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Our resource page is the beginning of your journey to finding the link to your heritage. Our hope is to encourage and build interest in genealogy whenever possible. We have collected and preserved many historical records, and we make such records available to members and the general public. We hope you'll find our resources invaluable on your voyage to your beginning.

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Ottawa County Government Offices
Ottawa County Schools

Funeral Homes In Ottawa County
Cemeteries by Township
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Ottawa County Townships
Ottawa County Communities

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Genealogical Links

Ohio Family Reunions is yours listed?
Funeral Net Directory of Funeral Homes in the USA and Canada
Daddezio's Regional Obituary Index Project On-line Obituaries and Wills, submit or search
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
RootsWeb Index
Mailing Lists Hosted by RootsWeb
Search RootsWeb's Mailing Lists by date or keyword
World GenWeb Home Page
OHGenWeb Ohio Counties
USGenWeb Home Page
Cemetery Registration Page Links to county cemeteries--look-ups available for some
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The Ohio Historical Society Home Page
Searchable Death Certificate Index 1913 - 1937 (use ALL COUNTIES as some are misspelled)
Ohio Department of Health 

  • Click on 'FORMS'
  • Under 'Program/Area' click down arrow and choose 'Vital Statistics' then click 'Search'
  • Click on 'Form Number' and an application for 'Certified Copies' will appear.
  • There is a charge for ordering records from the Department of Health.

To get a list of  Ohio County Health Districts/Departments, Health Commissioner, mailing address and location, phone number and fax, medical director, E-mail address

  • Click on "Directory", then on "Local Health Departments"

Mailing address:
Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics Unit
Post Office Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
Phone: (614)466-2531 automated information, then answered by attendant if you stay on the line.
This site contains information on obtaining the following vital statistics records: Adoption (before Jan. 1, 1964), Birth (since Dec. 20, 1908), Death (since Jan. 1, 1945), Marriage (since Sep. 7, 1949), Divorce (since Sep. 7, 1949) Call or write for current prices.
At this time only certified copies are available. 
Vital Records Information for the United States
Related links (foreign and other vital records sites)
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Land Patents Search between 1820-1908
Social Security OnLine
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Office of Public Affairs
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092

From the main page look under the heading "Public." then click on "Genealogy".

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Genealogical Tools and Tips

Wood County OHGenWeb: You know what Township, but not what county to go to?
Kinship Degree Systems Explains Civil, Cannon, Collateral relationships
On-Line German/English Dictionary Translate a German word to English or vice-versa
Free Genealogy Forms Including relationship chart
Ohio Family History Centers--List of addresses in Ohio

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Ottawa County Libraries

  • Harris-Elmore Public Library 328 Toledo Street, Elmore, OH  43416   (419)862-2482
    The Grace Luebke Local History Room contains a great wealth of Ottawa County Genealogical Resources including obituaries, cemetery records, old newspapers, LDS Family Search on CD, Federal Census, Local government records for Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood and Seneca Counties, Ottawa County Church Records.... and much, much more! Grace has done a wonderful job to preserve the history of Ottawa County.
  • Genoa Branch 602 West St. Genoa, OH 43430 (419) 855-3380 Fax: (419) 855-7012
  • Ida Rupp Public Library 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton, OH  43452  (419) 732-3212
  • Erie Islands Branch Library This library is a branch or division of the library system that serves Port Clinton, OH. Catawba Ave / Box 147 Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 Voice1: (419) 285-4004 Fax: (419) 285-4004
  • Oak Harbor Public Library 147 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449   (419)898-7001

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Ottawa County Government Offices

