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=== Citation For This Collection ===
=== Citation For This Collection ===
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.   
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.   

Revision as of 21:39, 17 April 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958 .

Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1800 through 1958.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1821-1962 Marriages, 1800-1958 Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997
Adams 0 807 121
Allen 40,163 3,109 12,322
Ashland 0 0 10,424
Ashtabula 8,826 1,842 13,517
Athens 1,058 9,225 9,191
Auglaize 12,835 0 15,310
Belmont 10,944 6,382 45,472
Brown 23,925 11,617 7,729
Butler 11,401 5,303 13,313
Carroll 137 4,730 5,366
Champaign 0 7,694 8,367
Clark 928 0 15,263
Clermont 0 0 9,108
Clinton 18,219 5,755 5,057
Columbiana 5,278 10,963 13,706
Coshocton 911 6,245 1,733
Crawford 0 0 7,829
Cuyahoga 106,610 94,069 302,260
Darke 0 17,868 2,170
Defiance 189 0 4,302
Delaware 333 2,286 31,939
Erie 33,673 15,970 26,656
Fairfield 12,154 3,302 11,121
Fayette 6,078 2,844 4,042
Franklin 25,491 1,878 214,487
Fulton 0 0 8,882
Gallia 0 3,690 4,734
Geauga 8,033 0 5,800
Greene 0 0 8,445
Guernsey 0 2,851 8,906
Hamilton 9,010 21,114 55,949
Hancock 184 0 1,454
Hardin 8,764 18,208 17,874
Harrison 14,965 2,324 4,078
Henry 0 0 6,262
Highland 0 291 11,239
Hocking 301 3,194 11,434
Holmes 12,447 0 2,503
Huron 0 0 54,272
Jackson 13,937 7,446 8,448
Jefferson 5,147 9,612 10,945
Knox 0 0 29,200
Lake 9,327 1,210 5,270
Lawrence 2,384 984 35,906
Licking 357 0 7,008
Logan 0 0 7,733
Lorain 2,835 9,281 11,519
Lucas 14,144 7,586 173,507
Madison 11,250 0 4,811
Mahoning 1,572 16,663 22,746
Marion 0 8,505 6,023
Medina 6,483 0 4,712
Meigs 9,557 13,264 7,803
Mercer 0 2,085 4,871
Miami 1,496 128 11,666
Monroe 913 3,714 5,808
Montgomery 0 26,608 45,245
Morgan 0 0 5,386
Morrow 190 0 17,115
Muskingum 7,694 991 14,474
Noble 0 4,798 4,466
Ohio 2,125 493,842 743,836
Ottawa 9,791 0 4,038
Paulding 2,705 15,474 6,860
Perry 9,590 0 7,631
Pickaway 18,595 0 23,201
Pike 0 5,934 2,404
Portage 21,083 5,141 9,590
Preble 8,212 1,055 5,111
Putnam 35,329 3,295 27,387
Richland 27,229 0 8,489
Ross 23,580 6,624 15,519
Sandusky 24,316 298 9,012
Scioto 3,545 9,005 10,142
Seneca 2,368 0 10,246
Shelby 15,243 0 2,017
Stark 52,363 0 14,079
Summit 14,810 9,324 14,522
Trumbull 31,756 13,822 14,753
Tuscarawas 0 0 26,428
Union 4,853 0 1,564
Van Wert 0 10,352 34,321
Vinton 14,288 3,792 7,955
Warren 23,888 2,236 14,239
Washington 0 14,335 11,528
Wayne 9,265 0 19,796
Williams 12,779 0 2,860
Wood 23,720 0 45,873
Wyandot 9,412 0 4,857
Total 860,988 970,965 2,535,557

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some marriages throughout Ohio. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Ohio.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Web Sites

Ohio Genealogy and History

Ohio Genealogy Search

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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.

Citation For This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records. 

"Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

Example of a Source Citation for a Record in This Collection

"Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958." index, FamilySearch": ([https://familysearch.org: accessed 17 April 2012). entry for George W. Hicks and Elizabeth Phyllis Phillips, married 26 April 1905; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 886,216; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.