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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Ohio, the Buckeye State{{/p}}[[Image:{{NURFC}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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</div> <div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 73%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|gotoarrow]] [[Ohio]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Ohio, the Buckeye State{{/p}}[[Image:{{NURFC}}]]&nbsp;'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
*Online {{RecordSearch|1932106|Births 1856-1909}}; {{RecordSearch|1614804|Marriage 1790-1950}}; {{RecordSearch|1307272|Deaths 1908-1953}}<ref>"Historical Records Collection - Ohio" in ''FamilySearch'' at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;countryId=43 (accessed 11 February 2012).</ref>  
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*Online {{RecordSearch|1932106|Births 1856-1909}}; {{RecordSearch|1614804|Marriage 1790-1950}}; {{RecordSearch|1307272|Deaths 1908-1953}}<ref name="HistRecs">"Historical Records Collection - Ohio" in ''FamilySearch'' at {{HistRecOhio}}</ref>  
*Pioneers got [[Ohio Land and Property|OH land]] from a myriad of grants, tracts, districts and cessions<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio Lands" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Lands (accessed 11 February 2012).</ref>  
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*Pioneers got [[Ohio Land and Property|OH land]] from a myriad of grants, tracts, districts and cessions<ref name="OhioLands">Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio Lands" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Lands (accessed 11 February 2012).</ref>  
*''[http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED351040&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED351040 County by County in Ohio Genealogy]'' is a free online OH State Library list<ref>Petta Khouw, among others, ''County by County in Ohio Genealogy'' (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State Library, 1992). [http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED351040.pdf Online .pdf version]. State Library genealogical bibliography. </ref>
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*''[http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED351040&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED351040 County by County in Ohio Genealogy]'' is a free online OH State Library list<ref name="Khouw">Petta Khouw, among others, ''County by County in Ohio Genealogy'' (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State Library, 1992). [http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED351040.pdf Online .pdf version]. State Library genealogical bibliography.</ref>
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=== Counties  ===
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*[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]]  
 
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*[[Allen County, Ohio|Allen]]  
 
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*[[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]]
 
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*[[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]]  
 
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*[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]]  
 
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*[[Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence]]
 
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*[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]]  
 
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*[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]]  
 
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*[[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]]
 
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*[[Portage County, Ohio|Portage]]  
 
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*[[Preble County, Ohio|Preble]]  
 
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. {{OHimagemap2}}  
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. {{OHimagemap2}}  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Ohio Historical Society]]{{·}} [[State Library of Ohio]]{{·}} [[Ohio Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Western Reserve Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Ohio Network of American History Research Centers]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]  
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[[Ohio Historical Society]]{{·}} [[State Library of Ohio]]{{·}} [[Ohio Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Western Reserve Historical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
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*Join a community of Ohio researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Genealogy-Research-Community/220414391316082 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]. NEW!  
 
*Join a community of Ohio researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Genealogy-Research-Community/220414391316082 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]. NEW!  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, and even where a post office or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.ohgenweb.org// The Ohio GenWeb Project] has transcribed census records, tombstones, deed records, local courthouse and government offices, surnames of others researching similar family names, possible ancestor photos, and historical photos.  
*The&nbsp;[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Ohio/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts, and other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/cthouse.html Courthouse addresses] for all 88 Ohio counties by the [[Ohio Historical Society]].  
*[http://www.ohgenweb.org// The Ohio GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger online&nbsp;[[USGenWeb|US GenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The US GenWeb Project] provides information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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*[[Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] lists each county, date formed, and from which county formed.  
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/cthouse.html Courthouse addresses] for all 88 Ohio counties.  
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*[http://www.ohiomemory.org/ Ohio Memory] primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook. Includes 200,000 pages of digital newspapers.  
*[http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=155839 Jewish database] for northeast Ohio.  
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/ohio.shtml Ohio Blacksheep Ancestors] includes State Penitentiary inmates from Marion County 1834-1875, Lawrence County 1829-1883, Meigs County 1833-1849, and 438 executions in Ohio 1792-1963.  
*[http://www.ohiomemory.org/ Ohio Memory] is a collaborative project of the Ohio Historical Society and The State Library of Ohio.
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*[[Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearchHistorical Records)&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearchHistorical Records)&nbsp;]]  
 
