Friday, July 27, 2012

Planning Our Genealogy Field Trip (Part 1)

While we're in Cleveland, Mom and I are going to have a mother-daughter lunch and field trip with her second cousin and my third cousin (also mother-daughter) to visit our shared relatives. 

Our first stop will be Monroe Street Cemetery in Ohio City to visit my Great Great Grandfather:

Theodore Andersen

Front entrance to Monroe Street Cemetery

From this blog post I learned that the interment records for the public cemeteries in Cleveland are indexed and online. On the Cleveland District Round Table site, I accessed the Cleveland City Cemetery Index to find the record on my Great Great Grandfather, Theodore, who died in 1891.

Here is the index listing:
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zoomed in on the detail
Even more exciting, here is the register from the cemetery listing his address and cause of death.
click to see full size or view it online here
zoomed in
Close by the Monroe Street Cemetery is the Cuyahoga County Archives, which might be worth a visit. Especially since I'm pretty sure Mom is not going to be sold on the "Typhoid Malaria" cause of death listed at the cemetery.
The Cuyahoga County Archives is open to the public, without charge, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The address of the Archives is the Rhodes House, 2905 Franklin Boulevard, N.W., Cleveland, Ohio 44113; (216)623-7250.
Some records of interest:
Tax Duplicates, 1819 to present (not inclusive) Common Pleas Journals, 1810-1943 (not inclusive), originals; microfilm in the office of the Clerk of Courts
Marriage license applications, 1831-1875, originals; microfilm in the Probate Court
Divorce case files, 1876-1882, Court of Common Pleas; also, Ohio Supreme Court records, 1811-1858, and Court of Common Pleas Special Docket files, 1876-1922
Naturalization records, 1818-1971, Court of Common Pleas; also, Probate Court naturalization records, 1852-1901
Death records, 1868-1908, originals, index; microfilm in the Probate Court List of Electors, 1893-1945, Board of Elections
Coroner's case files, 1833-1900 (not inclusive)
Probate Court Estate case files, 1813-1913
Coming next week - Part 2 of our plans. Stay tuned!

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