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Miami County, Ohio Genealogy

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Guide to '''Miami County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== Historical Facts Miami County, Ohio Record Dates=== {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="21"
| widthcolspan="100%7" bgcolor="#cccc99e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Known Beginning dates Dates for major county recordsMajor County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Ohio. Page 540-547 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.</ref></center>
| width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="middle#e4d8e5" align="center" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''</center> | width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="middle#e4d8e5" align="center" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center> | width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="middle#e4d8e5" align="center" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#Death|Death*]]'''</center> | width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="middlecenter" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#TaxationCourt Records|TaxCourt]]'''</center> | width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="middle#e4d8e5" align="center" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#Land_and_PropertyLand and Property Records|Land]]'''</center> | width="1614.62%" valignbgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="middlecenter" | <center>'''[[Miami County, OhioGenealogy#ProbateRecords|Probate]]'''</| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" |'''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
| width="1614.62%" valignalign="middle" style="height: 25pxcenter" | <center>1853</center> | width="1614.62%" valignalign="middle" style="height: 25pxcenter" | <center>1807</center> | width="1614.62%" valignalign="middle" style="height: 25pxcenter" | <center>1867</center> | width="1614.62%" valignalign="center" |1807| width="middle14.2%" stylealign="height: 25pxcenter" | <center></center> <br> 1807| width="1614.62%" valignalign="middle" style="height: 25pxcenter" | <center>1807<br></center> | width="1614.62%" valignalign="middle" style="height: 25pxcenter" | <center>1807</center>1820
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="67" | '''*For earlier dates, try<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908.General compliance year is unknown..''' '''[[Miami County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Miami County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Miami County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''</center>
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]] County 16 January 1807.<ref name="HBG">[ ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref> *'''County Seat: '''Troy
The county was named for the Miami Indians. It's county seat is Troy and was founded March 1, 1807. It is located in the West-Central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
====Populated Places====For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [,cfips,109,c,miami.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',,_Ohio, accessed 3 January 2019.</ref> {{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>*[,_Ohio Clayton]*[,_Ohio Huber Heights]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[,_Ohio Piqua]*[,_Ohio Tipp City] (county seat)</div>| cities-col3=<div>*[,_Ohio Troy]*[,_Ohio Union]</div><!--towns column-------------------><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>*[,_Ohio Bradford]*[,_Ohio Casstown]*[,_Ohio Covington]</div>| villages-col2=<div>*[,_Ohio Fletcher]*[,_Ohio Laura]*[,_Ohio Ludlow Falls]</div>| villages-col3=<div>*[,_Ohio Pleasant Hill]*[,_Ohio Potsdam]*[,_Ohio West Milton]</div><!--hamlets column-------------------><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>*[,_Ohio Alcony]*[,_Ohio Bloomer]*[,_Ohio Brandt]*[,_Ohio Conover]*[,_Ohio Frederick]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>*[,_Ohio Garland]*[,_Ohio Ginghamsburg]*[,_Ohio Grayson]*[,_Ohio Kessler]*[,_Ohio Lena]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>*[,_Ohio Phoneton]*[,_Ohio Polo]*[,_Ohio Rossville]*[,_Ohio West Charleston]</div><!--native american column-------------------><!--census column-------------------><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Bethel]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Brown]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Concord]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Elizabeth]</div>| townships-col2=<div>*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Lostcreek]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Monroe]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Newberry]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Newton]</div>| townships-col3=<div>*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Springcreek]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Staunton]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Union]*[,_Miami_County,_Ohio Washington]</div><!--historic communities column-------------------><!--historic African American communities column-------------------><!--unorganized territories column-------------------><!--ghost towns column------------------->}}==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy|Shelby County]] {{•}}
[[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke County]] {{•}}
[[Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy|Champaign County]]
 <center>{{OHMiami, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center> ==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the website.
==== Record Loss ====For a list There is no known history of record loss courthouse disasters in Ohio counties see: [http://wwwthis Ohio Counties with Burned Courthouses]
=== Resources ===
==== Bible Records ====
==== Biography ====
*[http://www.tdn-netthetroyhistoricalsociety.comorg/genealogyStories/stories/biographBiograph/biograph.htm Biographical Sketches and Stories] of Miami County Ohio - People, places, and things.&nbsp; Indexed by surname
*Biographies from The History of Miami County, Ohio (1880) published by W. H. Beers are available free on the [ My Genealogy Hound] website.
==== Cemeteries ====Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
[ Miami County Cemetery and Gravestone Inscriptions].&nbsp;&nbsp;A list of burial places in Miami County for which&nbsp;inscriptions have been copied.  BillionGraves:  *[{| width=79524 Bethel Cemebery, Tipp City Ohio] *["75%" cellspacing=76224 Casstown Cemetery, Casstown] *["1" cellpadding=76423 Curtis Union Cemetery, West Milton] *["2" border=78237 Riverside Cemetery, Troy]"1"|-<br>  Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information. | width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" |'''Online Grave Transcripts'''{| width="8531%" cellspacingbgcolor="#dbbff7" align="1center" cellpadding|'''Published Grave Transcripts'''| bgcolor="6#dbeadc" borderalign="1center"|'''County Cemetery Directories'''
| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="centerffffcc" | '''Online Grave Transcripts''' []| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7eddffb" align|{{FHL|442173|subject-id|disp="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts''' Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="centere9f1ea" | '''[ Cemetery Directories'''?id=county_2094]
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.findagraveinterment.comnet/us/cgi-binoh/fgMiami.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2094 Findagravehtm Interment.comnet]  | bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|442173|subject-id|disp[ History Library}} hot_subject WorldCat]| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [ FindagraveCemeteryList.comaspx Names in Stone]  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.intermentusgwtombstones.netorg/usohio/oh/Miamimiami.htm Interment.netUSGW Tombstones]  | bgcolor="#eddffb" | [ WorldCat] | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http Names in Stonesearch/cemetery Billion Graves]  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.usgwtombstones.orgcom/ohio/Miami.htm USGenWebsearch# Billion Graves]  | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [ Billion GravesEpodunk]  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [ Billion Graveshtm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [ Epodunk]  
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [ 55 Ohio Gravestones]  | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
| bgcolorcolspan="#ffffcc3" | [ Names in Stone]  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" See [[Ohio Cemeteries| Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information. ====Census====
==== Census Church Records====
==== Church Records ====*[,class,church,scfips,39109.cfm List of Churches] in Miami, Ohio.
