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CD Project:  CDs of important Monroe County, Ohio record books are now available.  Each page of over 520 Monroe County record books and newspapers have been photographed and made into CDs/DVDs.  For a current list of available CDs/DVDs

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Monroe County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas

(Complete Record Book Indices)

 

Photographs and Index prepared by

Richard Harrington

 

One of the most useful sources of information for historical and genealogical research is the collection of legal records maintained in the office of the Clerk of Courts.  Many citizens required the services of the court system sometime in their lifetime.  Each interaction was duly recorded by the system and provides insight into some aspect of the life of that person.  The challenge for the researcher is to find the needed material within the volumes in the archives.

There are over 80 Complete Record Books that provide complete details of each case.  These Complete Record Books are found in the record room of the Monroe County, Ohio Clerk of Courts.  Many of the Complete Record Books have been photographed and put on CDs.  Copies of each of the Complete Record Books that are on CDs can be purchased from the Monroe County Historical Society.  A list of the available CDs and an order form can be found at: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~harringtonfamilies/CD-Status.htm.  But first check the indices of the Complete Record Books to discover which book contains the case(s) that you are interested in.

Beginning in the late 1860s each Complete Record Book has its own index in the front of each book.  But prior to 1866 only two of the books included an index.  There are, however, two separate books of indices for these Complete Record Books.  The first is the “Direct Index” which is organized by the surname of the plaintiff, the person(s) or organization(s) initiating the suit.  The second index is the “Reverse Index to Judgments – Court of Common Pleas.” The Reverse Index to Judgments is an index of legal cases in Monroe County which is organized by the surname of the defendant, the person being sued.  The Reverse Index to Judgments covers the period 1815 through 1877.

To access the Reverse Index to Judgments on this website, click here or go to http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmchs/IndexA.htm.  To purchase a CD of the Reverse Index to Judgments, go to http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~harringtonfamilies/CD-Status.htm and print out the order form listed at the end of the page and follow the instructions on the order form.

The Direct Index of cases found in the Complete Record Books is in the process of being prepared and will appear on this website soon.

Below is a list of the available indices found in the first 37 volumes of the Complete Record Books.  By clicking on the title of Complete Record Books that are hyperlinked (these appear as blue or maroon hyperlinks) you are taken to the index of that book.

Happy hunting!

 

Monroe County Court of Common Pleas

Complete Record Book Indices

1822 - 1906

 

 

Name of Complete Record Book

Years Included in

this Book

Index

Available

 

 

 

Record Book #1

This book is missing

1815 – 1822

No

Record Book #2*

1822 – 1833

No

Record Book #3*

1832 – 1837

No

Record Book #4*

1838 – 1840

No

Record Book #5

1840 – 1842

Yes

Record Book #6

1842 – 1844

Yes

Record Book #7*

1844 – 1846

No

Record Book #8*

1846 – 1848

No

Record Book #9*

1848 – 1850

No

Record Book #10*

1850 – 1853

No

Record Book #11*

1853 – 1854

No

Record Book #12*

1854 – 1856

No

Record Book #13*

1857 – 1858

No

Record Book #14*

1859 – 1860

No

Record Book #15*

1861 – 1866

No

Record Book #16

1866 – 1868

Yes

Record Book #17

1868 – 1870

Yes

Record Book #18

1870 – 1872

Yes

Record Book #19

1872 – 1874

Yes

Record Book #20

1874 – 1876

Yes

Record Book #21

1876 – 1877

Yes

Record Book #22

1877 – 1878

Yes

Record Book #23

1879 – 1880

Yes

Record Book #24

1880 – 1882

Yes

Record Book #25

1882 – 1884

Yes

Record Book #26

1884 – 1886

Yes

Record Book #27A

1886 – 1887

Yes

Record Book #27B

1887 – 1888

Yes

Record Book #28

1889 – 1890

Yes

Record Book #29

1890 – 1892

Yes

Record Book #30

1892 – 1894

Yes

Record Book #31

1894 – 1896

Yes

Record Book #32

1895 – 1897

Yes

Record Book #33

1897 – 1899

Yes

Record Book #34

1899 – 1900

Yes

Record Book #35

1900 – 1902

Yes

Record Book #36

1902 – 1904

Yes

Record Book #37

1904 – 1906

Yes

*  There are no indices within these books.  Consult the “Direct Index” when it becomes available on this site, soon.

 

CDs of the Complete Record Books #2 through #21 can be purchased from the Monroe County Historical Society. 

Go to the following website for more information and a printable CD order form.

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~harringtonfamilies/CD-Status.htm

 

 

The author of CDs found on this website can be contacted at:  Richard Harrington, 9517 Mount Vernon Landing, Alexandria, VA, 22309; telephone 703/780-9109; e-mail richardharrington31@gmail.com

The address of the Monroe County Probate Court is: Monroe County Probate Court, Court House, 101 North Main St., Woodsfield, Ohio  43793; Telephone 740/472-1654; There is no e-mail address

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