Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:

"Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

About Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973

This database is an index extracted from more than 4 million birth, baptism, and christening records from Ohio.

What’s in the Index

Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records from Ohio. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth, baptism, and christening records for the state during this time.

Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include

  • name
  • gender
  • race
  • birthplace
  • birth date
  • date of christening
  • place of christening
  • age at christening
  • death date
  • age at death
  • father’s name, age, birthplace
  • mother’s name, age, birthplace
  • paternal grandparents
  • maternal grandparents
  • FHL film number

The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.