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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Ohio|Ohio]] > Perry County''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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| building address = Perry County Courthouse<br>105 North Main Street<br>New Lexington, Ohio 43764<br>[http://www.perrycountycourt.com/ Perry County Website]
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}}[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Perry County'''
  
[http://www.perrycountycourt.com/index.shtml Perry County Courthouse].
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=== <br>Historical Facts  ===
  
== History  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Ottawa County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Perry County, Ohio#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1818<br></center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1817<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Perry County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Perry County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Perry County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Parent County ====
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]], [[Muskingum County, Ohio|Muskingum]], and [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]] Counties 26 December 1817.<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;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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*'''County Seat: '''New Lexington
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*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref>[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]] (north){{·}}[[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]] (south){{·}}[[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] (west){{·}} [[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (southwest){{·}}[[Muskingum County, Ohio|Muskingum]] (northwest) {{·}} [[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]] (east)
  
'''1817--'''Perry County was created 26 December 1817&nbsp;from [[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]], [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]], and [[Muskingum County, Ohio|Muskingum]] Counties. '''County seat: '''New Lexington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<br><br>  
  
The County was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812. Perry County is one of the 88 counties in Ohio.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Perry County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography ====
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
  
*[[Athens_County,_Ohio|Athens]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*[[Fairfield_County,_Ohio|Fairfield]]
 
*[[Hocking_County,_Ohio|Hocking]]
 
*[[Licking_County,_Ohio|Licking]]
 
*[[Morgan_County,_Ohio|Morgan]]
 
*[[Muskingum_County,_Ohio|Muskingum]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/mthope.htm Adcock/Cochran/Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jackson Township, Inscriptions]. Compiled in 1982 by Timothy E. Fisher from graves still intact.
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/umchurch.htm First Methodist Church, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio Inscriptions]. Compiled in the fall of 1957 by Harry O. Wright from graves then still intact. Published in "The&nbsp;Methodist Megaphone".
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/stpaul.htm St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Glenford, Perry County, Ohio Inscriptions]. Compiled in February 1979 by Dorothy Smith and Caral &amp; Stephen (Melchling) Bennett.
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*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,39127.cfm Perry County, Ohio Cemeteries]. A listing of all of the cemeteries in Perry County, Ohio with maps, driving directions and a local area search function.
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Census ====
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*[[United States Census Mortality Schedules, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*[[United States Census Slave Schedule, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*[[United States Census 1850]].
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*[[United States Census 1860]].
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*[[United States Census 1870]].
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*[[United States Census 1880]].
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*[[United States Census 1900]].
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/mthope.htm Jackson Township, Perry County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions]. Compiled in 1982 by Timothy E. Fisher from graves still intact.
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==== Church Records  ====
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/umchurch.htm First Methodist Church, New Lexington, Perry County, Ohio Inscriptions]. Compiled in the fall of 1957 by Harry O. Wright from graves then still intact. Published in "The&nbsp;Methodist Megaphone".
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*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39127.cfm Perry County, Ohio Churches].
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/cemetery/stpaul.htm St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Glenford, Perry County, Ohio Inscriptions]. Compiled in February 1979 by Dorothy Smith and Caral &amp; Stephen (Melchling) Bennett.
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==== Court Records  ====
  
[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,39127.cfm Perry County, Ohio Cemeteries]. A listing of all of the cemeteries in Perry County, Ohio with maps, driving directions and a local area search function.
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/BondBook/ 1818-1868 Perry County, Ohio Bond Book].  
  
==== Church ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/BondBook/ 1818-1868 Perry County, Ohio Bond Book].
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
Many&nbsp;Land records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=382085&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Perry+%2D+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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===== Local Histories  =====
  
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/fairfield_perry_history.htm History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio ]..''. Chicago:W.H. Beers &amp; Co., 1883.
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''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/fairfield_perry_history.htm History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio ]..''. Chicago:W.H. Beers &amp; Co., 1883.  
  
 
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/martzolff/martzolff.htm History of Perry County] ''by Clement L. Martzolff.....Published by Ward &amp; Weiland New Lexington, Ohio..Columbus, Ohio Press of Fred J. Heer 1902.  
 
