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Butler County

*Biographies & Charts
*Early Butler Countians
*1919 - Memoirs
*1882 - History
*Local Obituaries
*Google Butler County OH books; free on-line access

Butler County

Local Cemeteries
Find a Grave list
Veteran grave search
Veteran's Memorial site

Contributed Obituaries
Middletown obits:
Oct 1997-Aug 2001
Obituary Daily Times search


Census searches
MiamiValley Index
Partial Butler Co
      1820 census

Butler County
* SW Ohio events calendar, you post

Butler County
* The George Crout Chronicles
* Middle-america.org, archives
* Butler Co History, Wikipedia
* Middletown OH History
* Shandon, OH
* Shandon, Wikipedia

Local maps on-line
County map of OH
Digital Ohio maps
1914 Butler & Hamilton Cos
Current Butler Co
1836 McBride's Twps
1895 Butler Co
Historic Maps, Current Travel

* Local obits, new daily
* Journal News county news
* Early News
* Current News
* Butler County Newspaper Articles, Obituaries, Vital Records (from USGenWeb ARCHIVES)
*Search old copies of the Butler County Democrat, Hamilton, OH newspaper - with WorldVitalRecords.com subscription
* Search USA Newspapers, Chronicling America:
in public domain,
currently (2008) limited states
(images require Adobe Flash).
Good for surname searches.
Their information on Butler County newspapers. This searchable database will be permanently maintained at the Library of Congress (LC) and be freely accessible via the Internet.
Quick Searches
* For Death records
* For Marriages
* Ohio Search Us
* Past featured sites
* By OH or IN counties

Butler County OH
* Family Album
* Library Lens, Middletown
* Old Butler Co schools
* Photo Index
* Am Hist and Gen Project
* Photos from Memoirs of the Miami Valley
* Photos from History and Biographical Cyclopedia
contributed pictures of school classes, covered bridges, local people, history, old buildings, and more

Have Butler Co photos on-line? Contact Nancy Sween with subject Butler Co photos

Tools & Resources

Bios: 1 time locals
Butler Co OGS
Death index
FamilySearch, record search
Lookups local
Towns, Twps.
OHGenWeb Project
Pension index
Poor House Story
Resources page

Butler Co History
Bicentennial Barn
Covered Bridges: map
    * Western Butler Co
    * Fairfield Pike
, pre 1873
    * Black Bridge
, 1868
early 1800s
Local history
Historical societies
Ohio bicentennial 2003
1882: A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio
Old, local Recipes

Butler Co Videos
Local News
Middletown Journal
Flood March 2008
Butler Co floodwaters
So Lebanon..flooding
Little Miami River
The Canal Diggers, OH Miami Canal
1913 Video, Kenoma band
1913 Great Flood memories
Butler County Ohio Research Help:
Biographies | Local Cemeteries | Research
Site Search | some Wills

When planning a research trip to Butler County and you have pre-planning questions, ask the group at OHBUTLER, an email list for local genealogy. They had suggestions for someone's trip to Hamilton. List emails are archived. You can check and make room reservations on-line in as well as Bed & Breakfasts in * Hamilton: Rossville Inn * Oxford: Maplevale, 1856 - Martindell family

Finding Your
Butler County Ohio Family History
1. Living Relatives
    * Are your grandparents, aunts, or uncles still living? Ask them who they remember of their grandparents, and stories they remember. Warning: questions answered often lead to even MORE questions you'll want to ask.

2. Family Histories
    * Build FREE Ancestor web pages with your own families.
    * Browse our collection of local family information, written and contributed by our readers.
    * Check or add your family info to the Ohio Family Group Sheets
    * Is there a Family Tree DNA study going on for your family name?
    * Set up your own family web site to share your research with others, like these:

Christina Auch's Stead families Bill Brewer's Blossom and Stubbs families
Nancy Sween's George families
Michael Rife's Rife, Shelhouse, Garver, Troutman, Newkirk, Levline, Castator, and Roden families

3. Books: Printed and On-Line
Printed books for your own research library:
    Look through our two on-line books (free):
    * A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio (1882)
    * Memoirs of the Miami Valley (1919) (for Butler County) text with some pictures.
Look for other Butler County OH books on-line:
    *Google Butler County OH books; free on-line access

Look through on-line books on southwest Ohio history:
    * History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 1894 (free)
    * Old Northwest History Questia On-Line Research Library
    * McGuffey and his Readers * Oral History on the Web * Ohio History
Current and Old Newspapers
Butler Co Democrat
, Hamilton OH, by subscription from World Vital Records

