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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]], [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]], and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties 12 January 1810.<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;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 [[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]], [[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]], and [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] Counties 12 January 1810.<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: '''Circleville  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Circleville  
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pickaway County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickaway_County,_Ohio (accessed 2 July 2013).</ref>[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] (north){{·}}[[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] (east){{·}}[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (southeast){{·}} [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] (south){{·}}[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]] (southwest) {{·}} [[Madison County, Ohio|Madison]] (northwest)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}&nbsp;'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pickaway County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickaway_County,_Ohio (accessed 2 July 2013).</ref>[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]] (north){{·}}[[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]] (east){{·}}[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]] (southeast){{·}} [[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]] (south){{·}}[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]] (southwest) {{·}} [[Madison County, Ohio|Madison]] (northwest)
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==== Census and Directories  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/church.htm Church and Bible Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/church.htm Church and Bible Records]
  
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==== Court Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/land.htm Land and Deed Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/land.htm Land and Deed Records]
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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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>
 
:*'''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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/probate/index_to_wills.htm Index of Wills 1810-1837; Books A and B]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/probate/index_to_wills.htm Index of Wills 1810-1837; Books A and B]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/probate/will_abstracts_1810_1820.htm Will Abstracts 1810-1820]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/probate/will_abstracts_1810_1820.htm Will Abstracts 1810-1820]
  
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==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
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*[[Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center|Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center|Chillicothe Ohio Family History Center]]
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.
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===== Libraries  =====
 
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*[http://www.oldohioschools.com/pickaway_county.htm Pickaway County Schools]
 
*[http://www.oldohioschools.com/pickaway_county.htm Pickaway County Schools]
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
Online Birth Indexes and Records
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Online Birth Indexes and Records  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/birth.htm Births]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/birth.htm Births]
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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Online Marriage Indexes and Records  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/marriage.htm Marriages for PIckaway County, Ohio]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/marriage.htm Marriages for PIckaway County, Ohio]
  
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
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Original Marriage Records on Microfilm  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
Online Death Indexes and Records
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Online Death Indexes and Records  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/directories.htm Pickaway County, Ohio Death Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohpickaw/directories.htm Pickaway County, Ohio Death Records]  
 
*'''[[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.
 
*'''[[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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Original Death Records on Microfilm
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===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====

Revision as of 00:21, 1 August 2013

Guide to Pickaway County Ohio genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Pickaway County, Ohio
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Boundary map of Pickaway County, Ohio
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Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
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Address Pickaway County Courthouse
207 S. Court St.
Circleville, Ohio 43113
Pickaway County Website
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Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1810
1867

1810
1810
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pickaway County boundary changes.


Record Loss

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

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones

Names in Stone

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census and Directories

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.

Finding More Church Records

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

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Pickaway 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
  • Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Society, Pickaway County, Ohio: History and Families, 1810-2005, (Evansville, Indiana: M.T. Pub. Co., 2005). FHL book 977.1815 H2p

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 Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Military

  • Multiple Wars
- Pickaway County, Ohio Military Records has information about Pickaway County and its citizens in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and many other wars.
  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Stark 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 Stark County.
- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company C, also known as "Pope's Escort" and "Shield's Body Guard" and Company E
- 24th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A 
- 114th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, F, and K

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Pickaway 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 Pickaway 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 Pickaway 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).


  • 1790–1967 - Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967 at 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 browsing the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the Record Description page.


Finding More Probate Records

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Pickaway County Courthouse
207 S Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113
Phone: 740.474.5231

County Recorder has land records from 1810;
Probate Court has birth, marriage, death and probate records[1]

Family History Centers

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy is the

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

Libraries
Museums
Societies

Schools

Taxation

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy 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 Pickaway 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 Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Pickaway 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

  • Pickaway County, Ohio Death Records
  • 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 Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

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, "Pickaway County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickaway_County,_Ohio (accessed 2 July 2013).
  3. Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981). FamilySearch Books Online - Free online copy.