Center for Archival Collections

Genealogy Resources: Paulding County

Helps by County

Established: 12 February 1820
County Seat: Paulding

 Geographical Names (active post offices in bold)

  • Antwerp
  • Arena
  • Arthur
  • Auglaize Township
  • Batson
  • Benton Township
  • Blue Creek Township
  • Briceton
  • Broughton
  • Brown Township
  • Carryall
  • Carryall Township
  • Cecil
  • Charloe
  • Crane
  • Crane Township
  • Cranesville
  • Dague
  • Doylestown
  • Emerald Township
  • Emmett
  • Follmer
  • Fort Brown
  • Giauque
  • Gilberts Mills
  • Grover Hill
  • Hamer
  • Harrison Township
  • Haviland
  • Hedges
  • Jackson Township
  • Jaquette
  • Junction
  • Knoxdale
  • Latty
  • Latty Township
  • Llewellyn
  • Link
  • Mandale
  • McGill
  • Melrose
  • Morrison
  • Murat
  • New Harrison
  • Oakwood
  • Paulding
  • Payne
  • Pleasant Point
  • Plumbs Cross Roads
  • Reids/Reid
  • Roselms
  • Royal Oak
  • Smiley
  • Sophia
  • Sunnyside
  • Timberville
  • Tipton
  • Toronto
  • Washington Township
  • Worstville


Newspapers are useful to genealogical research because of the obituaries and community news appearing in them. The following communities published newspapers with information relating to Paudling County residents. To see the CAC's holdings for each title, go to the Guide to Newspaper Holdings, select the letter the city name begins with and scroll down or use your browser's search function to locate the description of the newspapers. Newspapers may also be located at your local public library or at the Ohio Historical Society.

  • Antwerp
  • Grover Hill
  • Oakwood
  • Paulding
  • Payne

 Local Government Records

Counties, townships, and cities all keep records of interest to family historians. Probate Court records include Births and Deaths (first recorded in 1867), marriages, wills, and guardianships. Naturalization records may also be found here as well as in the Court of Common Pleas. For a full listing of offices, see Paulding County Guide to Local Government Records .

Researchers interested in contemporary records, or any record not listed here on the CAC's inventories should contact the Paulding County Courthouse for more information.


Search the BGSU Libraries online catalog for Paulding County, Ohio histories and atlases. The following indexes have been compiled and are available for use at the Center for Archival Collections.

  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Paulding County, Ohio (to 1986)
  • Early Marriages, Paulding County, Ohio, 1839-1902
  • Honor Roll Veterans, Paulding County, Ohio, 1775-1985

Most local government record volumes are indexed at the front of each volume. Some separate indexes have been prepared and form part of the local record series. These include:

  • Birth Records, 1867-1908, 1r (#63)
  • Wills Deposited, 1852-1972, 1r (#91)

 Online Resources