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

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 [/su_service]



3 responses to “Cuyahoga County Archives”

  1. I am looking for any records about my Grandfather named Serafino Grande. He arrived in the U.S. in 1914 (I think), married my grandmother, Marie DiFranco, in June 1923, and died on February 18, 1929.

    I do not believe he applied for naturalization, but I need to look at the records. Is there a way I can do this?

  2. I drove from the Lorain County line Wednesday, March 1, 2023 and could not gain access to the building at10:35AM
    Rather than doing this again, I’ll submit a request for research.

    I’m trying to locate burials in the Euclid Cemetery, Euclid, OH that may have been “transfers” from the BLISS Cemetery in either Cuyahoga or Geauga Counties in the early 1900’s.


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