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Guide to '''Lucas County Ohio genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Lucas County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Lucas County, Ohio Record Dates===
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lucas County, Ohio. Page 540-547 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" align="center" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1867</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1835</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1808<br></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1808
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1835</center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1835
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lucas County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lucas County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lucas County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] and [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] Counties 20 June 1835. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Wood County, Ohio Genealogy|Wood]] and [[Sandusky County, Ohio Genealogy|Sandusky]] Counties 20 June 1835. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Toledo  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Toledo  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lucas County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County,_Ohio (accessed 27 June 2013).</ref>[[Monroe County, Michigan|Monroe County, Michigan]] (north){{·}}[[Lenawee County, Michigan|Lenawee County, Michigan]] (northwest){{·}}[[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]] (south){{·}}[[Ottawa County, Ohio|Ottawa]] (southeast){{·}} [[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]] (west){{·}} [[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]] (southwest){{·}}Across Lake Erie lies Essex County, Ontario (northeast)
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Robert Lucas, 12th governor of Ohio, in 1835 during his second term. Its establishment provoked the Toledo War conflict with the Michigan Territory. It's county seat is Toledo and was founded June 20, 1835.  It is located in the Northwest-central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/lucas/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,095,c,lucas.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lucas County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County,_Ohio, accessed 27 December 2018.</ref>  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maumee,_Ohio Maumee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon,_Ohio Oregon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvania,_Ohio Sylvania]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo,_Ohio Toledo] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterville,_Ohio Waterville]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkey,_Ohio Berkey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_View,_Ohio Harbor View]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Ohio Holland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_Hills,_Ohio Ottawa Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swanton,_Ohio Swanton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehouse,_Ohio Whitehouse]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono,_Ohio Bono]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfort,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Frankfort]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monclova,_Ohio Monclova]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richfield_Center,_Ohio Richfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreland,_Ohio Shoreland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yondota,_Ohio Yondota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtice,_Ohio Curtice]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolis,_Ohio Neapolis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harding_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Harding]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Jerusalem]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monclova_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Monclova]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Providence]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richfield_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Richfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Spencer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Springfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swanton_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Swanton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvania_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Sylvania]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Washington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterville_Township,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Waterville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marengo,_Lucas_County,_Ohio Marengo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence,_Ohio Providence]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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[[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa County]] {{}}
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[[Wood County, Ohio Genealogy|Wood County]] {{}}
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[[Henry County, Ohio Genealogy|Henry County]] {{}}
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[[Fulton County, Ohio Genealogy|Fulton County]] {{}}
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[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy|Lenawee County, Michigan]] {{}}
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[[Monroe County, Michigan Genealogy|Monroe County, Michigan]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Lucas County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes]. <br>
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For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1888) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=139044 Joy Cemetery, Ottawa Hills] BillionGraves
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
 
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''  
 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
 
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|504080|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|366145|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=37&CScnty=2040 Findagrave.com]  
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[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Lucas-County?id=county_2087 Findagrave.com]  
 
 
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Lucas.htm Interment.net]  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Lucas.htm Interment.net]  
 
 
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Lucas+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Lucas+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]  
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/Lucas.htm USGenWeb]  
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/lucas.htm USGW Tombstones]  
 
 
 
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[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Ohio&county=Lucas&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]  
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]  
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=16236&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://usgenwebsites.org/OHLucas/cemeteries.html OHGenWeb]  
[http://ohiogravestones.org/search.php?cid=56&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= Ohio Gravestones]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/lucas/lucasco.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx#results Names in Stone]  
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[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=48 Ohio Gravestones]  
 
 
 
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See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*'''1877-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|3714677|Ohio, Toledo, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials, 1877-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County,_Ohio#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]   
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|1840 |9382  
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|1850 |12363   
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|1860 |25831 
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|1870 |46722 
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|1880 |67377   
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|1890 |102296   
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|1900 |153559
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|1910 |192728   
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|1920 |275721    
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|1930 |347709   
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|1940 |344333   
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|1950 |395551 
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|1960 |456931   
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|1970 |484370   
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|1980 |471741   
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|1990 |462361   
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|2000 |455054   
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|2010 |441815   
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
 
*'''1796–2004''' {{RecordSearch|1494476|Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.<br>
  
===== LDS Ward and Branch Records =====
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===== Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
*Toledo
 
