Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy
|Franklin County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Founded||December 9, 1800|
|Address|| Franklin County Government Center|
373 South High Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
|Named for: Benjamin Franklin|
- 1 Quick Facts
- 2 Places / Localities
- 3 Resources
- 3.1 Archives and libraries
- 3.2 Bible Records
- 3.3 Biography
- 3.4 Cemeteries
- 3.5 Census
- 3.6 Census
- 3.7 Court records
- 3.8 Directories
- 3.9 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 3.10 Genealogy
- 3.11 History
- 3.12 Land and property
- 3.13 Maps
- 3.14 Migration, Internal
- 3.15 Military
- 3.16 Minorities
- 3.17 Names, Personal
- 3.18 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 3.19 Newspapers
- 3.20 Obituaries
- 3.21 Pensions
- 3.22 Probate records
- 3.23 Taxation
- 3.24 Vital records
- 4 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 5 Websites
- 6 References
- 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.
9 December 1800: Franklin County was created from Ross County.
- Parts set off in a series of divisions:
- Champaign 20 Febrary 1805
- Delaware 10 Febrary 1808
- Pickaway 12 January 1810
- Madison 16 Febrary 1810
- Union 10 January 1820
See an interactive map of Franklin County boundary changes.
- The 1820 US Federal Census is missing for Franklin County.
Places / Localities
Archives and libraries
- Columbus Metropolitan Library
- Ohio Historical Society Archives Library
- State Library of Ohio (Sources for Genealogists)
Inventories, registers, catalogs
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Land and property
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
- Arlington News - a few full-text digital issues in Google News Archive from 2005
- 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.
Societies, Libraries and Museums
- Columbus Historical Society
- Columbus Metropolitan Library
- The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Columbus Ohio Family History Center (Grover City)
- Columbus Ohio North Family History Center (Dublin)
- Columbus Ohio South Family History Center (Reynoldsburg)
- West Chester Ohio Family History Center
- The Franklin County OH GenWeb Project, a member of The OHGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Franklin County.
- Family History Library Catalog