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=== Lake County, Ohio Record Dates===
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===Lake County, Ohio Record Dates===
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Ohio. Page 540-547 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Ohio. Page 540-547 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
 
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]] and [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]] Counties 20 March 1840.<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>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]] and [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]] Counties 20 March 1840.<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: '''Painesville  
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*'''County Seat: '''Painesville
  
==== Description ====
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====Description====
  
 
The county name was derived from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County%2C_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.</ref> It's county seat is Painesville and was founded March 6, 1840.  It is located in the Northeastern area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lake County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/lake/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
 
The county name was derived from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County%2C_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.</ref> It's county seat is Painesville and was founded March 6, 1840.  It is located in the Northeastern area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lake County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/lake/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,085,c,lake.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,085,c,lake.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
 
[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula County]] {{•}}
 
[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula County]] {{•}}
 
[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]] {{•}}
 
[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga County]] {{•}}
 
[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga County]]
 
[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga County]]
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
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.
 
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 ====
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====Record Loss====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
Note: Painesville Twp. records to after 1900 were damaged or lost due to flooding.
 
Note: Painesville Twp. records to after 1900 were damaged or lost due to flooding.
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
  
 
{{Adoption sign|adopter=[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/ Lake County Genealogical Society]}}  
 
{{Adoption sign|adopter=[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/ Lake County Genealogical Society]}}  
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
==== Biography ====
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====Biography====
  
Lake County OHGenWeb [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/ Website]
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Lake County OHGenWeb [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/ Website]
  
See ''History Hall . . .''  [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/ Website]
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See ''History Hall . . .''  [https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Website]
  
==== Business Records and Commerce ====
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====Business Records and Commerce====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''  
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Lake-County?id=county_2082 Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Lake-County?id=county_2082 Findagrave.com]
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Lake.htm Interment.net]  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Lake.htm Interment.net]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Lake+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Lake+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/lake.htm USGW Tombstones]  
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/lake.htm USGW Tombstones]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/ Lake Co. Gen. Society]  
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" |[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Lake Co. Gen. Society]
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]  
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/cemetery/index.html OHGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/lake/lakeco.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos]  
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=43 Ohio Gravestones]  
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=43 Ohio Gravestones]
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==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
 
{{OH Church Intro}}  
 
{{OH Church Intro}}  
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
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=====The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints=====
  
 
Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
 
Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
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*Kirtland
 
*Kirtland
  
===== Congregational =====
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=====Congregational=====
  
:*'''early to 1907''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/church/index.html First Church, Congregational, Painesville] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''early to 1907''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/church/index.html First Church, Congregational, Painesville] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
  
===== Lutheran =====
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=====Lutheran=====
  
 
:*Records of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Painesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Painesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
===== Episcopal =====
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=====Episcopal=====
  
:*'''1834-1874''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/church/stjames.html St. James Episcopal Church] includes membership list and baptisms. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1834-1874''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/church/index.html St. James Episcopal Church] includes membership list and baptisms. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
  
===== other church information =====
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=====other church information=====
  
:*'''various years''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/church/index.html General church information] includes minister lists and some family Bible records. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''various years''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/church/index.html General church information] includes minister lists and some family Bible records. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
  
 
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Lake|521501}}  
 
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Lake|521501}}  
  
==== Court Records ====
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====Court Records====
  
[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/naturalization/index.html Naturalization Records ]- An Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.  
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[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Naturalization Records] - An Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.  
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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====Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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====Gazetteers====
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
==== History ====
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====History====
  
 
{{OH History}}  
 
{{OH History}}  
  
===== Local Histories =====
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=====Local Histories=====
  
 
:*Riddle, Albert Gallation, ''History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men,'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1878). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z302AQAAMAAJ Google Books] {{FHL|95529|item|disp=FHL book 977.133 H2wiL}}
 
:*Riddle, Albert Gallation, ''History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men,'' (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1878). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z302AQAAMAAJ Google Books] {{FHL|95529|item|disp=FHL book 977.133 H2wiL}}
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:*Stith, Bary Oyler, ''Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition,'' (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988). {{FHL|632874|item|disp=FHL book 977.1334 H2s}}
 
:*Stith, Bary Oyler, ''Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition,'' (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988). {{FHL|632874|item|disp=FHL book 977.1334 H2s}}
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
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{{OH Land}} <br>
  
{{OH Land}} <br> {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Lake|380674}}  
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Lake|380674}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Lake County}}}}  
 
{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Lake County}}}}  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
 
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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Civil War service men from Lake County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lake County.
 
