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Ohio Vital Records
Ohio statewide vital records registration began in 1908. Two previous attempts to enact such legislation were largely unsuccessful, though fragments exist. Check the local county Probate Clerk for these earlier records.

For more information write:

Ohio Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
Tel: 614-466-2531
http://www.odh.state.oh.us
Birth - Dec. 29, 1908 to the present.
Death - Dec. 29, 1908 to the present
Marriage - Sept. 7, 1949 to the present. Marriage records that occurred prior to this date are on file in the probate court of the county where the marriage license was issued.
Divorce - Sept. 7, 1949 to the present. Divorce records that occurred prior to this date are on file in the probate court of the county where the marriage license was issued. The Ohio Historical Society holds Ohio state death records from December 20, 1908 through December 1994. Write to:

Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Tel: 614-297-2300
      614-297-2510 (Archives/Library)
Fax: 614-297-2411
E-mail: ohsref@ohiohistory.org
http://www.ohiohistory.org/

Ohio Historical Society's Vital Records Pages About Birth & Death Records in Ohio
http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/brthdth1.htm

Ohio Online Death Certificate Index 1913-1927 and 1933-1937
http://www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/search.cfm


Ohio Research Sources

Bell, Carol Willsey. Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988.

–––. Ohio Genealogical Guide. 5th ed. Youngstown, OH: the author, 1990.
Harter, Stuart, comp. Ohio Genealogy and Local History Sources Index. Fort Wayne, IN: the compiler, 1986.

Khouw, P., et al. County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus: State Library of Ohio, 1978.

Sperry, Kip. Genealogical Research in Ohio. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

Ohio Department of Health - Vital Records
http://www2.odh.ohio.gov/Data/VitStats/vs1.htm

Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS)
713 S. Main Street
Mansfield, OH 44907
Tel: 419-756-7294
Fax: 419-756-8681
http://www.ogs.org

Ohio Historicall Society
713 South Main Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44907-1644
http://www.ohiohistory.org/

Ohio State Library
274 E. First Ave., Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43201
http://winslo.state.oh.us/

Ohio River Valley Families
http://orvf.com

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