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Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1860 - 1970
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Geauga, Ohio, United States
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Location of Geauga County, Ohio
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Record Description
Record Type County Archives
Collection years 1860-1970
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of digital images of following types of records:

  • Marriage Records (1921-1970)
  • Naturalization Records (1913-1959)
  • Naturalization Index (1959)
  • Probate Wills (1911-1921)
  • Deed Books (1887-1900)

Records are from the Geauga County Archives and Records Center. This collection is being published as images become available.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio, Geauga County Records, 1860 - 1970.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

County officials began keeping records from the time the county was formed. Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests and the legal interests of their heirs. Facts current at the time of the event are generally reliable.

For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Record type Years
Land Deed 1886-1902
Land Mortgage 1886-1903
Naturalization Card index 1862-1959
Naturalization Certificates of naturalizations 1908-1927
Naturalization Declarations card index 1862-1959
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1907-1929
Naturalization Final record 1860-1880
Naturalization Hearings 1937-1959
Naturalization Petition and record 1928-1931
Naturalization Petition card index 1880-1959
Naturalization Petitions 1907-1959
Naturalization Record 1860-1906
Probate Wills 1910-1921
Vital Marriage 1919-1949

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date and location of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Type, Date Range, and Volume to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Ohio.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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