Civil War service men from Lake County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lake County.
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Battery C  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery]], Battery C
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies D and K
 
:- [[105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies D and K
  
 
=====World War I=====
 
=====World War I=====
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*'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
 
====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{OHnewspapers|Lake}}  
 
{{OHnewspapers|Lake}}  
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br>  
 
'''Online Newspapers'''<br>  
  
:*'''various years''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/newspaper/index.html index to Ohio Newspapers] Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
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:*'''various years''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/newspaper/index.html index to Ohio Newspapers] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*'''various years''' - Select issues of''Evening and Morning Star'' available at [http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ BYU Digital Collections]. Click on newspaper in box on right.  
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:*'''various years''' - Select issues of''Evening and Morning Star'' available at [http://lib.byu.edu/digital/ BYU Digital Collections]. Click on newspaper in box on right.
:*'''various years''' - ''Painesville Telegraph'' and ''Telegraph Republican'' available at [http://news.google.com/newspapers GoogleNews]  
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:*'''various years''' - ''Painesville Telegraph'' and ''Telegraph Republican'' available at [http://news.google.com/newspapers GoogleNews]
:*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/news-index.html community contributed newspaper articles] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
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:*'''various years''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/newspaper/index.html community contributed newspaper articles] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives
  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
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<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
 
<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
  
Index 1822-current available<br> [http://www.MorleyLibrary.org Morley Library Obituaries 1822]
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Index 1822-current available<br> [http://www.MorleyLibrary.org Morley Library Obituaries 1822]
  
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====Periodicals====
  
==== Probate<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> Records</span> ====
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====Probate<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> Records</span>====
  
 
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''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 '''$'''
 
*'''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 '''$'''
 
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
*'''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/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>  
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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/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
*'''1806-1940''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/probate/index.html OhioGenWeb Probate records and indexes] Links to online probate, guardianship, estates and other probate records available on the Lake County OhioGenWeb pages. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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*'''1806-1940''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/probate/index.html OhioGenWeb Probate records and indexes] Links to online probate, guardianship, estates and other probate records available on the Lake County OhioGenWeb pages. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
*'''1840-1846''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/probate-index.html Lake County Probate Record Index] Vol. A: 1840-1842; Vol. B: 1842-1846. Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.  
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*'''1840-1846''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/probate-index.html Lake County Probate Record Index] Vol. A: 1840-1842; Vol. B: 1842-1846. Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.
 
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.
 
*'''various years''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/wills-index.html community contributed wills] Courtesy OhioGenWeb Archives.
  
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==== Public Records ====
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====Public Records====
  
==== Repositories ====
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====Repositories====
  
  
===== Courthouse =====
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=====Courthouse=====
  
 
Lake County Courthouse<br>47 North Park Place<br>Painesville, OH 44077-3414<br>Phone: 440.350.2657&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has court records from 1840  
 
Lake County Courthouse<br>47 North Park Place<br>Painesville, OH 44077-3414<br>Phone: 440.350.2657&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has court records from 1840  
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Painesville, OH 44077  
 
Painesville, OH 44077  
  
===== Family History Centers =====
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=====Family History Centers=====
 
 
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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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.
 
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 =====
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=====Libraries=====
  
 
[http://www.morleylibrary.org/ Morley Library]--Best collection of local genealogical materials.  
 
[http://www.morleylibrary.org/ Morley Library]--Best collection of local genealogical materials.  
  
