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Guernsey County, Ohio (Map It) was created on March 1, 1810 from Belmont County and Muskingum County. This county was named for the Island of Guernsey, from where most of the settlers originated . Learn More About State of Ohio History
Guernsey County is bordered by Tuscarawas County (north), Harrison County (northeast), Belmont County (east), Noble County (south), Muskingum County (west), Coshocton County (northwest).. A Map of Guernsey County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Guernsey County Cities and Towns include Cambridge, Byesville, Cumberland, Fairview, Kimbolton, Lore City, Old Washington, Pleasant City, Quaker City, Salesville, Senecaville. Other communities include Buffalo, Derwent, Kipling . A Map of Guernsey County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Guernsey County Townships include Adams, Cambridge, Center, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Liberty, Londonderry, Madison, Millwood, Monroe, Oxford, Richland, Spencer, Valley, Washington, Westland, Wheeling, Wills.
Guernsey County, Ohio Courthouse Records
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Guernsey County, OH Township Map
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 Guernsey 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.
- Guernsey County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1810 and Probate Records from 1812. 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.
- Guernsey County Recorder has Land Records from 1802. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Guernsey County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1810. 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 Guernsey 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.
Guernsey 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
Guernsey 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Guernsey County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Guernsey County Chapter, OGS, P.O. Box 661, 125 N. 7th St., Cambridge, OH 43725-0661
- Byesville Historical Society, 236 E Main Ave, Byesville, OH 43723-1208; Phone: (740) 685-2812
- Guernsey County Historical Society, PO Box 741, Cambridge, OH 43725-0741; Phone: (740) 439-5884
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