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Guide to '''Miami County, Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Miami County, Ohio ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|parent county= [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was named for the Miami Indians. It is located in the West-Central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/miami/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
  
===Miami County, Ohio Record Dates===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OH Courthouse Intro|Miami}}
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'''Miami County Courthouse'''<br>215 W Main St<br>Troy, OH 45373-3263<br>Phone: 937-440-3910<br>[http://www.co.miami.oh.us/ Miami County Website]<br><br>
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=== Miami County, Ohio Record Dates ===
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{{OH Record Dates Intro|Miami}}
 
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Ohio. Page 540-547 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 531-533.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]] County 16 January 1807.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{OH Boundary Changes Intro|Miami}}
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]] County 16 January 1807.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
*'''County Seat: '''Troy
 
*'''County Seat: '''Troy
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*'''Organized Date''': March 1, 1807<ref>[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/OH_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries] Ohio: Individual County Chronologies; Copyright The Newberry Library 2007</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Interactive Map of Ohio County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes
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*[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/documents/OH_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Ohio Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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====Description====
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=== Populated Places ===
 
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{{OH Populated Places Intro|Miami}}
The county was named for the Miami Indians. It's county seat is Troy and was founded March 1, 1807.  It is located in the West-Central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/miami/ accessed 2/22/2017.</ref>
 
  
====Populated Places====
 
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,109,c,miami.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,109,c,miami.cfm Hometown Locator].
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
 
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Ohio, accessed 3 January 2019.</ref>  
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Ohio," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Ohio, accessed 3 January 2019.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piqua,_Ohio Piqua]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piqua,_Ohio Piqua]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipp_City,_Ohio Tipp City] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipp_City,_Ohio Tipp City]  
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy,_Ohio Troy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy,_Ohio Troy] (county seat)
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union,_Ohio Union]
 
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union,_Ohio Union]
 
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====Neighboring Counties====
 
[[Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy|Shelby County]] {{•}}
 
[[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke County]] {{•}}
 
[[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery County]] {{•}}
 
[[Clark County, Ohio Genealogy|Clark County]] {{•}}
 
[[Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy|Champaign County]]
 
  
====Boundary Changes====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{OH Historical Timeline Intro|Miami}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Ohio county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ "Rotating Formation Ohio County Boundary Maps"] (1788-1940) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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== Resources ==
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{{OH Resources Intro|Miami}}
  
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{OH Bible Intro|Miami}}
  
====Record Loss====
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=== Biographies  ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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{{OH Biographies Intro|Miami}}
  
===Resources===
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*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/Stories/Biograph/biograph.htm Biographical Sketches and Stories] at [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org The Troy Historical Society] of Miami County Ohio - People, places, and things. Indexed by surname
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/ohio-counties/miami-county-ohio-genealogy-biographies.asp Biographies from The History of Miami County, Ohio (1880)] at [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com My Genealogy Hound] published by W. H. Beers - indexed. The full book is listed next.
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*''The History of Miami County, Ohio: containing a history of the county; its cities, towns, etc.; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio''. Published by W.H Beers, 1880. online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/276266-the-history-of-miami-county-ohio-containing-a-history-of-the-county-its-cities-towns-etc-general-and-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-history-of-the-northwest-territory-history-of-ohio?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*''A Genealogical and Biographical Record of Miami County, Ohio: Compendium of National Biography'' (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1900). Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/561319-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-miami-county-ohio-compendium-of-national-biography?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://books.google.com/books?id=KdcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicalbiog00lewis Internet Archive].
  
