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Scioto County, Ohio
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Scioto County, Ohio Facts

When was Scioto County, OH Created?
Scioto County was created on May 1, 1803 from Adams County. This county was named for the Scioto River; Scioto is a Wyandot word meaning “deer” .

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

What counties are adjacent to Scioto County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Pike CountyJackson CountyLawrence CountyGreenup County, Kentucky, Lewis County, Kentucky, Adams County .

Scioto County, OH Vital Records

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

Scioto County, OH Census Records

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

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

Scioto County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Scioto County Courthouse

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

Scioto County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Scioto County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 812, Portsmouth, OH 45662-0812; Scioto County Chapter, OGS meets bimonthly on the second Saturday beginning in February at the Portsmouth Public Library. This OGS Chapter’s materials are housed at the Portsmouth Public Library.
  • Scioto County Historical Society, PO Box 1810, Portsmouth, OH 45662-7710; Phone: (740) 810-8453; The 1810 House Museum is a homestead of Aaron and Mary Kinney who settled in Scioto County in 1804, built the first brick home in the area, and raised twelve children there. The house is furnished with items from early area settlers.
  • Lucasville Historical Society, 1332 Saffron Pl, Galloway, OH 43119-9278; Phone: (740) 446-7200; The Lucasville Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of local history.
  • 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 Scioto County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

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

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