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SANDUSKY COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Ottawa County

EAST
Erie County

SOUTH
Seneca County

WEST
Wood 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

1820

PARENT COUNTY

Huron

COUNTY SEAT

Fremont

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Sandusky County Probate Court
100 N Park Ave
Fremont, OH 43420
419-334-6212

Sandusky County Board Health
2000 Countryside Dr
Fremont, OH 43420
419-334-6377 or 419-334-6366

Birchard Public Library
423 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420
419-334-7101
Fax: 419-334-4788
DIRECTOR : Mary Anne Culbertson
Web site: http://www.birchard.lib.oh.us/
Library Catalog   (login: library, then press Enter at terminal type prompt on next screen) Requires Telnet
Hours of Service:
  Mon. - Thurs.:   9 am - 8:30 pm
  Fri.:   9 am - 5:30 pm
  Sat.:   9 am - 5 pm (Winter Hours)
  (Memorial Day to Labor Day)   9 am - 3 pm
  Sun.:    (October to April)   2 pm - 5 pm

Clyde Public Library
222 W. Buckeye Street
Clyde, OH 43410
419-547-7174
Fax: 419-547-0480
DIRECTOR: Victoria Balemian

Sandusky Co. Kin Hunters
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420-2796
Email: kinhunters@hotmail.com

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Library and Archives
Librarian, Spiegel Grove
1337 Hayes Ave, Fremont, OH 43420
419-332-2081
Fax: 419-332-4952
Email: hayeslib@rbhayes.org

Click here for more information on the Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center.

Genealogical Collection.

Open to the public and free of charge.

Contains 70,000 volumes, plus newspapers and periodicals, focusing on the years from the Civil War to the eve of World War I.

Ohio history is of interest, especially Sandusky River Valley and northwest Ohio.

SANDUSKY (COUNTY), OHIO AREA NAME DATABASE (An obituary and local history name index on computer (over 170,000 names)from major Fremont papers, from 1839 to the present. Also indexes other sources such as funeral home registers, wills, estates, and some history books.

Limited research by mail and E-Mail requests. Research fee $10.00 an hour ($10.00 minimum deposit required) plus copies (at $0.30 per page copied) and postage/handling.

Reading Room located on the second floor of the Library/Museum building.

Library hours: Monday through Saturday 9am - 5pm. Closed: Sundays and holidays

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Chamber of Commerce
101 S. Front St.
P.O. Box 1326
Fremont, Ohio 43420
419-332-1591

Sandusky County Page of the OHGenWeb Project




OTHER INFORMATION

Sandusky County was the home of President Rutherford B. Hayes. "Sandusky" is an Indian word meaning, "at the cold water". The county was established in 1820.

During the War of 1812 Fort Stephenson occupied the site of present day Fremont, the county seat.

For records in Sandusky County first try the R.B. Hayes Library as they house all of the old records that are available (births, deaths, wills, probate records, estate records, land records and other miscellaneous information). County Health Department has birth, death & burial records; Probate Judge has marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1820 & civil court records; County Recorder has land records from 1822.

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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