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Revision as of 19:44, 30 April 2013

Guide to Franklin County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Franklin County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Franklin County Government Center
373 South High Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Franklin County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1803
1867
1800
1805
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Ross County and unorganized land in 30 March 1803.[1]
  • County Seat: Columbus
  • Neighboring Counties: Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in [2]Delaware (north) · Pickaway (south) · Madison (west) · Union (northwest) · Fairfield and Licking (east)

Boundary Changes

  • Parts set off in a series of divisions:
    • 20 February 1805: Champaign
    • 10 February 1808: Delaware
    • 12 January 1810: Pickaway
    • 16 Febrary 1810: Madison
    • 10 January 1820: Union

See an interactive map of Franklin County boundary changes.

Record Loss

  • The 1820 US Federal Census is missing for Franklin County.


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries


Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Franklin County, Ohio
  • Named for Benjamin Franklin.
  • The county was created just 2 months after Ohio became a state.
  • The county originally extended all the way to Lake Erie before the divisions.

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Revolution, 1775-1783
Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Franklin 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 Franklin County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies F and K
-1st Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery, Company C
- 113th Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies B, C, H, and I


Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Franklin 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.

  • Arlington News - a few full-text digital issues in Google News Archive from 2005

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Franklin 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 Franklin 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

Repositories

Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
3695 High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.645.3600 

Probate Court has birth and death records before 1908,
marriage and probate records; Clerk Court has divorce
and court records from 1803; County Auditor has land records[1]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Ohio Death Certificates, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch Historical Records. 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.

go to Hint: Enter name of the county, will narrow the search.

Websites

Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.