Welcome to
Genealogy and History
Genealogy Trails - Finding Ancestors wherever their trails led
A Part of the
Genealogy Trails History Group


Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This website is available for adoption!

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us! Get the details on our Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.


Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information this website, Email US.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here at Ohio Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.


We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!


County Information
Founded: May 1, 1803
County Seat: Xenia
Largest city: Beavercreek

Named for General Nathanael Greene, an officer in the Revolutionary War.
When Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803, Greene County stretched from Clinton County on the south to the then north line of the state. Its present boundaries were finalized in 1819.

The oldest settlement in Greene County appears to have been Old Chillicothe (now Old Town), a village of the Shawnee Indians, which had a peak population of 1100 persons around 1779. The first white settlement in Greene County was founded by John Wilson and his sons, Amos, John, George and Daniel, who each built a log shelter at Clio (now Ferry) in the southwest corner of the county in 1796.
[sources: wikipedia and the Greene County, OH government site]

Covered Bridge
Covered Bridge, Massie's Creek

Cities, Towns and other Municipalities
* Beavercreek * Bellbrook * Bowersville * Cedarville * Centerville (part)
* Clifton (part) * Fairborn * Huber Heights (part) * Jamestown
* Kettering (part) * Spring Valley * Xenia * Yellow Springs
* Shawnee Hills * Wilberforce * Wright-Patterson Air Force Base * Byron

* Bath * Beavercreek * Caesars creek * Cedarville * Jefferson
* Miami * New Jasper * Ross * Silvercreek * Spring Valley
* Sugarcreek * Xenia

Records Information:

The Greene County Combined Health District maintains all birth and death records from 1909 to present.
All documents recorded prior to 1909 are located at the Greene County Records Center and Archives.

Will and Estate records prior to 1998 are maintained by the Greene County Records Center and Archives.
Will and estate records for the years 1998 to the present are maintained by The Greene County Probate Court.

The Greene County Records Center and Archives maintains all deed records from 1804 to 1864.
Deeds from 1865 to the present are maintained in the Greene County Recorder's Office.

Greene County Data

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
July 2016:  Aged people included in the 1820 census






Join our Genealogy Trails Midwestern States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Midwest States of :
Ohio -- Kansas -- Indiana -- Iowa -- Missouri -- Kansas

Illinois is covered under its original Illinois Trails List



Adjacent Counties
Clark County - north
Madison County - northeast
Fayette County - southeast
Clinton County - south
Warren County - southwest
Montgomery County - west

Ohio State Page

Visit our National Site



Copyright © Genealogy Trails

All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.
No data is to be copied to other websites