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Erie County, Ohio - Local Government Records

 

Records are arranged alphabetically by office of origin. County records are listed first, followed by municipalities, townships, and school districts.

Board of County Commissioners

  1. Commissioners' Journals, 1838-1975, 23r (#105-128)
  2. Works Progress Administration (WPA) - Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), records as follows below, 5r (#214-218)
    1. Roll 214
      1. CCC List of Applicants, 1934
      2. CCC Pending Applications, 1936-1937
      3. CCC Enrollment Lists, 1933-1936
      4. CCC Applications, 1933-1936, 1939
    2. Roll 215
      1. CCC Applications, 1933-1936, 1939
      2. CCC Advance Report, 1935-1937
      3. CCC Report of Exam and Acceptance, 1934-1941
      4. CCC Monthly Report/Members Enrolled, 1938-1942
      5. CCC Forecasts of Available Members, 1938-1941
      6. CCC Companies Ohio Boys were Sent To, 1941
      7. CCC Letters, 1936
      8. CCC Desertions, 1941
      9. CCC AWOL Warnings, 1940-1941
      10. CCC Camp Assignments, n.d.
      11. CCC Correspondence, 19339-1939
    3. Roll 216
      1. CCC News clippings, 1935
      2. CCC Veterans Notice of Arrival
      3. CCC Veterans Bulletins, 1933-1935
      4. CCC Veterans Discharges, 1933-1935
      5. CCC Veterans Discharges and Rejections, 1935-1942
      6. CCC Notice of Rejections, 1936-1940
      7. CCC Investigations of Cases, 1935-1936
      8. CCC Semi-Monthly Reports, 1935-1936
      9. CCC Transfers, 1941
      10. CCC Final Report, 1936
      11. CCC Survey Correspondence, 1934-1935
      12. CCC Applicants Accepted, 1935-1938
    4. Roll 217
      1. CCC Applicants Accepted, 1935-1938
      2. CCC Accepted Applicants, 1934-1935
      3. WPA Correspondence, 1935-1939
    5. Roll 218
      1. WPA Correspondence, 1939-1941
      2. WPA Surplus Commodities, 1942-1943
      3. WPA Forms and Projects, 1940-1941
      4. WPA Sewing Center Project, 1936-1941
      5. WPA Rural Resettlement Project, 1936\
      6. WPA Monthly Reports, 1938-1941
      7. WPA Charts of Office Organization, 1930s
      8. WPA Medical Society Services, 1935-1939
      9. WPA Correspondence, 1936-1940
      10. WPA Certificate of Eligibility, 1939-1940

Clerk of Courts

District Court

  1. Chancery Record, 1855-1856, 1r (#212)
  2. Complete Records (1852-1857 contains Index; Volume 1866-1880 incorrectly titled "Code Record;" 1852-1857 contained in Supreme Court Complete Record), 1852-1857, 1866-1880, 1r (#163)

Supreme Court

  1. Chancery Record, 1840-1850, 1r (#163)
  2. Complete Records, 1839-1851, 1r (#163)
  3. Index to Chancery Records, 1850-1851, 1r (#163)
  4. Journal, 1839-1852, 1r (#163)

County Auditor

  1. Land Sales - Delinquent Taxes, 1847-1879, 1r (#137)
  2. Mothers' Pension Record, 1915-1936, 1r (#170)
  3. Officials' Bond Records (1904-1915, 1924-1952 in volumes), 1860-1915, 1924-1952, 1r (#100)
  4. Quadrennial Enumerations of Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Idiotic and Insane, 1902, 1906, 2r (#170, 214)
  5. Real Estate Appraisal Records, 1840,1853-1855, 1r (#137)
  6. Tax Lists, 1841, 1843,1849-1851, 5r (#102-104, 128-129)

County Coroner

  1. Coroner's Records, 1899-1910, 1r (#206)
  2. Index to Coroner's Inquests, 1870-1958, 1r (#191)
  3. Inquests, 1870-1958, 15r (#192-206)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1881-1886, 4r (#130-133)
  2. Soldiers' Discharge Records, 1865-1919, 1944-1945 1r (#134)

