Genealogical Resources
of Gallia County
Gallia County Genealogical Society OGS Chapter, Inc.




Military Obituaries


Post Offices

Church Records


Tax Records

Hardesty Index



Family Histories

French 500

School Records

Family Reunions

Ship Passengers

Medical Professionals




Land & Property

Bible Records

Loose Papers


The list of resources in the column on the left side of the page represent information that originally was scattered in various locations in Gallia County and elsewhere. It is our aim to direct the genealogical researcher to the sources of this information and also to eventually present as much as possible on this site online. As this information is extracted it will be put on web pages under these titles and will be accessible from this page. Click on the links in the left column to access the records that have already been completed.

The "Military Obituaries" link brings you to obituaries of Civil War veterans. The "Obituaries" link brings you to other obituaries collected mostly from Gallia County newspapers. There are now more than 13,000 obituaries in these collections. They are listed alphabetically by surname.

Church records and/or church histories have been obtained from sixteen different Gallia County churches and can be found by clicking on "Church Records."

The Cemetery link brings you to descriptions and locations of cemeteries as well as to a comprehensive listing of about 47,000 burial records. Over half of these records are linked to photographs of the actual stones. In instances where obituaries were available they are linked from the cemetery entry from the miscellaneous column. If you don't find a person's burial record it is still worth while checking to see if there is an obituary. Some of those people were buried elsewhere and in some cases, even when they were probably buried in Gallia County, it hasn't been possible to find a burial record even with the information from the obituary.

The Hardesty Index is an alphabetical listing of all of the names found in Hardesty's History of Gallia County which was published in 1882. The original book did not contain an index. This index was created in modern times by Maxine Marshall and contains over 6,000 names. Hardesty's History of Gallia County,1882, is available for sale through our office for $28.00 plus $4.00 postage. It was reprinted in 1976 by the Episcopal Church and we sell it as a favor to them. You can check out the Publication page for more information 

Birth records are from Vol. 3 of the birth records in the probate court records and cover the years 1894 to 1903. Volumes 1 and 2 have been published in book form and can be ordered by mail. (See list of publications available by clicking here)

The entire Gallia County alphabetized census for 1820 is available by clicking on the census link. Also here is census material from 1820, 1830 and 1840 for Gallia County's African Americans. Census records from 1850 through 1900 have been published in book form and can be ordered by mail. (Publications)

The French 500 section contains ship's passenger lists for two of the ships that transported them from France, as well as biographical data on some of the early French families here.

The Ship Passengers link brings you to a database of about 25,000 names of ship passengers from Germany to America from the years 1727 - 1776. It represents data from 319 different voyages. Although this database is available elsewhere, this is the only place where it has been made into a single master list and alphabetized. These were the original Pennsylvania Dutch. There are many residents in Ohio who trace back to these immigrants.

News articles can be accepted for publication in the History section.  Click on the following link to see the guidelines for what is acceptable for publication.


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