Birth and Death RecordsFrom 1867-1908 (and a very few earlier), records are in the Clermont County Probate Court, or the probate court of the county where the event occurred. From December 1908-1945, check the Clermont County General Health District. After 1945, check the Ohio Department of Health. Keep in mind that many Clermont residents may have been born or may have died in surrounding counties. (There is still no birthing hospital in Clermont County) If you are uncertain where your ancestor died, the Ohio Historical Society has a statewide online death index for the years 1913-1944 at www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/
Marriage RecordsRecords are available from the time of settlement, and are kept in the Probate Court. If you cannot locate the record, keep in mind that Clermont was part of Hamilton County until December 9, 1800, and also that many residents married in surrounding counties, as well as across the river in Northern Kentucky.
Doris Wood Branch of the Clermont County Public Library(houses our collection) 180 South Third St. Batavia, OH 45103 http://www.clermont.lib.oh.us/
Clermont County OHGenwebhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclermo/
Clermont County General Health DistrictVital Statistics 2275 Bauer Rd., Suite 300 Batavia, Ohio 45103
Ohio Department of Health246 North High St. P.O. Box 15098 Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 466-2531
Clermont County Records Management Archive Library
The repositery for most of Clermont County records. 289 East Main St., Batavia, OH 513-735-8660
Clermont County Probate CourtMoving. Books will not be available until 7 Feb. 2011. The new place is: 2379 Clermont Center Drive. 5th Driveway on the right.
Clermont County, OH Government Web Portalhttp://www.co.clermont.oh.us/
Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau410 East Main St. Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 732-3600 or toll-free (877) 253-7666
General Historyhttp://www.freewebs.com/clermonthistory/basicinformation.htm and/or
LDS list of holdings for Clermont County
CCGS Research PolicyThe Clermont County Genealogical Society is grateful for your interest in our areas history and genealogy. You may be aware that in the past we have been able to offer volunteer research. However, our requests now far exceed what can be met by our limited number of volunteers. As a result, we have had to refocus our efforts to find ways to serve as many interested parties as possible, instead of answering individual requests. Thus, we are working on indexing projects, records preservation, improvements to our newsletter, educational events, and adding information
to our website.
For those who are nearby, or are able to travel, our collection is housed at the
Doris Wood Library (180 South Third St., Batavia, OH 45103) and is open to the public for research during regular library hours. Those who are not able to visit may be interested in the following page of addresses and websites relevant to Clermont County research. It includes a website for the extensive list of microfilmed Clermont County records held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (AKA Mormon or LDS). Branches of the LDS Family History Library are worldwide and open to non-church members. When all else fails, you may want to consider hiring a professional. To find a certified genealogist, you may need to contact one of the following:
Association of Professional Genealogists
P.O. Box 350998 Westminster, CO 80035-0998
tel. 303-422-9371 fax 303-456-8825
Board for Certification of Genealogists®
P.O. Box 14291 Washington, D.C. 20044
The Ohio Genealogical Society
713 South Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907-1644
We hope that in the future we will be able to offer volunteer help once again,
however society membership is decreasing nationwide. The internet at home is convenient and beneficial, but those of us who are also active society members discover that volunteers reap much more than they sow! We have the benefit of mentorship from the more experienced, friendships with those of a common interest, and the satisfaction of working on fascinating and worthwhile projects. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please contact us or a society near your home.
Best wishes on your research!
The Board of Trustees of the Clermont County Genealogical Society