The Cuyahoga County Archives in Cleveland, Ohio is open to the public and has many helpful resources for family history and genealogy research.

 

Online Collections – may be linked to other sites
 
Death Records

 
 

Onsite Collections
 
Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

  • Birth records, 1849-1908
  • Marriage records, 1810-1941, originals; and index, 1810 to the present, available on microfilm
  • Divorce case files, 1876-1882, Court of Common Pleas; also Ohio Supreme Court records, 1811-1858; and Court of Common Pleas Special Docket files,1876-1922
  • Death records, 1840-1908
  • Coroner’s case files, 1833-1900 (not inclusive)
  • Necrology File, 1850-1950, 1951-1975
  • Probate Court estate case files, 1813-1913; indexes, 1813-1941

 
Residence Records

  • Atlases: Cuyahoga County, 1852, 1874, 1892, and 1903; also City of Cleveland, 1881 and 1898
  • Civil War Bounty Record, 1861
  • Cleveland City Directories, 1837-1939 (not inclusive)
  • County Surveyor’s Records,1823-1893
  • Naturalization records, 1818-1971, Court of Common Pleas; also Probate Court naturalization records, 1859-1901
  • Road Records, 1802-1898
  • Tax Duplicates, 1819-1986 (not inclusive)
  • Township and ward maps, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1890

 
Daily Life 

  • Abstract of Votes, 1893-1974, Board of Elections
  • Board of County Commissioners Journals, 1810-1985
  • Board of Elections Register of Naturalized Voters, 1836-1972
  • Civil War Bounty Record, 1861
  • County Building Commission Journals, including Cuyahoga County Court House, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, and certain other county buildings and bridges
  • List of Electors, 1893-1982, Board of Elections
  • Registration and Charters of Religious and Other Societies, 1845-1924

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

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