Ohio Census Records
Ohio Census Notes
In 1790, Ohio was still in what was known as Northwest Territory. 1790 census enumerators did not enter this hostile territory to take the census so there is not a 1790 Federal census for the area that was to become Ohio Territory in 1799.
1800 & 1810 Federal censuses were taken in Ohio but the only surviving fragments are for Washington County, OH. What exists of these early Ohio census records are included in the 1790-1890 Ohio Census Collection at Ancestry.
Federal Ohio census records are available to the public for census years 1800 (Washington County only), 1810 (Washington County only), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
1890 Ohio Federal Census Records were destroyed by a fire in the Commerce Department Building in January 1921. Small fragments of Hamilton and Clinton Counties survived the fire along with the 1890 Union Veterans and Widows Schedules which are often used as a census substitute. See 1890 US Federal Census Fragments & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry. Also See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census & Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.
Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for Federal Ohio census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.
Ohio State census records - Many states took their own census enumerations apart from the standard Federal censuses. Unfortunately, there are not any Ohio state census records known to exist.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
Ohio Census Census Records
On CD ROM
Ohio Census Records &
Ohio Vital Records
Ohio Dept. of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
PO Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098Phone: (614) 466-2531
OH Vital Record Databases Online
Other Ohio Vitals
OH Newspapers & Obituaries
Ohio Genealogy Links
US Census Records
FREE Genealogy Tools
Statewide Ohio Census Records Online
Other OH Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
OH Census Records Online by County
Adams County Census Records
(Formed 1797 from Hamilton County.)
Allen County Census Records
(Formed 1820 from Shelby County.)
Ashland County Census Records
(Formed 1846 from Huron, Lorain, Richland & Wayne Counties.)
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