Ohio Birth Records


Ohio has been maintaining birth records since 1908 when the state passed a law making it mandatory to record vital events such as births.

Births that are over 100 years old are removed from the Ohio Department of Public Health and sent to
The Ohio Historical Society. 100 years would mean for births in 1924 and before.

Ohio is an open record state, which means that births are public record and anybody can request a copy of one.

Ohio Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records after 1908 for the entire state of Ohio is The Department of Public Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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