Genealogy Resources

tree-leaves-hiThe Williams County Records Center has index resources to assist in genealogy research. Some of the historic records accessible through the Records Center include:

  • Birth Records 1867 – 1908
  • Death Records 1867 – 1908
  • Naturalization Records 1860 – 1906
  • Marriage Records 1824 –
  • Estate Records 1824 –
  • Divorce Records 1824 –
  • Civil War Discharges
  • Tax Duplicates

If you are interested in accessing records, it is recommended to call (419) 636-8253 or email with detailed information. This initial contact will allow us to identify the tools that might benefit your research and have them available.   Some Williams County Records are stored off-site so this initial call will allow us to access information. While we are not available to provide research services, the staff is available to make recommendations on different resources available and provide guidance in using the database to find information.

** Birth and Death records held in the Williams County Records Center are not certificates.   These are line item entries recorded by assessors in the county’s volumes.  The Records Center transcribes the information from these volumes onto a piece of paper which is provided as documentation of the birth or death, and can be certified by Records Center personnel.  Should you be interested in seeing the original documentation, please visit the Records Center where the staff can provide access to these volumes.