Where Cuyahoga County Records Can Be Found

*Note Some of these records are also online
 

Cuyahoga County Archives
Atlases: Cuyahoga County, 1852, 1874, 1892, and 1903
Atlases: City of Cleveland, 1881 and 1898
Birth records, 1849-1908
Cleveland City Directories, 1837-1939 (not inclusive)
Death records, 1840-1908
Divorce case files, 1876-1882, Court of Common Pleas
Ohio Supreme Court records, 1811-1858

Court of Common Pleas Special Docket files,1876-1922
Naturalization records, 1818-1971, Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization records, 1859-1901 Probate Court
Probate Court estate case files, 1813-1913; indexes, 1813-1941
Township and ward maps, 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1890
And Many More

Location
2905 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed to the public on Tuesdays
Contact Person Dr. Judith G. Cetina, Ph.D.
216-443-7250 (phone)
216-443-3636 (fax)
http://publicworks.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Archives.aspx

Cleveland County Probate Court
Probate Records, 1810 - present (includes wills)
Death Records, 1868 - 1908
Birth Records, 1859 - 1901
Marriage Records, 1810 - present

Location
1 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Monday - Friday 8:30 -4:30
Probate, Birth, & Death Records
Rm 131 Ph# 216-443-8764
Marriage Records
Rm 146 Ph# 216-443-8947
http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/

Cleveland City Hall
Birth Records 1909 - present
Death Records 1925 - present
cost $25.00 plus additional fee if credit card is used
order in person, by mail, or on-line
NOTE:
The above refers to birth and deaths that took place in
Cuyahoga County, but NOT in the following cities that keep
their own records

Bedford:  165 Center Road; 44146; 440-232-1600
East Cleveland:   14340 Euclid Avenue; 44112; 216-681-2188
Euclid:  585 E. 222 Street; 44123;  216-289-2843
Lakewood :  12805 Detroit Road; 44107;   216-529-7690
Parma:  6611 Ridge Road; 44129;  440-885-8816
Shaker Hts: 3400 Lee Road; 44120;  216-491-1480

NOTE: You may search the records at Cleveland City Hall yourself
by making an appointment to come in Monday - Thursday
from 8 - 10. This is through appointment only
call 216-664-2315

Location
Office of Vital Records
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 122
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 664-2315.
http://www.clevelandhealth.org/Health/Certificates.html

Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer (Formerly County Recorder)
Property Deeds
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

Location
Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer
1219 Ontario Street
Cleveland OH 44113-1021
216.443.7010
http://recorder.cuyahogacounty.us/

Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court
Divorce Records 1876 - present

Location
Clerk of Courts
Justice Center 1st Floor
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland OH 44113-1021
216.443.7952
http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/

Western Reserve Historical Society
Nationally recognized
Collections spanning national and local history and genealogy
Including:
More than 18000 family histories
Various county history books
Hundreds of newspapers
Thousands of manuscripts
examples include:
St. Stanislaus Church Records (Cleveland) 1881 - 1968
Allegheny County (PA) naturalizations 1798 - 1906
German American Resettlement Services records, 1950-1955.
On-line catalog allows for planning before arrival

Location
10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland Ohio 44106
Admission:
WRHS Members Free
Adult - $8.50
Senior - $7.50
Youth (age 3-17) - $5.00
Veteran - $6.50
Active Military - Free
Children 2 and under - Free

The fee to park in the museum lot is $5
Thursday - Saturday: Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
216-721-5722
http://www.wrhs.org/

Fairview Park Library
The Fairview branch of the Cuyahoga County Library specializes in genealogy.
with an emphasis on Cuyahoga County
Their impressive collection includes:
Searchable on-line access to the Plain Dealer 1845 - present,
nearly 6,000 books, 100 journals and newsletters, along with
thousands of microfilms/fiche.

Location
21255 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, Ohio  44126-2120
Just west of West 210th Street
 Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
 Friday–Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
 Sunday – 1:00 - 5:00 PM
 440-333-4700
www.cuyahogalibrary.org/

Cleveland Public Library
Founded in 1869, the Cleveland Public Library has one of the most extensive collections
in the country. A booklet detailing their many genealogical sources can be found at
http://www.cpl.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=7nwFmPsTwFU%3D&tabid=589

Location
Main Library
325 Superior Ave., N.E.
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-623-2800
www.cpl.org