Births were not recorded in the State of Ohio before 1867. From 1867-1908 births were noted by the County Probate Court; however this file is not complete. Morley Library has the Lake County Probate Court Births/Deaths on microfilm. From December 1908 birth records are maintained by the County Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Morley Library has an index to birth notices that appeared in the Painesville Telegraph from 1887-1900.
"Corrected or Omitted Births" for Lake County, registered from 1941-1954 on microfilm, is also available. These are usually for persons born in the late 19th century through the early 1950s who did not have a birth certificate.
Page last updated 21 MARCH 2013.