 from Athens County, Gallia County, Ross County and Scioto County. This county was named for General Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) .
What is the County Seat of Jackson County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Jackson also, the county government website is www.jacksoncountygovernment.org/ .
What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Vinton County, Gallia County, Lawrence County, Scioto County, Pike County, Ross County .
Jackson County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Jackson County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson 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 Jackson 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.
- Marriage records, 1818-1865, Jackson County
- County Vital Records Held at the OHS
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Ohio Marriage Project
- Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909
- Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962
- Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962
- Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958
- Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950
- Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007
- Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900
- Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007
- Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913 – 1944
- Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953
- Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
- Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
- Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
Jackson County, OH Census Records
What Jackson County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jackson 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.
Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson 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
Jackson County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Jackson County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jackson 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 Jackson 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.
- Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 226 East Main Street, Jackson 45640-0000
- Phone: (740) 286-3301
- Jackson County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: ?
- Marriage Records: 1803
- Probate Records: 1798
- Jackson County Recorder
- Phone: (740) 286-1919
- Land Records: 1795
- Jackson County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: (740) 286-3601
- Court Records: 1803
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Jackson County USGenWeb Archives Project
Jackson County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jackson County, OH?
A list of Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Jackson County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 807, Jackson, OH 45640-0807; Ph (740) 384-4187 ; Jackson County Chapter, OGS meets at the Jackson City Library on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. This OGS Chapter maintains a collection of genealogical and historical books and newsletters from other organizations at the Jackson City Library.
- Jackson Center Historical Society, PO Box 473, Jackson Center, OH 45334-0473; Phone: (330) 653-9817; The Jackson Center Historical Society maintains a museum that displays many artifacts from the town and local farming community.
- Jackson Historical Society, PO Box 887, Jackson, OH 45640-0475; Phone: (740) 286-4371
- Jackson Township Historical Society , PO Box 35171, Canton, OH 44735-5171; Phone: (330) 830-8622
- 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 Jackson County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Jackson County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Jackson County
- Jackson County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Jackson County
What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jackson County.
Jackson Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Ohio Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Ohio historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Ohio (1802 – 1970) (genealogybank.com)
- Jackson County, Ohio Books (amazon.com)
- Search Ohio Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Jackson County Newspaper Articles (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson County Obituaries (usgwarchives.net)
Jackson Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Jackson Co., Ohio Graves (findagrave.com)
- Jackson County Cemetery Transcriptions and Tombstone Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson Co. Ohio Tombstone Photo Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Jackson Co., Ohio Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Jackson Co., Ohio Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Jackson Co. Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson Co. Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson County, Ohio Church Books (amazon.com)
Jackson Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- County Biographies (usgwarchives.net)
- Penny Postcards From Jackson Co. (usgwarchives.net)
- County Photos (usgwarchives.net)
Jackson Co. OH General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Ohio
- Jackson County Ohio (genealogytrails.com)
- Jackson County, Ohio Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Jackson County, Ohio Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Jackson Co. OH Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Jackson County History (usgwarchives.net)
- Jackson County, Ohio (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Ohio – Counties – Jackson (cyndislist.com)
- Jackson Co. OHGenweb (ohgenweb.org)
- Jackson County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Jackson Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Jackson Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Ohio
- Jackson County Naturalization Records held by OHS (ohiohistory.org)
Jackson Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Statewide Maps and Atlas Links for Ohio
- Jackson Co., Ohio Township Map
- Adams County Maps Index (usgwarchives.net)
- 1895 Jackson County Map (livgenmi.com)
Jackson Co. OH Military Records
- Ohio Military Records Research Guide
- Jackson County Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Ohio Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Ohio women and men which served. Great for Jackson County genealogists, researchers, historians and a lot more.