Morrow County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Morrow County, Ohio Facts
When was Morrow County, OH Created?
Morrow County was created on March 1, 1848 from Delaware County, Knox County, Marion County and Richland County. This county was named for Jeremiah Morrow (1771–1852), Governor of Ohio .
Morrow County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Morrow County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Morrow 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 Morrow 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.
Morrow County, OH Census Records
What Morrow County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morrow County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Morrow Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morrow Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morrow 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
Morrow County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Morrow County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Morrow 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 Morrow 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.
- Morrow County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 48 E. High St., Mount Gilead 43338-1458
- Phone: (419) 947-5575
- Morrow County Clerk of Probate Court
- Phone: (419) 947-5575
- Marriage Records: 1848
- Probate Records: 1848
- Morrow County Recorder
- Phone: 419-947-3060
- Land Records: 1848
- Morrow County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: (419) 947-4515
- Court Records: 1848
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Morrow County USGenWeb Archives Project
Morrow County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Morrow County, OH?
A list of Morrow County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Morrow County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 401, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338-0401; Phone: (740) 397-0401; Morrow County Chapter, OGS meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00pm at the Mt. Gilead Library meeting room. This OGS Chapter maintains genealogical material relating to Morrow County in the Mt. Gilead Public Library.
- Morrow County Historical Society, PO Box 21, Mount Gilead, OH 43338-0021; Phone: (419) 946-7264; The Morrow County Historical Society is located in the old Pleasant Grove Church. It has relocated and restored a log house that is now at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. It is restoring the oldest frame house in Mt. Gilead. The log house is open when there are activities at the Fairgrounds.
- Mt Gilead Public Library, Genealogy Collection, 35 E High St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338; 419-947-5866
- 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 Morrow County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Morrow County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Morrow County
- Morrow County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Morrow County
What other genealogical resources are available in Morrow County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Morrow County.