The initial contribution here is Probate Court Birth records created in compliance with Ohio state legislation initially passed in 1867, "to provide for the registry of births and deaths," and represents a law that placed the responsibility for creating and maintaining records of death and birth into the hands of the probate Court judges. Keep in mind that it was not until 1908 that statewide registration of births and deaths became a reality in Ohio, when a law passed in May of that year established a bureau of vital statistics and provided for the "prompt and permanent registration of all births and deaths occurring within the state of Ohio."
Volunteers at the Cuyahoga County Archives have been working on several record groups. The Birth Indexes in Volumes 1, 5, and 8 were transcribed by volunteers Marge Doaks and Frank Muraski.
Obtaining copies of the actual record:
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