===== Lutheran =====
:*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [] ($).
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Miami|500355}}
==== Court Records ====
An [ Index] to Court&nbsp;Records from the Miami County Courthouse and other locations containing Probate Court Index, Deeds Index, Marriage Index, Children's Home records, Pauper's Records, etc.<br>
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
==== Gazetteers ====
==== Genealogy ====
[ Miami Valley Genealogy Index] is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley not just Miami County, Ohio.
==== History ====
{{OH History}}
===== Local Histories =====
:*Harbaugh, Thomas C., ''Centennial History: Troy, Piqua and Miami County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1909). Digital copy at [ Internet Archive] {{FSbook|4573|}} {{FHL|110647|item|disp=FHL film 1000332 Item 2; book 977.148 H2ha}}
:*''A Genealogical and Biographical Record of Miami County, Ohio: Compendium of National Biography'' (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1900). Digital copy at [ Google Books] [ Internet Archive] {{FSbook|46069|}} {{FHL|109476|item|disp=FHL film 1000332 Item 1}}
==== Local Histories ====
[ Histories of Miami County] for 1846, 1880, 1909, 1920 and Randolph Slaves.
{{FHL|962534|disp=The History of Miami County, Ohio}}, published 1880, W. H. Beers &amp; Co. is available at FamilySearch.
==== Land and Property ==== {{OH Land}} [ Township Maps] of the 12 townships along with&nbsp;census indexes and&nbsp;historical descriptions.
{{OH Land}} [ Township Maps] of the 12 townships along with&nbsp;census indexes and&nbsp;historical descriptions. {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Miami|432082}}  ====Maps===={{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Miami County}}}}
==== Maps ====
*[ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
==== Military ====
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*[ Military Records] of Miami County.
===== Civil War, 1861-1865 =====
Civil War service men from Miami County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miami County.
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company I
<br> =====World War I===== *'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1916-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [ FamilySearch] — index ====Naturalization and Citizenship====
==== *'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and Citizenship ====images
==== Newspapers ====
{{OHnewspapers|Miami}}<br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> [ Marriage and Birth] notices from Newspapers<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
==== Obituaries ====
==== Periodicals ====
==== Probate ====
{{OH Probate Intro}}
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1786 - 1998''' [ Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [] — index and images '''$'''
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [] — images
*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [ Record Description page].
*'''1807-1845'''[ Probate records of Miami County] at [] ($) original data
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Miami|338439}}
==== Public Records ====
==== Repositories ====
[ Miami County Courthouse ]<br>201 West Main Street<br> Troy, OH 45373-3263<br> Phone: 937-332-6855 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1807; <br>Probate Judge has marriage, death and probate; <br>County Health Department has birth records; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Ohio. Page 544 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
===== Courthouse =====
===== Family History Centers =====
 {{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Dayton Ohio Family History Center]]
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [ FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
===== Libraries =====
The following public libraries in Miami County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.
:[ Local History Library]<br>'''Troy-Miami County Public Library'''<br>419 W. Main St.<br>Troy, Ohio 45373<br>Telephone: (937) - 339-0502<br>[ Website]<br><br>The collections include books, maps, microfilm, newspapers, and several original local records with internet access to sites with additional records.
===== Museums =====
===== Societies =====
======Online Genealogy Research Groups====== *<br>*[ U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research Community] - FamilySearch Facebook Research Group*[ Ohio Ancestors] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join*[ U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join ==== Schools ====
[ Piqua, Ohio High School 1919 Basketball Team]
==== Taxation Social Security:====[ U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index]
[ Early Tax and CensusVITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Social Security Death Index] records 1810-1840 period. {{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Miami|391787}}
====Taxation==== *'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images*[ Early Tax and Census] records 1810-1840 period. {{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Miami|391787}} ==== Vital Records ====
{{OH Vital Intro}}
===== Birth ===== ''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  *[ Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962]*[ Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 (Ancestry $)]*[ Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003]
''Online Birth Indexes and Records'' ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
<br> =====Marriage=====
===== Marriage =====
*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
===== Death =====
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' . Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased. {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Miami|476979}}
''Original Death Records on Microfilm'' {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Miami|476979}}
<br> ''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
===== Divorce =====
=== Web Sites Websites===
*[ Miami County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[ Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *[http://ohio-genealogyldsgenealogy.netcom/OH/Miami-County-Genealogy.cfm htm Miami County OH Genealogy]*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Miami|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[ Miami County, Ohio] site has many links to court records, newspapers, histories of the county, etc.
*[ Genealogy Inc for Miami, Ohio] (MAJORLY USEFUL)
=== Places === ==== Populated Places ==== === References ===
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