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Montgomery County, Ohio (Map It) was created on May 1, 1803 from Hamilton County. This county was named for General Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), a Revolutionary War officer . Learn More About State of Ohio History
Montgomery County is bordered by Miami County (north), Clark County (northeast), Greene County (east), Warren County (south), Butler County (southwest), Preble County (west), Darke County (northwest) .. A Map of Montgomery County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Montgomery County Cities and Towns include Brookville, Carlisle, Centerville, Clayton, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Riverside, Springboro, Trotwood, Union, Vandalia, West Carrollton, Farmersville, Germantown, New Lebanon, Phillipsburg, Verona. Other communities include Include Clayton, Pyrmont, Drexel, Fort McKinley, Northridge, Shiloh, Woodbourne-Hyde Park, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A Map of Montgomery County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Montgomery County Townships include Butler, Clay, German, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Miami, Perry, Washington.
Montgomery County, Ohio Courthouse Records
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Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
- Montgomery County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1803 and Probate Records from 1803. 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.
- Montgomery County Recorder has Land Records from 1805. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
- Montgomery County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1803. 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 Montgomery 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.
Montgomery County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810 (destroyed), 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
Montgomery 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 or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Montgomery County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Montgomery County Chapter, OGS
- Montgomery County Records Center & Archives, 117 S. Main Street, 6th Floor, P. O. Box 972, Dayton, Ohio 45422
- Belmont Historical Society
- Brookville Historical Society
- Centerville-Washington Township H S
- Dayton History
- Dayton History at the Archive Center
- Dayton Police History Foundation, Inc.
- Farmersville Historical Society
- Historical Society of Germantown
- Jewish Genealogical Society of Dayton
- Kettering-Moraine Museum & Historical Society
- Miami Valley Archives Roundtable
- Miamisburg Historical Society
- Oakwood Historical Society
- Oregon Historic District Society Inc
- Riverside Historical Society
- Society of Ohio Archivists
- Trotwood-Madison Historical Society
- Vandalia-Butler Historical Society
- West Carrollton Historical Society
- Montgomery County, Ohio Message Boards
- Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy Forum
Montgomery County, Ohio External Links
- Montgomery Co., Ohio - FindaGrave
- History of Dayton, Ohio
- A history of the First Presbyterian Church of Dayton, Ohio
- Montgomery County, Ohio Links - Cyndi's List
- Montgomery Co. OHGenweb
- Montgomery County Genealogy Queries
- Montgomery County, Ohio Ancestry Database Collections
- U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
- Ohio Military Records
- Dayton, Ohio Directories, 1888-92