Perry County, Ohio Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
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.
Jackson Township, Perry County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions. Compiled in 1982 by Timothy E. Fisher from graves still intact.
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 Methodist Megaphone".
St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Glenford, Perry County, Ohio Inscriptions. Compiled in February 1979 by Dorothy Smith and Caral & Stephen (Melchling) Bennett.
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.
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.
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.
1846 Plat Maps for Jackson and Reading Townships, and for the Towns of Crossenville, New Reading, and Somerset.
1875 Plat Maps of Thorn, Hopewell, Madion Township.
Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-1866. War of the Rebellion Volume III, 21st-36th Reg'ts. Infantry.
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 details from their catalog.
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at 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.
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.
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. USGenWeb for Perry County, Ohio is available online.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Genealogy and Historical Information for Perry County, Ohio is available online.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).