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Williams 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. Blind Relief Record, 1908-1913, 1r (#104)
  2. Commissioners' Journals, 1859-1970, 14r (#8-20, 31)
  3. Commissioners' Journals - County Home, 1913-1947, 1r (#20)
  4. Index to Commissioners' Journals, 1873-1967, 3r (#6-8)

Board of Elections

  1. Poll Book & Tally Sheet, 1886, 1r (#104)

Clerk of Courts

District Court

  1. Complete Records, 1852-1860, 1r (#35)

Supreme Court

  1. Complete Records, 1833-1851, 1r (#35)

County Auditor

  1. Civil War Bounties and Military Papers, (Includes Exemptions, Discharges, Receipts, Correspondence, Fiscal Records, Relief Payments and Statements, Applications, & Claims) 1859, 1861-1892, 10r (#21-30)
  2. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1914-1916, 1921-1958 1r (#86)
  3. Militia Rolls and Enumerations, 1858, 1861-1865, 1867, 1877, 2r (#20-21)
  4. Tax Lists, 1829, 1r (#86)
  5. Tax Maps[Scattered dates], 1837-1907, 1r (#104)

County Coroner

  1. Inquests, 1898-1920, 1r (#86)

County Home

  1. Minutes, 1874-1900, 1r (#39)
  2. Registers, 1874-1955, 1r (#38)
  3. Visitors Registers, 1874-1896, 1917-1953, 1r (#39)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1881-1886, 4r (#40-43)

County Treasurer

  1. Tax Duplicates, 1837, 1839, 1841-1859, 1860-1905, 33r (#2-5, 58-85, 89-93)

Court of Common Pleas

  1. Appearance Dockets, 1852-1857, 1r (#32)
  2. Chancery Records, 1841-1857, 1r (#33)
  3. Execution Dockets, 1855-1931, 6r (#94-99)
  4. General Index, 1824-1878, 1r (#34)
  5. Journals, 1824-1857, 2r (#32-33)

Probate Court

  1. Birth Records, 1867-1943, 2r (#45-46)
  2. Civil Dockets, 1859-1887, 1r (#36)
  3. Death Records, 1867-1943, 2r (#45-46)
  4. General Index, 1868-1924, 1r (#44)
  5. Guardian Record, 1878, 1r (#86)
  6. Index to Marriage Records, 1824-1868, 1r (#1)
  7. Marriage Records, 1824-1941, 11r (#1,47-52, 100-103)
  8. Naturalization Records, 1836-1839, 1842, 1860-1864, 1873-1906, 1922-1929, 1r (#37)
  9. Records of Ministers' Licenses, 1872-1937, 1r (#104)
  10. Statements of Births and Deaths, 1900-1901, 1904-1908, 1r (#87)
  11. Will Records, 1809-1852, 1858-1911, 5r (#53-57)

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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