Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ottawa County- Wills

When searching for Wills in Ottawa County Ohio you need to check in two places. One is at the county courthouse in Port Clinton and the archives in Bowling Green.

Please be sure to have the date of death for the person you are searching for when going to the courthouse in Port Clinton. The records run from 1889 to present. Make sure you make copies during your visit for verification and confirmation of facts.

The Archives in Bowling Green has the wills that run from 1889 to 1912. These are all on microfilm.

When checking wills be sure to pay attention to the individuals names in the will, but also those people that served as executors. The executors were often trusted relatives out of the immediate family and offer valuable clues to ones ancestry.

No comments: