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Tuscarawas County - Vital Records

Ohio enacted a statute in 1856-57 that required birth, death, and marriage registration, a law that was generally disregarded. A later 1867 law again required registration of birth and death records. Some of these are extant. Two types of "death records" known to be in existence before 1867 are records of cholera deaths, registered during some epidemics, and veterans' deaths, representing only a small proportion of the deaths that occurred. The third law, which went into effect on 20 December 1908, set up the current recordkeeping system in Ohio.

Oldest available Records
Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
1867 1808 1867 1808 1809 1808

Birth & Death

The Tuscarawas County Health Department can provide birth and death certificates.
Certified Copy $25.00
Accept Visa/Mastercard/Cash - Sorry No Personal Checks
Medical Records Director: Loretta Pinchek
330-343-5555 x. 131

They can also be ordered online at: Ohio Department of Health

Marriage & Divorce

The Office of Vital Statistics maintains the index of marriages that occurred in Ohio from January 1, 1950 to present and divorces that occurred in Ohio from January 1, 1954 to present. They can only search marriage and divorce abstracts that may be used to locate actual licenses or decrees from the courts.

To get coppies of the actual records, you will need to contatct the Tuscarawas County Probate Court (Marriage License), or the Tuscarawas County Clerk of Courts (Divorce Decree).

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