Ohio, Stark County Court Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Stark, Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1809-1917
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What is in This Collection?

These records are from the Court of Common Pleas located at the Stark County Record's Center. The records include land Records and naturalization witnesses and depositions. This collection includes records for the years 1809 to 1917. This collection is being published as images become available.

The county began keeping records as soon as it was organized. The earlier records are generally handwritten. From the late 1800s printed forms were used. Information that was current at the time of the event was usually reliable. However, there was always a chance for misinformation. Errors may have occurred because of the informant’s lack of knowledge or because of transcription errors or other circumstances.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ohio,Stark County Court Records,1809-1917.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions usually include the following:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Date and place of arrival
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age and race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official

Land records usually contain the following:

  • Names of persons involved in transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Amount of money exchanged
  • Legal description of land
  • Witnesses

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The date of the event.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

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?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
  • Use a probate record to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
  • For earlier years, use the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find church and vital records such as birth, baptism and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find immigration and land records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900


I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.


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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Court of Common Pleas. County Record Center, Canton.

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