*Toledo
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== History ====
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==== History ====
  
 
{{OH History}}
 
{{OH History}}
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=====Local Histories=====
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:*Waggoner, Clark, ''History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio,'' (New York, New York: Munsell & Company, 1888). Digital copy at  [http://archive.org/details/historyofcityoft00wagg Internet Archive] Volume 1-[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/595864-history-of-the-city-of-toledo-and-lucas-county-ohio-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], Volume 2-[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/554355-history-of-the-city-of-toledo-and-lucas-county-ohio-vol-2?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|87465|item|disp=FHL film 1000326 Item 1; book 977.112 H2w v. 1-2}}
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:*Scribner, Harvey, ''Memoirs of Lucas County and the City of Toledo: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present,'' (Madison, Wisconsin: Western Historical Association, 1910). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=C98yAQAAMAAJ Google Books] [http://archive.org/details/memoirsoflucasco02scri Internet Archive] Volume 1-[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/486131-memoirs-of-lucas-county-and-the-city-of-toledo-from-the-earliest-historical-times-down-to-the-present-including-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-representative-families-v-1?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], Volume 2-[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/492813-memoirs-of-lucas-county-and-the-city-of-toledo-from-the-earliest-historical-times-down-to-the-present-including-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-representative-families-v-2?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library], Volume 3-[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/250977-memoirs-of-lucas-county-and-the-city-of-toledo-from-the-earliest-historical-times-down-to-the-present-microform-including-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-representative-families-v-3?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|85141|item|disp=FHL film 1000327; book 977.112 H2s v.1}}
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:*Killits, John Milton, ''Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, 1623-1923,'' (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1923). Digital copy at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/468128-toledo-and-lucas-county-ohio-1623-1923?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol 1, [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/476661-toledo-and-lucas-county-ohio-1623-1923?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol 2, [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/474047-toledo-and-lucas-county-ohio-1623-1923?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library]-Vol 3, {{FHL|87460|item|disp=FHL film 1000328; book 977.112 H2t}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
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{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Lorain|381270}}
 
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Lorain|381270}}
  
==== Maps ====
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{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Lucas County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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::Company F - many men from western Lucas County, especially Waterville and Maumee  
 
::Company F - many men from western Lucas County, especially Waterville and Maumee  
 
:- [[111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies E and H
 
:- [[111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry|111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry]], Companies E and H
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1916-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=8_tS2Vw13FcC Toledo Blade, March 1869 - December 2007] - more than 24,000 issues digitized in the Google News Archive.
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=8_tS2Vw13FcC Toledo Blade, March 1869 - December 2007] - more than 24,000 issues digitized in the Google News Archive.
  
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>  
  
 
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{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
:*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page].  
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*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page].
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{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Lucas}}
 
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==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
 
===== Courthouse  =====
  
[http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/ Lucas County Courthouse]<br>700 Adams Street <br>Toledo, OH 43624<br>Phone: 419.245.4000 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1850; <br>Probate judge has birth records 1865-1908, death records<br>from 1935, marriage and probate records; County Recorder <br>has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lucas County, Ohio. Page 543 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/ Lucas County Courthouse]<br>700 Adams Street <br>Toledo, OH 43624<br>Phone: 419.245.4000 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1850; <br>Probate judge has birth records 1865-1908, death records<br>from 1935, marriage and probate records; County Recorder <br>has land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lucas County, Ohio. Page 543 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Toledo Ohio Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
  
 
===== Libraries  =====
 
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===== Societies  =====
 
===== Societies  =====
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<p>Toledo Genealogical Society</p>
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P.O. Box 118068
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<p>Toledo, 43611</p>  [http://www.tagstoledo.org/ Toledo Area Genealogical Society]
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====== Online Genealogy Research Groups ======
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*<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1473896099560205/ U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research Community] - FamilySearch Facebook Research Group
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*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000Lgd2SAC/ohio-ancestors Ohio Ancestors] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
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*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000LfVkSAK/us-and-canada-genealogy-research U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Lucas|663121}}  
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*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Lucas|663121}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
:*'''1800-1962''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
:*'''1888 - 1890 ''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6090 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
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:*'''1841-2003''' - {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*'''1891 - 1895''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6085 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records] at [Lucas County, Ohio, Blade Obituary Index] ($)
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:*'''1888-1890 ''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6090 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
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:*'''1891-1895''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6085 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records] at Lucas County, Ohio, Blade Obituary Index ($)  
 
