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Guide to '''Greene County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Greene County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]] and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties 24 March 1803.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy|Hamilton]] and [[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy|Ross]] Counties 24 March 1803.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
*'''County Seat: '''Xenia  
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*'''County Seat: '''Xenia
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greene County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greene_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Clark County, Ohio|Clark]] (north){{·}}[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]] and [[Warren County, Ohio|Warren]] (south){{·}}[[Madison County, Ohio|Madison]] (northeast){{·}}[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]] (east){{·}}[[Montgomery County, Ohio|Montgomery]] (west)
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for General Nathanael Greene, an officer in the Revolutionary War. It's county seat is Xenia and was founded May 1, 1803.  It is located in the South-western area of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/greene/ accessed 2/16/2017</ref>
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Clark County, Ohio Genealogy|Clark County]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Ohio Genealogy|Madison County]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Ohio Genealogy|Fayette County]] {{•}} [[Clinton County, Ohio Genealogy|Clinton County]] {{•}} [[Warren County, Ohio Genealogy|Warren County]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery County]]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Greene County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see [[Ohio Bible Records]].
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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Online [http://www.woodlandcemetery.org/ Woodland Cemetery], Dayton, Green, Ohio Records  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=37&GScnty=2068&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Greene+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Ohio&county=Greene&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16803&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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*[http://www.woodlandcemetery.org/ Woodland Cemetery], Dayton, Greene, Ohio Online Records  
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*[https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=39.708243%2C-83.877869&spn=0.369769%2C0.576782&&hl=en&gl=us&oe=UTF8&msa=0&z=10&ie=UTF8&mid=1wxFbpSHE75zF2zTeGrlhf2XUVTQ Cemeteries of Greene County, Ohio]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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:*'''various years''' - [http://greeneoh.ancestralsites.com/churches/ Churches of Early Greene County] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/church-index.html Community contributed church record extracts] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Greene|359742}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
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===== Local Histories =====
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:*Greene County Home Coming Association, ''Greene County, 1803-1908,'' (Xenia, Ohio: Aldine Publishing House, 1908). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=b08VAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/greenecounty180300comm Internet Archive] {{FSbook|89986|}} [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28274 Ancestry ($)](Indexed) {{FHL|138072|item|disp=FHL film 599117 Item 2; book 977.174 H2g}}
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:*Kilner, Arthur R., ''Greene County, Ohio, Past and Present,'' (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1997). {{FHL|645037|item|disp=FHL book 977.174 H2k}}
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:*Dills, R.S., ''History of Greene County,'' (Dayton, Ohio: Odeli and Mayer, 1881). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=gS4uAAAAYAAJ Google Books] {{FSbook|1019453|}} {{FHL|137321|item|disp=FHL film 924476 Item 1; book 977.174 H2d}}
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:*Robinson, George F., ''History of Greene County, Ohio,'' (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1902). Digital copy at [http://archive.org/details/historyofgreenec00robi Internet Archive] {{FSbook|89458|}} {{FHL|247494|item|disp=FHL film 1000316 Item 1}}
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:*Broadstone, M.A., ''History of Greene County, Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions,'' (Indianapolis, Indiana: B. F. Bowen and Co., 1918). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=txIVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofgreenec02broa Internet Archive] {{FSbook|543785|}} {{FHL|602861|item|disp=FHL book 977.174 H2hg v.1-2}}
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:*Howe, Henry, History of Greene County, Ohio, 1803-1889, excerpt from ''Historical Collections of Ohio,'' (Columbus, Ohio: Howe, 1898). {{FHL|220822|item|disp=FHL film 1597817 Item 5; book 977.174 H2h}}
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:*Mills, William, ''Centennial Historical Address: Greene County, Ohio; Delivered 4 July 1876,'' (Xenia, Ohio: Gazette Steam Print, 1876). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=3QrVAAAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/centennialhistor00inmill Internet Archive]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}}
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:*'''1790-1907''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/land-index.html Bureau of Land Management database] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/deeds-index.html Community contributed deeds] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Greene|453123}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ohgreene.jpg|400px|Ohgreene.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Greene}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. 
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*'''1796-1976''' - [http://greeneoh.ancestralsites.com/probate/ Greene County probate records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Greene|485439Added}}
  
 
==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.co.greene.oh.us/ Greene County Courthouse]<br> 45 N Detroit Street<br> Xenia, OH 45385<br> Phone: 937.376.5290&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Judge has birth records 1869-1908, <br>marriage and probate records from 1803; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records<br> from 1802; County Recorder has land records<br> from 1803; County Auditor has tax records<br> from 1803; County Health Department has birth<br>records from 1908<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Ohio. Page 542 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.greene.oh.us/ Greene County Courthouse]<br> 45 N Detroit Street<br> Xenia, OH 45385<br> Phone: 937.376.5290&nbsp;<br><br>Probate Judge has birth records 1869-1908, <br>marriage and probate records from 1803; <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records<br> from 1802; County Recorder has land records<br> from 1803; County Auditor has tax records<br> from 1803; County Health Department has birth<br>records from 1908<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Ohio. Page 542 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]] (Fairborn)
 
