RECORDS OF GENEALOGICAL INTEREST IN LAKE COUNTY, OHIO
Lake County OH GenWeb Genealogy and history databases, links www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/
• 1867-20 Dec 1908 (Sporadically done) Probate Court, index card file, 2 large ledgers. $3 cert, $.05 uncert. Microfilm at Morley Library, Transcribed on Lake Co OHGenWeb
• 21 Dec 1908 to Current - Lake County General Health District, Department of Vital Statistics, 33 Mill Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077, 440-350-2543. Certified only- $21.50
• 21 Dec 1908 to Recent - Division of Vital Statistics, Ohio Department of Health, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Certified only- $21.50.
• 1867-20 Dec 1908 (Sporadically done) Probate Court, Index card file, 2 large ledgers. $3? cert, $.05 uncert. Microfilm at Morley Library
• 21 Dec 1908 to Current - Lake County General Health District, Department of Vital Statistics, 33 Mill Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077, 440-350-2543. Certified only $21.50
• 21 Dec 1908 thru 1953 - www.familysearch.org See Record Search. Printable certs for free
• 1954 to recent - Division of Vital Statistics, Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics, 225 Neilston Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Phone: (614) 466-2531. Certified only- $21.50.
• Pre 1840 in Geauga County (or Cuyahoga for Chagrin/Willoughby.) Pre 1806 in Trumbull County.
• 1840-Current Indices, Applications and Returns- Marriage License Department, Probate Court, First Floor 25 N. Park Place, P.O. Box 470, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2784. $.05 each page. Vol. A-C have applications in separate vol. from returns.
• Index 1840-1915 on Lake Co. GenWeb under Vital Records
• 1840- Current Domestic Relations Division of Court of Common Pleas, basement, Lake County Court House annex, 25 N. Park Place, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2708. $.25 per page.
Wills and Estates
• 1840-current Indices, Will books and estate packets - Probate Court, Annex First Floor, 25 N. Park Place, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2626. $.05 each page. Stored off-site. Call ahead.
Law Suits and Criminal Proceedings
• 1840-current Court of Common Pleas, Annex basement, 25 N. Park Place, Painesville, OH 44077, 440-350-2657.
• 1840-1906 Probate Court Annex, 25 N. Park Place, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2626. $.05 each page (may be 1-8 pages). Microfilm at Kirtland Family History Center.
• 1910-1975 Court of Common Pleas, basement, Lake County Court House Annex, in person only. $.25 each page (may be 3-8 pages)
• 1910-1975 Microfilm at Morley Library
• 1840-1975 Abstract at www.rootsweb.com/~ohlcgs/ Index cards for Probate & Common Pleas, basement, Lake County Court House Annex, in person only. Microfilm of cards at Morley Library.
Tax Records, Real and Personal
• 1840-current Lake County Treasurer’s Office, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2516
• 1836-current Indices to Deeds, Deed records, Mortgages, Liens, Releases, etc. Recent ones computerized. Lake County Recorder, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2510. $2.00 per page, 10c self.
• Pre 1836 Geauga County
• Pre 1836 Copied Indices, Lake County Historical Society, also www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/ Government
Military Discharges (If not found at one site, try the other.)
• 1865-current Lake County Recorder’s office, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2510.
• 1865-current Veterans Service office, 105 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2567
• 1820-1930 Census Films for Lake County and Geauga County at Morley Library. Index books for 1820-1880. On-line databases available at library with images and indexing of all US Federal Census.
• Most US Census and Indices or Soundex if available, at Western Reserve Historical Society.
• All Ohio and book indices 1810-1880 at Fairview Park Regional Library
• Some films at Kirtland Family History Center.
• Current County Road Map - Lake County Engineer’s Office, 550 Blackbrook Road (Off Rt. 44) Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2770 (1 free)
• Tax Maps - tax map department, lower level, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077
• Current Plat maps - Auditor’s Office, First Floor, 105 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077 now on-line
• Planning Commission Maps, Lake County Planning Commission, 125 E. Erie Street, Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2740.
• Historical and others - Lake County Historical Society, Morley Library, Recorder’s office, etc.
• Other maps such as 1874 and 1898 landowners linked from Lake Co. OHGenWeb. See Maps.
Obituaries and newspapers -See Lake Co. OHGenWeb
• 1822-current obituaries Index of Painesville Telegraph 1822-1986 and The News Herald 1986-current online at www.morleylibrary.org. Papers on microfilm. Also recent Plain Dealer. Morley Library, 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH 44077.
• Obituary index of News Herald begun in 1977 Little Red School House, Shankland Road, Willoughby, OH 44094. Fee for service.
• News Herald on microfilm with scattered indexing, obits indexed 1980-current, Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094 440-942-3200
• See Lake County OH Cemetery Locator Map Guide, Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library
• Cemetery Inscriptions and record resource link on-line at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlcgs/
• See Lake County OH Church Records Survey by Lake County Genealogical Society at Morley Library
LOCAL RESEARCH FACILITIES
Morley Library, Local History and Genealogy Room, (Lake County Gen. Society home)184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH 44077, 352-3383 http://www.morleylibrary.org
Lake County Historical Society, 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville Twp., OH 44077, 440-639-2945.
Family History Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8854 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44060, 440-256-8808 (Many local records, books and indices have been filmed by the Family History Library and are available for use for a small fee at the Family History Center. Check the catalog at www.familysearch.org)
Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-721-5722
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park Regional, 21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126,
Geneva Public Library, (Ashtabula Gen. Society home) 860 Sherman Street, Geneva, OH 44041-9101,
Geauga County Library, (Geauga Co. Gen. Society home)14641 E. Park Street, Chardon, OH 44024,
Most towns and townships have historical societies. Contact local libraries, chambers of commerce or city halls.
Lake County OH GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/
Compiled by Cynthia Turk, Lake County Genealogical Society, 26 FEB 1999, Rev. 23 July 2004, 28 Jan. 2006,
6 June 2010