====Bible Records====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{OH Business Records Intro|Miami}}
  
====Biography====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{OH Cemeteries Intro|Miami}}
  
*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/Stories/Biograph/biograph.htm Biographical Sketches and Stories] of Miami County Ohio - People, places, and things.&nbsp; Indexed by surname
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*Biographies from The History of Miami County, Ohio (1880) published by W. H. Beers are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/ohio-counties/miami-county-ohio-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
 
 
 
====Cemeteries====
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
 
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" |'''Online Grave Transcripts'''
 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" |'''Published Grave Transcripts'''
 
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" |'''County Cemetery Directories'''
 
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[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
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[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Ohio/Miami-County?id=county_2094 Findagrave.com]
 
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[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Miami.htm Interment.net]
 
| bgcolor="#eddffb" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Miami+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Miami County, Ohio''' online and in print</center>
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/miami.htm USGW Tombstones]
 
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[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Miami%2C+County%2C+Ohio%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_2094 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/oh/Miami.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/miami.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/tombpics/miami/miamico.htm OHGenWeb Tombstone Photo Project]
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*[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=55 Ohio Gravestones]
 
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*{{FHL|442173|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Ohio+Miami+County.&qt=hot_subject WorldCat]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
[http://ohiogravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=55 Ohio Gravestones]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Miami%2C+County%2C+Ohio%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_2094 Find A Grave]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Ohio Cemeteries|Ohio Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
 
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====Census====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OH Census Intro|Miami}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Ohio#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Ohio#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1810 |3941
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|1810 |3941
|1820 |8851
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|1820 |8851
|1830 |12807  
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|1830 |12807
|1840 |19688  
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|1840 |19688
|1850 |24999  
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|1850 |24999
|1860 |29959  
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|1860 |29959
|1870 |32740  
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|1870 |32740
|1880 |36158  
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|1880 |36158
|1890 |39754  
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|1890 |39754
|1900 |43105
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|1900 |43105
|1910 |45047    
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|1910 |45047
|1920 |48428  
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|1920 |48428
|1930 |51301  
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|1930 |51301
|1940 |52632  
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|1940 |52632
|1950 |61309  
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|1950 |61309
|1960 |72901  
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|1960 |72901
|1970 |84342  
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|1970 |84342
|1980 |90381  
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|1980 |90381
|1990 |93182  
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|1990 |93182
|2000 |98868  
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|2000 |98868
|2010 |102506  
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|2010 |102506
 
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====Church Records====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{OH Church Intro|Miami}}
  
*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39109.cfm List of Churches] in Miami, Ohio.
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*[http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,39109.cfm List of Churches] at [http://ohio.hometownlocator.com Ohio HomeTownLocator]
  
=====Lutheran=====
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
:*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OH Court Intro|Miami}}
  
{{OH church records}}
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*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/m-county/court.htm Records from Miami County Courthouse and other Locations] at [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org The Troy Historical Society] - Indexes containing Probate Court Index, Deeds Index, Marriage Index, Children's Home records, Pauper's Records, etc.
  
{{Template:OH Church Records Repositories|Miami|500355}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{OH Directories Intro|Miami}}
  
====Court Records====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{OH Emigration Intro|Miami}}
  
An [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/m-county/court.htm Index] to Court&nbsp;Records from the Miami County Courthouse and other locations containing Probate Court Index, Deeds Index, Marriage Index, Children's Home records, Pauper's Records, etc.<br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{OH Ethnic Groups Intro|Miami}}
  
====Emigration and Immigration====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{OH Funeral Homes Intro|Miami}}
  
====Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{OH Genealogies Intro|Miami}}
  
====Gazetteers====
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[http://gen2.pcdl.lib.oh.us/miami/miami.htm Miami Valley Genealogy Index] at [http://preblelibrary.org/genealogy/ Preble County District Library] is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley not just Miami County, Ohio.
  
