Tuscarawas County Genealogy & History

The residents of Tuscarawas and the surrounding region have a rich history  with many families having European ancestry. The following will assist those looking to trace their heritage or learn more about the county’s historical roots.

Locations of All Cemeteries County-wide

Probate Information

Tuscarawas County Probate Court
101 East High Avenue (Tuscarawas County Courthouse)
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Phone: (330) 365-3266
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (Closed All Federal Holidays)
Information Available: Estate Records – 1808 to Present; Guardianships – 1808 to Present; Naturalization Records – 1808 to 1904 (Tuscarawas County Clerk of Courts has Records from 1905 to Present); Birth Records – 1867 to 1908; Death Records – 1867 to 1908 (Birth and Death Records after 1908 can be found at either the City of New Philadelphia Health Department (if birth or death occurred within the city limits of New Philadelphia) at 150 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia or at the Tuscarawas County Health Department, 897 East Iron Avenue, Dover);
Note: The Court only has one microfilm reader/printer. Users will have to share their time to use the machine. The Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society has the original records of the Tuscarawas County Probate Court.

Other Genealogical Information

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society
PO Box 141, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Library: 307 Center Street, Dennison, Ohio 44621
Phone: (740) 922-0531
Library Hours: May-August: Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday 11am – 3pm September-April: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 11am-3pm
Fees: $3.00 Daily Fee for all Non-members or $5.00 per couple over the age of 18 to use the library’s resources.
Features: Over 1200 Family Histories; Tuscarawas County & Surrounding Counties Census 1820-1920; Tuscarawas County Court Records, Microfilmed Births, Deaths, Wills, Marriages, Guardianships, Chancery, Final Accounts, Administration Records, Common Pleas Journals, Naturalizations, Deeds, Appearance Dockets, County Commissioners Journals; Local Church Records including a large Moravian Collection; Large Collection of local Funeral Home Records; Large Collection of Surrounding County Material including Harrison, Carroll, Guernsey, Coshocton, Jefferson, Belmont and Stark Counties; Large Pennsylvania Collection including Washington, Westmoreland, Beaver, Allegheny, York, Berks, Bucks, Lancaster and Northampton Counties; Reference Material for Eastern US; Ohio Civil War Rosters & Index; Ohio World War I Rosters; Four and Five Generation Charts – Every Name Indexed; 35 Years of Social Correspondence – Every Name Indexed; Microfilm Readers and Coin Operated Printer; Self-Serve Coin Operated Photocopier; Large Microfilmed Newspaper Collection including the Uhrichsville Chronicle, Dennison Paragraph, Strasburg Record, Strasburg Inter County Gazette, Sugarcreek Budget, Tuscarawas County Advocate, New Philadelphia Deutsch Beobachter, Newcomerstown News, New Philadelphia Times, Cadiz Republican, Cadiz Democrat, Freeport Press; Collection of Local Obituaries and Newspaper Clippings; Genealogical Newsletters from all across the US; One of a kind Tuscarawas County Deed Abstract Indexes

Ragersville Historical Society

County, City, and Village Histories

Tuscarawas County Historical Society
PO Box 62, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Kent State University at Tuscarawas Library Archives, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Phone: (330) 339-3391 ext. 47494
Web: www.tuschs.org