Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Guide2016-06-08T19:11:20+00:00

Portage County, Ohio Genealogy Guide

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Portage County, Ohio (Map It) was created on June 7, 1807 from Trumbull County. This county was named foran Indian portage. Learn More About State of Ohio History

Portage County is bordered by Geauga County (north), Trumbull County (east), Mahoning County (southeast), Stark County ( south), Summit County (west), Cuyahoga County (northwest) .. A Map of Portage County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Portage County Cities and Towns include Aurora, Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Tallmadge, Brady Lake, Garrettsville, Hiram, Mantua, Mogadore, Sugar Bush Knolls, Windham. Other communities include Diamond, Wayland, Brimfield. A Map of Portage County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Portage County Townships include Atwater, Brimfield, Charlestown, Deerfield, Edinburg, Franklin, Freedom, Hiram, Mantua, Nelson, Palmyra, Paris, Randolph, Ravenna, Rootstown, Shalersville, Suffield, Windham.

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

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 Portage 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.

  • Portage County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1808 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.
  • Portage County Recorder has Land Records from 1795. The County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
  • Portage County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1809. 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 Portage 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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