Cuyahoga County -- Online Resources

Cuyahoga County online research

Marriage Records 1810 - 1973
Death Index Ohio 1908-1932, 1938-1944, 1958-2007
Birth & Christening Index Ohio 1800-1962
Naturalizations - Petition Index U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1855-1967

How to access
Ancestry Library Edition is available for free at the library or for a fee you can subscribe to access at home

City Directories 1861 - 1923 (some years missing)
Birth Records 1849 & 1871-1908 (some missing)
Naturalizations - Records U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 1907-1946 (some records missing)
Keep in mind an ancestor may have been naturalized through Common Pleas Court
see Cuyahoga County Rootsweb below

How to access
Fold3 is available through WPPL.
You will need to enter your library card number if accessing from home, example: PPPL000012345T

Ohio Births & Christenings 1821-1962
Ohio County Births 1856-1909
Ohio County Naturalization Records 1800-1977
(Declarations, Petitions, & Naturalization, some indexes included)
Ohio Cuyahoga County Probate Files (1813-1917) Some files missing ***
Ohio Cuyahoga County Records 1880-1950
Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944 & 1958-2007
Ohio Deaths and Burials 1854 - 1997 (Some files missing)
Ohio Deaths 1908 - 1953 (Provides access to actual death certificates)
Ohio Marriages 1800 - 1958 (Some files missing)
Many of the above records are abstracts and
do not include every record for the specified time period

How to access
click on 'Sign In' to create an account

Cuyahoga County Records Search
Property Deeds Fiscal Officer (formerly Recorder's Office)
Records from early 1800's - allows for name search from early 1800's
Veteran's grave site locations
Over 100,000 locations of veteran grave site dating to the Revolutionary War

How to access
click on 'Search Database'

Terrific sources for a great deal of information on genealogy in Cuyahoga County.

How to access
Index of cemetery records for cemeteries maintained by the city of Cleveland

Cleveland Public Library
Necrology file
Obituaries for Cuyahoga County from the 1850's - 1975 also provides links for access to obits/index from 1975 - present

How to access
Hover over Research & Learning, click on Genealogy, then click on Cleveland Necrology File & News Index.

Cleveland Catholic Diocese Sacramental Records can be found at the parish, neighboring parish, suburban parish or at the downtown archives.
These records include birth, marriage, & death records dating from the 1840's.
The amount of information recorded varies.
Marriage records after 1908 should include information on the bride & groom's baptism
For records maintained at the downtown archives, a request for records form can be found at the following site

How to access

Heritage Quest
U.S. Federal Census Records
Some years only index head of household
Will not return more than 1000 hits
1930 & 1940 are not complete

How to access
HeritageQuest is available through WPPL.
You will need to enter your library card number if accessing from home, example: PPPL000012345T

Western Reserve Historical Society
Online records include serveral local funeral home record indexes,
1907 Cleveland voter registration index and
Cuyahoga County cemetery inscriptions index for dozens of cemeteries in the area

How to access

Take note that many other groups of records will include records from Cuyahoga County (for example Census Record or the Social Security Death Index)


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