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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The records included in this collection are:  
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The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:  
  
*Delayed birth registration, corrections, and affidavits
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*Birth affidavits
*Marriage records (not yet imaged)
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*Delayed birth registrations and corrections  
*Voter registrations (not yet imaged)
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*Marriage records
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*Voter registrations
  
Vital records and voting registers are usually handwritten on preprinted pages.  
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This collection is being published as images become available.
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased.
  
==== Identify the record to be searched ====
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==== 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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Find the image ====
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==== 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.  
 
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 ====
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==== Using the Information ====
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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.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*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 birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
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*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.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====  
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==== 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.
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*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.  
 
*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.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
 
== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
  
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Revision as of 18:31, 28 September 2011

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes records for the years 1813 to 1918.

Record Description

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

  • Birth affidavits
  • Delayed birth registrations and corrections
  • Marriage records
  • Voter registrations

This collection is being published as images become available.

Record Content

The biographical information found in the delayed birth records is:

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

The biographical information found in the marriage records is:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Ages or birth dates
  • Birth place of bride and groom
  • Occupations
  • Parent’s names

The biographical information found in the voter registrations is:

  • Name of voter
  • Address

How to Use the Record

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

  • The place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred.
  • 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.

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.

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 marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • 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 occupations listed to find employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • Use the parent’s 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.
  • Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Record History

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.

Related Web Sites

Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices

Go to http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/  for an index of these documents

Related Wiki Articles

Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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


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

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023


Sources of Information for This Collection

"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland, Ohio. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.