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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:  
 
The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:  
  
*Birth affidavits  
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*Birth affidavits (1860 -1908)
*Delayed birth registrations and corrections  
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*Delayed birth registrations and corrections (1873 -1908)
*Marriage records
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*Voter Registration/List of Electors (1890 -1900)
*Voter registrations
 
  
This collection is being published as images become available.  
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County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed. This collection is being published as images become available.  
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
=== Record Content  ===
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The birth affidavits and the delayed birth registrations and corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters. They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.
  
'''The biographical information found in the delayed birth records is:'''
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The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.
  
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Information may include:
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*Child’s name  
 
*Child’s name  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
*Birth place
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*Birthplace
 
*Child’s gender  
 
*Child’s gender  
 
*Parents' names  
 
*Parents' names  
 
*Parents' residence  
 
*Parents' residence  
*Mother’s age  
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*Parents' birth place
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*Parents’ age  
 
*Father’s occupation  
 
*Father’s occupation  
 
*Number of children of mother
 
*Number of children of mother
 
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'''The biographical information found in the marriage records is:'''  
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The '''Voter Registrations/List of Electors''' is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:  
 
 
*Names of bride and groom
 
*Marriage date
 
*Marriage place
 
*Ages or birth dates
 
*Birth place of bride and groom
 
*Occupations
 
*Parents' names
 
 
 
'''The biographical information found in the voter registrations is:'''
 
 
 
 
*Name of voter  
 
*Name of voter  
*Address
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*Address  
 
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*Used as proof of American citizenship
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Images ===
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Affidavit DGS 4409615_35.jpg|1904 Birth Affidavit
*The place where the birth, marriage, or death occurred
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Image:Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records (11-0048) Birth Certificate DGS 4409621_23.jpg|1905 Birth Certificate
*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, or the deceased
 
 
 
==== Identify the record to be searched ====
 
 
 
From the Record Description list, identify the kind of record you would like to search births, marriages, or voter registrations) and click on the title link to select it.
 
 
 
==== Find the image  ====
 
 
 
Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate census, church, and land records.  
 
*Use the occupations listed to find other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator at the event may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
 
*Use a marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
 
 
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed.  
 
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.  
 
Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.  
 
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*Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record
Delayed birth records created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record.
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*Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote
 
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*The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers
Marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to safeguard the interest of the wife and other heirs.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
Voter registrations were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote.
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*The name of your ancestor
 
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*The date and location of the event
=== Record Reliability  ===
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=== Search the Index ===
 
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The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers.
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=== View the Images ===
 
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View images in this collection by visiting the
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Ohio_Cuyahoga_County_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues Wiki Known Issues] article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.<br>If you have any questions concerning this collection, please [https://www.familysearch.org/help/contact click here] to contact FamilySearch.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
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Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
*[http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/ Cuyahoga County Ohio Offices]
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/ Cleveland District Round Table]&nbsp;
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*Add any new information to your records
 
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*Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
 
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga County, Ohio]]
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county 
 
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
 
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*Consult the [[Ohio Record Finder]] to find other records
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Ohio, United States Genealogy|Ohio]].
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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* [[GuidedResearch:Ohio|Ohio Guided Research]]
 
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* [[Ohio Record Finder]]
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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* [[Ohio Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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* [[Step-by-Step Ohio Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
"Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records" images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 29 September 2011). entry for Wilbur Eugene Allgire, born January 22, 1908; citing County Records; Cuyahoga County Archives, Cleveland Ohio, United States.
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of the following types of records from the Cuyahoga County courthouse in Cleveland:

  • Birth affidavits (1860 -1908)
  • Delayed birth registrations and corrections (1873 -1908)
  • Voter Registration/List of Electors (1890 -1900)

County officials, usually the county clerk, began keeping records from the time the county was formed. This collection is being published as images become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records, 1880-1950.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The birth affidavits and the delayed birth registrations and corrections both vary in content from a simple form or court statement to detailed letters. They were used to add given names, correct spellings or dates, or correct names that had been changed in court. Some simply state that the child has turned 15 and graduated from 6th or 8th grade for a work permit or to quit school. Some are given to provide proof of citizenship for children who returned to Europe with their parents.

The Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections relate to the Cleveland City Birth Records. The corrections should appear on the City Records themselves, but the documentation for the changes were filed separately as Delayed Birth Registrations and Corrections.

Information may include:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Child’s gender
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' residence
  • Parents' birth place
  • Parents’ age
  • Father’s occupation
  • Number of children of mother

The Voter Registrations/List of Electors is a listing of those eligible to vote by alphabetical order with wards and precincts. The biographical information found in the List of Electors is:

  • Name of voter
  • Address
  • Used as proof of American citizenship

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Each type of record within the county was created for a different purpose.

  • Delayed birth records were created to formalize a birth record where none previously existed or to change information on an existing birth record
  • Voter registrations/ List of Electors were created to track those were eligible to vote and to ensure their right to vote
  • The birth and marriage records are usually reliable depending upon the reliability of the informant. Voter records are usually reliable however, there have been cases of fictitious names included in the registers

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The date and location of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Type, Year Range and Volume Number or Letter to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
  • Consult the Ohio Record Finder to find other records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Ohio.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.