Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Huron Co.- Marriage Records

The county of Huron started recording marriage records in 1818. This is a very early period of time as compared to many other counties. The records are located at the courthouse in Norwalk as well as the Bowling Green Archives. The records at the court house are up to now and up to 1977 in Bowling Green.

During my own research I have traced my ancestors through this county and I was amazed that they had marriage records as such a early date. All of the records are indexed and many of them have also been published. Be sure to pay special attention on marriage records to who the witnesses are on the document. They often provide valuable clues to family relationships that are often overlooked when doing your genealogy. Be sure to make copies of this document, because some of the names don't always stick out as clues immediately. In my family a person listed on a marriage record as a witness later was traced to be the maiden name of the mother once I traced the family back into Northeast Ohio.

Tomorrow I will be going over the death records of the county. Thank you again for your support and please send any questions or ideas you might have.

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