4. Surname (Family Last Name) Searches
    * at various genealogy sites and companies. Many search results are free; some are by subscription.
    *Interactive Genealogy Surname Searches, Rootsweb Surname Search, and CousinConnect.com.
    *Family Finder Searches (top left) is also a popular resource from The Genealogy Network.
    *World Vital Records searches - browse their databases
    *Google Butler Co OH
    *Explore Butler County cemeteries
    *Quick searches (left column)
    *Check local Queries

5. Butler County OHGenWeb Search
    *Search this site for names and places readers previously added to Butler County, Ohio pages, and email any contacts, directly. A FreeFind "hit" will take you to the page containing the word or phrase you requested. Then you need to use your browser "find" to locate where the word or phrase is on the page. Remember that it may show up more than once per page.

NOTE: FreeFind is updated each Tuesday, but does not include queries posted on forums

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* Butler County OHGenWeb
* On-line books: "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio"
* Historical Collections of Ohio - Butler County, Henry Howe, 1888
* Memoirs of the Miami Valley
* OHButler list archives: at Rootsweb
* Butler Co OH Cemeteries
, OhButCem
Butler County Site index by FreeFind
Quick Searches
* For Death records
* For Marriages
* USGenWeb Search Us
* Past featured sites
* By State
* By Surname
* By OH or IN counties
* Family Finder Searches
(top left)

6. Census Indexes and Searches
The Miami Valley Index shows some names and dates from 1800 censuses for Butler Co (coded BU). We have a partial county 1820 census on-line.

7. E-Mail Discussion Groups
Join the Butler County e-mail discussion group OHButler to ask your question. Maybe you can answer someone else's question, too. Check the archive at Rootsweb by date, keyword, author, etc.

There are email groups like OHButler for other counties, states, countries, and also by surname.

8. Look-up Volunteers
Email a Look-Up Volunteer to ask a short Butler County, OH genealogy guestion.

9. Butler County Maps
    *McBride's 1836 Butler County OH Township Maps and more local maps (left column)
    *Google Butler Co OH Maps
    *Browse Butler County

10. Butler County History
    *Discuss local history
    *National Register of Local Historic Places
    *A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio 1882
    * More links, upper left column

11. Butler County Historical Societies
Join and support local Butler County Ohio historical societies:
    * BCO Genealogy Society with a second site at Rootsweb * Historical Society * Historical Soc Museum
    * Records Center & Archives * SW BC Genealogy Society

How to get older Butler County OH Birth and Death Records and more...

[OHBUTLER-L, 16 March 1999] Misconception about BC Records Center, by Bob McMaken, Butler County OH Records Center, Senior Volunteer Researcher
"The web site is not intended to be a place where you can view the actual records you are looking for on your computer screen. Rather, it is intended to let you know what official Butler Co. records are available from the Archives and provide a means of ordering them via e-mail."


Franklin Co. with
Pioneer Cemeteries
Union Co.
Dearborn Co.
SE Indiana
IN Genealogy
IN marriages
Butler County Ohio
Cities, Towns, Townships
* Maps * Cemeteries
Family & History events calendar
eCards and photos
More resources, societies

Some came from Westfield, Union Co, New Jersey
OHIO (map)

Preble Co. and recent obit search
Warren Co.
Hamilton Co.
Montgomery Co
Mont. Co. Genealogy Society
Mont. Co. early site
Miami Valley

From here, some went west.
Read biographies of early Butler Co residents who moved on to
Indiana, Kansas, and Nebraska
Search Butler Countian biographies in Oregon and Washington books
Also check history sites on the American West, Oregon Trail or Santa Fe Trail

Butler County Surname & Queries

Older Queries and Posts for Butler Co OH
Feb 24 2000 to Oct 14 2001search "FreeFind"Mostly A-I Queries & Surnames
Aug 25 1999 to Oct 14 2001search "FreeFind"Mostly J-Q Queries & Surnames
Mar 4 2000 to Oct 14 2000search "FreeFind"Mostly R-Z Queries & Surnames
Oct 1 1999 to Feb 23 2000search "FreeFind"Mostly A-I Queries & Surnames
Aug 17 1999 to Feb 29 2000search "FreeFind"Mostly R-Z Queries & Surnames
Apr 13 1999 to Sep 30 1999search "FreeFind"Mostly A-I Queries and Surnames
Apr 13 1999 to Aug 16 1999indexed (SH)J-Z Queries and Surnames
Oct 1998 to Apr 1999 alphabetizedMostly A-I and J-Z Queries and Surnames
Oct 1998 to Feb 1999 alphabetizedA-I and R-Z Queries and Surnames
Jul 25 through Oct 20 1998 not alphabetized Miscellaneous Queries and Surnames
April to July 1998indexed (SH)Miscellaneous Queries and Surnames
Feb to July 1998indexed (SH)Miscellaneous Queries and Surnames
Sep 1997 to Feb 3 1998indexed (SH)A-Z Queries and Surnames; large file (94K)
Older alphabetized surname list from 1995 - 1997:
A, Ba-Bo, Bp-Bz, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Originally on GeoCities.com: Aug-Sep96, Nov-Dec96, Jan97

