Monday, December 03, 2007

Putnam County- Marriage Records

The next major event of interest to the genealogist is the Marriage record. The records of marriage are located in three primary spots for Putnam Co. OH. They are the library at Ft Jennings, Court House in Ottawa and the Bowling Green Center for Archival Collections in Bowling Green, OH.

With the marriage records the certified copies can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts at the courthouse in Ottawa. Again there will be cost involved and may be subject to restriction. Please be aware that staff is limited and be patient when asking for a records search.

The marriage records located at the library run from 1834 to 1951. Marriage records were some of the best kept records in any county. For reasons that am not sure of they always tend to be the oldest records in any county. Another source at the library will again be the church records which were kept at the individual churches. All of these records are available for microfilming.

Located at the BG archives is the index to marriage records and index from 1834-1951. Available again for microfilming.

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