From the Iroquoian word, means Good River. It is the first place in the Northwest Territory which was administered as a state. The state is considered to be abundant in heritage and records. According to surveys, is a place where agencies and institutions are open with its records for research. With this regard, is a good place for genealogic researches.
To gather pertinent records in order to give you a framework to work on, you need supporting papers or documents. provides you with such locations to gather such documents.
When your ancestors were born and deceased starting in 1867, then you can find information of them from the Probate Court in . During the early twentieth century, specifically 1908 until now, all records of births and deaths can be found at any local offices or in the local health department. Death records are also kept in The Historical Society.
For marriage documents, one can go to the Probate Court or the Department Health of to find such information.
Land and Tax Records
The County Recorder’s Office in keeps documents pertaining to land issues such as surveys, deeds and mortgages. On the other hand, the County Auditor’s Office is the home for tax records. You may also check with the LDS Family History Library for more information on tax documents.
Census and Probate Records
In public indexes, you will find census documentations from 1820 to 1920. Other census matters can be searched at the Common Pleas Court.
During the middle years of the nineteenth century, probate materials were located in the Common Pleas Court in . These days, you can find such information in the Probate Court.
Other documents which can be found in the Common Pleas Court are papers concerning legal matters such as citizenship, divorce, and manumission. Documents on various law cases are also obtainable in the said agency.
Your ancestors in can be traced through their records in the institutions they have attended. If the institution is no longer operating, then such records can be asked from the Board of Education, County Auditor or the County Commissioners.
The records of ’s first schools (School for the Deaf and The State School) can be obtained at the Historical Society.
Armed Forces’ Records
The Historical Society houses the documents regarding armed forces in from the 1812 war to the First World War. Alternatively, you can seek information about ’s armed forces in the county courthouse.
Aside from the above-mentioned agencies and institutions for you to find more about your family lineage, still offers more to further complete your genealogy study.
One important institution to conduct a genealogy study in is the Network of American History Research Centers or the ONAHRC. The said center is the umbrella organization for other archive sections and libraries.
An organization was also established to help genealogists in their quest; this is the Genealogical Society. You can find ample and relevant information regarding genealogy in .
You can visit the above-mentioned places in to locate records you wish to obtain. Alternatively, the internet is also a relevant tool for you to learn more about the said agencies and institutions.