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Hancock 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 Commissioners

  1. Annexation Files, 1843, 1847, 1859, 1869, 1886, 1893, 1r (#190)
  2. Blind Relief Record (Issued from Probate Court), 1904-1906, 1r (#193)
  3. Commissioners' Journals, 1870-1982, 32r (#76-98, 195-202)
  4. Commissioners' Journals - Bills Allowed, 1893-1903, 2r (#74-75)
  5. Commissioners' Journals - County Home Infirmary, 1907-1913, 1r (#74)
  6. Index to Commissioners' Journals, 1831-1925, 3r (#72-74)
  7. Plats of Township & Township School Districts, 1834-1905, 1r (#190)
  8. School Tax and Levy Records, 1846-1883, 1r (#190)

Board of Elections

  1. Abstracts of Votes, 1935-1958, 2r (#191-192)
  2. Minutes, 1891-1962, 1r (#190)

Board of Railroad Appraisers and Assessors

  1. Railroad Appraisers Minutes, 1881-1900, 1r (#192)

Clerk of Courts

 District Court

  1. Journals (Contained on same roll as Supreme Court Journal), 1852-1867, 1r (#160)

Supreme Court

  1. Complete Records, 1833-1843, 1r (#160)
  2. Journals, 1833-1851, 1r (#160)

County Auditor

  1. Abstracts of Tax - Personal Property, 1836-1901, 1r (#190)
  2. Entry of Canal Lands, 1829-1835, 1r (#194)
  3. Enumeration of Scoliders and Sailors, 1895, 1r (#188)
  4. Forfeit and Foreclosures, 1859, 1r (#193)
  5. Forfeited Lands, 1841-1883, 1r (#190)
  6. Militia Rolls, 1865, 1r (#59)
  7. Original Entry Book, 1821-1838, 1r (#194)
  8. Plat Maps of School Territories, 1845-1853, 1r (#190)
  9. Preparation Tax Duplicate, 1842-1843, 1r (#194)
  10. Road Fund Account, 1834-1867, 1r (#193)
  11. School Land Records, 1844-18583, 1r (#194)
  12. School Land Records - Transfer of Land 1832, 1908, 1r (#190)
  13. Settlements, 1834-1867, 1r (#190)
  14. Tax Duplicates, 1842, 1r (#194)
  15. Tax Levies - School District, 1846,1854,1883, 1r (#190)
  16. Tax Lists - Township, Delinquent, and Personal Property, 1841, 2r (#36-37)
  17. Three Percent Fund, 1829, 1r (#193)
  18. Transfer Records, 1835-1857, 1r (#194)
  19. Transfer Records [School Territory, including Maps], 1832-1908, 1r (#190)

County Engineer

  1. Cemetery Plat Maps, 1940-1983, 1r (#181)

County Home

  1. Annual Report, 1925, 1r (#192)
  2. Certificates of Admission, 1920, 1924, 1r (#192)
  3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1930s-1940s, 1r (#192)
  4. Pauperism Statistics, 1870, 1r (#192)
  5. Registers, 1868-1947, 1r (#161)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1828-1901, 43r (#113-155)
  2. Soldiers' Discharge Records, 1865-1946, 1r (#136)

County Treasurer

  1. Cash Books - Military Orders, 1865, 1r (#59)
  2. Tax Duplicates, 1839, 1844-1893, 35r (#38-71)
  3. Tax Duplicates - Special Assessments[Contains Abstract of Ditches and Militia Orders], 1865-1886, 1r (#193)
  4. Treasurers' Fund Account Record, 1852-1859, 1r (#193)

Court of Common Pleas

  1. Chancery Records, 1847-1856, 1r (#157)
  2. Common Pleas Journals, 1828-1857, 2r (#158-159)
  3. Index to Journal/Reverse, 1847-1855, 1r (#159)
  4. Journals, 1829-1902, 14r (#99-112)
  5. Judgment Index/Direct, c.1834-1873, 1r (#156)
  6. Judgment Index/Reverse, 1833-1874, 1r (#156)
  7. Officials' Bond Record, 1842-1876, 1r (#193)
  8. Poll Book and Tally Sheet, 1840, 1845, 1r (#190)
  9. Quadrennial Enumerations (Blanchard Township on mf), 1887, 1r (#59)
  10. Record of Estrays, 1848-1896, 1r (#192)

