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Morgan County, Ohio
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Morgan County, Ohio Facts

When was Morgan County, OH Created?
Morgan County was created on December 29, 1817 from Guernsey CountyMuskingum County and Washington County (Organized in 1819). This county was named for General Daniel Morgan (c.1735–1802), a Revolutionary War officer .

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

What counties are adjacent to Morgan County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Muskingum CountyNoble CountyWashington CountyAthens CountyPerry County .

Morgan County, OH Vital Records

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

Morgan County, OH Census Records

What Morgan County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morgan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Morgan County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Morgan County Courthouse

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

Morgan County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Morgan County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 418, McConnelsville, OH 43756-0418; Phone: (937) 228-6271; Morgan County Chapter, OGS meets the third Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 7:30 p.m. at the Kate Love Simpson Library, 358 E Main Street in McConnelsville.This OGS Chapter copies court, cemetery, and census records. Some are printed and offered for sale while some are maintained in the Kate Love Simpson Library for visitor research.
  • Morgan County Historical Society, PO Box 524, McConnelsville, OH 43756-0524; Phone: (740) 962-4785; The Morgan County Historical Society maintains the Button House and our new museum. The Society’s holdings include the Howard Chandler Christy art collection, doll, quilt, and furniture collections, and gun and tool collections exhibited in the museum, a post and beam wagon shed, a blacksmith shop, and a local commercial building.
  • Morgan Township Historical Society, PO Box 20, Shandon, OH 45063-0020; Phone: (513) 738-0910; The Morgan Township Historical Society provides programs of local and national historical interest. They collect and preserve photographs and records of the people, churches, schools, business, historical structures, and organizations in the Okeana and Shandon area.
  • 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 Morgan County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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Morgan Co. OH Military Records