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Wood County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1820 from from the lands purchased from the Wyandot, Seneca, Delaware, Shawnee, Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Chippewa tribes as a result of the Lower Maumee Treaty of September 28, 1817.. This county was named for Eleazer D. Wood (1783 -1814), founder of Fort Meigs. Learn More About State of Ohio History
Wood County is bordered by Lucas County (north), Ottawa County (northeast), Sandusky County (east), Seneca County (southeast), Hancock County (south), Putnam County (southwest corner), Henry County (west) .. A Map of Wood County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Wood County Cities and Towns include Bowling Green, Fostoria, Northwood, Perrysburg, Rossford, Bairdstown, Bloomdale, Bradner, Custar, Cygnet, Grand Rapids, Haskins, Hoytville, Jerry City, Luckey, Millbury, Milton Center, North Baltimore, Pemberville, Portage, Rising Sun, Tontogany, Wallbridge, Wayne, West Millgrove, Weston. Other communities include Dunbridge, Lemoyne, Moline, Rudolph, Stony Ridge. A Map of Wood County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Wood County Townships include Bloom, Center, Freedom, Grand Rapids, Henry, Jackson, Lake, Liberty, Middleton, Milton, Montgomery, Perry, Perrysburg, Plain, Portage, Troy, Washington, Webster, Weston.
Wood 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 Wood 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.
- Wood County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1820 and Probate Records from 1820. 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.
- Wood County Recorder has Land Records from 1820. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Wood 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 Wood 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.
Wood County, Ohio Census Records
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- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 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
Wood County, Ohio Vital Records
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- 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.
Wood County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Wood County Chapter, OGS
- Wood County Historical Center & Museum
- Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University
- American Civil War Museum of Ohio
- Grand Rapids Historical Society
- Historic Perrysburg Inc
- Historical Society of Weston, PO Box 229, Weston, OH 43569
- North Baltimore Area Historical Society
- Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society, PO Box 802, Pemberville, OH 43450-0802; Phone: (419) 287-3274
- Perrysburg Area Historic Museum, Inc
- Risingsun Area Historical Society
- Wood County, Ohio Message Boards
- Wood County, Ohio Genealogy Forum