Probate Court

  1. Administration Records,1845-1851, 1r (#25)
  2. Administrators' Accounts, 1839-1845, 1r (#187)
  3. Birth Records, 1867-1909, 2r (#32-33)
  4. Criminal Journals, 1853-1858,1888-1891, 1r (#192)
  5. Criminal Records, 1888-1931, 2r (#192-193)
  6. Death Records, 1867-1949, 2r (#162-163)
  7. Executors' Bonds and Appointments, 1897-1920, 2r (#164-165)
  8. Executors' Bonds and Letters, 1866-1892, 1r (#166)
  9. Guardians' Inventories, 1868-1891, 1r (#187)
  10. Inventory and Sale Bill Record, 1855-1925, 13r (#167-179)
  11. Land Sales Records - Volume 1, 1957, 1r (#17)
  12. Marriage Records, 1828-1973, 14r (#18-31)
  13. Naturalization Records, 1885-1895, 2r (#35-36)
  14. Naturalization Records - Aliens, 1859-1881, 1r (#35)
  15. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1863-1905, 2r (#34-35)
  16. Naturalization Records - Minors, 1860-1884, 1894-1903, 2r (#35-36)
  17. Naturalization Records - Soldiers, 1894-1906, 1r (#36)
  18. Records of Ministers' Licenses, 1841, 1879-1976, 1r (#34)
  19. Registers of Patents, 1868-1873, 1r (#59)
  20. Statements of Births and Deaths, 1887-1904, 6r (#180, 182-186)
  21. Will Records, 1829-1957, 17r (#1-17)

Municipalities

City of Findlay

Board of Cemetary Trustees

  1. Maple Grove Cemetery Burial Records, 1850-1917, 2r (#2-3)

Board of Education

  1. Examination Books, 1865-1890, 1r (#1)
  2. Minutes, 1873-1888, 1892-1914, 1r (#1)

Police Department

  1. Liquor Blacklists(Contains listing of "Habitual Drunkards" who were not to be sold intoxicants under penalty of law. Registered in Clerk's Office), 1875-1897, (#4)
  2. Records of Arrests, 1903-1904, 1914-1918, (#4)

Village of Rawson

  1. Record of Council Meetings, Pt. 1, 1884-1893, 1r (#1)
  2. Account of Receipts and Expenditures, Pt. 2, 1880-1893, 1r (#1)

Townships

Biglick Township

Board of Education

  1. Annual Reports, 1868-1902, 1r (#2)
  2. Annual Financial Reports, 1867-1897, 1r (#2)
  3. County Auditors' Fund Statements and Enumeration Compilations, 1868-1901, 1r (#3)
  4. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1867-1906, 2r (#2-3)
  5. Minutes (for 1878-1889, see School Fund Account Records), 1856-1866, 1878-1889, 1905, 1r (#3)
  6. Minutes - Sub-District Directors #5, 1897-1911, 1r (#3)
  7. Miscellaneous Board Records, 1871-1902, 1r (#3)
  8. School Class Registers - District #2, 1900-1907, 1r (#3)
  9. School Fund Account Records (1866-1877 contains minutes for 1878-1889), 1866-1889, 1893-1903, 1r (#3)
  10. Schoolhouse Blueprints, c.1911-1912, 1r (#3)
  11. Teachers' Certificates, 1867-1904, 1r (#3)
  12. Teachers' Contracts, 1898-1904, ff/1r (#3)
  13. Teachers' Letters of Application, 1893-1902, 1r (#3)
  14. Teachers' Monthly Term Reports, 1884-1905, 1r (#2)
  15. Teachers' Report to Township Clerk, 1864-1888, 1r (#2)
  16. Teachers' Service Verifications, 1862-1884, 1r (#3)

Board of Health

  1. Minutes, 1894-1903, 1r (#2)

Board of Trustees

  1. Ditch Journals, 1867, 1875-1877, 1903, 1908-1909, 1911, 1915-1917, 1r (#2)
  2. Ditch Plats and Surveys, 1875-1876, 1r (#9)
  3. Minutes, 1838-1861, 1890-1931,1944-1996, 4r (#1-2, 7, 11)
  4. Miscellaneous Records (Contains Indentures, Estrays, Chattel Mortgages, Ditching, Earmarks, etc.), 1856-1877, 1r (#5)
  5. Petitions for Road Improvements, 1913-1914, 1r (#9)
  6. Tax Levies, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1964-1965, 1967, 1969-1970, 1972-1988, 1r (#9)
  7. Union Cemetery Interment Records, 1908-1996, 1r (#11)

