Putnam County OHGenWeb


Ohio map with Putnam Co. marked

This site is dedicated to helping you with your genealogical research.
Putnam County was created in 1820 from Shelby County and was attached to Wood County for judicial purposes.  When Williams County was organized on February 2, 1824, Putnam was detached from Wood and attached to Williams County.  Putnam County was organized by  the Ohio Legislature Act of January 3, 1834 to take effect immediately.

The County was named in honor of General Israel Putnam, a native of Massachusetts and a prominent early military man. Some Indians still remained in the area after the white settlers, which included Germans and Swiss, moved into Ottawa, the county seat.  Ottawa is the site of an ancient Indian village, Tawa Town, from which it takes its name.

Putnam county is located in the northwest area of Ohio, bordering on Van WertPauldingDefianceHenryHancock and  Allen Counties. The northeastern corner of Putnam borders the southwestern corner of  Wood County.

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You are invited to attend a free workshop on
German Genealogical Research on November 5, 2016.

Ohio Chapter of Palatines to America in conjunction with the Harris-Elmore + Genoa Branch Public Library presents this program as a public service.
Everyone is Welcome!

Location: Harris-Elmore + Genoa Branch Public Library,
602 West Street,
Genoa, Ohio 43430,
Phone: 419-855-3380

Preregistration is not necessary.
Speaker: Jayne Davis, professional genealogist for 25 years.
10:30 a.m. Session 1: Beginning German Genealogy
11:30 a.m. Session 2: Researching Records in Courthouses
12:15 p.m.: Questions & Answers

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Site last updated 21 August 2016.