Green County, Ohio, was created in 1803 and is part of the vast area once known as the North West Territory. Although probate and land records begin with the creation of the county, civil recording of births did not begin until 1869. There is thus a lack of any central source for this vital information over the first sixty-six years of the county's history. This volume attempts to correct the situation by bringing together records of births prior to 1869 as culled from a multitude of sources. While much of the data has been taken from secondary sources such as family and county histories, cemetery inscriptions, and obituaries, a great deal of the information has been taken from original sources recorded at about the time of the birth, such as Bible records and church records. Thus, this volume should be of great use to genealogical and historical researchers interested in the Greene County area. Entries are arranged alphabetically and typically give the name of the child, the date and place of birth, the names of the parents, and a citation to the source of the data. This large collection provides birth data on about 7,000 people as derived from several hundred sources.
Arthur R. Kilner
(1988), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 227 pp.