Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Ohio, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1821-1962
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1821 to 1962. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Births and Christenings

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth and/or
  • Date and place of christening
  • The names of the parents
  • Race
  • The age of the parents
  • The birthplaces of the parents

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki article Ohio Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth or christening
  • The place where the birth or christening occurred

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
  • Consult the Ohio Record Finder to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 19 July 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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