Williams County, Ohio Records
Williams County, Ohio (Map It) was created on April 1, 1820 from Columbiana County and Stark County. This county was named for David Williams (1754-1831), captor of spy John André during the Revolutionary War.
Williams County is bordered by Hillsdale County, Michigan (north), Fulton County (east), Henry County (southeast), Defiance County (south), DeKalb County, Indiana (southwest), Steuben County, Indiana (northwest).
A Map of Williams County, Ohio contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.
Williams County Cities and Towns include Bryan, Alvordton, Blakeslee, Edgerton, Edon, Holiday City, Montpelier, Pioneer, Stryker, West Unity. Other communities include Berlin, Kunkle, Williams Center.
Williams County Townships include Brady, Bridgewater, Center, Florence, Jefferson, Madison, Mill Creek, Northwest, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Springfield, Superior.
Williams County, Ohio Courthouse Records
Williams County, OH Courthouse
The Williams County Courthouse is located in Bryan, Ohio. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Williams county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Williams County Clerk of Probate Court has Marriage Records from 1824 and Probate Records from 1825.
- Williams County Recorder has Land Records from 1824.
- Williams County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has Court Records from 1824.
- The Williams 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.
Williams County, Ohio Census Records
- Learn More: State of Ohio Census Records
- 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
Williams 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.
Williams County, Ohio Resources
- State of Ohio Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Ohio
- Williams County Chapter, OGS
- Williams County Historical Society
- Edgerton Historical Society
- Tiffin River Scenic & Historic Association, PO Box 648, Stryker, OH 43557-0648; Phone: (419) 636-9269
- Williams County Records Center, 107 West Butler, Bryan, OH 43506; 419-636-8253
- Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University
- Williams County, Ohio Message Boards
- Williams County, Ohio Genealogy Forum
Williams County, Ohio External Links
- Historical Newspapers from Ohio (1802 - 1970)
- Williams County, Ohio Books - Amazon
- Williams Co., Ohio - FindaGrave
- Commemorative biographical record of northwestern Ohio
- Williams County, Ohio Links - Cyndi's List
- Williams Co. OHGenweb
- Williams County Genealogy Queries
- Williams County, Ohio Ancestry Database Collections
- Ohio Military Records