Birth & Death Records
Birth and Death Records were not required by law until 1867.
Birth and Death records for 1867 to 19 Dec 1908 are held by the County Probate Office
Scioto County Probate Court
602 7th Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-3998
Birth and Death Certificates became law 20 Dec 1908
Certificates are held by the Scioto County Health Department and The Ohio Department of Health.
Scioto County Health Department
602 Seventh St., Room 210
Portsmouth OH 45662
Ohio Department of Health
Division of Vital Statistics
PO Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
(614 ) 466-2531
City of Portsmouth Vital Statistics holds certificates for 1908/1909 onwards for the City of Portsmouth.
Fees change without notice so please check websites for costs.
Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944 Requires a fee
Ohio Death Certificates 1909 - 1953 and much, much more.