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Portage, Medina, Stark




Summit County Probate Court Records
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308-1668
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Summit County Probate Ct Judge
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308

Probate Court
209 S High St
Akron, OH 44308-1306

John D. Morley Health Center
(Akron Births & Deaths after 1908)
177 S. Broadway
Akron, OH 44308

Barberton Health Department
(Barberton Births & Deaths after 1908)
576 W. Park Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203

Summit County Health Department
(All other Summit County Births & Deaths after 1908)
1100 Graham Road Circle
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44224

Akron-Summit County Public Library
Language, Literature & History Dept.
Genealogy Librarian: Marian Davies
55 South Main St, Akron, OH 44326-0001
Main Library Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays (September-May) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Guide to Genealogical Materials
Microfilm Collection

Bierce Library (University of Akron)
Corner of Buchtel Ave. & College St.
Akron, OH 44325

University of Akron - Archival Services
225 S. Main St.
Old Polsky Building
Corner of S. Main St. & University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-1702

Kent State University Library
Kent, OH 44242

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Summit County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of O.G.S.
P. O. Box 2232
Akron, OH 44309-2232
Email: [email protected]
Information about Chapter

The Summit County OHGenWeb Page

Summit County Historical Society
465 South Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44320
Phone: 330-535-1120
Fax: 330-535-0250
Email: [email protected]

Hudson Genealogical Study Group
Hudson Library and Historical Society
Dept. G.
22 Aurora Street
Hudson, OH 44236-2947
Email: [email protected]

I just finished updating and moving my Web page with all the Advertisements scanned in from my GGrandmothers cookbook published in Akron in 1893. I have also included a index of all names that appeared in the cookbook. Its a great snapshot of Akron! Please take a look and let me know what you think!

Lisa Trifonoff
[email protected]


Summit County has the highest land along the Ohio Canal. The county is noted for its chain of natural lakes. The Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers flow through the county.

The city of Akron, the county seat, was laid out in 1825 by General Simon Perkins of Warren, Ohio. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning "high". Although best known as a leading producer of rubber, the city is also an important research and development center, as well as one of the nation's leading producers of childrens books and toys.

Probate Court maintains the following records: Estate Records 1840 to present, births 1867 to 1908, marriages 1840 to present, deaths 1867 to 1908.

Family History Library has some birth, marriage, death, cemetery, civil court, land, naturalization, probate & tax records.

My name is Mary Ann Hetrick. I am the Summit County Coordinator for the OHGenWeb. We Have a lot of famous things that happened in Summit County.
  1. Summit is named for the highest point along the Erie-Ohio Canal
  2. It was Established by an act of Congress - March 3, 1840. formed from Medina & Portage Counties and two townships from Stark County.
  3. The 1996 Census Population: 530,571
  4. Land area of Summit County is: 412.8 Square Miles.
  5. The County Seat is: Akron City
  6. Known as the "Rubber Capital of the World," Akron in Summit County is recognized as the world leader in polymer research. The University of Akron's Institute of Polymer Science is internationally acclaimed. The Goodyear and B. F. Goodrich both have rubber and Tire plants in Akron.
  7. Historical events in Summit include:
    • John Brown, the person who lead the attack on Harpers Ferry that helped start the Civil War. His father was also an abolitionist whom was believed to be a conductor on the underground railroad, and housed many runaway slaves in his home.
    • Thomas Edison's father in law Lewis Miller, also lived in Summit County. as well as General Simon Perkins, founded Akron, and who fought in the war of 1812. His son Col. George Perkins who fought in many battles in the Civil War, and convinced the B. F. Goodrich Company to move to Summit County. The mansion of Col. Simon Perkins was constructed near historic Portage Path in Akron.
    • Columbus Barber who founded Barberton in 1892, ran the Barber Match Company, which then became Diamond Match Company. Also took over Diamond Rubber Company which eventually became B.F. Goodrich.


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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