====Genealogy====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OH Guardianship Intro|Miami}}
  
[http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/miami/miami.htm Miami Valley Genealogy Index] is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley not just Miami County, Ohio.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OH Land Intro|Miami}}
  
====History====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OH Histories Intro|Miami}}
  
{{OH History}}  
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*Harbaugh, Thomas C., ''Centennial History: Troy, Piqua and Miami County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1909). Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/546537-centennial-history-troy-piqua-and-miami-county-ohio-and-representative-citizens?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://archive.org/details/centennialhistor00harb Internet Archive].
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*Sterrett, Frank M., ''A History of Miami County, Ohio,'' (Troy, Ohio: Montgomery Printing, 1917). Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/476599-a-history-of-miami-county?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library]; part 1 online at [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=dul1.ark:/13960/t09w43897&view=1up&seq=11 Hathitrust]; part 2 online at [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=dul1.ark:/13960/t0jt39j21&view=1up&seq=7 Hathitrust]
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*Miller, Irene E., ''History of Miami County, Ohio,'' (Tipp City, Ohio: Miami County Genealogy and Historical Society, 1982). {{FHL|292382|item|disp=FHL film 1598188 Item 3; book 977.148 H2hi}}
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*''The History of Miami County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc,'' (Chicago, Illinois: W.H. Beers, 1880). Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/276266-the-history-of-miami-county-ohio-containing-a-history-of-the-county-its-cities-towns-etc-general-and-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-history-of-the-northwest-territory-history-of-ohio?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library],  [http://books.google.com/books?id=fNcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://archive.org/details/historyofwyandot00legg Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19861 Ancestry] ($) - (Indexed).
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*Hill, Leonard U., ''A History of Miami County, Ohio, 1807-1953,'' (Columbus, Ohio: 1953). Online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/405430-a-history-of-miami-county-ohio-1807-1953?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
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*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm Histories of Miami County] at [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org The Troy Historical Society] for 1846, 1880, 1909, 1920 and Randolph Slaves.
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*[https://everynameindex.com/free_indexes/ohio_counties  Ohio Indexes] at [https://www.everynameindex.com/home EveryNameIndex.com] — Select the county.
  
=====Local Histories=====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{OH Maps Intro|Miami}}
  
:*Harbaugh, Thomas C., ''Centennial History: Troy, Piqua and Miami County, Ohio and Representative Citizens,'' (Chicago, Illinois: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1909). Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/546537-centennial-history-troy-piqua-and-miami-county-ohio-and-representative-citizens?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://archive.org/details/centennialhistor00harb Internet Archive], {{FHL|110647|item|disp=FHL film 1000332 Item 2; book 977.148 H2ha}}
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{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Miami County}}}}
  
:*Sterrett, Frank M., ''A History of Miami County, Ohio,'' (Troy, Ohio: Montgomery Printing, 1917). {{FHL|110868|item|disp=FHL film 874385; book 977.148 H2s}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)] at [http://www.mapofus.org MapofUS.org]
  
:*Miller, Irene E., ''History of Miami County, Ohio,'' (Tipp City, Ohio: Miami County Genealogy and Historical Society, 1982). {{FHL|292382|item|disp=FHL film 1598188 Item 3; book 977.148 H2hi}}
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=== Migration ===
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{{OH Migration Intro|Miami}}
  
:*''The History of Miami County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc,'' (Chicago, Illinois: W.H. Beers, 1880). Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/276266-the-history-of-miami-county-ohio-containing-a-history-of-the-county-its-cities-towns-etc-general-and-local-statistics-portraits-of-early-settlers-and-prominent-men-history-of-the-northwest-territory-history-of-ohio?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library],  [http://books.google.com/books?id=fNcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://archive.org/details/historyofwyandot00legg Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19861 Ancestry ($)](Indexed), {{FHL|110621|item|disp=FHL film 924425 Item 1; book 977.148 H2h 1973}}
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=== Military Records ===
 +
{{OH Military Intro|Miami}}
  
:*Hill, Leonard U., ''A History of Miami County, Ohio, 1807-1953,'' (Columbus, Ohio: 1953). {{FHL|110823|item|disp=FHL book 977.148 H2m}}
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*'''1888-1919''' {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio,_Soldier_Home_Records_-_FamilySearch_Historical_Records|How to Use this Collection]].
  
:*''A Genealogical and Biographical Record of Miami County, Ohio: Compendium of National Biography'' (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1900). Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/561319-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-miami-county-ohio-compendium-of-national-biography?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library], [http://books.google.com/books?id=KdcyAQAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicalbiog00lewis Internet Archive],  {{FHL|109476|item|disp=FHL film 1000332 Item 1}}
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'''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''<br>
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Civil War service men from Miami County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miami County.
  
