Defiance County, Ohio Genealogy Guide2016-06-08T18:10:46+00:00

Defiance County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

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Defiance County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 7, 1845 from Henry County, Paulding County and Williams County . This county was named for Fort Defiance, built in 1794 by General Anthony Wayne .

The Defiance County Courthouse is located in Defiance, Ohio. Learn More About State of Ohio Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Defiance County is bordered by Williams County (north), Henry County (east), Putnam County (southeast), Paulding County (south), Allen County, Indiana (southwest), DeKalb County, Indiana (west) .. A Map of Defiance County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Defiance County Cities and Towns include Defiance, Hicksville, Ney, Sherwood . Other communities include Evansport, Farmer, Jewell, Mark Center. A Map of Defiance County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Defiance County Townships include Adams, Defiance, Delaware, Farmer, Hicksville, Highland, Mark, Milford, Noble, Richland, Tiffin, Washington.

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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 Defiance 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.

  • Defiance County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1845 and Probate Records from 1845. 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.
  • Defiance County Recorder has Land Records from 1823. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Defiance County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1845. 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 Defiance 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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