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Erie County is bordered by Ontario, Canada (north), Lorain County (east), Huron County (south), Sandusky County (west), Ottawa County (northwest) .. A Map of Erie County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Erie County Cities and Towns include Bellevue, Huron, Sandusky, Vermilion, Bay View, Berlin Heights, Castalia, Kelleys Island, Milan. Other communities include Avery, Birmingham . A Map of Erie County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Erie County Townships include Berlin, Florence, Groton, Huron, Margaretta, Milan, Oxford, Perkins, Vermilion.
Erie County, Ohio Courthouse Records
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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 Erie 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.
- Erie County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1838 and Probate Records from 1838. 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.
- Erie County Recorder has Land Records from 1837. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Erie County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1838. 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 Erie 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.
Erie County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Erie County, Ohio Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Vital Records
- Birth Records: from 1908 to present
- Marriage Records: None. See County Probate Court.
- Death Records: from 1954 to present
- Divorce Records: None. See County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.
- Locations: Ohio Office of Vital Statistics, Ohio Local Health Departments
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Erie County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Erie County Chapter, OGS
- Erie County Historical Society
- Berlin Heights Historical Society
- Brownhelm Historical Association
- Great Lakes Historical Society
- Huron Historical Society
- Kelleys Island Historical Association Inc
- Milan Historical Museum
- Milan-Berlin Public Library
- Erie County, Ohio Message Boards
- Erie County, Ohio Genealogy Forum