====Local Histories====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company I
 
 
[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm Histories of Miami County] for 1846, 1880, 1909, 1920 and Randolph Slaves.
 
 
 
{{FHL|962534|disp=The History of Miami County, Ohio}}, published 1880, W. H. Beers &amp; Co. is available at FamilySearch.
 
 
 
====Land and Property====
 
 
 
{{OH Land}} [http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/townships.htm Township Maps] of the 12 townships along with&nbsp;census indexes and&nbsp;historical descriptions.
 
 
 
{{Template:OH Land and Property Other Repositories|Miami|432082}}
 
  
====Maps====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
{{OH Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OH Miami County}}}}  
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*'''1914-1918''' {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1914-1919''' {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1916-1920''' {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Maps of Ohio (1788-1940)]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OH Naturalization Intro|Miami}}
  
====Military====
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''<br>
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*'''1800-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, County Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
  
*'''1888-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2139859|Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Newspapers ===
*[http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/military.htm Military Records] of Miami County.
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{{OH Newspapers Intro|Miami}}
  
=====Civil War, 1861-1865=====
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*'''1793-late 1900's''' [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/collections/BrowseContentCollection.aspx?ccID=Nw== Newspapers] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] —  Select county.
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*'''Early- late 1900's''' [https://ohiomemory.ohiohistory.org/newspapers Newspapers] at [https://ohiomemory.org/digital/ Ohio Memory] — sort by County, City, Time Period, and more.
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{OH Obituaries Intro|Miami}}
  
Civil War service men from Miami County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment)&nbsp;that&nbsp;originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miami County.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{OH Other Records Intro|Miami}}
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry|1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]], Company I
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{OH Periodicals Intro|Miami}}
  
=====World War I=====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{OH Probate Intro|Miami}}
  
*'''1914-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3010045|Ohio, World War I Statement of Service Cards, 1914-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029263|Ohio, World War I, Enrollment Cards, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1786-1998''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio, Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images.
*'''1916-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|3039663|Ohio, WWI Index and Return Cards, 1916-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1789-1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — [[Ohio Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records |How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1803-1850''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21256 Miami Valley will abstracts] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry.com] ($) original data
  
====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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=== School Records ===
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{{OH Schools Intro|Miami}}
  
*'''1800-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1987615|Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Social Security Records ===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
====Newspapers====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OH Tax Intro|Miami}}
  
{{OHnewspapers|Miami}}<br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> [http://www.tdn-net.com/genealogy/NEWS%20ARTICLES.htm Marriage and Birth] notices from Newspapers<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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''Online Tax Indexes and Records''<br>
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*'''1800-1850''' {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Tax Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1800-1850''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30045/ohio-tax-records-1800-1850?s=275764761 Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage] ($) — index
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*'''1810-1840''' [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/cen-tax.htm Early Tax and Census] at [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org The Troy Historical Society]
  
====Obituaries====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{OH Vital Intro|Miami}}
  
====Periodicals====
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==== Birth ====
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{{OH Birth Intro|Miami}}
  
====Probate====
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*'''1774-1973''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541&cj=1&sid=OH-VITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) — index
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*'''1821-1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1841-2003''' {{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio, County Births - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1908-1998''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3146/ Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1998] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) — index
  
{{OH Probate Intro}}  
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==== Marriage ====
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{OH Marriage Intro|Miami}}
  
*'''1786 - 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8801 Ohio Wills and Probate Records 1786-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1789-2013''' {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
*'''1789 - 1996''' {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio Probate Records 1789-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1800-1942''' {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
*'''1790–1967''' - {{RecordSearch|1992421|Ohio, Probate Records, 1790-1967}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection consists of probate records and estate files from county courthouses in Ohio. The content and time period varies by county, with more records being added as they become available. This Collection will include records from 1789 to 1996. Currently, (September 2012) the collection is only searchable by [[How to Navigate Browsable Images|browsing]] the images. A list of Fires that have destroyed records in the courthouses of several counties are listed on the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ohio_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Record Description page].
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*'''1800-1958''' {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] [[Ohio Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
*'''1807-1845'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21256 Probate records of Miami County] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) original data
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*'''1970-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10212/ohio-marriages-1970-2003?s=275764761 Ohio, Marriages, 1970-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage] ($) — index
  
