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|Ashtabula County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Address|| Ashtabula Co. Courthouse|
25 West Jefferson Street
Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Ashtabula County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 Church Records
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.10 Gazetteers
- 2.11 Genealogy
- 2.12 History
- 2.13 Land
- 2.14 Maps
- 2.15 Military
- 2.16 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.17 Newspapers
- 2.18 Obituaries
- 2.19 Periodicals
- 2.20 Probate
- 2.21 Public Records
- 2.22 Repositories
- 2.23 Taxation
- 2.24 Vital Records
- 3 Web Sites
- 4 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Geauga and Trumbull Counties 10 February 1807.
- County Seat: Jefferson
- Neighboring Counties: Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in 
Trumbull (south) · Crawford (east) · Mercer County, Pennsylvania (southeast) · Lake (west) · Geauga (southwest)
See an interactive map of Ashtabula County boundary changes.
Business Records and Commerce
- Some Cemeteries in Ashtabula County with photos and transcriptions can be found on the Ashtablula County Genealogy Society's Website.
- Austin Cemetery - Austinburg | Beal Family Farm Cemetery -Cherry Valley | Denmark Cemetery - South Denmark
East Trumbull Cemetery - Trumbull Township | Hartsgrove Cemetery - South East | Hall Road - Pierpont
Lake Road Cemetery -Kingsville | Maple Grove - Andover | Mount Pleasant Cemetery - Geneva
Pioneer Cemetery - Windsor | Roberts Cemetery - Wayne Township | Windsor Cemetery - Windsor
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Local histories are available for Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.
- Civil War
Civil War service men from Ashtabula County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Ashtabula County.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.
To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.
For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers.
The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio 4626 Park Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004
Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:
- Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (1981).  FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).
Ashtabula County Courthouse
25 W Jefferson Street
Jefferson, OH 44047
Probate Court has birth and death records 1867-1908, marriage records from 1811 and probate records from 1880’s.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1909.
Court Clerk has divorce records from 1811 and court records from 1800’s.
County Recorder has land records from 1800.
Family History Centers
Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.
- Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at 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.
- A great source for transcribed records pertaining to Ashtabula County, Ohio, is the Ashtabula County site at USGenWeb. The site contains a multitude of databases, including obituaries, probate, military, tax lists,marriages as early as 1811, squirrel hunter records and many more -- all searchable through the main page.
- Another website with multiple databases of transcribed records is Genealogy Trails. The Ashtabula County section includes many marriages, births from 1867, obituaries & death records. Not all databases are complete.
* North Kingsville
* Roaming Shores
* Rock Creek
* Cherry Valley
* New Lyme
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 540, Ashtabula County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Ashtabula County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabula_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
- Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.