My name is Alice Allen, and I will be your guide through Seneca County. While I am not in Seneca County, I hope that I can help you locate your ancestors who were once here.
Located in the northwestern part of Ohio, Seneca County was formed in 1820 from Huron County. It's county seat is Tiffin, and it is home to Heidelberg College. 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 non-copyrighted records (wills, obituaries, etc.) that you would like to contribute, please contact me by clicking here
Please note, I do not live in Ohio and do not have access to many records from Ohio. Check out the Seneca County links (including the Seneca Co. Archives) listed below. Still can't find what you need? The mailing address for the Seneca Co. chapter of the OGS is listed at the bottom, along with the courthouse's mailing address. And you can join the OHSENECA-L mailing list (instructions are also below) and possibly receive help that way. Several members of this list own Seneca County publications or live in Seneca County and may be able to help you. And don't forget to check the "Lookups" page.
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:
Cyndi's list of Geneology sites, including Ohio
Effective May 29th, 2009, manual entry of queries is being discontinued. Please use one of the Message Boards listed below to leave a query. The Rootsweb board is gatewayed to the Mailing List for Seneca County, so your query will be viewed by more people. To see queries left from 1996 through May 2009, click on the "Query Index" link in the table below.
|Rootsweb's Message Board For Seneca County||Genforum's Query Site||Query Index - 1996 Through May 2009|
|Queries with "bad" email addresses (1996-May 2009)||Lookups||
Click here OHSENECAfirstname.lastname@example.org. This will take you to a blank email form, except it has been addressed for you. Put nothing in the subject line, and in the body of the message write "subscribe" (without the " "). Type "Subscribe" into the body of your message, too. Hit your "send" button and you will be subscribed very shortly.
If you would prefer to receive it in the Digest mode (several
messages in one mailing rather than one at a time), follow the above
directions, except address your email to
Birth and Death Records: 1867-1908
Marriage Index to Records: 1841 to present
All Estate Indexes to files: 1840's to present
Estate Files: #19553 to present
Administration Dockets: #25 thru 33
Guardianship Dockets: #7 thru 9
Civil Dockets: #14 thru 17
Seneca County Cemeteries with names of deceased listed
108 Jefferson Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
Birth & Death Records after 1908, write to:
SENECA COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
71 S Washington Street Suite B
Tiffin, OH 44883
Seneca County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 157
Tiffin, OH 44883-0841
Seneca Co. Genealogical Society
If you have data you'd like to donate to the site, or any questions, contact me by clicking here
I do not live in Ohio, so am unable to do personal research for you. I suggest that you try one or more of the following resources in obtaining help for your family:
1. Check the Lookups page, perhaps someone has access to the records you need.
2. Join the OHSENECA-L mailing list. Several members of the list are either residents of Seneca County, or have records they can check for you.
3. Leave a query on the Query page (above) or the Message Boards for Seneca County.
These pages last updated June 2, 2013
Copyright 1996-2013 by Alice Allen