{{Template:OH Probate Repositories|Miami|338439}}
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==== Death ====
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{{OH Death Intro|Miami}}
  
====Public Records====
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*'''1840-2001''' {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Ohio County Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]].
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*'''1908-1932, 1938–1944, and 1958–2007''' {{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] – [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1908-1932, 1938-2018''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/5763/ Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
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*'''1913-1944, 1954-1963''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10692/ohio-death-index-1913-1944-1954-1963?s=275764761 Ohio Death Index, 1913-1944, 1954-1963] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage] ($) — index
  
====Repositories====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{OH Divorce Intro|Miami}}
  
 +
*'''1962-2007''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2026 Ohio, Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/Search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
[http://www.miamicountyrecorder.org/ Miami County Courthouse] <br>201 West Main Street<br> Troy, OH 45373-3263<br> Phone: 937-332-6855 <br><br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1807; <br>Probate Judge has marriage, death and probate; <br>County Health Department has birth records; <br>County Recorder has land records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Miami County, Ohio. Page 544 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{OH Research Facilities Intro|Miami}}
  
=====Courthouse=====
 
  
=====Family History Centers=====
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{OH Archives Intro|Miami}}
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Dayton Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Dayton Ohio Family History Center]]
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*[[Dayton Ohio East Family History Center]]
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*[https://www.piqualibrary.org Piqua Public Library] - an affiliate library
  
For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FHC directory]. Put your town name in the top search box.
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=== Libraries ===
 
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{{OH Libraries Intro|Miami}}
=====Libraries=====
 
 
 
The following public libraries in Miami County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.
 
 
 
'''Troy-Miami County Public Library'''<br>419 W. Main St.<br>Troy, Ohio 45373<br>Telephone: 937- 339-0502<br>[http://www.troypubliclibrary.org/content/troy-local-history-library Website]<br><br>The collections include books, maps, microfilm, newspapers, and several original local records with internet access to sites with additional records.
 
 
 
=====Museums=====
 
 
 
=====Societies=====
 
 
 
======Online Genealogy Research Groups======
 
 
 
*<br>
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/1473896099560205/ U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research Community] - FamilySearch Facebook Research Group
 
*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000Lgd2SAC/ohio-ancestors Ohio Ancestors] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
 
*[https://community.familysearch.org/s/group/0F93A000000LfVkSAK/us-and-canada-genealogy-research U.S. and Canada Genealogy Research] - FamilySearch Community group, must have a free FamilySearch account to join
 
 
 
====Schools====
 
 
 
[http://familyoldphotos.com/photo/ohio/24031/piqua-oh-high-school-1919-basketball-team Piqua, Ohio High School 1919 Basketball Team]
 
 
 
====Social Security:====
 
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901&cj=1&sid=SSDIAPP&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index]
 
 
 
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693&cj=1&sid=OH-VITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Social Security Death Index]
 
 
 
====Taxation====
 
 
 
*'''1800-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1473259|Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/cen-tax.htm Early Tax and Census] records 1810-1840 period.
 
 
 
{{Template:OH Tax Records Repositories|Miami|391787}}
 
 
 
====Vital Records====
 
 
 
{{OH Vital Intro}}
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
=====Birth=====
 
 
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
 
 
 
*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}}
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541&cj=1&sid=OH-VITAL&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 (Ancestry $)]
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003}}
 
 
 
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 
 
 
=====Marriage=====
 
 
 
*'''1789-2013''' - {{RecordSearch|1614804|Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1958''' - {{RecordSearch|1681001|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — free; Index.
 
