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Muskingum County, Ohio
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Muskingum County, Ohio Facts

When was Muskingum County, OH Created?
Muskingum County was created on March 1, 1803 from Fairfield County and Washington County. This county was named for the Native American word meaning “A town by the river” or a Native American word meaning “by the river side” .

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

What counties are adjacent to Muskingum County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Coshocton CountyGuernsey CountyNoble CountyMorgan CountyPerry CountyLicking County .

Muskingum County, OH Vital Records

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

Muskingum County, OH Census Records

What Muskingum County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Muskingum County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Muskingum County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Muskingum County Courthouse

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

Muskingum County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Muskingum County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 2427, Zanesville, OH 43702; Muskingum County Chapter, OGS meets the third Thursday of the month (except December) at 6:00pm at the John McIntire Library, 220 N. Fifth St., Zanesville.
  • Lower Muskingum Historical Society, PO Box 525, Beverly, OH 45715; Phone: (740) 984-4250; The Lower Muskingum Historical Society’s collection includes spinning wheels, dolls, organs, and the contents of a doctor’s office. The property includes an original 1800s Log Cabin and a new barn with farm equipment, tools, a forge, and an anvil.
  • Pioneer & Historical Society of Muskingum Cty, 115 Jefferson St, Zanesville, OH 43701-4940; Phone: (740) 454-9500; The Pioneer & Historical Society of Muskingum County has a collection of local artifacts, including early documents, clothing, fine art, furniture, locally made glass and pottery, and everyday objects used by area pioneer settlers. The Stone Academy contains exhibits on abolition, the Underground Railroad and actress-author Elizabeth Robins.
  • 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

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What other genealogical resources are available in Muskingum County, OH?
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