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Montgomery County, Ohio

Montgomery county has been home to the Wright Brothers, Charles F Kettering, Col. Deeds, and John Patterson and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. You can see a Wright Flyer assembled by Orville Wright, part of the Erie Canal, and Newcomb Tavern at Carillon Park. The US Air Force Museum contains an outstanding collection of planes and flight memorabilia. Woodland Cemetery and arboretum is the final resting place of many notable Daytonians.  

Index

County Page Ohio Cemeteries Project
History Ohio Census Project
Links On-line death index
List Archives Other County Map and Links
Mailing Lists Personal Web Pages
Message/Query Boards Records information after 1909
New Links Records before 1909
Ohio Biographies Project Rootsweb Resources
Photos

Records

Birth and death records for people who were born or died in Montgomery County after January 1, 1909 are available from the
Combined Health District, Bureau of Vital Statistics
117 S Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45422

Second Floor (Reibold Building)

Hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

(937-225-4418 - recorded message) 937-496-3117

Copies are at least $15.00 Call to make sure of the cost.

NO Personal CHECKS : Cash or Money Order made to the order of the Combined Health District.

They take MC/Visa/Discovery but there is an additional  fee.

If mailing your request, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and money order to the above address.

Include the full name of the person who was born or died in the County and whether you want a standard certificate or a wallet sized certificate.

Birth and death records for people who were born or died in Montgomery County between 1867 and 1908 are located in the:

Montgomery County Archives

117 S Main Street

Dayton, OH 45422 

(937-225-6366)

Hours 8-4:30 Monday - Friday

On the 6th floor of the Reibold building at 4th and Main Streets.

The Ohio Historical Society has a searchable on-line database of Ohio deaths.
http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/
Other records information:
 
http://www.co.montgomery.oh.us/Departments/RecordsCenter/HistoricalRecords.html
http://www.activedayton.com/community/groups/mchs/index.html    

Montgomery County Web Site:
Main Page
History / Historical Records

Web Links of Interest

Montgomery County Historical society http://www.daytonhistory.org/

The Montgomery County Historical Society is located in the Old Courthouse at  7 N Main Street (937-228-6271)

The Montgomery Co Genealogical Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmontgs/
The Brookville Historical Society http://brookville.dcoweb.org/index.htm new address
Maps and cemetery locations for Montgomery County townships. http://brookville.dcoweb.org/twp/index.htm
Miami Valley Information:  
http://www.ogs.org/asp/miami.asp
http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/mvgi/mvgi-idx.htm#start
MVGI This is an excellent site with many records on-line.  
Hooked On Genealogy - Wally Garchow  Wally's excellent starting page has links for Darke Co., Preble Co., and Mercer Co.
Miami County http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmiami/miami.htm
Ohio Historical Society http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/
Montgomery County Ohio USGenWeb site  http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmontgo/mnpg.html
This site has many Ohio links http://www.vanished.com/pages/index_states/index_ohio.htm
The Dayton Art Institute
Ohio Lands
Ohio County Information Page
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever 
Ohio Towns/Counties
Historical Places    Defunct Ohio Places
CHECK OUT THESE SITES 
Migrations
GenCircles
Personal Web Sites:
Carolyn Johnson Burns' Genealogy Site: MANY links to Montgomery County information including cemetery listings and the historical information page listed below.
Montgomery County, Ohio History
Genealogy, Montgomery Co., Ohio Home Page
Peffley Families in America Index
Personal Odds and Ends Oakwood HS 1935-1938 Listing
Oakwood 1923, 1924,1926 

Photos  Photographs

Stiver's High Schhol Boys 1935    

Stiver's Track?

Hyland Machine       

 Germantown 8th Grade Class October 1902

If you can put the name(s) to the face, please let us know.  Click on photo for larger view with class list.

Ohio Census information  

Census On Line   

US Census Project

US GenWeb Census Project

Ohio Cemetery Information

Rootsweb Tombstone Project

Interment Net

Find A Grave

AHGP Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

GNIS Cemetery Listings and more  

Ohio Biographies Project

On March 24, 1803, Hamilton County was divided and Montgomery County was created. The county was named for General Richard Montgomery, who lost his life in the assault on Quebec during the Revolutionary War.  It included all of the present counties of Preble, Miami, Darke, Shelby, Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding and Defiance, nearly all of Allen, Putnam and Henry and about 1/2 of Lake County.  It was divided into 4 townships.  (Early records are stored in Montgomery County.  Symes' purchase was not registered in Hamilton County.) The county is now 459 square miles in size. 

Dayton was settled in 1796 and was named the county seat on May 1, 1803.   According to John F. Edgar there were 526 white males over 21 In Montgomery county when it was formed and 15314 In the state of Ohio. 

Ohio Counties

State Map showing Counties 

and links information 

Rootsweb 

Montgomery County, Ohio Resources Page

Query Boards

Montgomery County Ohio genealogical questions can be posted or searched on the

 Rootsweb/Ancestry/My Family Boards 

The NEW combination boards are faster, easier to search, and a little difficult to get used to!  Take a look, give them a try.  The link will take you to the Montgomery County Query Board or you can go to http://www.ancestry.com click on the "Message Boards" link and see just how many message boards are available!  You can search for a surname, location or name of a specific board.

Be SURE to update your 'favorites' and 'notifications' at the Ancestry site so that it is simple to return to the board(s) and so that you will receive email notification of new postings to the message boards you are interested in. 

The old GenConnect boards are now combined with the My Family boards at Ancestry.com.  If you wish to look for a specific category of postings simply select the "TYPE".  You'll notice there are additional types available now, part of the benefit of the 'merger' of the boards.

Mailing Lists

There is a Montgomery County Ohio mailing list at Rootsweb for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the county.  If you wish to join the mailing list send an email to one of the following addresses with ONLY the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line and body of the mail.  

MONTGOMERY_CO_OH-L -- Normal mode.
MONTGOMERY_CO_OH-D -- digest mode.
There is a Miami Valley Memories mailing list at Rootsweb for sharing historical and not so historical memories of people, places, and times in the greater Miami Valley.  Miami_Valley_Memories.html

ALL Rootsweb mailing lists are archived.  

You can search by thread at http://archiver.rootsweb.com 

or by date or subject at 

http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl

PLEASE NOTE - Rootsweb lists DO NOT allow attachments.  Most email viruses are tucked away in attachments with hidden programs that execute when the attachment is opened.  If you get mail with an attachment it DID NOT come from your Rootsweb mailing list.

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