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
:*'''1908-1964''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
  
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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:*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
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:*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' <br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' <br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1894-1897''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5585 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Death Index] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*'''1908-1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1307272|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953}} Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 '''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953'''] Free name indexes and images at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased. {{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Lucas|380827}}  
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{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Lucas|380827}}  
 
 
 
:*'''1970-2010 ''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70479 Lucas County, Ohio, Blade Obituary Index] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
 
:*'''1970-2010 ''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70479 Lucas County, Ohio, Blade Obituary Index] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)  
:*'''1894 - 1897''' - [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5585 Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Death Index] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4216 Swan Creek Cemetery Inscriptions] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
:*- [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4216 Swan Creek Cemetery Inscriptions] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($)
 
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
===== Divorce =====
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===== Divorce =====
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/lucas-county/ Lucas County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Lucas-County.htm Lucas County OH Genealogy]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Lucas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Lucas|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
 
=== Places  ===
 
 
 
[[Toledo, Ohio|Toledo]]
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 16:36, 22 June 2020

Guide to Lucas County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Lucas County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Lucas County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Lucas County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Lucas County Courthouse
800 Adams St.
Toledo, Ohio 43624
Lucas County Website


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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1865 1835 1868 1835 1808 1835 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Wood and Sandusky Counties 20 June 1835. [2]
  • County Seat: Toledo

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Robert Lucas, 12th governor of Ohio, in 1835 during his second term. Its establishment provoked the Toledo War conflict with the Michigan Territory. It's county seat is Toledo and was founded June 20, 1835. It is located in the Northwest-central area of the state.[3]

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
Ghost towns

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Ottawa County  • Wood County  • Henry County  • Fulton County  • Lenawee County, Michigan  • Monroe County, Michigan

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]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

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
OHGenWeb
OHGenWeb Tombstone Photos

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 9,382
1850 12,363 31.8%
1860 25,831 108.9%
1870 46,722 80.9%
1880 67,377 44.2%
1890 102,296 51.8%
1900 153,559 50.1%
1910 192,728 25.5%
1920 275,721 43.1%
1930 347,709 26.1%
1940 344,333 −1.0%
1950 395,551 14.9%
1960 456,931 15.5%
1970 484,370 6.0%
1980 471,741 −2.6%
1990 462,361 −2.0%
2000 455,054 −1.6%
2010 441,815 −2.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Catholic[edit | edit source]
  • 1796–2004 Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004 at FamilySearch Historical Records – free. This collection includes images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage, and death in the Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Roman Catholic Church. These records are accessed by browsing the images by county. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes miscellaneous cemetery records, Books of the Elect, Professions of Faith, Sick Call registers, etc.
Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]
  • Toledo


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Fold3 ($) has Toledo City Directories 1864-1923 (3 yrs. missing) available online.

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lucas 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 Histories[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 Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy Land and Property Records in online catalogs like:

Maps[edit | edit source]

Ottawa CountyWood CountyHenry CountyFulton CountyLenawee CountyMonroe CountyOH LUCAS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Lucas 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 Lucas County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Company E
- 100th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company A - many men from Toledo and and Perrysburg in Wood County
Company E - many men from Toledo and northern Fulton County
Company F - many men from western Lucas County, especially Waterville and Maumee
- 111th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies E and H
World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Lucas 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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. After 1852, records are held by the {{{1}}} County Probate Court. Records include wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only). The records may give the decedent's date of death, name of spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

See Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records. Online Probate Records


Finding More Probate Records[edit source]

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

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lucas County Courthouse
700 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43624
Phone: 419.245.4000

Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1850;
Probate judge has birth records 1865-1908, death records
from 1935, marriage and probate records; County Recorder
has land records[5]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory. Put your town name in the top search box.

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

Toledo Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 118068

Toledo, 43611

Toledo Area Genealogical Society

Online Genealogy Research Groups[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Finding More Tax Records

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

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Marriages were usually recorded from the formation of the county and are held at the office of the County Probate Court. Divorce records are located with the county Clerk of Courts.

Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the County 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 History Connection houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Finding More Vital Records

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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lucas 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/lucas/ accessed 2/22/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Lucas County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_County,_Ohio, accessed 27 December 2018.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lucas County, Ohio. Page 543 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.