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 email@example.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.
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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.
Anderson Allyn Room for Genealogical Research , Chardon Library
110 E. Park St.
Chardon, OH 44024
Geauga County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
Geauga Co. Genealogical Society Web Page
110 East Park St.
Chardon, OH 44024-1213
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 November 27, 2012