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Re: Rickman
In Response To: Re: Rickman ()

... Thanks for the informaton regarding the fact that they did not even have death records issued during the time Mathew Shaeffer/Shaffer died. Ohio, really did not keep very good records it seems. They did not have marriage applications, that had the name of the mother and father listed, like other states do during that time either. ...

For marriage records Ohio did not begin to ask the "vital" questions (Father, Father's birth place, Mother's maiden name, Mother's birthplace, residence and birth place of groom and bride, occupation etc.) until 1899.

Recap for Ohio...

Birth records and Death records were not kept until 1867. Compliance was not required and death records when recorded did not list parent's names unless it was an un-named infant.

Birth records and Death records were required beginning 12-1908. Compliance was sporadic at first.

Marriage records began earlier (than 1867) [at least 1817] but as stated above until 1899 it was basically groom, bride, date, officiant.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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