Ohio, Stark County Court Records, 1809-1917 is a free collection at FamilySearch with images of early land records, naturalizations, and other records from the Stark County Records Center in Ohio.

As soon as the county coroner’s office was established they began keeping records. The following types of deaths were reported to the county coroner:

  • Accidental deaths
  • Homicidal deaths
  • Occupational deaths
  • Sudden deaths (deaths of infants and young children, or deaths of individuals in any jail, confinement, or custody
  • Suicidal deaths
  • Therapeutic deaths (deaths which occurred during a medical procedure such as surgery)
  • Any death where there is a doubt, question, or suspicion
  • Deaths under any other special circumstances

The records were created as a permanent record of the details surrounding deaths within the county. The records also enabled government officials to better care for the public’s health needs and protection.

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What Can I Learn from Ohio Coroner’s Records?

Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions may include:

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Date and place of arrival
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age and race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Maiden name of the wife
  • Birthdate of spouse
  • Residence of spouse
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official

Land records may include:

  • Names of persons involved in the transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Amount of money exchanged
  • Legal description of the land
  • Witnesses


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