Resources for Research
Dates of records for Summit County:
Birth & Death Records (prior to 1867) - Birth & Death records were not recorded by law until 1867. Although some records from a few counties predate 1867, records of births & deaths in Ohio are generally not available before this date. Records for the years 1867 through December 20, 1908, are in the Probate Court.
Birth & Death records after 1908 are maintained in one of the two Summit County Health Departments. at their three locations. (Note: the health departments have changed as of Oct. 1, 2010).
Summit County Ohio Birth Records 1866 - 1908 $ Ancestry.com database
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007 $ Ancestry.com database
Marriage Records - 1840 to Present. There are four types of marriage information books at the Summit County Probate Court:
Summit county Ohio Marriage Records 1840 - 1980 $ Ancestry.com database
Ohio Marriage Index, 1970, 1972-2007 $ Ancestry.com database
Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007 $ Ancestry.com database
Land records - 1840 to Present, are at the Recorder's Office
Probate records - 1840 to Present (Wills, Estates, Guardianships & Trusts) are in the Probate Court.
Court Records - 1840 to Present (Civil & Criminal records, Divorce records & Naturalization), are in the Clerk of Courts.
Coroner's Reports from the late 1800's to the present, can be requested from the Coroner's Office
Summit County Links
Libraries & Societies:
Summit County OHGenWeb Page
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