GEAUGA COUNTY OHIO INFO

GEAUGA COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Lake County

NORTHEAST
Ashtabula County

SOUTHEAST
Trumbull County

SOUTH
Portage County

SOUTHWEST
Summit County

WEST
Cuyahoga County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1806

PARENT COUNTY

Trumbull

COUNTY SEAT

Chardon

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Probate Court Records are at:
Chardon Library
110 E Park St, Chardon, OH 44024
440-285-7601

Chardon Village Offices
108 S Hambden St, Chardon, OH 44024
440-285-3585

Chardon Library
110 E Park St, Chardon, OH 44024
440-285-7601
Dial-In Access 440-286-7659

Geauga County Chapter OGS
Anderson ALLYN Room for Genealogical Research
Chardon Library
Email: gcgsoh@aol.com
Geauga County Public Library System
110 East Park St.
Chardon, OH 44024-1213
440-285-7601


OTHER INFORMATION

Geauga County was formed in 1805 from the Old Western Reserve Tract. The name comes from an Indian word meaning "Raccoon."

In the beginning the hills and heavy forests hindered the development of large cities and industry. So the county remained agricultural. At one time there was about sixty creameries producing handmade cheese. Chardon is the county seat.

Geauga County is widely known for its production of maple syrup. At one time maple syrup was the leading industry in the county. Today other major industries include; machinery, rubber, printing and publishing, fabricated metal, food, carbon paper forms, electric meters, relay controls and dairy products.

Probate Court (housed at Chardon Library in the Anderson ALLYN Room for Genealogical Research) has birth, death, marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1806; County Health Department has burial records; County Recorder has land records.

Resources Available in the Anderson ALLYN Room for Genealogical Research at the Chardon Library


Geauga County Tourism Council


Geauga Link Community Information Service [This site has everything you ever wanted to know about Geauga County.]


INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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