===== Museums =====
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=====Museums=====
  
 
'''Lake County History Center'''<br>415 Riverside Dr.<br>Painesville, OH 44077, USA<br>
 
'''Lake County History Center'''<br>415 Riverside Dr.<br>Painesville, OH 44077, USA<br>
 
Telephone: 440 639 2945<br>Fax: 440 639 2947<br> [http://www.lakehistory.org Website]<br><br>
 
Telephone: 440 639 2945<br>Fax: 440 639 2947<br> [http://www.lakehistory.org Website]<br><br>
  
===== Societies =====
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=====Societies=====
  
 
[[Image:Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png|right|175px|Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png]]The '''''[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]&nbsp;''''' was a part of northeast '''Ohio''' originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.<ref name="DB89">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The former ''Connecticut Western Reserve&nbsp;'' lands were in the modern counties of [[Ashtabula_County,_Ohio_Genealogy|Ashtabula]], [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]], [[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]], [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]], [[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]], [[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]], [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] fully, but also '''in parts of''' [[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]], [[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]], [[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]], [[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]], and [[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]] counties in Ohio.<br><br>
 
[[Image:Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png|right|175px|Connecticut Western Reserve in northeast Ohio.png]]The '''''[[Connecticut Western Reserve]]&nbsp;''''' was a part of northeast '''Ohio''' originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.<ref name="DB89">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> The former ''Connecticut Western Reserve&nbsp;'' lands were in the modern counties of [[Ashtabula_County,_Ohio_Genealogy|Ashtabula]], [[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]], [[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]], [[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]], [[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]], [[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]], [[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]], [[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]], [[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]], and [[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]] fully, but also '''in parts of''' [[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]], [[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]], [[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]], [[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]], and [[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]] counties in Ohio.<br><br>
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[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Lake County Genealogical Society] This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them. Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions to 2003, Naturalization Index 1860-1975, Biographies, Index to ''LakeLines'', Memorials and Activities.&nbsp;
 
[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Lake County Genealogical Society] This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them. Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions to 2003, Naturalization Index 1860-1975, Biographies, Index to ''LakeLines'', Memorials and Activities.&nbsp;
  
====== Online Genealogy Research Groups ======
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======Online Genealogy Research Groups======
  
 
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*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000LfVkSAK/us-and-canada-genealogy-research U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
 
*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000LfVkSAK/us-and-canada-genealogy-research U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Lake|380675}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{OH Vital Intro}}  
 
{{OH Vital Intro}}  
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
 
:*'''1841-2003''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1841-2003''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probateb.html Lake County birth records] births from the Probate Court. Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/probateb.html Lake County birth records] births from the Probate Court. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/bircordel/index.htmll Corrected and Delayed birth records index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/bircordel/index.html Corrected and Delayed birth records index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/births/perry-twp.txt Birth Records for Perry Township] Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/births/perry-twp.txt Birth Records for Perry Township] Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/miscbirt.html Registrars Birth Report]&nbsp;miscellaneous non-probate births. Courtesy OhioGenWeb  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/miscbirt.html Registrars Birth Report]&nbsp;miscellaneous non-probate births. Courtesy OhioGenWeb
:*'''1881-1900''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/telbirth.html Birth Notices] index to birth notices in the ''Painesville Telegraph''&nbsp;Courtesy OhioGenWeb
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:*'''1881-1900''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/telbirth.html Birth Notices] index to birth notices in the ''Painesville Telegraph''&nbsp;Courtesy OhioGenWeb
  
 
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
 
:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images, free.
 
:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images, free.
:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.  
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
 
:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
:*'''1810-1840''' - [http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/pa/TOS.aspx Cuyahoga County Probate and Marriage Index 1810 to Current] This includes Willoughby Township in Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Cuyahoga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1810-1840''' - [http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/pa/TOS.aspx Cuyahoga County Probate and Marriage Index 1810 to Current] This includes Willoughby Township in Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Cuyahoga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
:*'''1806-1840''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/geauga/vitals-index.html Geauga County Marriages 1806-1953] This includes the current Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Geauga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1806-1840''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/geauga/vitals-index.html Geauga County Marriages 1806-1953] This includes the current Lake County until 1840 when it splits off from Geauga. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
 
:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Mormon Vital Records Extraction
 
:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Mormon Vital Records Extraction
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from Early Publications 1833 - 1841] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Latter-day Saint newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
 
from Early Publications 1833 - 1841] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Latter-day Saint newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
:*'''1840-1915''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/marriage/index.html Marriages] - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915. This index includes marriages from Vol. A-K, and 12-14 and part of 15. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1840-1915''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/marriage/index.html Marriages] - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915. This index includes marriages from Vol. A-K, and 12-14 and part of 15. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
 
:*'''1986 to present''' - [https://phoenix.lakecountyohio.gov/pa/pa_prob.urd/pamw6500.display Lake County Marriage Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
 
:*'''1986 to present''' - [https://phoenix.lakecountyohio.gov/pa/pa_prob.urd/pamw6500.display Lake County Marriage Index] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
  
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
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Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch  
 
Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch  
  
:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Early Mormon Vital Records] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Latter-day Saint newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.&nbsp;  
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:*'''1833-1842''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/ldsvr1833-1841.html Early Mormon Vital Records] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Latter-day Saint newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.&nbsp;
 
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/probated.html Probate Deaths] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/probated.html Probate Deaths] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
:*'''1867-1908&nbsp;'''- [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/miscdeat.html Registrar's Death Report] miscellaneous non-probate deaths, Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1867-1908&nbsp;'''- [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/miscdeat.html Registrar's Death Report] miscellaneous non-probate deaths, Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/deaths/perry-twp.txt Perry Township Death Records 1867-1908] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1867-1908''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/lake/vitals/deaths/perry-twp.txt Perry Township Death Records 1867-1908] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
:*'''1897''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/1897wbyd.html Willoughby Township Mortuary Report] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1897''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/1897wbyd.html Willoughby Township Mortuary Report] Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
 
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.&nbsp;
 
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[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, widowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.&nbsp;
  
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
===== Divorce =====
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=====Divorce=====
  
:*'''1806-1839''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/geadivor.html Geauga Divorces 1806-1839] An abstract of the divorce proceedings of the Ohio Supreme Court at Geauga County, mostly residents of what is now Lake County. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.  
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:*'''1806-1839''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/geadivor.html Geauga Divorces 1806-1839] An abstract of the divorce proceedings of the Ohio Supreme Court at Geauga County, mostly residents of what is now Lake County. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
:*'''1822-1898''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/teldiv.html Index to Divorces in the ''Painesville Telegraph'']&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This index from Lake County Historical Society covers 1822-1849 and some up to 1898. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>  
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:*'''1822-1898''' - [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/index.html Index to Divorces in the ''Painesville Telegraph'']&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This index from Lake County Historical Society covers 1822-1849 and some up to 1898. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>
:*'''1878-1881'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> - </span>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/divorces-volj.htmlDivorce Proceedings in Common Pleas Journal J]&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This court volume covers 1878-Feb 1881 and lists over 60 couples applying for divorces. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>
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:*'''1878-1881'''<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> - </span>[http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/divorces-volj.html Proceedings in Common Pleas Journal J]&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">This court volume covers 1878-Feb 1881 and lists over 60 couples applying for divorces. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.</span>
  
=== Websites ===
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===Websites===
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/lake-county/ Lake County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/lake-county/ Lake County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Lake-County.htm Lake County OH Genealogy]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Lake-County.htm Lake County OH Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com~ohlake OHGenWeb] - The GenWeb site has many databases, biographies, vital records, etc.  
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/index.html OHGenWeb] - The GenWeb site has many databases, biographies, vital records, etc.
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohlake/vitalrec/birth/birmort.html Lake County birth records 1867-1908].  
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*[http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLake/vitalrec/probateb.html Lake County birth records 1867-1908].
 
*[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Lake County Genealogical Society] projects page with the cemetery inscriptions, naturalizations and other information.
 
*[https://www.lcgsohio.org/ Lake County Genealogical Society] projects page with the cemetery inscriptions, naturalizations and other information.
  
