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Geographic Search

Clicking on the map near an area of interest will return all documents with reference locations within 0.5 miles.

Advanced Search

For your first search, type your search term into only one search box (such as "Roads") at a time and and click "Search" or press "Enter" on your keyboard. Entering search terms in multiple search boxes at the same time will reduce the number of responses and is not recommended until you are very familiar with the system. Since all search terms must be found, entering extra search terms may eliminate some results that you actually wanted.

You may sort the results of the search by clicking on a blue column header at the top of a column (Note: click on the actual column header itself), such as "Original Townships" to sort the results in that column by alphabetical order. This method will also sort the results in the column "Surveyor number" by alphabetical-number order ("1," "14" and "1234" all start with "1").

Then, scroll down to the desired Original Township or re-sort the results by clicking another column header such as "Survey Identifier".

Individual records maybe viewed by clicking on the blue Survey Identifier. Next, the scanned image may be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the appropriate button above the thumbnail image.

Note: This program will give results that contain any letter or number used as a search term. For instance, entering the word "cleve" in the "Roads" search box will give results for any road name with the letters "cleve", like: "Akron Cleveland Road", "Cleveland-Massillon Road", or any other road name in our archive with the letters "cleve" in it.

This same logic is also true with numbers such as using the digits "50" as a search term in the "Surveyor number" search box. The results will be all the surveyor numbers in our archive that contain the digits "50" like: "50", "506", "50a", "2450", and so on.

Search Tips

Remember to try both current road names and former road name(s), or current and former community and township names.

Combined Fields

For search simplification, this will search both the primary and secondary road of the document
For search simplification, this will search both the original township and the community list for the document.

Advanced Search

Survey identifier
A unique identifier for the document
Original township
the township or city that the document references.
Community list
Townships or cities that have now contain or border the area that the document references.
Primary road
current (or former) name of roads near or bordering the document
Secondary road
current (or former) name of roads near or bordering the document
Surveyor number
The surveyor number of the surveyor on the document
Surveyor name
The name of the surveyor on the document
The name of the owner on the document

Downloading Search Results

Click on the large blue "Report" button to download the entire data table you just created, sorted in the order you specified, in an Excel-compatible format