Monroe County, Ohio
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Monroe County, Ohio Facts
When was Monroe County, OH Created?
Monroe County was created on January 29, 1813 from Belmont County (Organized in 1815). This county was named for James Monroe (1758-1831), Secretary of State when the county was organized and future U.S. President .
What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Belmont County, Marshall County, West Virginia, Wetzel County, West Virginia, Tyler County, West Virginia, Washington County, Noble County .
Monroe County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Monroe County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Monroe 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 Monroe 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.
Monroe County, OH Census Records
What Monroe County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Monroe 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.
Monroe Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Monroe Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Monroe 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
Monroe County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Monroe County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Monroe 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 Monroe 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.
- Monroe County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 101 N. Main St., Woodsfield 43793-1097
- Phone: (740) 472-0873
- Monroe County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (740) 472-1654
- Marriage Records: 1866
- Probate Records: 1840
- Monroe County Recorder
- Phone: 740-472-5264
- Land Records: 1836
- Monroe County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: (740) 472-0841
- Court Records: 1818
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Monroe County USGenWeb Archives Project
Monroe County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Monroe County, OH?
A list of Monroe County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Monroe County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 641, Woodsfield, OH 43793-0641; Phone: (740) 483-1481; Monroe County Chapter, OGS meets the third Sunday of every month (except December) at 2:00pm in the Conference Room of the Monroe County District Library, 96 Home Avenue, Woodsfield, OH. This OGS Chapter promotes and preserves the genealogical heritage of Monroe County. It sponsors speakers on genealogical and local historical subjects at its monthly meetings and maintains a research room at the Monroe County District Library.
- Monroe County Historical Society, PO Box 538, Woodsfield, OH 43793-0538; Phone: (740) 472-1933; The Monroe County Historical Society maintains the 1850s Parry House as its museum that depicts the lifestyle practiced during the Monroe County oil boom days. The Parry Museum, along with the Dairy Museum and a one-room stone schoolhouse, are located within the Monroe County Park District from which they are leased.
- 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 Monroe County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Monroe County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Monroe County
- Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Monroe County
What other genealogical resources are available in Monroe County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Monroe County.