*[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]] (Fairborn)
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
===== Libraries  =====
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[http://greenelibrary.info/research/ Greene County Public Library] has a collection of online records that are free to the public.  This collection includes:
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* [https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=39.708243%2C-83.877869&spn=0.369769%2C0.576782&&hl=en&gl=us&oe=UTF8&msa=0&z=10&ie=UTF8&mid=1wxFbpSHE75zF2zTeGrlhf2XUVTQ Cemeteries of Greene County, Ohio]
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* [http://www.greenecountyroom.info/cdm/landingpage/collection/GrCoBirths Greene County Birth Records 1869-1909]
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* [http://greenelibrary.info/research/greene-county-census-records-1900-1910-1920/ Greene County Census Records, 1900, 1910 & 1920]
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* [http://www.greenecountyroom.info/cdm/landingpage/collection/GrCoDeaths Greene County Death Record, 1869-1909]
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* [http://greenelibrary.info/research/greene-county-ohio-historical-files/ Greene County, Ohio Historical Files]
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* [http://greenelibrary.info/research/ohio-soldiers-sailors-orphans-home/ Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Orphans Home Applications]
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Greene|354029}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1869-1909 '''- [http://www.greenecountyroom.info/cdm/landingpage/collection/GrCoBirths Greene County Birth Records, 1869-1909] Courtesy of Greene County Public Library
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:* '''before 1909''' - [http://greeneoh.ancestralsites.com/birth/ Greene County birth index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/vitals-index.html Community contributed birth records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Name index to marriage records from the state of Ohio. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and some FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
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:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1803-1922''' - [http://greeneoh.ancestralsites.com/marriage/ marriage and divorce records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/vitals-index.html Community contributed marriage records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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<br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*'''Vital Records prior to 1909''' are&nbsp;located at the&nbsp;[http://www.co.greene.oh.us/Archives/ Greene County Records Center and Archives].
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1869-1909''' - [http://www.greenecountyroom.info/cdm/landingpage/collection/GrCoDeaths Greene County Death Records, 1869-1909] Courtesy of Greene County Public Library
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:* '''1908-1853''' - [[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]] Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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.  
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:*'''1913-2000''' - [http://greeneoh.ancestralsites.com/death/ Geauga County death record databases] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/greene/vitals-index.html Community contributed death records] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''Vital Records prior to 1909''' are&nbsp;located at the&nbsp;[http://www.co.greene.oh.us/Archives/ Greene County Records Center and Archives].
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Greene|338410}}
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Greene|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Greene|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/greene-county/ Greene County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Greene-County.htm Greene County OH Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:00, 23 August 2017

United States
Ohio
Greene County

Guide to Greene County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Greene County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Greene County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Greene County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Greene County Courthouse
45 N. Detroit Street
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Greene County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1869
1803
1870
1798
1803
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Hamilton and Ross Counties 24 March 1803.[1]
  • County Seat: Xenia

Description

The county was named for General Nathanael Greene, an officer in the Revolutionary War. It's county seat is Xenia and was founded May 1, 1803. It is located in the South-western area of the state.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Clark County  • Madison County  • Fayette County  • Clinton County  • Warren County  • Montgomery County


Greene CountyBrown CountyClinton CountyClark CountyMadison CountyFayette CountyHighland CountyRoss CountyChampaign CountyDarke CountyPreble CountyWarren CountyHamilton CountyClermont CountyButler CountyMontgomery CountyMiami CountyPike CountyClinton CountyOHGreene.JPG


Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources

Bible Records

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

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

Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Miami Valley Genealogy Index is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley including Greene County.

History

Local histories are available for Greene 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.

Local Histories
  • Kilner, Arthur R., Greene County, Ohio, Past and Present, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1997). FHL book 977.174 H2k
  • Mills, William, Centennial Historical Address: Greene County, Ohio; Delivered 4 July 1876, (Xenia, Ohio: Gazette Steam Print, 1876). Digital copy at Google Books Internet Archive

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.

Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

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Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Greene 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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Greene 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 Greene 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).


Online Probate Records

Finding More Probate Records

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Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
45 N Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: 937.376.5290 

Probate Judge has birth records 1869-1908,
marriage and probate records from 1803;
Clerk Court has divorce and court records
from 1802; County Recorder has land records
from 1803; County Auditor has tax records
from 1803; County Health Department has birth
records from 1908[4]

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

Libraries

Greene County Public Library has a collection of online records that are free to the public. This collection includes:

Museums
Societies

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

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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 Greene 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 Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

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

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Greene County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Divorce

Websites

Places

Populated Places

Cedarville | Wilberforce | Yellow Springs


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/greene/ accessed 2/16/2017
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greene County, Ohio. Page 542 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.