Montgomery County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Montgomery County, Ohio Facts
When was Montgomery County, OH Created?
Montgomery County was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County. This county was named for General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War officer .
Montgomery County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
Montgomery County, OH Census Records
What Montgomery County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery 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.
Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery 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
Montgomery County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
- Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 451 W. 3rd St., Dayton 45422-0001
- Phone: (937) 225-4000
- Montgomery County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 41 N. Perry St., Dayton, Ohio 45422-2155
- Phone: 937-225-4640
- Marriage Records: 1803
- Probate Records: 1803
- Montgomery County Recorder
- Phone: (937) 225-4275
- Land Records: 1805
- Montgomery County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Address: 41 North Perry Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1431
- Phone: 937-225-6000
- Court Records: 1803
- Ohio, Montgomery County, Probate Estate Files, 1850-1900
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Montgomery County USGenWeb Archives Project
Montgomery County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, OH?
A list of Montgomery County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Montgomery County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 1584, Dayton, OH 45401-1584; Phone: (937) 279-0385; Montgomery County Chapter, OGS meets at the Dayton Metro Library, at 215 E. Third St., Dayton, Ohio on the second Saturday of each month at 1:30pm. This OGS Chapter conducts genealogical “How To” seminars and publishes cemetery books. Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month.
- Montgomery County Records Center & Archives, 117 S. Main Street, 6th Floor, P. O. Box 972, Dayton, Ohio 45422
- Belmont Historical Society
- Brookville Historical Society
- Centerville-Washington Township H S
- Dayton History
- Dayton History at the Archive Center
- Dayton Police History Foundation, Inc.
- Farmersville Historical Society
- Historical Society of Germantown
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Dayton
- Kettering-Moraine Museum & Historical Society
- Miami Valley Archives Roundtable
- Miamisburg Historical Society
- Oakwood Historical Society
- Oregon Historic District Society Inc
- Riverside Historical Society
- Society of Ohio Archivists
- Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
- Vandalia-Butler Historical Society
- West Carrollton Historical Society
- 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 Montgomery County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Montgomery County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Montgomery County
- Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Montgomery County
What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County.