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/martzolff/martzolff.htm History of Perry County] ''by Clement L. Martzolff.....Published by Ward &amp; Weiland New Lexington, Ohio..Columbus, Ohio Press of Fred J. Heer 1902.  
  
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/perrybook/perry_book.htm The Book of Perry County]'', An Historic Industrial Portfolio, published 1909.
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''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/perrybook/perry_book.htm The Book of Perry County]'', An Historic Industrial Portfolio, published 1909.
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''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/howe/howe_perry.htm Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio]'', The Ohio Centennial Edition, Copyright 1888.
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''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/howe/howe_perry.htm Ohio Township Resource Book]... ''Section 1: Township Level Population Characteristics and Trends 1960-2000.  
  
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/howe/howe_perry.htm Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio]'', The Ohio Centennial Edition, Copyright 1888.
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''[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/Thornville150/ Thornville's First 150 Years 1811-1961], ''The Sequicentennial Program, 16 pages.  
  
''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/howe/howe_perry.htm Ohio Township Resource Book]... ''Section 1: Township Level Population Characteristics and Trends 1960-2000.
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''[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/ThornHistory/ The History of Thornville, Thornport and Area, Ohio] ''Published in 1977 by "The Thornville History Committee" 72 pages.  
  
''[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/Thornville150/ Thornville's First 150 Years 1811-1961], ''The Sequicentennial Program, 16 pages.
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/shawnee1953/shawnee1.htm ''Shawnee Souvenir Album 1953, ''Ohio Sesqucentennial 1853-1953], 32 pages.  
  
''[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/ThornHistory/ The History of Thornville, Thornport and Area, Ohio] ''Published in 1977 by "The Thornville History Committee" 72 pages.
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/shawnee1953/shawnee1.htm ''Shawnee Souvenir Album 1953, ''Ohio Sesqucentennial 1853-1953], 32 pages.
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Many Land records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the {{FHL|382085|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1846.htm 1846 Plat Maps ]for Jackson and Reading Townships, and for the Towns of Crossenville, New Reading, and Somerset.
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1846.htm 1846 Plat Maps ]for Jackson and Reading Townships, and for the Towns of Crossenville, New Reading, and Somerset.
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1859/plat1859main.htm 1859 Plat Maps].
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1875/plat1875main.htm 1875 Plat Maps ]of Thorn, Hopewell, Madion Township.
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1935/plat1935main.htm 1935 Plat Maps].
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*[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/1974plat/ 1974 Perry County, Ohio Plat Maps].
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Perry_County.svg Map of Ohio highlighting Perry County].
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1859/plat1859main.htm 1859 Plat Maps].
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==== Military  ====
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1875/plat1875main.htm 1875 Plat Maps ]of Thorn, Hopewell, Madion Township.
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*'''Civil War'''
  
[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/plat1935/plat1935main.htm 1935 Plat Maps].
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Civil War service men from Lucas 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 Lucas County.  
  
[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/1974plat/ 1974 Perry County, Ohio Plat Maps].
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:- [[114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies F, G, and I <br><br>
  
==== Military  ====
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/ovi/ovi_30r_cod.htm Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-1866]. War of the Rebellion Volume III, 21st-36th Reg'ts. Infantry.
  
Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-1866 is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/ovi/ovi_30r_cod.htm available online].
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[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.]  
  
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm available online].
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.perrytribune.com/ Perry County Tribune].
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Many&nbsp;Probate&nbsp;records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=382074&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Perry+%2D+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 topic details ]from their catalog.  
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Many Probate records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the {{FHL|382074|subject-id|disp=topic details }}from their catalog.
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.perrycountycourt.com/ Perry County Courthouse ]<br>105 North Main Street <br>New Lexington, OH 43764-1241<br>Phone: 740.342.1022 <br><br>Probate Court has birth and death records from 1867, marriage records from 1818 <br>and probate records; County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry 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>The County was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812. Perry County is one of the 88 counties in Ohio.  
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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[http://www.perrycountychapterogs.org/ Perry County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society].
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tefishermain.htm Perry County, Ohio Historical Society].  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
Perry County, Ohio 1819 Tax Record is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tax/1819tax.htm available online].  
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[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tax/1819tax.htm Perry County, Ohio 1819 Tax Record].  
  
