Welcome to Geauga County

My name is Alice Allen, and I'll be your guide through Geauga County here in Ohio. While I am not in Geauga County, I hope I can still help you locate your ancestors who lived here.

Formed in 1806 from Trumbull County, Geauga County is rich in pioneer heritage. It is our plan to make this into a location where you can find information and resources for your genealogical research. We hope you enjoy your visit and will find something you can use. Be sure to visit us often, as we will be updating and adding to our resources. If you have any public domain records (wills, obituaries, etc.) that you are willing to donate to this page, please contact me at dcaallen@pacifier.com. Please note: I do not live in Ohio, and do not have any better access to Geauga County records than you do. Check the links on this page for what records are available in the Ohio Archives for Geauga County, and what others have donated to this Project. I have also listed several mailing addresses for Geauga County -- namely the Geauga chapter of the OGS, the Geauga County Courthouse, etc. You might also want to join the OHGEAUGA-L mailing list, as some of the listmembers own Geauga Co. publications and/or live in the area and can possibly help you in your search.

About the Ohio GenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project as we know it today, began in June of 1996 to provide free genealogical data, a place to leave queries and contact researchers with similar interests. If you'd like to read the full history of the USGenWeb Project, you can find that at the following link:

http://www.usgenweb.com/about/history.shtml

Geauga County Links

Geauga County Queries & Lookups

Effective May 29th, 2009, I am discontinuing manual input of queries to the Query page as has been in effect for the past 13 years. When the USGenWeb Project began back in 1996, there were no message boards in existance, and this process was all that there was. The Message Boards have become very popular and work so well, that we are encouraging their use rather than the old manual system. More people see these message boards, so you should see faster results from your queries. There are links to several Message Boards below. I have left links to the old query system as well, so be sure to check there to see if there are old queries for your family. Be aware that addresses may be outdated, especially for the older queries. Known "bad addresses are in the "Queries With Bad Addresses" link. Many times the person leaving the original query does check back and gives me an updated address. I will update those addresses when I receive them, and their query will be put back in the old query format.

Geauga County Diaries and Letters

Geauga County Online Records

Ohio Links

Join the Geauga County Mailing List

To subscribe, click on the following address:
OHGEAUGA-request@rootsweb.com.

In the subject line and the body of the email, write "subscribe" (without the " "). Be sure to turn off your signature line. Write "subscribe" io the body of the email, too, again without the quotation marks.

If you prefer the digest mode (several messages compiled and sent in one email), follow the above directions, but click here instead:
OHGEAUGA-D-request@rootsweb.com

Links to Neighboring Counties

Other Genealogical Research Links

Where to Write For Geauga County Records

December 20, 1908. For records earlier than 1908, write to the following departments at the County Courthouse (address below):

For birth, marriage & death records, write to the Probate Judge
For burial records, write to the County Health Department
For divorce and civil court records (from 1806) write to the Clerk of Court
For land records, write to the County Recorder.

Mailing Addresses for Geauga Co. Research

Anderson Allyn Room for Genealogical Research , Chardon Library
110 E. Park St.
Chardon, OH 44024
Email:raccooan@oplin.org


Geauga County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
Geauga Co. Genealogical Society Web Page
110 East Park St.
Chardon, OH 44024-1213
(440) 285-7601


Russell Historical Society
8450 Kinsman Rd.
Novelty, OH 44072
Email Peg Hetrick at Phetrick@aol.com


Geauga Co. Historical Society
14653 E. Park St.
P.O. Box 153
Burton, OH 44021

(According to one of our researchers, this is located in a historical village in Burton, and has lots of books and family files. Only open when the village is).


Geauga County Courthouse
Chardon, OH 44024

Address your request to Probate Judge or Clerk of Courts, etc., whichever applies to your request.

Note: Any letters (of a genealogical nature) to the Geauga County Probate Court are automatically forwarded to: Anderson Allyn Room for Genealogical Research, Chardon Public Library, 110 E. Park St., Chardon, OH 44024 (440-285-7601) The room is open Monday through Thursday, 9-9; Friday and Saturday 9-5. During school terms, the library is open Friday 9-6 and Sunday 1-5. There are handouts to guide the researcher through the extensive collection.


Geauga County Archives & Records Center
470 Center Street, Building 8-D
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Phone: (440) 285-2222, ext. 6277
Fax: (440) 285-8207
Email address: geaugacountyarchives@alltel.net
Web site URL http://www.geaugacountyarchives.org


Ohio State Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
Ohio Departments Bldg., Room G-20
65 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43266-0333

These pages last updated August 9, 2013