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Guide to '''Richland 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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Richland County, Ohio#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Richland County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1856</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1813</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1890</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1814<br></center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Richland County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Richland County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Richland County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy|Fairfield, Franklin]] and [[Knox County, Ohio Genealogy|Knox]] Counties in 1808 (1813).<br>
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*'''County Seat: '''Mansfield<br>&nbsp;
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for the fertile soil found there.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Richland County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.</ref> It's county seat is Mansfield and was founded March 1, 1808.  It is located in the Northcentral area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Richland County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/putnam/ accessed 2/27/2017.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron County]] {{•}}
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[[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland County]] {{•}}
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[[Knox County, Ohio Genealogy|Knox County]] {{•}}
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[[Morrow County, Ohio Genealogy|Morrow County]] {{•}}
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[[Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy|Crawford County]]
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<center>{{OHRichland, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== 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.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/richland.htm Interment.net]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17384&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  Vol. 21 page 26 - Pleasant Valley
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH Church Intro}}
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===== Catholic  =====
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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>
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{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Richland|786908}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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{{OH History}}
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===== Local Histories  =====
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:*Baughman, Abraham, ''A Centennial Biographical History of Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Pub. Co., 1901). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=DNwyAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/centennialbiogra00baug Internet Archive] {{FSbook|528211|}} {{FHL|88613|item|disp=FHL film 1000338 Item 3; book 977.12 D3ce}}
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:*Baughman, Abraham, ''History of Richland County, Ohio, from 1808 to 1908,'' (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=vhIVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyrichland00unkngoog Internet Archive] {{FHL|183429|item|disp=FHL film 962322 Items 1-2; book 977.128 H2b v. 2}}
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:*Graham, Albert Adams, ''History of Richland County, Ohio: (including the Original Boundaries.) Its Past and Present,'' (Mansfield, Ohio: A. A. Graham, 1880). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=ctwyAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/historyofrichlan00grah Internet Archive] {{FSbook|57841|}}
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:*Brinkerhoff, Roeliff, ''A Pioneer History of Richland County, Ohio,'' (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society. Richland County Chapter, 1993). {{FHL|644341|item|disp=FHL book 977.128 H2br}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{OH Land}} {{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Richland|43938}}
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==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Ohrichland.jpg|600px|Ohrichland.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
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==== Military  ====
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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=====
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Civil War service men from Richland 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 Richland County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry|1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Company I, also known as the Mansfield Guards
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:- [[1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery|1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery]], a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
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:- [[102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry|102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies C, D, and E
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==== 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
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{OHnewspapers|Richland}} '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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{{OH Probate Intro}}
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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|Richland|368378}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.richlandcountyoh.us/ Richland County Courthouse]<br> 50 Park Ave East<br> Mansfield, OH 44902<br> Phone: 419.884.0278 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1815; <br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records; <br>County recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Richland 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Mansfield Ohio 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.
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'''Mansfield-Richland County Public Library - Sherman Room (genealogy room)'''<br> Main Library<br>43 West Third Street<br>Mansfield, Ohio 44902<br>Telephone: 419- 521-3100<br>[http://www.mrcpl.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Richland County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o The Ohio Genealogical Society<br>611 State Route 97 West<br>Bellville, Ohio 44813-8813<br>Telephone: 419-886-1903<br>
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Fax: 419-886-0092<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohrichgs/ Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.ogs.org/ Ohio Genealogical Society Library] (west of Bellville)
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====== Online Genealogy Research Groups ======
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*<br>
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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}}
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Richland|663138}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{OH Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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Online Birth Indexes and Records
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Original Birth Records on Microfilm
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===== 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  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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|Richland|381264}}
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/richland-county/ Richland 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/Richland-County.htm Richland County OH Genealogy]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohrichla/ The Richland County OHGenWeb Project], a member of [[OHGenWeb|The OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Richland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]]
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*[[Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy|Crawford]]
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*[[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]]
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*[[Knox County, Ohio Genealogy|Knox]]
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*[[Morrow County, Ohio Genealogy|Morrow]]
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=== References  ===
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<references />
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[[Category:Richland_County,_Ohio]]

Latest revision as of 23:59, 16 November 2018

United States
Ohio
Richland County

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


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Richland County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Richland County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Richland County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Richland County Courthouse
50 Park Ave. E
Mansfield, Ohio 44902-1850
Richland County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1856
1813
1890

1814
1813
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Description

The county was named for the fertile soil found there.[1] It's county seat is Mansfield and was founded March 1, 1808. It is located in the Northcentral area of the state.[2]

Neighboring Counties

Huron County  • Ashland County  • Knox County  • Morrow County  • Crawford County


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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

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

LDS Cemetery Records Vol. 21 page 26 - Pleasant Valley

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 More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Richland 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 Richland 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
  • Brinkerhoff, Roeliff, A Pioneer History of Richland County, Ohio, (Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society. Richland County Chapter, 1993). FHL book 977.128 H2br

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


Maps

Ohrichland.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Richland 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 Richland County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I, also known as the Mansfield Guards
- 1st Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, a battery is like a company in an artillery regiment.
- 102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies C, D, and E

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Richland County Courthouse
50 Park Ave East
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419.884.0278

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1815;
Probate Judge has marriage and probate 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

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library - Sherman Room (genealogy room)
Main Library
43 West Third Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Telephone: 419- 521-3100
Website

Museums
Societies

Richland County Genealogical Society
c/o The Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, Ohio 44813-8813
Telephone: 419-886-1903
Fax: 419-886-0092
Website


Ohio Genealogical Society Library (west of Bellville)

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 More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Richland 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 Richland County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Websites

Places

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Richland County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richland_County,_Ohio accessed 2/22/2017.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Richland County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/putnam/ accessed 2/27/2017.
  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), Richland County, Ohio. Page 545 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.