Huron County, Ohio Genealogy
|Huron County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Created||February 7, 1809|
|Parent County||Portage and Cuyahoga|
|Address|| 2 East Main St
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Cemeteries
- 4.2 Church
- 4.3 Court- Huron County Courthouse, 2 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH, 44857, General Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday-closed
- 4.4 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 4.5 Land- County Recorder, 12 East Main St., Norwalk, OH, First floor, 419-668-1916, Land deeds 1808 to present, Mortgage records 1808 to present.
- 4.6 Local Histories
- 4.7 Maps
- 4.8 Military
- 4.9 Newspapers
- 4.10 Probate- All records are located at the county courthouse in Norwalk. Guardianship records- 1815 to present, Final Records- 1851 to present, Settlement records- 1815 to present, Civil Docket- 1851 to present, Court Journal- 1851 to present, Appointment of Administrator/Executor- 1815 to present, Estate packets- 1815 to present, Clergy registration- 1823 to 1976 and Doctor registration To present.
- 4.11 Taxation- Located at the County Auditor at 12 East Main Street, Third Floor, Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-4304, Tax records- 1815- present (incomplete)
- 4.12 Vital Records
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Portage, Geauga, and Cuyahoga Counties 7 February 1809.
- County Seat: Norwalk
- Neighboring Counties: Huron County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Erie (north) · Richland (south) · Crawford (southwest) · Ashland (southeast) · Seneca (west) · Lorain (east)
See an interactive map of Huron County boundary changes. This area was first known as the Firelands region at is creation in 1815. The county of Huron covered up much wider area. The northern regions are now part of Erie and Ottawa counties. Ruggles township in the south is not part of Ashland County.
Populated Places- Bellevue, Greenwich, Milan, Monroeville, New London, North Fairfield, Norwalk, Plymouth, and Wakeman.
Court- Huron County Courthouse, 2 East Main Street, Norwalk, OH, 44857, General Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday-closed
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Land- County Recorder, 12 East Main St., Norwalk, OH, First floor, 419-668-1916, Land deeds 1808 to present, Mortgage records 1808 to present.
- Civil War service men from Huron 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 with men from Huron County.
- - 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
- - 24th Regiment, Ohio Infantry , Companies A and G
- - 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies G and H
- - 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H
- - 123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, and E
- - 166th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Companies B, C, and H
County recorder- 12 East Main St., Norwalk, OH, First Floor 419-668-1916, Soliders' discharge- Civil War to present, Soldiers' burial- miscellaneous
Probate- All records are located at the county courthouse in Norwalk. Guardianship records- 1815 to present, Final Records- 1851 to present, Settlement records- 1815 to present, Civil Docket- 1851 to present, Court Journal- 1851 to present, Appointment of Administrator/Executor- 1815 to present, Estate packets- 1815 to present, Clergy registration- 1823 to 1976 and Doctor registration To present.
Taxation- Located at the County Auditor at 12 East Main Street, Third Floor, Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-4304, Tax records- 1815- present (incomplete)
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.
All records are located at the Huron County Courthouse- Probate Court, 2 East Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-4383, General Hours- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday and Sunday, Marriages- 1815 to present, Birth and Death 1867-1908, Delayed birth 1866 to present
Divorce Records are located at the Clerk of Courts same address as above. Divorce records 1900 to present. Some records are located on microfiche from 1815 to present.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Historical Societies ====
- The Firelands Historical Society- 4 Case Ave. Norwalk, OH , This is the second oldest historical society in Ohio. Founded in 1857.
- Laning-Young Research Center- 9 Case Ave, Norwalk, OH- firelandsmuseum.org- Currently holds over 4,000 books related to the area. Primary focus is the history and people of the Firelands. Large local manuscript and newspaper collection. Complete collection of Firelands Pioneer which has been printed since 1858 and deals with local history.
- Milan Historical Musuem, Inc.- 10 Edison Dr, Milan, OH 44846, 419-499-2968
- New London Area Historical Society, 13 Main St., New London, OH
- Plymouth Area Historical Society, 15 Sandusky St., Willard, OH 44890, 419-687-5411
- Ohio Genealogcial Society- Huron Chapter, PO Box 923, Norwalk, OH 44857
Huron County Libraries
- Monroeville Public Library- 34 Monroe St., Monroveville, OH 44847, 419-465-2035, www.monroevillepubliclibrary.com
- Norwalk Public Library- 46 W. Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857, 419-668-6063, www.norwalk.lib.oh.us
- New London Public Library- 67 S Main St, New London, OH 44851, 419-929-3981, firstname.lastname@example.org
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Harriet Taylor Upton, History of the Western Reserve, Volume 1 (Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1910), 59.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).