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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|1810 |3045
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|1820 |8328  
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|1830 |14298     
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|1840 |25631     
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|1850 |31761     
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|1860 |32463     
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|1870 |33840     
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|1880 |40198     
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|1890 |46618     
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|1900 |53751   
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|1910 |57035      
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|1920 |63578      
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|1930 |68193     
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|1940 |68816     
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|1950 |70320     
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|1960 |76789     
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|1970 |77211     
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|1980 |84614     
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|1990 |84090     
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|2000 |90914     
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|2010 |92582     
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{OH History}}
 
{{OH History}}
  
:*Mansfield, John Brainard, ''A History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; its Townships, Towns, Churches, and Schools,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers and Co., 1884). Digital copy at [http://books.google.com/books?id=5DguAAAAYAAJ Google Books]  {{FSbook|102255|}} {{FHL|130665|item|disp=FHL film 1000346 item 5; book 977.166 H2h}}
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:*Mansfield, John Brainard, ''A History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; its Townships, Towns, Churches, and Schools,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Warner, Beers and Co., 1884). Digital copy at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/265425-the-history-of-tuscarawas-county-ohio-containing-a-history-of-the-county-its-townships-towns-churches-schools-etc-general-and-local-statistics-military-record-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-history-of-the-northwest-t?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://books.google.com/books?id=5DguAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; {{FHL|130665|item|disp=FHL film 1000346 item 5; book 977.166 H2h}}
  
:*Richardson, J.M., ''A Brief History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio,'' (Canal Dover, Ohio: The Bixler Printing Co., 1896). Digital copy at {{FSbook|49764|}} {{FHL|815745|item|disp=FHL book 977.166 H2r}}
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:*Richardson, J.M., ''A Brief History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio,'' (Canal Dover, Ohio: The Bixler Printing Co., 1896). Digital copy at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/42841-a-brief-history-of-tuscarawas-county-ohio?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], {{FHL|815745|item|disp=FHL book 977.166 H2r}}
  
 
:*Hagloch, Henry C., ''The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio,'' (Dover, Ohio: Dover Historical Society, 1956). {{FHL|518614|item|disp=FHL book 977.166 H2hh}}
 
:*Hagloch, Henry C., ''The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio,'' (Dover, Ohio: Dover Historical Society, 1956). {{FHL|518614|item|disp=FHL book 977.166 H2hh}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
*'''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 '''$'''
 
*'''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 '''$'''
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 
*'''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]. <br>
 
*'''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]. <br>
 
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Tuscarawas|3772765}}
 
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*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
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*'''1800-1850''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30045/ohio-tax-records-1800-1850?s=275764761 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Tuscarawas|484692}}
 
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Tuscarawas|484692}}
  
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*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.  
 
*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.  
 
*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1970-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10212/ohio-marriages-1970-2003?s=275764761 Ohio, Marriages, 1970 - 2003] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
 
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
  
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:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]. Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|FamilySearch]]. 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.  
 
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]. Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|FamilySearch]]. 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.  
 
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:*'''1908-1932, 1938-2018''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5763/ Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018] at Ancestry.com ($) — index and images 
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:*'''1913-1944, 1954-1963''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10692/ohio-death-index-1913-1944-1954-1963?s=275764761 Ohio Death Index, 1913-1944, 1954-1963] at MyHeritage ($) — index
 
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Tuscarawas|364371}}
 
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Tuscarawas|364371}}
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/tuscarawas-county/ Tuscarawas County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/tuscarawas-county/ Tuscarawas County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Tuscarawas-County.htm Tuscarawas County OH Genealogy]  
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Tuscarawas-County.htm Tuscarawas County OH Genealogy]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102354897055084945585 Ohio Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*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.  

Latest revision as of 11:12, 8 July 2020

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

Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Tuscarawas County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Tuscarawas County Courthouse
101 E. High Ave.
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Tuscarawas County Website


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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1808 1867 1808 1809 1809 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Muskingum County in 1808.
  • County Seat: New Philadelphia

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named is a Delaware Indian word variously translated as "old town" or "open mouth". [2] It's county seat is New Philadelphia and was founded March 15, 1808. It is located in the East-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]

Stark County  • Carroll County  • Harrison County  • Guernsey County  • Coshocton County  • Holmes County

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps" (1788-1940) 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 Tombstone Photos

Ohio Gravestones

See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,045
1820 8,328 173.5%
1830 14,298 71.7%
1840 25,631 79.3%
1850 31,761 23.9%
1860 32,463 2.2%
1870 33,840 4.2%
1880 40,198 18.8%
1890 46,618 16.0%
1900 53,751 15.3%
1910 57,035 6.1%
1920 63,578 11.5%
1930 68,193 7.3%
1940 68,816 0.9%
1950 70,320 2.2%
1960 76,789 9.2%
1970 77,211 0.5%
1980 84,614 9.6%
1990 84,090 −0.6%
2000 90,914 8.1%
2010 92,582 1.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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, see Ohio Church Records.



Court Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Tuscarawas 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.

  • Hagloch, Henry C., The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, (Dover, Ohio: Dover Historical Society, 1956). FHL book 977.166 H2hh

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.


Maps[edit | edit source]

Holmes CountyStark CountyCarroll CountyCoshocton CountyGuernsey CountyHarrison CountyOH TUSCARAWAS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Service men from Tuscarawas 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 Tuscarawas County.

- 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company F (also known as Canton Zouaves) with 16 men from Tuscarawas County.
- 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company K
- 104th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company E
- 107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company I
World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Tuscarawas 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 Memory. 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 and Obituaries. Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[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 Tuscarawas County, Ohio Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Tuscarawas County Courthouse
Public Square
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330.365.3243

Probate Judge has birth, marriage, death and probate records;
Clerk Court has divorce and court reocrds from 1808 and
naturalization records from 1907; 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]
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.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tuscarawas 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 Tuscarawas 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), Tuscarawas 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Tuscarawas County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarawas_County,_Ohio accessed 2/27/2017.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/tuscarawas/ accessed 2/27/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Tuscarawas County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscarawas_County,_Ohio, accessed 16 January 2019.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Page 546 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.