Older postings: Back in 1995, readers started contributing history and questions on families with Butler County ties. By providing their email addresses, people with family history to share make it possible for others researching similar surnames from Butler County to make contact with them. Early postings were alphabetized. Some queries and surname data posted to this site since the fall of 1997 were indexed through Surname Helper (SH), an early surname search program. This site can now be searched with FreeFind, above.

Marriage Records
Local Marriages: 1803-1879, posted on OHBUTLER-L | 1803-1840, GenealogyTrails
1803-1885: Butler County Ohio Marriage Record Search through LDS
1. Click here. You will open another window so you can check back here for the following instructions.
2. Find "Butler"
3. Click on the IGI number M514511 for marriages in 1803-1879 or M514512 for marriages in 1878-1885
4. Specify your search criteria with either a family surname, both spouses' surnames, or leave blank to see the whole list
5. Click on "Submit Query"

An alternate method:
 1. Click here. You will open another window so you can check back here for the following instructions.
 2. Fill in just the last name of the person you seek. This helps if the first name is abbreviated or if you are interersted in the whole family
 3. Click "Event" to display "Marriage"
 4. Click "Region" to display "North America"
 5. Click "Country" to display "United States"
 6. Click "State" to display "Ohio"
 7. Enter the IGI number M514511 for the "Batch Number"
 8. Click "Search" at the bottom
 9. Later you can also use M514512 for the "Batch Number" for Butler Co marriage records 1878-1885

IGI numbers to find Marriage Records in other counties and other states

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Add your ancestor info to the Butler County OH forums. Can you answer any recent queries there?

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Address changes
If you posted your ancestor info here at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohbutler between 1995 through mid-Oct 2001, and need to change your email address, please email both the old and new addresses, the surnames involved, and the address (URL) of the file [ie: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ohbutler/sur-a798]). This does not apply to any other sites.

Butler County Web Pages
If you have a web page about a Butler Co OH family line, historical, historical event, cemetery, etc. send the URL. (Please mention Butler County.) You also help a lot if you find a link not working, and tell the webmaster.

Local History: looking for research volunteers
What kind of debates did Miami University students have in the 1840s when local Native Americans were being forced to move west?

Butler County OH obituaries on-line
This page includes some options on how to post your own local obituaries

Pictures of Butler County
Scan or take digital pictures of cemeteries, families, class pictures, historic houses, etc. for this site. More pictures are here.

Volunteer or Ask A Volunteer
Volunteer to check info from local cemeteries or answer short queries from a book you own or to which you have access. Special thanks to Audrey Hancock, Sondra Peterson, and ALL the other volunteers who made the "A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio" 1882 on-line book project possible.
Google Butler County OH books; free on-line access

Please help edit links that don't work.

The Butler County OHIO Discussion Group: OHButler
Join the Butler County Ohio E-Mail Discussion List. We ask and answer questions about our ancestors and the history of Butler County. To subscribe, e-mail a message to [email protected] with the single word

as the message. It doesn't matter what you have as the subject. Just be sure that IF you have an automatic signature file that adds on to the message area, that you disable it first. You will get a message after you join the list that explains how to get messages in digest form or to leave the group.
Subscribers send messages to [email protected]
List messages are archived at Rootsweb. Between 7/29/98 and April 2001, messages were archived, searchable, at eScribe

Richard BUTLER
Butler County OH was named for Richard Butler of Pennsylvania. Read more about him at
* History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio
* Famous Americans (Note that the picture seems to be of his brother, William.)
* Butler County Historical Society-PA (This Butler County is in Pennsylvania.)

Search TIP
Do you know that if you live in the state of OHIO you can get a library card from the Columbus Library and access Heritage Quest for FREE? You have to have an OHIO Address in order to recieve a card.

Don't live in Ohio? Check your local on-line library site to see if Heritage Quest is available to you with your library card.

(Special thanks to Milly WARD Piros and the OHButler-L email group)
Another reader, David, suggested that "if you try Heritage Quest and aren't happy with the image, you might find that Ancestry's is better."

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Latest update -- Monday, 10-Sep-2018 13:34:29 MDT

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