Portage County Records
 

Marriage Records

Newspaper clippings of Portage County Marriages, 1842 - 1896

Marriage Records for Portage County are located in the Portage County Probate Court, Courthouse, 203 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266, Phone: 330-297-3870. They begin about the year 1808. There is an alphabetical card index system which lists the couple by the man's last name and the woman's maiden name.


Records prior to 1898 list names, date of ceremony, person performing the ceremony and sometimes the couple's place of residence. After 1898, the cards also list the age, date and place of birth, residence, occupation, parents' names and previous marriages. Certified copies are available. There is a fee.

Divorce Records

Divorce Records are located in the office of the Clerk of Courts of the Common Pleas Court, Courthouse, 203 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266, Phone: 330-297-3475, and are indexed by the names of the husband and wife. Copies of all court records are available for a fee.

Estate Records

Estate Records for persons whose last place of residence was Portage County, Ohio are located in the Portage County Probate Court, Courthouse, 203 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266, Phone: 330-297-3870. The records begin with the year 1817 and are indexed in alphabetical order by the person's last name. Copies of these records are available for a fee.

Guardianship Records

Guardianship Records for persons whose last place of residence was Portage County, Ohio are located in the Portage County Probate Court, Courthouse, 203 W. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266, Phone: 330-297-3870. The records begin with the year 1817 and are indexed in alphabetical order by the person's last name. Copies of these records are available for a fee.

Birth and Death Records

1867 - 1908 - Birth and death records are located in the Portage County Probate Court, Courthouse, 203 W. Main St. Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Ph: 330.297.3870. Copies of these records are available for a fee. [Please note: The state of Ohio did not have actual death certificates until 1907.]

1909 - Present - Records of all other births and deaths in Portage County are filed at the Kent City Health Department, 325 DePeyster St., Kent OH 44240. Ph: 330.678.8109.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO RECORDS AT THE PORTAGE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING. (Please ask if the birth was at a hospital, not where family lived; has to be a Ravenna birth. Same for deaths.)

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