Union County, Ohio
Genealogy, History & Facts
Union County, Ohio Facts
When was Union County, OH Created?
Union County was created on April 1, 1820 from Delaware County, Franklin County, Logan County and Madison County. This county was named as such due to it formed by a union of four counties .
Union County, OH Vital Records
Where can find Union County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Union 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 Union 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.
Union County, OH Census Records
What Union County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Union County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Union Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Union 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
Union County, OH Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Union County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Union 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 Union 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.
- Union County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 215 West Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
- Phone: (937) 645-3012
- Union County Clerk of Probate Court
- Address: 128 S. Main Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040
- Phone: 937-645-3029
- Marriage Records: 1820
- Probate Records: 1820
- Union County Recorder
- Address: 1st Floor, County Office Building, 233 West Sixth Street, Marysville
- Phone: 937-645-3032
- Land Records: 1811
- Union County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
- Phone: 937.645.3015
- Court Records: 1820
- Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
- BLM Land Records
- Union County USGenWeb Archives Project
Union County, OH Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Union County, OH?
A list of Union County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Union County Chapter, OGS, PO Box 438, Marysville, OH 43040-0438; Phone: (937) 642-1876; Union County Chapter, OGS meets in the lower level Meeting Room at the Public Library, 231 S. Plum St., Marysville, OH at 7:00pm on the third Tuesday of the month, except in December. This OGS Chapter preserves historical records of Union County and related areas. The group publishes materials compiled by the Chapter and collects genealogical data for Marysville, Richwood, and Plain City local libraries.
- Union County Historical Society , PO Box 303, Marysville, OH 43040-0303; Phone: (937) 642-1972; The Union County Historical Society and Museum specialize in collecting and exhibiting Union County history.
- Raymond-Newton Historical Society, 23387 Dayton Ave, Raymond, OH 43067-9701; Phone: (937) 246-3641; The Raymond-Newton Historical Society collects and presents the local history of the area. It has published four books about the community.
- 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 Union County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Ohio Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Ohio State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Union County, Ohio Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Union County
- Union County, Ohio Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Union County
What other genealogical resources are available in Union County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Union County.