*[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch&nbsp;Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch&nbsp;Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ohio County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Ohio Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== Did you know?  ===
 
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*The detailed guide to Ohio genealogical records, ''[[County by County in Ohio Genealogy|County by County in Ohio Genealogy]]'' is now available free.
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*There are more people living in the United States with British ancestry than persons presently living in Britain who have British ancestry. Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of people with [http://www.ligtel.com/~wales/waleshistory.html/ Welsh ancestry.]  
*Did you know there are more people living in the United States with British ancestry than persons presently living in Britain who have British ancestry. Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of people with [http://www.ligtel.com/~wales/waleshistory.html/ Welsh ancestry.]  
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*The [http://www.starklibrary.org/genealogy.htm Stark County Ohio District Library] has an impressive Genealogy division. Online histories, newspaper indexes, index to pedigree files, and a number of obituary indexes are available. You can also email the library for specific genealogical questions.<br>
*The [http://www.starklibrary.org/genealogy.htm Stark County Ohio District Library] has an impressive Genealogy division. Online histories, newspaper indexes, index to pedigree files, and a number of obituary indexes are available. You can also email the library for specific genealogical questions.  
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*All '''Ohio death certificates''' (1908 - 1953) are now available for free at FamilySearch [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0/ Record Search]; This includes the image and the data is indexed not only by the deceased, but also by the parents.
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*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/ohio.shtml Ohio Blacksheep Ancestors] has indexes of infamous Ohio ancestors.
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*The [[Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] page lists the county, date formed and county formed from.
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Counties

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Williams CountyDefiance CountyPaulding CountyVan Wert CountyMercer CountyDarke CountyPreble CountyButler CountyHamilton CountyClermont CountyWarren CountyMontgomery CountyMiami CountyShelby CountyAuglaize CountyAllen CountyPutnam CountyHenry CountyFulton CountyLucas CountyWood CountyHancock CountyHardin CountyLogan CountyChampaign CountyClark CountyGreene CountyClinton CountyBrown CountyHighland CountyAdams CountyFayette CountyMadison CountyUnion CountyOttawa CountySandusky CountyErie CountyLorain CountySeneca CountyHuron CountyCuyahoga CountyLake CountyGeauga CountyAshtabula CountyTrumbull CountyMedina CountySummit CountyWyandot CountyCrawford CountyAshland CountyPortage CountyMahoning CountyRichland CountyWayne CountyColumbiana CountyMarion CountyMorrow CountyStark CountyHomes CountyCarroll CountyDelaware CountyKnox CountyCoshocton CountyTuscarawasHarrison CountyJefferson CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyMuskingum CountyGuernsey CountyBelmont CountyPickaway CountyRoss CountyPike CountyScioto CountyFairfield CountyPerry CountyMorgan CountyNoble CountyMonroe CountyHocking CountyAthens CountyWashington CountyVinton CountyMeigs CountyJackson CountyGallia CountyLawrence CountyOhio-county-map.gif
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Major Repositories

Ohio Historical Society · State Library of Ohio · Ohio Genealogical Society · Western Reserve Historical Society · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Newberry Library · Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Braddock's Road · Forbes Road · Erie Canal · Great Trail · Kanawha Trail · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path (or Lake Trail) · Maysville Turnpike · Miami and Erie Canal · Miami Path · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Ohio and Erie Canal · Ohio River · Pennsylvania and Erie Canal · Scioto Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Wabash and Erie Canal · Zane's Trace

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:[1]

Did you know?

  • There are more people living in the United States with British ancestry than persons presently living in Britain who have British ancestry. Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of people with Welsh ancestry.
  • The Stark County Ohio District Library has an impressive Genealogy division. Online histories, newspaper indexes, index to pedigree files, and a number of obituary indexes are available. You can also email the library for specific genealogical questions.


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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historical Records Collection - Ohio" in FamilySearch at http://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=43 (accessed 11 February 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio Lands" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Lands (accessed 11 February 2012).
  3. Petta Khouw, among others, County by County in Ohio Genealogy (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State Library, 1992). Online .pdf version. State Library genealogical bibliography.