Court House 315 Madison Street Port Clinton, OH 43452
General Information from
Port Clinton (419) 734-6700
Genoa/Toledo (419) 855-8134
Oak Harbor (419) 898-7731
Elmore/Toledo (419) 862-3232
TDD Port Clinton (419) 734-6890
Ottawa County Probate Court (419) 734-6830 Fax:(419) 734-6851 For Birth(1867-1908), Death,(1869-1908), Marriage(from July 1840) records send self-addressed stamped envelope, exact dates, full names and $2 per copy. Certified copies only. For Wills, Estates, Guardianships it's 5 cents per page, add $1 per page for a certified copy. It's always a good   idea to call first to see if they have info on the person you are looking for. Make check/money order payable to "Ottawa County Probate Court". **NOTE** The Ottawa County Home "Poor House" or "Infirmary" records are not kept at the Probate Court. They have been moved to the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) at the BGSU Library in Bowling Green, OH. The County Home records contained in the Registers [1872-1968 2v/2r (#20-21)] include the age, residence, and name of the person. A notation was made in the register when a resident died. During the 1800's deaths at the County Infirmary were not always recorded at the State level and death certificates were not yet issued. The township assessor was responsible for collecting information relative to births and deaths and then recording them at the Probate Court. Many times the assessor did not complete the task; thus, an official record of a birth or death may not exist. Recorder's Office (419)734-6730 For Deeds, Mortgages, and Leases you need the Volume/Book number and Page number. It's $1 per page. They will NOT look up the name/volume for you, you would have to go in person or ask someone in the area, or hire a title searcher to go to the Recorder's office in the court house. Make check/money order payable to "Ottawa County Recorder".
Ottawa County Health Department 1856 East Perry Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452-4200
(419) 734-6800 Fax:(419) 734-6888 
            For forms and information. 
           Send a self-addressed stamped envelope, exact dates, full names.
  Birth Records after 1908 To 1992 
  Death Record 1909 To Present
 At this time only certified copies are available. Cost: $15.00 
Make checks payable to "Ottawa County Board of Health"
Oak Harbor   information on the city, government page
Village of Oak Harbor  commercial page 
Ohio County Profiles County Statistics, Population, Employment...
Local Government Records for Ottawa County held by the CAC at the BGSU Library
Ottawa County Visitor's Bureau "Tourist" information on Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Lakeside, Marblehead, Oak Harbor, Genoa, Elmore... Marine Report, Map, Weather, History, Dining, Beaches, Boating & Fishing, Lodging & Campgrounds, Activities, Calendar, Churches and Bird Watching.

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Ottawa County Schools

Public

Non-Public

  • Port Clinton-Immaculate Conception Elementary
  • Oak Harbor-St. Boniface Elementary

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Funeral Homes In Ottawa County

Elmore, OH
CROSSER FUNERAL HOME INC
451 RICE ST ELMORE, OH
Phone: (419) 862-3331 Fax: (419) 898-0940 Toll Free: (888) 443-8800

Genoa , OH
ROBINSON-HENN-BROSSIA & WALKER  FUNERAL HOME INC
501 WEST ST GENOA, OH
Phone: (419) 855-4010 Fax: (419) 855-4804

Oak Harbor, OH
CROSSER FUNERAL HOME INC
301 NORTH LOCUST STREET OAK HARBOR, OH
Phone: (419) 898-4455 Fax: (419) 898-0940 Toll Free: (888) 443-8800

ROBINSON-HENN-BROSSIA & WALKER  FUNERAL HOME INC
165 E WATER ST OAK HARBOR, OH
Phone: (419) 898-3011

Port Clinton, OH
GERNER-WOLF-BROSSIA & WALKER  FUNERAL HOME
216 WASHINGTON STREET PORT CLINTON, OH
Phone: (419) 732-3121 Fax: (417) 732-3122

NEIDECKER-LEVECK & CROSSER FUNERAL HOME INC
1124 FULTON ST PORT CLINTON, OH
Phone: (419) 732-3141 Fax: (419) 732-3142 Toll Free: (888) 443-8800


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Ottawa County Cemeteries

Listed By Township

Allen Township
Allen Township (Williston) Cemetery
          North of the junction of St. Rte. 579 on Twp. Rd. 7, Allen Twp.
Billman Road Cemetery
          6 miles South of Co. Rd. 68 on West side of Twp. Rd. 54, Allen Twp.

Bay Township
Hineline Cemetery
          One quarter mile North of St. Rte. 53 on Co. Rd. 114, Bay Twp.
Port Clinton Riverview Cemetery
          End of West Third St., Bay Twp.

Benton Township
Elliston (old) Cemetery
          One half mile East of Co. Rd. 208 on South side of Twp. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.
Elliston (new) Cemetery
          Corner of Co. Rd. 208 and Co. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.
Limestone Cemetery
          One quarter mile East of St. Rte. 590 on South side of Co. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.

Carroll Township
Locust Point Cemetery
          One third mile West of St. Rte. 2 on South side of Co. Rd. 24, Carroll Twp.
Rusha Cemetery
          St. Rte. 2 Northwest from Port Clinton, West 2 miles on Toussaint East, Carroll Twp.
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery(Toussaint)
          Southwest corner of junction of Co. Rd. 24 and Twp. Rd. 62, Carroll Twp.

Catawba Township
Catawba Island Cemetery
          North side of Twp. Rd. 144 between East and West Catawba Roads, Catawba Twp.
K'Burg Cemetery
          One quarter mile north of Twp. Rd. 144 on West side of Co. Rd. 30, Catawba Twp.