County Sheriff

  1. Jail Registers, 1909-1963, 10r (#168-169; 171-178)

County Treasurer

  1. Tax Duplicates, 1849, 1r (#136)

Court of Common Pleas

Civil Division

  1. Abstract of Votes, 1878-1890, 1r (#209)
  2. Appearance Dockets/Index, 1838-1853, 1r (#162)
  3. Chancery Records, 1839-1857, 3r (#135, 166-167)
  4. Complete [Law] Records, 1840-1843, 3r (#210-212)
  5. General Index, 1840-1887, 2r (#189-190)
  6. Index to Chancery Records [Index to Vol. 1 in pOG 3330], 1839-1857, 1r (#135)
  7. Index to Complete Records [volume titled "Law Record Index"] 1838-1840, 1852-1855, 1r (#209)
  8. Index to Journals, 1838-1841, 1865-1876, 1880-1885, 1887-1892, 1900-1902, 1908-1909, 1r (#209)
  9. Journals, 1838-1901, 13r (#164-166; 179-188)
  10. Naturalization Records - Aliens Dockets, 1838-1844; 1854-1877, 2r (#1, 224)
  11. Naturalization Records - Declarations of Intention, 1852-1854, 1906-1929, 3r (#1, 5-6)
  12. Naturalization Records - Petition and Record, 1907-1914, 1r (#6)
  13. Partnership and Traders' Record, 1895-1958, 1r (#212)
  14. Praecipe Docket, 1839-1850, 1r (#213)
  15. Records of Commissions, 1838-1896, 1r (#213)
  16. Records of Justices' Oaths and Mayors' Certificates, 1838-1956, 1r (#101)

Criminal Division

  1. Coroner's Inquests, 1899-1910, 1r (#207)

Juvenile Court

  1. Mothers' Pension Docket, 1915-1937, 1v/1r (#170)

Probate Court

  1. Account Records (Probate Record), 1838-1902, 11r (#24-34)
  2. Administration Dockets, 1838-1888, 2r (#160-161)
  3. Administrators' and Executors' Bonds and Letters (Wills Annexed - 1892-1907), 1838-1857, 1859-1907, 4r (#42-45)
  4. Administrators', Executors', and Guardians' Dockets, 1866-1906, 2r (#47-48)
  5. Birth Records, 1856-1865, 1867-1913, 3r (#78-80)
  6. Complete Records, 1852-1907, 11r (#49-59)
  7. Criminal Record, 1882-1897, 1r (#214)
  8. Death Records, 1867-1908, 2r (#78,81)
  9. Guardians' Bonds and Letters, 1864-1892, 1r (#45)
  10. Guardians' Dockets, 1879-1907, 1r (#46)
  11. Index to Bond Records, n.d., 1r (#42)
  12. Index to Files, 1852-1961, 1r (#12)
  13. Index to Marriage Records, 1838-1851, 1857-1864, 1r (#71)
  14. Index to Marriages - Male, 1838-1920, 1r (#68)
  15. Index to Marriages - Female, 1838-1920, 1r (#68)
  16. Index to Will Records, 1837-1961, 1r (#35)
  17. Inventory and Sales [Bills] Records, 1854-1902, 8r (#60-67)
  18. Journals, 1852-1902, 12r (#12-23)
  19. Marriage Records, 1838-1951, 12r (#72-78; 219-223)
  20. Marriage Returns, 1841-1875, 2r (#69-70)
  21. Naturalization Records, 1860-1906, 5r (#7-11)
  22. Naturalization Records - Aliens Declarations, 1876-1903, 2r (#4-5)
  23. Naturalization Records - Aliens and Minors, 1860-1872, 1883-1891, 2r (#2,9)
  24. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1854-1886, 1889, 1891-1902, 2r (#3; 224)
  25. Naturalization Records - Minors, 1872-1880, 1r (#3,11)
  26. Naturalization Records - Soldiers, 1889-1903, 1r (#9)
  27. Statement of Births and Deaths, 1871-1909, 18r (#82-99,137)
  28. Will Records, 1853-1890, 1892-1911, 8r (#36-41,159-160)

