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Vital records are cataloged at both the county and town/township levels. Search first at the county level. Then proceed to the town/township level.

  1. Click Catalog in the menu above the search boxes.

  2. Type the name of county followed by a comma and the name of the state in the Place Name box
    (e.g., Perry, Ohio).  NOTE:  Do not type the word "County."  Be sure to spell out the state name.  Do not abbreviate.

  3. Select the correct location from the drop-down list.

    NOTE: The State is always listed first, the County second, and the Town/Township third.

  4. Click the Search button.

  5. Review the categories of available records for the county. Click on ONE of the following:
    Vital Records, Probate Records (for wills), Land and Property (for deeds), or Church Records.

  6. Review the results.

  7. Click any records of interest.

  8. Review the notes about the film.

  9. Write down the microfilm number or print the page.

  10. Visit your local Family History Center and order the microfilms.

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