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Miami County, Ohio Genealogy

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=== Miami County, Ohio Record Dates===
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major 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>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]] County 16 January 1807.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref> *'''County Seat: '''Troy
==== Description ====
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”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/miami/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
==== Populated Places ====
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,109,c,miami.cfm Hometown Locator].
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy|Shelby County]] {{•}}
[[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke County]] {{•}}
[[Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy|Champaign County]]
==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
==== Record Loss ====
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
=== 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 [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/ohio-counties/miami-county-ohio-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
==== Cemeteries ====
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts''' | width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts''' | bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|442173|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Miami-County?id=county_2094 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Miami.htm Interment.net] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Miami+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat] | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/miami.htm USGW Tombstones] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17134&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/miami/miamico.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=55 Ohio Gravestones] | bgcolor="#eddffb" | | bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Ohio Cemeteries| Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
==== Church Records ====* [http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39109.cfm List of Churches] in Miami, Ohio.
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,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 [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Miami|500355}}
==== Court Records ====
An [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/m-county/court.htm 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 ====
[http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/miami/miami.htm 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 [http://archive.org/details/centennialhistor00harb 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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=KdcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/genealogicalbiog00lewis Internet Archive] {{FSbook|46069|}} {{FHL|109476|item|disp=FHL film 1000332 Item 1}}
==== Local Histories ====
[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm 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}} [http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/townships.htm Township Maps] of the 12 townships along with&nbsp;census indexes and&nbsp;historical descriptions.
{{OH Land}} [http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/townships.htm 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}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
==== Military ====
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/military.htm 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.
=====World War I=====
 
*'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ==== 
*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers ====
{{OHnewspapers|Miami}}<br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> [http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/NEWS%20ARTICLES.htm 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''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page].
*'''1807-1845'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21256 Probate records of Miami County] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) original data
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Miami|338439}}
==== Public Records ==== ==== Repositories ====
====Repositories====
[http://www.miamicountyrecorder.org/ 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>''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>
===== [http://www.miamicountyrecorder.org/ 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>''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>
===== Family History Centers Courthouse=====
=====Family History Centers=====
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations 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.
'''Troy-Miami County Public Library'''<br>419 W. Main St.<br>Troy, Ohio 45373<br>Telephone: 937- 339-0502<br>[http://www.troypubliclibrary.org/content/troy-local-history-library 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>
*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000LfVkSAK/us-and-canada-genealogy-research U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
==== Schools ====
[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/photo/ohio/24031/piqua-oh-high-school-1919-basketball-team Piqua, Ohio High School 1919 Basketball Team]
==== Social Security: ====
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901&cj=1&sid=SSDIAPP&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index]
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693&cj=1&sid=OH-VITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Social Security Death Index]
==== Taxation ====
*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/cen-tax.htm Early Tax and Census] records 1810-1840 period.
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Miami|391787}}
==== Vital Records ====
{{OH Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth =====
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1680845 Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962]* [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541&cj=1&sid=OH-VITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 (Ancestry $)]* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932106 Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003]
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
===== Marriage ===== 
*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death =====
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search 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''
===== Divorce =====
=== Websites ===
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/miami-county/ Miami County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Miami-County.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}}
*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm Miami County, Ohio] site has many links to court records, newspapers, histories of the county, etc.
* [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/miami-county/ Genealogy Inc for Miami, Ohio] (MAJORLY USEFUL)
=== References ===
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