Soliders Relief Commission

  1. Minutes [1890-1894 incorrectly titled "Auditors' Records," also contains Relief Records], 1890-1930, 1933-1956, 1r (#100)

Municipalities

City of Huron

Council

  1. Minutes, 1937-1961, 1r (#1)
  2. Ordinance Records, 1874-1945, 1r (#1)
  3. Scrapbooks [Contains Newspaper Clippings, Legal Notices, Bills, Petitions, Bids, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Papers] 1934-1970, 2r (#2-3)

Village of Kelley's Island

Village Council

  1. Minutes, 1890-1899, 1r (#1)

Board of Education

  1. Minutes, 1906-1944, 1r (#1)

Cemetary

  1. Cemetery Records, 1854-1903, 1r (#1)

Village of Milan

Council

  1. Minutes, 1876-1919, 1938-1942, 1r (#1)
  2. Ordinance Book, 1875-1932, 1r (#1)

City of Vermillion

City Clerk

  1. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1921-1922, 1927-1929, 1r (#1)

Council

  1. Minutes, 1870-1928, 2r (#1-2)

Depository Commission

  1. Minutes, 1932-1936, 1r (#2)

Sinking Fund Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1908-1919, 1932-1942, 1r (#2)

Village of Vermillion-on-the-Lake

Mayor's Court

  1. Record of Arrests, 1959-1962, 1r (#2)

Townships

Berlin Township

Board of Trustees

  1. Account of Orders Redeemed, 1881-1903, 1r (#5)
  2. Account of Orders Issued, 1882-1903, 1r (#5)
  3. Chattel Mortgages, 1877-1891, 1r (#5)
  4. Cemetery Deeds, 1895-1995, 1r (#1)
  5. Trustees Minutes, 1817-1998, 4r (#2-5)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil Docket, 1860-1935, 2r (#6-8)
  2. Criminal Docket, 1887-1921, 1r (#6)

Township Treasurer

  1. Cash Book, 1932-1992, 4r (#9-12)

Kelley's Island Township

  1. Justice of the Peace Civil Docket, 1876-1907, 1r (#1)
  2. Minutes, 1883-1890, 1r (#1)

Milan Township

Board of Education

  1. Common School Fund Record Book, 1838-1890, 1r (#3)
  2. Common School Record Book, 1838-1890, 1r (#3)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1821-1836, 1838-1863, 1874-1890, 1906-1958, 1962-1995, 3r (#1-2,5-6)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil and Criminal Dockets, 1857-1942,1948-1955, 1r (#4)

Oxford Township

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1903-2008, 5r (#1-2, 5-7)

Zoning Commission

  1. Appeals, 1954-2008, 4r (#4-7)
  2. Minutes, 1954-2008, 4r (#4-7)

Perkins Township

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1872-1886; 1912-1955; 1958-2002, 7r (#1-7)

Vermillion Township

Board of Education

  1. Minutes, 1853-1917, 1r (#1)
  2. Record of Truant Officer, 1891-1917, 1r (#1)

Board of Health

  1. Minutes, 1893-1917, 1r (#1)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1837-1988, 4r (#3-6)
  2. Road Records, 1900-1903, 1r (#1)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil and Criminal Docket, 1848-1851, 1865-1866, 1r (#2)
  2. Civil Docket: Index, c.1860, 1r (#1)
  3. Civil Dockets, 1849-1853, 1892-1900, 1929-1935, 2r (#1-2)
  4. Criminal Docket, 1850-1874,1928-1935, 1r (#2)

Township Clerk

  1. Liquor Notice Record, 1896-1898, 1r (#2)
  2. List of Judges of Election, 1877, 1r (#2)
  3. Record of Chattel Mortgages, 1877-1891, 1r (#2)

Researchers interested in contemporary records, especially those involving specific court cases, arrests and their disposition, or any record not listed here on the CAC's inventories should contact the County Courthouse where the events took place for more information.

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