Sandusky County, Ohio
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Sandusky County, Ohio Facts
When was Sandusky County, OH Created?
Sandusky County was created on April 1, 1820 from Huron County. This county was named for the Iroquois word meaning “cold water” .
Sandusky County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Sandusky County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sandusky 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 Sandusky 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.
Sandusky County, OH Census Records
What Sandusky County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sandusky 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.
Sandusky Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Sandusky Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Sandusky 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
Sandusky County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Sandusky County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Sandusky 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 Sandusky 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.
- Sandusky County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 100 N., Park, Fremont 43420-2454
- Phone: (419) 334-6212
- Sandusky County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (419) 334-6211
- Marriage Records: 1820
- Probate Records: 1820
- Sandusky County Recorder
- Phone: (419) 334-6226
- Land Records: 1822
- Sandusky County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 419-334-6161
- Court Records: 1820
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Sandusky County USGenWeb Archives Project
Sandusky County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Sandusky County, OH?
A list of Sandusky County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Sandusky County Chapter, OGS, Spiegle Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796; Sandusky County Chapter, OGS meets at 2:00pm on the second Sunday of each month at the Sandusky Township Hall at 2207 Oak Harbor Rd., Fremont, OH. The Sandusky County Kin Hunters, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, is devoted to preserving Sandusky County historical and genealogical records and provides training and assistance to anyone interested in recording family heritage.
- Sandusky County Historical Society, 514 Birchard Ave, Fremont, OH 43420-6906; Phone: (419) 332-0303; The Sandusky County Historical Society preserves Sandusky County heritage for future generations by collecting regional artifacts.
- Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, OH 43420-2796; Phone: (419) 332-2081; The Hayes Presidential Center, a site of the Ohio Historical Society, contains a museum and research library that focus on the President’s life during the Civil War, the “Gilded Age” and beyond (1877-1917). The Hayes 31-room Victorian Mansion contains original furnishings, paintings, and photographs.
- Woodville Historical Society, 107 E Main St, Woodville, OH 43469-1208; Phone: (419) 849-2349; The Woodville Historical Society maintains the Woodville Museum that displays historical artifacts including household tools, glassware, musical instruments, and fossils. The Museum also makes available a photograph and newspaper archive to interested researchers.
- 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 Sandusky County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Sandusky County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Sandusky County
- Sandusky County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Sandusky County
What other genealogical resources are available in Sandusky County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Sandusky County.
Sandusky Co. OH Books, Newspapers & Publications
Sandusky Co. OH Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
Sandusky Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Sandusky Co. OH General and History Websites
Sandusky Co. OH Immigration & Naturalization
Sandusky Co. OH Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Sandusky Co. OH Military Records
Sandusky Co., OH Schools & Directories
- Fremont City, Ohio Directory, 1889-90 (search.ancestry.com)
- Rural mail directory of Erie, Sandusky and Huron Counties, Ohio (search.ancestry.com)