Welcome to Auglaize County History and Genealogy!
My name is Linda Bright; I am your Auglaize County Coordinator. I am the person who is responsible for providing you with the tools you will need to search for your roots in Auglaize County.
I hope to be able to add more resources to the pages of Auglaize County soon, so check back often. I don't live in Auglaize County, I can't do lookups, but I will add what I have as time permits.
If you would like to help we do need volunteers to do look ups, and to transcribe records that you find for Auglaize County, I would appiricate your help. Please Note: I don't have materials to send you to trascribe, please don't requst them.
We also have a photo album of historical buildings and people. If you have any old pictures you would like to see in this project, or if you find anything wrong with any of the pages on this site please don't hesitate to let me know. If you have any new ideas of what you would like to see on this site you can also contact me:
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. In June, as the Kentucky Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create this page for all states. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for each state page.
Auglaize County is a proud part of the OHGenWeb Project, and USGenWeb Project. You can Learn more About Us. If Auglaize County is not the County your looking for look at The OHGenWeb County Selection Page.
Facts About Auglaize County
- County Seat: Wapakoneta (Wa - pa - kon - eta)
- Year Organized: 1848
- Square Miles: 402 square miles
- Parent Counties: Allen & Mercer
The county is crossed by the Auglaize River and the Miami and Erie Canal. The headwaters of the Saint Marys River, the Great Miami River and the Scioto River as well as portions of Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Loramie are located within the county.
The city of Wapakoneta was named for an Indian Chief and stands on the site of an old Shawnee settlement. In earlier days the city was known for its wooden toys and furniture.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, ranks among Auglaize County's most famous residents. The Ohio Historical Society's Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum is located in Wapakoneta.
Townships of Auglaize
- Saint Marys
Oldest available Records:
- Allen County (north)
- Hardin County (east)
- Logan County (southeast)
- Shelby County ( south)
- Mercer County (west)
- Van Wert County (northwest)
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