=== References ===
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Latest revision as of 16:43, 15 January 2020

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


{{{link}}}Coordinates: 41.82°0′N 81.24°0′W / 41.82°N 81.24°W / 41.82; -81.24

Lake County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Lake County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Lake County Courthouse
47 N. Park Place
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Lake County Website


Lake County, Ohio Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1840 1867 1840 1839 1853 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties 20 March 1840.[2]
  • County Seat: Painesville

Description[edit | edit source]

The county name was derived from its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie.[3] It's county seat is Painesville and was founded March 6, 1840. It is located in the Northeastern area of the state.[4]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: [5]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Ashtabula County  • Geauga County  • Cuyahoga County

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Note: Painesville Twp. records to after 1900 were damaged or lost due to flooding.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Lake County OHGenWeb Website

See History Hall . . . Website

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

USGW Tombstones

Lake Co. Gen. Society

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

OHGenWeb
OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Kirtland
Congregational[edit | edit source]
Lutheran[edit | edit source]
  • Records of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Painesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Episcopal[edit | edit source]
other church information[edit | edit source]
Finding More Church Records[edit source]

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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization Records - An Alphabetical Abstract of the naturalization petitions from Lake County Probate Court (1860-1906) and Lake County Common Pleas Court (1906-1975). This includes Declarations of Intention and petitions that failed for a variety of reasons. Naturalizations between 1840 and 1860 were done in a variety of courts, which will be abstracted later.

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lake 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[edit | edit source]
  • Riddle, Albert Gallation, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1878). Digital copy at Google Books FHL book 977.133 H2wiL
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, Lake County History, (Ohio: Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, 1941). Digital copy at Ancestry ($)(Indexed) FHL book 977.1334 H2Lc
  • Stith, Bary Oyler, Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition, (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988). FHL book 977.1334 H2s

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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[edit source]

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


Maps[edit | edit source]

Ashtabula CountyGeauga CountyCuyahoga CountyOH LAKE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Lake 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 Lake County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery, Battery C
- 11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company E
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies D and K
World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Lake 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[edit | edit source]

Index 1822-current available
Morley Library Obituaries 1822

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Lake 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 Lake 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:

  • Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (1981).  Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981).FamilySearch Digital Library - Free online copy.

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[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lake County Courthouse
47 North Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077-3414
Phone: 440.350.2657 

Clerk Court has court records from 1840

25 North Park Place

Painesville, OH 44077


Probate Judge has marriage and probate records

25 North Park Place, rear

Painesville, OH 44077


County Recorder has land records[6]

105 Main Street

Painesville, OH 44077

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

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

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Morley Library--Best collection of local genealogical materials.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Lake County History Center
415 Riverside Dr.
Painesville, OH 44077, USA
Telephone: 440 639 2945
Fax: 440 639 2947
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]
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The Connecticut Western Reserve  was a part of northeast Ohio originally intended for settlement by Revolutionary War refugees from Connecticut.[7] The former Connecticut Western Reserve  lands were in the modern counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, and Trumbull fully, but also in parts of Ashland, Mahoning, Ottawa, Summit, and Wayne counties in Ohio.

The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center  is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and Connecticut Western Reserve history material. One of the principal strengths is its manuscript collections.[8] The WRHS collection has original land records, genealogies of New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, biographies, histories, and family Bibles.

Other Societies

Lake County Genealogical Society This site contains links to their projects, which have a lot of information in them. Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions to 2003, Naturalization Index 1860-1975, Biographies, Index to LakeLines, Memorials and Activities. 

Online Genealogy Research Groups[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage[edit | edit source]
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records

from Early Publications 1833 - 1841] Marriages and Deaths abstracted from "Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine" from original Latter-day Saint newspapers of the day. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.

  • 1840-1915 - Marriages - Lake County Probate Marriage Records Index 1840-1915. This index includes marriages from Vol. A-K, and 12-14 and part of 15. Courtesy OhioGenWeb.
  • 1986 to present - Lake County Marriage Index Courtesy OhioGenWeb.

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death[edit | edit source]
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Online Death Indexes and Records

Death records 1867-1908 now searchable on FamilySearch

Finding More Vital Records

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Ohio. Page 540-547 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County%2C_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lake County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/lake/ accessed 2/22/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Ohio, accessed 23 December 2018.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Ohio. Page 543 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  8. Family History and Genealogical Research in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 11 March 2015).