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Newspapers provide valuable genealogical information, including obituaries, marriage announcements, biographical sketches, divorce notices, and so forth. Other personal information may be included in various sections of a newspaper. There are many English and foreign-language newspapers from the early days of Ohio. Although these publications were often related to political or religious causes, they contain valuable genealogical information.

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Locating Ohio Newspapers

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives

Web Sites for Obituary and Newspaper Indexes

Guides

  • The Ohio Historical Societyhas a centralized collection of newspapers gathered by the Ohio State Library, Ohio State University Library, the Historical Records Survey, and other institutions. Detailed guides that will help you locate these publications are:
    • Green, Karen Mauer. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1793- 1810. [1] Contains genealogical and historical abstracts from various newspapers.
    • Green, Karen Mauer. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1802-1818: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts. [2] Contains abstracts of items mentioning local persons from several state newspapers.
    • Gutgesell, Stephen, ed. Guide to Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1973 [3] This guide is a complete bibliography of all extant newspapers published in Ohio.
    • Levinson, Marilyn, ed. Guide to Newspaper Holdings at the Center for Archival Collections. 3rd ed. [4] This guide contains an inventory of the newspapers at the Bowling Green State University, which come from 19 northwest Ohio counties.


Many periodicals publish obituary records. These are referenced in the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), which is described in the "Periodicals" page.

Family History Library

The Family History Library acquires published newspaper abstracts and obituary lists for Ohio. Obituary records are also listed in the Place-names Search of the The FamilySearch Catalog under:

  • OHIO - OBITUARIES
  • OHIO - NEWSPAPERS
  • OHIO, [COUNTY] - OBITUARIES
  • OHIO, [COUNTY] - NEWSPAPERS

References

  1. Green, Karen Mauer. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1793- 1810 (Galveston, Texas: The Frontier Press, 1986.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 B38g.
  2. Green, Karen Mauer. Pioneer Ohio Newspapers, 1802-1818: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts (Galveston, Texas: The Frontier Press, 1988). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 B38gr
  3. Gutgesell, Stephen, ed. Guide to Ohio Newspapers, 1793-1973 (Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1974.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL fiche 6049903; book 977.1 A3g.
  4. Levinson, Marilyn, ed. Guide to Newspaper Holdings at the Center for Archival Collections. 3rd ed. (Bowling Green, Ohio: Center for Archival Collections, (Bowling Green State University, 1991.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.1 B33g 1991


 

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