Frequently Asked Questions


Can you do some local research for me in Ashtabula County?

I don't live in Ohio anymore, I am unable to do local research. I have five Ohio Counties that I take care of as well, this limits my time. You can also check with some of the others who have volunteered there time on the lookups page.

What you can all so do is post a query to the Ashtabula County Query Forum. That way someone else who may be researching the same person or who may have some information might see it and be able to respond to your query.

You can also join the Ashtabula County OHASHTAB-L list , and post your query there.


Where can I purchase books about Ashtabula County?

Ashtabula County Chapter of the OGS
860 Sherman Street
Geneva, OH 44041-9101
publications order form:

Higginson Books


I am adopted, can you help me find my birth parents/my original birth record before the adoption?

After an adoption, the original birth record and all other legal documents related to the adoption are sealed and are not accessible except under certain procedures specified by state law.
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/legalinfo/adoption.aspx

There is a very good list of web pages for Adoption Resources on Cindi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, which you can find at the link: http://www.cyndislist.com/adoption.htm

Here is a link to information Specific to Ohio Adoption Law.
Adoption Information