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Ohio Births After 1867[edit | edit source]

Although Ohio became a state in 1803, birth registration was not mandatory statewide until 1908. Some of these records are indexed in the following database:

Before using birth records know:[edit | edit source]

  • Name of the individual
  • Year/approximate year of the birth
  • Place of birth

Search birth records[edit | edit source]

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Can't find your ancestor's birth record?[edit | edit source]

If you haven't found your ancestor in the above collections, try these incomplete databases that may contain more documents:

Next Steps[edit | edit source]

  • If you find the birth in an index, but the birth record image is not online, you can order a copy.
  • Compare any new information in the record with what was known before to be sure details are consistent.
  • Look for birth/christening information for the siblings.
  • Find the marriages of the parents.