Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Columbiana County, Ohio Old Court Records Occupying New Home

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Columbiana County court files gathering dust for more than 200 years now have a place to call home where genealogists with a penchant for the past can dig to their heart's content. Known as the Columbiana County Archives & Research Center, the location at 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio has been four years in the making, but the information stored there dates back to at least 1805.

The Columbiana County Archives & Research Center incorporated in April 2005 as a non-profit corporation whose aim was to preserve and collect old genealogical records pertinent to Columbiana County, both public and private, and make them available to people researching their family histories. They've been promised numerous files held by the Clerk of Courts for Common Pleas Court and already have a lot of those files in the research center.

The files include civil cases, such as lawsuits, and domestic relation cases up to 1903 so far, criminal cases up to 1897, old court of appeals cases, naturalization records from the early 1800s to 1920 and miscellaneous files.

You can read more in an article by Mary Ann Greier in the Morning Journal web site at http://www.morningjournalnews.com/page/content.detail/id/511553.html?nav=5006.

Courtesy Eastmans Online

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lake Co.- Death Records

Death records are important to confirm facts about our ancestors and their relationships. Records in Lake county are at the courthouse in Painsville.

The County Clerk records include those deaths in the county from 1867 to present. All certified records can be obtained at these two locations. Be sure to have the date narrowed down to the day or at least the year. Please be patient with the these folks as it takes time to retrieve the records.

Remember the information in a death records is only as good as the person giving the information. Be sure to confirm the information with other source records. Many times maiden names of mothers, spelling and place of birth have errors. Be certain to confirm this information.

I will be discussing the wills in Lake County. Have a great day.