Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Map It) was created on June 7, 1807 from Geauga County . This county was named for Cuyahoga River, which means "crooked river" in an Iroquoian language. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Cuyahoga County is bordered by Ontario, Canada (north), Lake County (northeast), Geauga County (east), Summit County (southeast), Medina County (southwest), Lorain County (west), Portage County (southeast corner) .. A Map of Cuyahoga County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cuyahoga County Cities and Towns include Bay Village, Beachwood, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Berea, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights, Highland Heights, Independence, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Parma, Parma Heights, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Rocky River, Seven Hills, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, Strongsville, University Heights, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, Bentleyville, Bratenahl, Brooklyn Heights, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Gates Mills, Glenwillow, Highland Hills, Hunting Valley, Linndale, Mayfield, Moreland Hills, Newburgh Heights, North Randall, Oakwood, Orange, Valley View, Walton Hills, Woodmere. A Map of Cuyahoga County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cuyahoga County Townships include Chagrin Falls, Olmsted, Paper townships .

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Courthouse Records

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Courthouse
Cuyahoga County, OH Courthouse
Cuyahoga County Townships Map
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The Cuyahoga County Courthouse is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cuyahoga county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Cuyahoga County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1810 and Probate Records from 1811. The County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts.
  • Cuyahoga County Recorder/ Fiscal Office has Land Records from 1810. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1823. The County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
  • The Cuyahoga County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

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