*'''1800-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2367319|Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
 
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
=====Death=====
 
  
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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The following public libraries in Miami County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.
  
:*'''1840-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2128172|Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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'''Troy-Miami County Public Library'''<br>419 W Main St<br>Troy, OH 45373<br>937-339-0502<br>[http://www.troypubliclibrary.org Website]<br><br>
:*'''1908-1953''' - [[Ohio Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953]]. Free name indexes and images at [[Ohio Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|FamilySearch]]. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
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'''J. R. Clarke Public Library'''<br>102 E Spring St<br>Covington, OH 45318-1500<br>937-473-2226<br>[http://www.jrclarkelibrary.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Milton-Union Public Library'''<br>560 S Main St<br>West Milton, OH 45383-1406<br>937-698-5515<br>[http://www.mupubliclibrary.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Piqua Public Library'''<br>116 W High St<br>Piqua, OH 45356<br>937-773-6753<br>[https://piqualibrary.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Tipp City Public Library'''<br>11 E Main St<br>Tipp City, OH 45371<br>937-667-3826<br>[http://www.tippcitylibrary.org Website]<br><br>
  
{{Template:OH Vitals Repositories|Miami|476979}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{OH Museums Intro|Miami}}
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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'''Museum of Troy History'''<br>124 E Water St<br>Troy, OH 45373 <br>937-339-5155<br>Email:[mailto:museumoftroyhistory124@gmail.com museumoftroyhistory124@gmail.com]<br>
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[http://www.museumoftroyhistory.org Website]<br><br>
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'''The Miami Valley Military History Museum'''<br>Building 120<br>120 Ohio Ave<br>Dayton, OH 45428<br>937-267-7628<br>E-mail:[mailto:mvmhm2007@gmail.com mvmhm2007@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.mvmhm.com/index.html Website]
  
=====Divorce=====
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== Societies ==
 +
{{OH Societies Intro|Miami}}
  
===Websites===
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'''Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc'''<br>PO Box 808<br>Piqua, OH 45356<br>E-mail:[mailto:mchgsohio@gmail.com mchgsohio@gmail.com] <br>[https://www.mchgs.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Troy Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 401<br>100 W Main St<br>Troy, OH 45373<br>937-339-5900<br>E-mail:[mailto:tths@frontier.com tths@frontier.com]<br>[http://thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/troy_historical_society.htm Webpage]
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/miami-county/ Miami County, OH History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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== Websites ==
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/219410844759934/ Ohio Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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{{OH Websites Intro|Miami}}
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Miami-County.htm Miami County OH Genealogy]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Miami|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm Miami County, Ohio] site has many links to court records, newspapers, histories of the county, etc.
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/ohio/miami-county/ Genealogy Inc for Miami, Ohio] (MAJORLY USEFUL)
 
  
===References===
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*[http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx?ssid=State_Archives Local Gov't Records by County] at [http://catalog.ohiohistory.org/Presto/home/home.aspx Ohio History Connection] — Browse their list; records are not online.
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*[https://ohiomemory.org/digital/custom/browse?field=place Custom Browse of Historical Collections] at [https://ohiomemory.org/digital/ Ohio Memory] — Use map or alpha bar to select county or place, then browse search options in left sidebar.
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*[https://www.ogs.org/ Ohio Genealogical Society] ($) — online databases
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/OH/Miami-County.htm Miami County OH Genealogy] at [http://ldsgenealogy.com LDS Genealogy]
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*[https://www.miamioh.ancestralsites.com/ Miami County OhGenWeb] at [https://www.ohgenweb.org/ OHGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/miami.htm Miami County USGW Archive] at [http://usgenwebsites.org USGenWeb Archive]
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*[http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org/miamico.htm Miami County, Ohio] at [http://www.thetroyhistoricalsociety.org The Troy Historical Society] - links to court records, newspapers, histories of the county, etc.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|196513|Ohio|Miami}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{OH Research Guides Intro|Miami}}
  
{{ohio|ohio}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Miami_County,_Ohio]]
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{{Ohio|Ohio}}
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[[Category:Miami County, Ohio]][[Category:Ohio Counties]]

