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ERIE COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTHWEST
Ottawa County

NORTHEAST
Lake Erie

EAST
Lorain County

SOUTH
Huron County

WEST
Sandusky County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1838

PARENT COUNTY

Huron
[At one point Kelley's
Island was traded with
Ottawa County for the Marblehead Penninsula]

COUNTY SEAT

Sandusky

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Erie County Probate Court

Birth & Death Certificates before 20 DEC 1909:
Certified $7.00, Uncertified Free
Erie County Probate Court
323 Columbus Ave
Sandusky OH 44870
419-627-7750
It is always a good idea to send a SASE with your request. Also give as much pertinent info as possible.

ALL Marriage Certificates (1838 to present):
Certified $2.00, Uncertified Free
Erie County Probate Court
323 Columbus Ave
Sandusky OH 44870
419-627-7750
It is always a good idea to send a SASE with your request. Also give as much pertinent info as possible.

Erie County wills (Wills must have been probated): Erie County Probate Court
323 Columbus Ave
Sandusky OH 44870
419-627-7750
It is always a good idea to send a SASE with your request. Also give as much pertinent info as possible.

Erie County Clerk of Courts
323 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
(419) 637-7705

Deeds information for Erie County is located at:
Erie County Recorder
247 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky OH 44870

Erie County Health Department

Birth & Death Certificates after 20 DEC 1909:
Cost Per Certificate $15.00
Erie County Health Department
ATTN: Vital Statistics
420 Superior Street
P. O. Box 375
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
419-626-5623 ext. 122
Email at echdvitals@buckeye-express.com
Information to send in:
* Either the birth name or name of deceased
* Date of birth or date of death
* Current mailing address
* Current telephone number

Sandusky Library
114 W Adams St, Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-3834
Materials Available in the Media Services (Genealogy Section):
Books & Bound Materials
Microfilm (Including Newspapers), Obituaries & Files

Follett House Museum
A Branch of the Sandusky Library
404 Wayne St., Sandusky, OH 44870
(Corner of East Adams St. & Wayne St.)
Archival Collection for Research
614-627-9608

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Erie County Page of the OHGenWeb Project


OTHER INFORMATION

Erie County is located on Lake Erie about 40 miles west of Cleveland. It was named for the Erie tribe of Indians, the word "Erie" meaning "cat".

Another Indian word, "Sandusky", means "at the cold water," and names the county seat. Cedar Point, located at Sandusky is the "Disneyland of the Midwest", a popular resort area for over 100 years.

Vegetables are the main agricultural industry. Other main industries include; machinery, food, metals, rubber, paper, ball bearings, animal feeds, lighting fixtures and aluminum products.

County Seat 1811 On this site, was located Avery, the first county seat of Huron County. Here stood the two-story log house used as a courthouse and jail. In 1818, the county seat moved from here to Norwalk (Huron County). In 1838, Erie County was established from the northern part of Huron County.

Probate Court has marriage records, birth records before Dec.-20-1908, death records before Dec.-20-1908, & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1870; County Health Department has birth records from 1908, death & burial records; County Recorder has land records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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