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Muskingum County, OH Vital Records

Where to find Vital Records


Vital Record Statistics for Muskingum County

Births/Deaths

Birth and Death records were required by the State of Ohio from 1867 onward. From that time until Dec. 10, 1908, those records can be found in the Muskingum County Probate Court if they existed at all.

Birth and Death records from Dec. 20, 1908 to present for Zanesville and Muskingum County can be found at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department. Through an on going archiving process, records older than 50 years are being copied to the Ohio Historical Society.

Birth and Death records from Dec 1908 on can be ordered online from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department through the "Vital Check" website HERE.

Death records on file at the Ohio Historical Society for the years from 1913 - 1944 can be searched online HERE.

LDS has added Ohio Death certificate images to their new search tool for the years 1908 - 1953. You can search and download abstracts and images HERE.

Marriages

Marriages records were required by the State of Ohio to be recorded since September 7, 1949 and are on file at the Ohio Department of Health. Before that date, if a marriage record was recorded it would be found in the Muskingum County Probate Court. Early marriage records included names of the bride and groom, date of event, the county in which the marriage took place, and sometimes the place of ceremony and the person who performed the ceremony. County records from about 1920 onward included much more information about the couple that would be of genealogical interest.

Divorces

Records of divorce or dissolution were kept at the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio until 1852. From that time on they were filed at the Muskingum Court of Common Pleas until September 7, 1949. AT that time they were required to be filed at the Ohio Department of Health.

Wills and Estates

Will and Estate records were filed in the Muskingum County Probate Court from 1804 onward. These would also include intestate records

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Last Revised: August 27, 2008