Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy

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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.
Facts
Founded April 30, 1803
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
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Address Franklin County Government Center
373 South High Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Franklin County Website
Named for: Benjamin Franklin
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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)

Ohio Digital Collections




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.

Quick Facts

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.

Places / Localities

Resources

Archives and libraries

Inventories, registers, catalogs

Bible Records

Biography

Indexes

Cemeteries

Census

1830

Indexes

Census

1870

Court records

Indexes

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

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

Genealogy

Indexes

Periodicals

Sources

Handbooks, manuals, etc.

History

Indexes

Land and property

Indexes

Maps

Maps

Indexes

Migration, Internal

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


Minorities

Names, Personal

Indexes

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Pensions

Probate records

Guardianship

Indexes

Indexes

Taxation

Indexes

Vital records

  • 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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).