Thursday, March 25, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday: Postcard of the Erie County Courthouse

Located in Sandusky's Washington Park, the Erie County Courthouse was dedicated in 1875. In the 1930's, the Courthouse was remodeled in the Art Deco Style. Thousands of the persons who are buried in the cemeteries of Sandusky and Erie County have records on file at the Erie County Courthouse. Marriage records since 1838, birth and death records prior to 1909, and wills are some of the resources on file at the Erie County Courthouse in the Probate Court Division. In the Clerk of Court Offices are Naturalization records, divorce cases, and many other legal and business filings. The very earliest records have been transferred to the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University.

Visit the Erie County Courthouse if you have ancestors from Erie County. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn details about your family members.

2 comments:

lindalee said...

Thanks Dorene. My husband does have relations from Erie Co....but I think I might take a day trip just to see that courthouse.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Now it is remodeled on the outside, but you can still see some of the original stone ...especially on the first floor. Of course I love the Boy with the Boot fountain, on the northern side of the courthouse, and then there is the marvelous historic marker about the all ladies jury!