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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
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The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:
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*Birth affidavits (1860 -1908)
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*Delayed birth registrations and corrections (1873 -1908)<br>
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*Voter Registration/List of Electors (1890 -1900)
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County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed.&nbsp; This collection is being published as images become available. <br>
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For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1908531/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
This collection includes records for the years 1880 to 1950.  
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This collection includes records for the years 1880 to 1908.&nbsp;
  
== Record Description ==
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Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.
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Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
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Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
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The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. County Courthouse, Cleveland.}}
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Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout Ohio.
  
The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:
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[[Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
*Birth affidavits
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== Record Content  ==
*Delayed birth registrations and corrections
 
*Marriage records
 
*Voter registrations
 
  
This collection is being published as images become available.  
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The Birth Affidavits and the Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters. &nbsp;They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. &nbsp;Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. &nbsp;Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. &nbsp;The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.<br>
  
'''The biographical information found in the delayed birth records is:'''
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The biographical information that might be found in the delayed birth records and the Birth Affidavits can be:  
  
 
*Child’s name  
 
*Child’s name  
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*Birth place  
 
*Birth place  
 
*Child’s gender  
 
*Child’s gender  
*Parent’s names  
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*Parents' names  
*Parents residence  
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*Parents' residence  
*Mother’s age  
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*Parents' birth place
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*Parents’ age  
 
*Father’s occupation  
 
*Father’s occupation  
 
*Number of children of mother
 
*Number of children of mother
  
'''The biographical information found in the marriage records is:'''
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The Voter Registrations/List of Electors is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. &nbsp; The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:  
  
*Names of bride and groom
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*Name of voter
*Marriage date
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*Address
*Marriage place
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*used as proof of American citizenship
*Ages or birth dates
 
*Birth place of bride and groom
 
*Occupations
 
*Parent’s names
 
  
'''The biographical information found in the voter registrations is:'''
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
*Name of voter
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.
*Address
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
  
*The place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred.
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*The place where the birth occurred  
*The approximate date the event occurred.
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*The approximate date the event occurred  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant or the parent.
  
 
==== Identify the record to be searched  ====
 
==== Identify the record to be searched  ====
  
From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search births, marriages, or voter registrations) and click on the title link to select it.  
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From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (births) and click on the title link to select it.  
  
 
==== Find the image  ====
 
==== Find the image  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of parents' to search for their birth records.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate census, church, and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate census, church, and land records.  
*Use the occupations listed to find employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
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*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.  
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.  
 
*The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
*Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the infant; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
== Record History ==
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== Related Websites ==
 
 
County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed.
 
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.
 
 
 
Delayed birth records created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
 
 
 
Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interest of the wife and other heirs.
 
 
 
Voter registrations were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
  
The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.
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*[http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/ Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices]  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ Cleveland District Round Table]&nbsp;
== Related Web Sites  ==
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*Index of these birth records &nbsp;http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/
 
 
[http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/index.asp Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices]  
 
 
 
Go to [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/]&nbsp; for an index of these documents
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Ohio|Ohio]]
 
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*[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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*[[Ohio Voting Registers|Ohio Voting Registers]]<br>
 
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*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familyseach.org: accessed 29 September 2011). entry for Wilbur Eugene Allgire, born January 22, 1908; citing County Records; Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland Ohio, United States.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical&nbsp;Collection  ==
  
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records" &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2012). &nbsp;Wilbur Eugene Allgire, January 22, 1908; citing County Records; Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland Ohio, United States.
  
[[Category:Ohio]] [[Category:Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio]]
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[[Category:Ohio]] [[Category:Cuyahoga_County,_Ohio|Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]

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Record Description

The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:

  • Birth affidavits (1860 -1908)
  • Delayed birth registrations and corrections (1873 -1908)
  • Voter Registration/List of Electors (1890 -1900)

County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed.  This collection is being published as images become available.

For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

This collection includes records for the years 1880 to 1908. 

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.

Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.

Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.

The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics. County Courthouse, Cleveland.

Digital images of originals housed at various municipal archives throughout Ohio.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The Birth Affidavits and the Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters.  They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court.  Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school.  Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.

The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records.  The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.

The biographical information that might be found in the delayed birth records and the Birth Affidavits can be:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Child’s gender
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' residence
  • Parents' birth place
  • Parents’ age
  • Father’s occupation
  • Number of children of mother

The Voter Registrations/List of Electors is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts.   The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:

  • Name of voter
  • Address
  • used as proof of American citizenship

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the birth occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the infant or the parent.

Identify the record to be searched

From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search (births) and click on the title link to select it.

Find the image

Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of parents' to search for their birth records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate census, church, and land records.
  • Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the infant; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records"  digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2012).  Wilbur Eugene Allgire, January 22, 1908; citing County Records; Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland Ohio, United States.