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Columbiana County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Columbiana County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Columbiana County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address 105 S. Market St.

Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Columbiana County Website
Phone: 440.424.9511


Columbiana County, Ohio Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1803 1867 1803 1798 1803 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Jefferson County 25 March 1803.[2]
  • County Seat: Lisbon

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Christopher Columbus. It's county seat is Lisbon and was founded 1803. It is located in the East Central area of the state.[3]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Mahoning County  • Stark County  • Carroll County  • Jefferson County  • Hancock County, West Virginia  • Beaver County, Pennsylvania  • Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1976 A courthouse fire may have damaged or destroyed some records. For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Biography[edit | edit source]

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGW Tombstones

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Ohio Gravestones



See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Census[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, view the Ohio Church Records wiki page.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]
  • East Liverpool
Finding More Church Records[edit source]

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Ohio Local Histories.

Local History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Finding More Land Records[edit source]

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:


Maps[edit | edit source]

Mahoning CountyStark CountyCarroll CountyJefferson CountyHancock CountyBeaver CountyLawrence CountyOH COLUMBIANA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Meigs County.

  • July 26, 1863 = Salineville, also known as New Lisbon, New Lisbon Road, or Wellsville[5]
Map showing Civil War battles in Ohio.
  • Civil War service men from Columbiana County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Columbiana County.
- 11th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company C
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, F, G, and K
- 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H
World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]


Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, Ohio Genealogical Society chapters, college or university libraries, the Library of Congress, Google News, or the Ohio Historical Society. The Ohio Genealogical Society Obituary Database is another source of newspaper information.

For more Ohio newspaper information see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Ohio Newspapers. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Finding More Ohio Newspapers[edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County Ohio newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

  • Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896
  • Salem News Obituary Index (at Salem Public Library) contains records of obituaries that have appeared in the Salem News from 1947 to 2013. They will email the images for free.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records created after 1852 are held by the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. Most counties transferred all records to the Probate Court, but in some circumstances, Court of Common Pleas records should be searched for records prior to 1852. Most records are housed at the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Courthouse. Some records are on microfilm at the Ohio Genealogical Society and the Family History Library. For more complete information about the location of county probate records see:

  • Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (1981).  Carol Willsey Bell, Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index (Columbus, Ohio: the author, 1981).FamilySearch Digital Library - Free online copy.

See the wiki page Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only).

Online Probate Records

Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Courthouse
105 S Market Street
Lisbon, OH 44432-1255
Phone: 440.424.9511 

Court Clerk has divorce and court records.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
County Recorder has land records.[2]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC), 129 S. Market St., Lisbon, Ohio Phone 330-429-4896

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FamilySearch Center for Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy is the Lisbon Ohio Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Columbiana County Archives and Research Center (CCARC) 129 S. Market St.,Lisbon, Ohio Phone: 330-429-4896

Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Columbiana Public Library
332 N. Middle St.Columbiana, Ohio 44408
phone: (330)482-5509

The Columbiana County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 861 Dept I
Salem, Ohio 44460
E-mail: mcreatore02@msn.com

Tri-State Genealogical & Historical Society Facebook Page
717 Washington St Newell, WV 26050‎
phone:(304) 387-2467

Online Genealogy Research Groups[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information see the wiki page Ohio Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Ohio enacted a statute in 1856 -1857 requiring registration of births, deaths and marriages, many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1867 but, again, was not always followed. By 1908, the law was more clearly defined and kept. Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954 while the Ohio Historical Society houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Court with divorce records located with the Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

See also How to order Ohio Vital Records or order vital records electronically online.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Finding More Vital Records

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbiana County, Ohio. Page 540-547 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 541, Columbiana County, Ohio. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/columb/ accessed 2/15/2017
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Columbiana County, Ohio County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbiana_County,_Ohio, accessed 6 November 2018.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)


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