Logan County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Logan County, Ohio Facts
When was Logan County, OH Created?
Logan County was created on March 1, 1818 from Champaign County. This county was named for General Benjamin Logan (c.1742–1802) , who destroyed Shawnee Indian towns in the county .
Logan County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Logan County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Logan County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Logan County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.
Logan County, OH Census Records
What Logan County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Logan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Logan Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide
Logan County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Logan County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Logan County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Logan County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Ohio Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Logan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 101 South Main Street, PO Box 429, Bellefontaine 43311-0429
- Phone: (937) 599-7275
- Logan County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (937)599-7249
- Marriage Records: 1818
- Probate Records: 1851
- Logan County Recorder
- Address: 100 South Madriver Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
- Phone: 937-599-7201
- Land Records: 1810
- Logan County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: (937) 599-7260
- Court Records: 1804
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Logan County USGenWeb Archives Project
Logan County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Logan County, OH?
A list of Logan County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Logan County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 36, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-0036; Logan County Chapter, OGS meets at the Society Library, 521 E. Columbus Ave., May through October at 7:00pm on the third Monday of the month and November through April at 1:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Library resources include: census (microfilm), old newspapers (microfilm), surname files, county histories, family histories, marriage records, military rosters, cemetery records, etc. Research is done by the Society for a fee. Internet access records on CDs.
- Logan County Historical Society , 521 E Columbus Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311-2401; Phone: (937) 593-7557; The Logan County Historical Society maintains the 1906 Orr Mansion and an attached 18-room museum exhibiting agricultural, military, railroad, industrial, Native American, household, communication and Underground Railroad artifacts from Logan County, plus an archives. The Society also maintains a late 19th century black settlement, one-room school at an offsite location.
- Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300
- Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644
Where can I connect with other Logan County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Logan County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Logan County
- Logan County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Logan County
What other genealogical resources are available in Logan County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Logan County.