Revision as of 12:45, 27 May 2021

Guide to Miami County, Ohio ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Troy
Organized: March 1, 1807[1]
Parent County(s): Montgomery[2]
Neighboring Counties
Shelby  • Darke  • Montgomery  • Clark  • Champaign
See County Maps
Courthouse
Miami County Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
OH miami.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for the Miami Indians. It is located in the West-Central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Miami County Courthouse
215 W Main St
Troy, OH 45373-3263
Phone: 937-440-3910
Miami County Website

Miami County, Ohio Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1853 1807 1867 1807 1807 1807 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1908. General compliance year is unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county: [7]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

For an extensive list of resources for Bible Records see Ohio Bible Records.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Miami County, Ohio online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Ohio Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,941
1820 8,851 124.6%
1830 12,807 44.7%
1840 19,688 53.7%
1850 24,999 27.0%
1860 29,959 19.8%
1870 32,740 9.3%
1880 36,158 10.4%
1890 39,754 9.9%
1900 43,105 8.4%
1910 45,047 4.5%
1920 48,428 7.5%
1930 51,301 5.9%
1940 52,632 2.6%
1950 61,309 16.5%
1960 72,901 18.9%
1970 84,342 15.7%
1980 90,381 7.2%
1990 93,182 3.1%
2000 98,868 6.1%
2010 102,506 3.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Ohio denominations, see Ohio Church Records.

Lutheran

  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Miami Valley Genealogy Index at Preble County District Library is an Index to more than a half million pointers to records all over Miami Valley not just Miami County, Ohio.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Ohio Land and Property for additional information about early Ohio land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for this county. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Ohio Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil War service men from Miami County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Miami County.

- 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Company I

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Miami County newspapers often contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

For more Ohio newspaper information see Ohio Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

From 1797 or the creation of the county, probate records were held by the Court of Common Pleas. After 1852, records are held by the Miami County Probate Court. Records include wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records (1867-1908 only). The records may give the decedent's date of death, name of spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

See Ohio Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Ohio tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.

Online Tax Indexes and Records

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Marriages were usually recorded from the formation of the county and are held at the office of the County Probate Court. Divorce records are located with the county Clerk of Courts.

Any existing birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908 are located at the County Probate Court. The Ohio Department of Health has birth records filed after December 20, 1908 and death records filed after January 1, 1954, while the Ohio History Connection houses death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Miami County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Ohio Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Miami County. For state-wide library facilities, see Ohio Archives and Libraries.

The following public libraries in Miami County have collections of particular interest to genealogists.

Troy-Miami County Public Library
419 W Main St
Troy, OH 45373
937-339-0502
Website

J. R. Clarke Public Library
102 E Spring St
Covington, OH 45318-1500
937-473-2226
Website

Milton-Union Public Library
560 S Main St
West Milton, OH 45383-1406
937-698-5515
Website

Piqua Public Library
116 W High St
Piqua, OH 45356
937-773-6753
Website

Tipp City Public Library
11 E Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371
937-667-3826
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Museum of Troy History
124 E Water St
Troy, OH 45373
937-339-5155
Email:museumoftroyhistory124@gmail.com
Website

The Miami Valley Military History Museum
Building 120
120 Ohio Ave
Dayton, OH 45428
937-267-7628
E-mail:mvmhm2007@gmail.com
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Miami County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Ohio Societies.

Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc
PO Box 808
Piqua, OH 45356
E-mail:mchgsohio@gmail.com
Website

Troy Historical Society
PO Box 401
100 W Main St
Troy, OH 45373
937-339-5900
E-mail:tths@frontier.com
Webpage

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Ohio: Individual County Chronologies; Copyright The Newberry Library 2007
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Miami County, Ohio Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/miami/ accessed 2/22/2017.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ohio.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Ohio: Individual County Chronologies; Copyright The Newberry Library 2007
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Miami County, Ohio," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_County,_Ohio, accessed 3 January 2019.