Clay Township
Clay Township (Clay-Genoa) Cemetery
          Junction of Twp. Rd. 214 and Twp. Rd. 56

Danbury Township
Clemons Cemetery
          E. Main St., Lakeside-Marblehead East of St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Danbury Twp.
Confederate Cemetery
          Located on Johnson's Island near Sandusky, OH.
East Harbor State Park Cemetery
          Inside State Park on St. Rte. 269 North off St. Rte. 163, Danbury Twp.
Hartshorn Cemetery
          11 miles East of Port Clinton on North side of Co. Rd. 135, Danbury Twp.
Jamison Cemetery
          North side of Twp Rd. 222 on Kalb Farm, Danbury Twp.
Kelly Cemetery
          One half mile South of St. Rte. 163 on Twp. Rd. 140 in Western edge of Quarry, Danbury Twp.
Russian Orthodox Cemetery
          10.5 miles East of Port Clinton on St. Rte. 163 across from Biro Mfg. Co., Danbury Twp.
Sackett Cemetery
          9.5 miles East of Port Clinton on south side of St. Rte. 163, Danbury Twp.
St. Joseph Roman Catholic (Marblehead)
          Across from Biro Mgs. (1114 W. Main) 800 feet South on gravel road, Danbury Twp.
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
          101 E. Main Street, Lakeside-Marblehead, Danbury Twp.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
          East of Port Clinton on St. Rte. 163, one half mile South on Co. Rd. 137, Danbury Twp.
War of 1812 Battle Site Marker
          11 miles east of Port Clinton, on South side of Co. Rd. 135, Danbury Twp.
Wolcott Cemetery
          End of E. Huron Trail, Danbury Twp.

Erie Township
La Carpe Cemetery
          St. Rte. 2 Southeast of the junction of Co. Rd. 14, Erie Twp.

Harris Township
Elmore (old) Cemetery
          North side of Rice Street, Harris Twp.
Elmore Union Cemetery
          Co. Rd. 6 East of the junction of Twp. Rd. 47, Harris Twp.
Rymers (Rice) Cemetery
          St. Rte. 105 East of the junction of Twp. Rd. 58, Harris Twp.

Portage Township
Christy Chapel Cemetery
          2.5 miles East of Port Clinton on E. State Rd. at junction of Twp. Rd. 32, Portage Twp.
Dwelle Cemetery
          3968 E. State Rd. (Jadwisiak farm) 4 miles east of Port Clinton, Portage Twp.
Port Clinton Lakeview Cemetery
          North side of W. 3rd St. between Laurel Ave. and Portage Dr., Portage Twp.
Shook Cemetery
          North side of St. Rte. 163E, 3 miles east of Port Clinton, Portage Twp.
Tynan Burial Plot
          Plasterbed Rd., 3 miles east of Port Clinton, 500 feet south of Sandusky Bay, Portage Twp.

Put-in-Bay Township
Crown Hill Cemetery
          Junction of Twp. Rd. 164 (Meechen Rd) & Co. Rd. 215 (Catawba Rd.), Put-in-Bay Twp.
Isle of St. George Cemetery
          Located 450 feet left of Dock Rd. on South side, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Maple Leaf Cemetery
          South side of Twp. Rd. 260 (Put-inBay Rd), Put-in-Bay Twp.
Middle Bass Cemetery
          Across from Town Hall behind the school, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Perry Victory Monument (Put-in-Bay Monument Burials)
          Toledo Ave, Put-in-Bay Twp.

Salem Township
Oak Harbor Union Cemetery
          Both sides of St. Rte. 105 West of Oak Harbor City Limits, Salem Twp.
Ottawa County Home Cemetery
          St. Rte. 163, one quarter mile West of Co. Rd. 104, Salem Twp.
Roose Cemetery
          West side of Co. Rd. 18 at junction of Twp. Rd. 169, Salem Twp.

