Ohio Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Ohio

Explore research in Ohio.


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Goal 1: Learn about Ohio research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Ohio ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Ohio research strategies.
    FS—Basic Ohio Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Ohio research on Ancestry.
    AC—Ohio Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Ohio research.
    AC—Ohio State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Ohio Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Ohio Record Selection Table
  5. For African American research, study the Ohio state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Ohio




Goal 2: Learn about Ohio archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Ohio Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Ohio state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Ohio.
  4. Explore Ohio History Connection family history links.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Ohio genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Search for free online books on Ohio research on the FamilySearch site.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Ohio city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Directories
  2. Explore Ohio city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Ohio city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Ohio historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Ohio vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Ohio Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Ohio Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Ohio vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Ohio birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Ohio birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Adoptees and Birth Parents Searching in Ohio Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Ohio vital records on the Linkpendium site.

B. Explore Ohio marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Ohio marriage records.
  2. Learn about Ohio obituaries in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Obituaries
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Ohio death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Ohio obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Ohio obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Ohio death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore Ohio census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Ohio censuses in this article.
    FS—Ohio Census
  2. Learn about Ohio census records.
    Census Records for Ohio
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Ohio state and county census records.
  4. Explore Ohio census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Ohio voting registers in this article.
    FS—Ohio Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Ohio church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Ohio church records in this article.
    FS—Ohio Church Records
  2. Learn about Ohio church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Ohio Church Records

B. Explore Ohio cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Ohio cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Ohio Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Ohio cemetery records.
  3. Search for Ohio cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Ohio cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  6. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  7. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.




Goal 5: Learn about Ohio emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Ohio migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Migration


Goal 6: Learn about Ohio military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Ohio military records.
    Ohio Military Records
  2. Learn about Ohio military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Military Records
  3. Explore Ohio military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Ohio military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore Ohio military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Ohio probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Ohio Probate Records
  2. Learn about Ohio land and property records.
    FS—Ohio Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Ohio land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Ohio Land Records

B. Learn about Ohio court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Court Records
  2. Learn about Ohio court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Ohio Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Ohio maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Maps
  2. Learn about Ohio maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Ohio Maps
  3. Learn about Ohio gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Gazetteers

B. Explore Ohio maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Ohio maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Ohio.
  3. Explore historical Ohio maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Ohio maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Ohio newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Ohio newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Ohio newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Ohio newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Ohio Newspapers—9:48
  3. Learn about Ohio newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Ohio Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Ohio newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Ohio historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Ohio newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Ohio newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Ohio newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Ohio newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Ohio newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Ohio research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from Ohio.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Ohio County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Ohio.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Ohio Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Ohio research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Ohio Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Ohio Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Ohio Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Ohio.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Ohio research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Ohio research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Ohio research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Ohio research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Ohio research.

C. Learn about Ohio genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Ohio in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Ohio Societies
  2. Explore the Ohio Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Ohio Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Ohio genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Ohio Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

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Adams    A    L Allen    A    L Ashland    A    L Ashtabula    A    L Athens    A    L Auglaize    A    L
Belmont    A    L Brown    A    L Butler    A    L Carroll    A    L Champaign    A    L Clark    A    L
Clermont    A    L Clinton    A    L Columbiana    A    L Coshocton    A    L Crawford    A    LCuyahoga    A    L
Darke    A    L Defiance    A    L Delaware    A    L Erie    A    L Fairfield    A    L Fayette    A    L
Franklin    A    L Fulton    A    L Gallia    A    L Geauga    A    L Green    A    L Guernsey    A    L
Hamilton    A    L Hancock    A    L Hardin    A    L Harrison    A    L Henry    A    L Highland    A    L
Hocking    A    L Holmes    A    L Huron    A    L Jackson    A    L Jefferson    A    L Knox    A    L
Lake  A    L Lawrence    A    L Licking    A    L Logan    A    L Lorain    A    L Lucas    A
Madison    A    L Mahoning    A    L Marion    A    L Median    A    L Meigs    A    L Mercer    A    L
Miami    A    L Monroe    A    L Montgomery    A    L Morgan    A    L Morrow    A    L Muskingum    A    L
Noble    A    L Ottawa    A    L Paulding    A    L Perry    A    L Pickaway    A    L Pike    A    L
Portage    A    L Preble    A    L Putnam    A    L Richland    A    L Ross    A    L Sandusky    A    L
Scioto    A    L Seneca    A    L Shelby    A    L Stark    A    L Summit    A    L Trumbull    A    L
Tuscarawas    A    L Union    A    L Van Wert    A    L Vinton    A    L Warren    A    L Washington    A    L
Wayne    A    L Williams    A    L Wood    A    L Wyandot    A    L