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Revision as of 21:53, 14 March 2013

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Online Records

Columbiana County, Ohio
Boundary map of Columbiana County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Columbiana County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address 105 S. Market St.

Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Columbiana County Website
Phone: 440.424.9511

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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Columbiana County boundary changes.

Record Loss


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce



Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • East Liverpool

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local histories are available for Columbiana 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.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.



Civil War

The following Civil War battle was fought in Meigs County.

  • July 26, 1863 = Salineville, also known as New Lisbon, New Lisbon Road, or Wellsville[3]
Map showing Civil War battles in Ohio.
  • Civil War service men from Columbiana 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 Columbiana County.
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, F, G, and K
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H

Naturalization and Citizenship


Columbiana 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. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form
===== Finding More Ohio Newspapers =====

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:




Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Columbiana 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 Columbiana 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:

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).

Public Records



Columbiana County Courthouse
105 S Market Street
Lisbon, OH 44432-1255
Phone: 440.424.9511 

Court Clerk has divorce and court records.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
County Recorder has land records.[1]

aFamily History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy is the Lisbon Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.


Columbiana County Libraries


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

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 Columbiana 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.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.


Online Birth Indexes and Records
Original Birth Records on Microfilm


''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''


Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 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.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Web Sites



  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 541, Columbiana County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Columbiana County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbiana_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.