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Guide to '''Paulding County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== &nbsp;Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1842<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Paulding County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Paulding County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Paulding County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Paulding County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Paulding County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Paulding County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp; [[Darke County, Ohio|Darke County]] 12 February 1820.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=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&nbsp; [[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke County]] 12 February 1820.<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: '''Paulding  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Paulding  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Paulding County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulding_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]] (north){{·}}[[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]] (south){{·}}[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (east){{·}} [[Allen County, Indiana|Allen County, Indiana]] (west)
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for John Paulding, one of the captors of Major John André, a conspirator with Gen. Benedict Arnold in the American Revolutionary War. It's county seat is Port Clinton and was founded April 1, 1820.  It is located in the Northwest area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Paulding County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/paulding/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Defiance County, Ohio Genealogy|Defiance County]] {{}}
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[[Putnam County, Ohio Genealogy|Putnam County]] {{•}}
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[[Van Wert County, Ohio Genealogy|Van Wert County]] {{}}
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[[Allen County, Indiana Genealogy|Allen County, Indiana]] {{}}
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[[DeKalb County, Indiana Genealogy|DeKalb County, Indiana]]
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<center>{{OHPaulding, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
See an interactive map of Paulding County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
 
 
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==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=77362 Kingery Cemetery, Brown] BillionGraves
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
 
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2102 Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
 
 
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2102 Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Paulding-County?id=county_2102 Findagrave.com]  
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=63 Ohio Gravestones]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Paulding.htm Interment.net]  
 
 
 
 
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Paulding+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Paulding+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Paulding.htm USGenWeb]  
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Paulding&search_text=&action=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=17320&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17320&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/paulding/pauldingco.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos]  
[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Ohio Cemeteries| Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]
 
 
 
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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:*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
 
:*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paudling+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paudling+county+Ohio+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
  
====Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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{{OH History}}  
 
{{OH History}}  
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===== Local Histories =====
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:*Paulding County Retired Teachers Association, ''History of Paulding County Townships,'' (Paulding, Ohio&nbsp;: Ohio Genealogical Society. Paulding County Chapter, 1976). {{FHL|408130|item|disp=FHL book 977.117 H2p}}
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:*Hardesty, W.S., ''Representative Citizens of Paulding County: Including a Complete and Graphic Narrative of the Chief Historical Events of the County,'' (Todedo, Ohio&nbsp;: W.S. Hardesty, 1902). {{FHL|408138|item|disp=FHL film 1000336 Item 1; book 977.117 H2h}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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{{OH Land}} {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Paulding|372885}}  
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Paulding|372885}}
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Paulding County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Paulding 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 Paulding County.
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*'''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 Paulding 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 Paulding County.
  
 
:- [[100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company I
 
:- [[100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company I
  
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{OHnewspapers|Paulding}}
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{{OHnewspapers|Paulding}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>  
'''Online Newspapers'''<br>  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>  
 
'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
 
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{OH Probate Intro}}
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{{OH Probate Intro}}  
:*'''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/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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'''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 '''$'''
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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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/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page]. <br>
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Paulding|381516}}
 
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==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
<br><br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Paulding-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Paulding County Courthouse]<br>Perry &amp; N Williams<br> Paulding, OH 45879 <br>Phone: 419.399.8210<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records; <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce records; County Judge has court <br>records; County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Paulding County, Ohio. Page 545 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br><br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Paulding-County-Ohio-Courts.htm Paulding County Courthouse]<br>Perry &amp; N Williams<br> Paulding, OH 45879 <br>Phone: 419.399.8210<br><br>County Health Department has birth and death records; <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Court has divorce records; County Judge has court <br>records; County Recorder has land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Paulding County, Ohio. Page 545 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Decatur Indiana Family History Center]]
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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.
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
  
==== Taxation ====
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====== Online Genealogy Research Groups ======
{{OH Tax Intro}}
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1473896099560205/ U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research Community] - FamilySearch Facebook Research Group
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*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000Lgd2SAC/ohio-ancestors Ohio Ancestors] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
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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
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==== Taxation ====
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{{OH Tax Intro}}  
  
 
'''Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories'''  
 
'''Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories'''  
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
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*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
'''[[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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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Online Death Indexes and Records
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Paulding|381509}}
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.  
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Paulding|381509}}  
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Original Death Records on Microfilm
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===== Divorce  =====
  
=== Web Sites ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/paulding-county/ Paulding County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Paulding-County.htm Paulding County OH Genealogy]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Paulding|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Paulding|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
=== Places  ===
 
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Latest revision as of 18:41, 16 November 2018

United States
Ohio
Paulding County

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


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Paulding County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Paulding County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Paulding County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Paulding County Courthouse
115 N. Williams St.
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Paulding County Website



 Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1839
1867

1835
1842
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from  Darke County 12 February 1820.[1]
  • County Seat: Paulding

Description

The county was named for John Paulding, one of the captors of Major John André, a conspirator with Gen. Benedict Arnold in the American Revolutionary War. It's county seat is Port Clinton and was founded April 1, 1820. It is located in the Northwest area of the state.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Defiance County  • Putnam County  • Van Wert County  • Allen County, Indiana  • DeKalb County, Indiana


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Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

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

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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

Ohio Gravestones WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos
See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church Records

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.

Catholic
  • 1796–2004 Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by browsing the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.


Finding Church Records at Other Repositories

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Paulding 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
  • Paulding County Retired Teachers Association, History of Paulding County Townships, (Paulding, Ohio : Ohio Genealogical Society. Paulding County Chapter, 1976). FHL book 977.117 H2p
  • Hardesty, W.S., Representative Citizens of Paulding County: Including a Complete and Graphic Narrative of the Chief Historical Events of the County, (Todedo, Ohio : W.S. Hardesty, 1902). FHL film 1000336 Item 1; book 977.117 H2h

Land and Property

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


Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Paulding 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 Paulding County.

- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Paulding 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

Periodicals

Probate

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

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

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse



Paulding County Courthouse
Perry & N Williams
Paulding, OH 45879
Phone: 419.399.8210

County Health Department has birth and death records;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce records; County Judge has court
records; County Recorder has land records[4]

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Libraries
Museums
Societies
Online Genealogy Research Groups

Taxation

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding Tax Records at Other Repositories

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

Vital Records

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

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

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm


Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm


Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 1840-2001 - Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1908-1953 - Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953. Free name indexes and images at 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, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.

Finding More Vital Records

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Websites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Paulding County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/paulding/ accessed 2/22/2017.
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Paulding County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.