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Birth and Death Certificates

Birth and Death certificates from 1908 to present are held by the Licking County Health Department. To obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate after 1908, please contact the Licking County Health Department. Additionally, Birth certificates from 1909-present and death certificates from 1964-present are held by the Ohio Department of Health: Bureau of Vital Statistics. For more information regarding the history of birth and death records in Ohio, please visit the Ohio History Connections' Vital Records collections page.

Birth Certificates

Year Range

Who Has It

Pre-1875

Sadly most of these records were destroyed in a fire in 1875.

1875-1908

Probate-Juvenile Court

1908-Present

Licking County Health Department

 

 

 

Death Certificates

Year Range

Who Has It

Pre-1874

Sadly most of these records were destroyed in a fire in 1875.

1874-1908

Probate-Juvenile Court

1905-1908

City of Newark Death Certificates-Licking County Records & Archives

1907-Present

Licking County Health Department

1908-1953

Ohio History Connection

1964-Present

Ohio Department of Health; Bureau of Vital Statistics

 

 

 

Marriage Records

Marriage records from 1875 to present are held by the Licking County Probate Court. To obtain a copy of a marriage record, please contact the Licking County Probate Court for more information. Sadly a fire in 1875 destroyed most of the early county records, though a few did survive. The Licking County Records & Archives Center has a transcribed index of marriage records from 1809 to 1879. Additionally the Licking County Genealogical Society holds a number of early marriage records, their information can be found on the Sources & Additional Resources page.

Marriage Records

Year Range

Who Has It

Pre-1874

Sadly most of these records were destroyed in a fire in 1875.

1809-1879

Transcribed Marriage Records- Licking County Records & Archives

1875-Present

Probate-Juvenile Court

 

 

  

Divorce Records

During the 19th and and early 20th centuries, divorce cases in Ohio were handled by various divisions of the court of common pleas, civil, domestic relations, and probate. To obtain copies of more recent divorce records, please contact the Clerk of Courts Domestic Relations. The Licking County Records & Archives Center holds all pre-1992 divorce records. Please Note: To obtain certified copies of divorce records from any time period, please contact Clerk of Courts Domestic Relations   

Deeds and Property Records

If you are looking to obtain a deed or property records please contact the Licking County Recorder’s Office. Additionally if you are looking for tax information about your home, please contact the Licking County Auditor’s Office.

 Historic Building & Property Research

There are many places to look if you are interested in researching the history of your home and property. Please check out our introductory guide for historical house research, found both on the Records & Archives Blog and  under the Research Tools page of our website.

Not what you are looking for or would you like to request a record in the Archives' collection? Please contact us through email archives@lcounty.com, by phone 740-670-5121, or by visiting us in person at 61 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio, 43055.

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