Three new Ohio databases at FamilySearch contain Summit County vital records: Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821 – 1962, Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854 – 1997, and Ohio Marriages, 1800 – 1958. These databases are indexes and contain some, but not all, abstracted information from the record. Keep in mind, too, that all indexes and abstracts may contain mistakes.
While the database information is compiled from many different sources, it is possible to find the original source for the record. If you find a record you’re interested in, look for the source film number. Copy that number, then access the Family History Library catalog. From the drop-down menu under “search,” choose “film numbers” and paste the number into the search box. If the results show the record coming from the Summit County Probate Court, you may be able to get a copy of the original record from us. Check our correspondence guidelines and contact us at email@example.com.
The FamilySearch database Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950 includes digital images of records, but does not currently appear to include marriages taking place in Summit County. However, that may change as the collection is only 76% complete.
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