1828 Perry County, Ohio Tax Duplicate is [http://www.perrycountyohio.us/1828tax/ available online].  
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/1828tax/ 1828 Perry County, Ohio Tax Duplicate].
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473259 Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850].  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 1; 1867-1908 are [http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryBirths1/ available online].
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===== Birth =====
  
Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 2; 1908-1950 are [http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryBirths2/ available online].  
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryBirths1/ Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 1; 1867-1908].  
  
Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 1; 1818-1868 are [http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryMarr1/ available online].  
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryBirths2/ Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 2; 1908-1950].  
  
Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 2; 1915-1986 are [http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryMarr2/ available online].
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===== Marriage =====
  
'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1307272 FamilySearch – Pilot]. 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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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryMarr1/ Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 1; 1818-1868].  
  
Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County are [http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers available online].  
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[http://www.perrycountyohio.us/PerryMarr2/ Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 2; 1915-1986].  
  
Many vital records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=382072&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Perry+%2D+Vital+records&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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===== Death  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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'''[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 Ohio Deaths; index, 1908-1911]]. 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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[http://opengen.net/usa/states/ohio/vital-record-batch-numbers Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County].
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Many vital records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the {{FHL|382072|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://ohgen.net/ohperry/ USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. USGenWeb for Perry County.
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tefishermain.htm Genealogy and Historical Information for Perry County, Ohio].
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places ====
  
Perry County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society is [http://www.perrycountychapterogs.org/ available online].  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Ohio Perry County, Ohio]. Geography, villages, townships, other communities, ghost towns.
  
Perry County, Ohio Historical Society is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tefishermain.htm available online].
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=== References  ===
  
== Web Sites  ==
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<references />
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. USGenWeb for Perry County, [http://ohgen.net/ohperry/ Ohio is available online].
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{{ohio|ohio}}
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=196656&subject_disp=Ohio%2C+Perry&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*Genealogy and Historical Information for Perry County, Ohio is [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tfisher/tefishermain.htm available online].
 
  
== References  ==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Perry_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Perry_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 22:52, 27 September 2012

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Online Records


Perry County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Perry County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Perry County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Perry County Courthouse
105 North Main Street
New Lexington, Ohio 43764
Perry County Website
United States go to Ohio go to Perry County


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1818
1867

1818
1817
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries



Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Perry County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

1818-1868 Perry County, Ohio Bond Book.

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio ... Chicago:W.H. Beers & Co., 1883.

History of Perry County by Clement L. Martzolff.....Published by Ward & Weiland New Lexington, Ohio..Columbus, Ohio Press of Fred J. Heer 1902.

The Book of Perry County, An Historic Industrial Portfolio, published 1909.

Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition, Copyright 1888.

Ohio Township Resource Book... Section 1: Township Level Population Characteristics and Trends 1960-2000.

Thornville's First 150 Years 1811-1961, The Sequicentennial Program, 16 pages.

The History of Thornville, Thornport and Area, Ohio Published in 1977 by "The Thornville History Committee" 72 pages.

Shawnee Souvenir Album 1953, Ohio Sesqucentennial 1853-1953, 32 pages.

Land and Property

Many Land records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Maps

Military

  • Civil War

Civil War service men from Lucas 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 Lucas County.

- 114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies F, G, and I

Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-1866. War of the Rebellion Volume III, 21st-36th Reg'ts. Infantry.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Many Probate records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the topic detailsfrom their catalog.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Perry County Courthouse
105 North Main Street
New Lexington, OH 43764-1241
Phone: 740.342.1022

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1867, marriage records from 1818
and probate records; County Recorder has land records[1]


The County was named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the War of 1812. Perry County is one of the 88 counties in Ohio.

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Perry County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society.

Perry County, Ohio Historical Society.

Taxation

Perry County, Ohio 1819 Tax Record.

1828 Perry County, Ohio Tax Duplicate.

Ohio Tax Records 1800-1850.

Vital Records

Birth

Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 1; 1867-1908.

Perry County, Ohio Birth Index 2; 1908-1950.

Marriage

Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 1; 1818-1868.

Perry County, Ohio Marriage Index 2; 1915-1986.

Death

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at Ohio Deaths; index, 1908-1911]. 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.

Ohio Vital Record Batch Numbers by County.

Many vital records for Perry County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of thier holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.


Web Sites

Places

Populated Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002]. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Perry County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).