Township Clerk

  1. Account Records, 1895, 1905-1928, 1r (#6)
  2. Annual Appropriation Resolutions, 1927, 1941-1942, 1944-1957, 1960, 1963-1988, 2r (#5, 7)
  3. Annual Budget, 1945, 1947-1949, 1953-1958, 1961, 1965-1989, 1r (#7)
  4. Annual Financial Reports, 1926-1928, 1939, 1942-1956, 1959, 1963-1988, 2r (#5, 7)
  5. Annual Inventories, 1945, 1949-1954, 1956, 1961-1970, 1972-1988, 1r (#7)
  6. Annual Statement of School Funds, 1878, 1903, ff/1r (#9)
  7. Annual Statement of Township Funds, 1890, 1r (#9)
  8. Appropriations Ledgers, 1926-1954, 1958-1988, 2r (#9-10)
  9. Audit Reports, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1958, 1965, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988, 1r (#8)
  10. Budgets, 1928-1930, 1942-1944, 1946,1951-1952, 1r (#6)
  11. Cash Journal and Appropriation Ledgers, 1939-1957, 1r (#6)
  12. Cash Journals, 1928-1995, 2r (#8, 11)
  13. Chattel Mortgages, 1875-1879, 1886, 1888-1889, 1891-1902, ff/1r (#6)
  14. Convention Certificates of Nomination--Elections, 1893, 1895, 1r (#9)
  15. Description of Strays, 1897, 1r (#9)
  16. List of Real Estate Apraisements as Returned by the Quadrennial Real Estate Appraisers, 1910, 1r (#8)
  17. Miscellaneous Records, 1856-1877, 1r (#5)
  18. Officials' Bonds, 1867, 1871-1930, 1935-1948, 1950-1962, 1980-1989, 2r (#5, 8)
  19. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1873-1929, 6v/2r (#4, 9)
  20. Receipts Journal, 1968-1988, 1r (#9)
  21. Regular Audit, 1991-1994, 1r (#11)
  22. Road Account Record, 1978-1990, 1r (#9)
  23. Salaries, Contracts, and Labor Records, 1968, 1980-1988, 1r (#9)
  24. State Audit Reports, 1917, 1r (#6)
  25. Township Hall Plans, n.d., 1r (#6)

Blanchard Township

Board of Education

  1. Record Book (includes record of the election of school directors, 1898-1903; record of the enumeration of youth, 1895-1910 and minutes, 1895-1911), 1895-1911, 1r (#1)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1931-1957, 1r (#1)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil Docket (indexed), 1916-1922, 1r (#1)

Cass Township

Board of Education

  1. Minutes, 1909-1920, 1r (#1)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, 1906-1966, 1r (#1)

Township Clerk

  1. Cash Book, 1864-1908, 1r (#1)
  2. Map of Hancock county, 1919, 1r (#1)
  3. Record Book, 1833-1877, 1r (#1)

Eagle Township

Board of Education

  1. Class Register, School District No. 3, Fellers School, 1896-1903, 1r (#2)

Board of Trustees

  1. Minutes, (1840-1865 contains Indentures, Poor Relief Records, Petitions, Militia Rolls, Officials' Bonds, Receipts and Expenditures, Ditch Records), 1840-1865, 1876-1920, 1927-1935, 4v/1r (#1)

Findlay Township

Township Clerk

  1. Appropriations Ledger (Treasurer's Book), 1829-1860, 1r (#1)

Marion Township

Board of Education

  1. School Registers - Subdistricts 3, 4, 1893-1900, 1903-1907, 1r (#2)

Board of Trustees

  1. Chattel Mortgages, 1878-1906, 1r (#2)
  2. Ditch Records, 1866-1883, 1r (#2)
  3. Elm Grove Cemetery Burial Record, 1909-1913, ff/1r (#2)
  4. Enumeration of School Age Youth, 1883-1898, 1908, 1914, 1r (#1)
  5. Minutes, 1835-1862, 1900-1901, 1923-1983, 1r (#1)
  6. Miscellaneous Record Book, 1839-1849, 1r (#1)
  7. Road Records (Road Tax, 1855; Road Abstract and Miscellaneous Survey Record, 1890) 1855, 1890, 1r (#2)

Orange and Union Townships

Board of Trustees

  1. Birth certificates, 1920-1928, 1r (#1)
  2. Death certificates, 1908-1939, 1r (#1)
  3. Burial Removal Permits, 1909-1991, 1r (#1)

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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