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Listed by Location

Allen Township (Williston) Cemetery
          North of the junction of St. Rte. 579 on Twp. Rd. 7, Allen Twp.
Billman Road Cemetery
          6 miles South of Co. Rd. 68 on West side of Twp. Rd. 54, Allen Twp.
Catawba Island Cemetery
          North side of Twp. Rd. 144 between East and West Catawba Roads, Catawba Twp.
Christy Chapel Cemetery
          2.5 miles East of Port Clinton on E. State Rd. at junction of Twp. Rd. 32, Portage Twp.
Clay Township (Clay-Genoa) Cemetery
          Junction of Twp. Rd. 214 and Twp. Rd. 56
Clemons Cemetery
          E. Main St., Lakeside-Marblehead East of St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Danbury Twp.
Confederate Cemetery
          Located on Johnson's Island near Sandusky, OH.
Crown Hill Cemetery
          Junction of Twp. Rd. 164 -Meechen Rd- & Co. Rd. 215 -Catawba Rd.-, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Dwelle Cemetery
          3968 E. State Rd. Jadwisiak farm, 4 miles East of Port Clinton, Portage Twp.
East Harbor State Park Cemetery
          Inside State Park on St. Rte. 269 North off St. Rte. 163, Danbury Twp.
Elliston (old) Cemetery
          One half mile East of Co. Rd. 208 on South side of Twp. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.
Elliston (new) Cemetery
          Corner of Co. Rd. 208 and Co. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.
Elmore (old) Cemetery
          North side of Rice Street, Harris Twp.
Elmore Union Cemetery
          Co. Rd. 6 East of the junction of Twp. Rd. 47, Harris Twp.
Hineline Cemetery
          One quarter mile North of St. Rte. 53 on Co. Rd. 114, Bay Twp.
Hartshorn Cemetery
          11 miles east of Port Clinton on North side of Co. Rd. 135, Danbury Twp.
Isle of St. George Cemetery
          Located 450 feet left of Dock Rd. on South side, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Jamison Cemetery
          North side of Twp Rd. 222 on Kalb Farm, Danbury Twp.
K'Burg Cemetery
          One quarter mile North of Twp. Rd. 144 on West side of Co. Rd. 30, Catawba Twp.
Kelly Cemetery
          One half mile South of St. Rte. 163 on Twp. Rd. 140 in Western edge of Quarry, Danbury Twp.
La Carpe Cemetery
          St. Rte. 2 Southeast of the junction of Co. Rd. 14, Erie Twp.
Lakeview Cemetery (Port Clinton )
          North side of W. 3rd St. between Laurel Ave. and Portage Dr., Portage Twp.
Limestone Cemetery
          One quarter mile East of St. Rte. 590 on South side of Co. Rd. 62, Benton Twp.
Locust Point Cemetery
          one third mile West of St. Rte. 2 on South side of Co. Rd. 24, Carroll Twp.
Maple Leaf Cemetery
          South sIde of Twp. Rd. 260 -Put-inBay Rd-, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Middle Bass Cemetery
          Across from Town Hall behind the school, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Oak Harbor Union Cemetery
          Both sides of St. Rte. 105 West of Oak Harbor City Limits, Salem Twp.
Ottawa County Home Cemetery
          St. Rte. 163, one quarter mile west of Co. Rd. 104, Salem Twp.
Perry Victory Monument... Put-in-Bay Monument Burials
          Toledo Ave, Put-in-Bay Twp.
Riverview Cemetery ....(Port Clinton
          End of West Third St., Bay Twp.
Roose Cemetery
          West side of Co. Rd. 18 at junction of Twp. Rd. 169, Salem Twp.
Rusha Cemetery
          St. Rte. 2 Northwest from Port Clinton, West 2 miles on Toussaint East, Carroll Twp.
Russian Orthodox Cemetery
          10.5 miles East of Port Clinton on St. Rte. 163 across from Biro Mfg. Co., Danbury Twp.
Rymers (Rice) Cemetery
          St. Rte. 105 East of the junction of Twp. Rd. 58, Harris Twp.
Sackett Cemetery
          9.5 miles East of Port Clinton on South side of St. Rte. 163, Danbury Twp.
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (Toussaint)
          Southwest corner of junction of Co. Rd. 24 and Twp. Rd. 62, Carroll Twp.
St. Joseph Roman Catholic (Marblehead)
          Across from Biro Mgs. 1114 W. Main... 800 feet South on gravel road, Danbury Twp.
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
          101 E. Main Street, Lakeside-Marblehead, Danbury Twp.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
          East of Port Clinton on St. Rte. 163, one half mile South on Co. Rd. 137, Danbury Twp.
Shook Cemetery
          North side of St. Rte. 163E, 3 miles East of Port Clinton, Portage Twp.
Tynan Burial Plot
          Plasterbed Rd., 3 miles East of Port Clinton, 500 feet south of Sandusky Bay, Portage Twp.
War of 1812 Battle Site Marker
          11 miles East of Port Clinton, on South side of Co. Rd. 135, Danbury Twp.
Wolcott Cemetery
          End of E. Huron Trail, Danbury Twp.

 

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Townships of Ottawa County, Ohio

Allen
Bay
Benton
Carroll
Catawba
Clay
Danbury
Erie
Harris
Portage
Put-in-Bay
Salem
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Ottawa County Communities

Community Township
Catawba Island Catawba
Clay Center Allen
Curtice Carroll
Elliston Benton
Elmore Harris
Genoa Clay
Graytown Benton
Gypsum Portage
Isle-Saint-George Put-in-Bay
LaCarne Erie
Lakeside Danbury
Limestone Benton
Locust Point Carroll
Long Beach Carroll
Martin Clay or Allen
Marblehead Danbury
Middle Bass Island Put-in-Bay
North Bass Island Put-in-Bay
Oak Harbor Salem
Port Clinton Portage
Rocky Ridge Benton
South Bass Island Put-in-Bay
Toussaint Carroll
Trowbridge Benton
Williston Allen
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