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Archives and libraries often have [[Ohio Maps|maps]], gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and [[Ohio Biography|biographies]]. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.
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== Archives ==
  
Archives and libraries often have [[Ohio Maps| maps]], gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and [[Ohio Biography|biographies]]. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.
 
==Archives==
 
 
The following organizations have major collections or services for genealogical researchers:  
 
The following organizations have major collections or services for genealogical researchers:  
  
 
*'''National Archives-Great Lakes Region'''<br>7358 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629-5898 <br>Phone: (773)948-9001 Fax: (773)948-9050 <br>E-mail: chicago.archives@nara.gov, Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/ National Archives-Great Lakes Region] <br>
 
*'''National Archives-Great Lakes Region'''<br>7358 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629-5898 <br>Phone: (773)948-9001 Fax: (773)948-9050 <br>E-mail: chicago.archives@nara.gov, Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/ National Archives-Great Lakes Region] <br>
The National Archives branch in Kansas City has the records of regional federal offices for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, <ref>Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. ''The Archives: A Guide to National Archives Field Branches''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1988. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 973 A3sz.) </ref> including the following:
 
  
*Federal naturalization records
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The National Archives branch in Kansas City has the records of regional federal offices for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, <ref>Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. ''The Archives: A Guide to National Archives Field Branches''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1988. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 973 A3sz.) </ref>including the following:
*Bureau of Indian Affairs and other American Indian records
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*Federal naturalization records  
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*Bureau of Indian Affairs and other American Indian records  
 
*Copies of federal census, military, and immigration records
 
*Copies of federal census, military, and immigration records
===Special Collections - Archives===
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*'''American Jewish Archives'''<br>[http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives]<br>3101 Clifton Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45220<br>Telephone 513.221.1875 | Fax 513.221.7812  
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=== Special Collections - Archives ===
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*'''American Jewish Archives'''<br>[http://www.americanjewisharchives.org/ The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives]<br>3101 Clifton Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45220<br>Telephone 513.221.1875 | Fax 513.221.7812
  
 
*'''Archdiocese of Cincinnati'''<br>[http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=3&Itemid=23 Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archive]<br>212 East Eighth Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202<br>Telephone: (513) 621-2086
 
*'''Archdiocese of Cincinnati'''<br>[http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=3&Itemid=23 Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archive]<br>212 East Eighth Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202<br>Telephone: (513) 621-2086
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*'''Archives of Ohio United Methodists'''<br>[http://lis.owu.edu/spuma.htm Archives]<br>Ohio Wesleyan University<br>''Beeghly Library''<br>43 Rowland Ave. | Delaware, OH 43015<br>Telephone: 740-368-3285
 
*'''Archives of Ohio United Methodists'''<br>[http://lis.owu.edu/spuma.htm Archives]<br>Ohio Wesleyan University<br>''Beeghly Library''<br>43 Rowland Ave. | Delaware, OH 43015<br>Telephone: 740-368-3285
  
*'''Erie Lackawanna Historical Society'''[http://erielackhs.org/index.html <br>Erie Lackawanna Historical Society]<br>History about the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway and related lines.
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*'''Erie Lackawanna Historical Society'''[http://erielackhs.org/index.html <br>Erie Lackawanna Historical Society]<br>History about the Delaware, Lackawanna &amp; Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway and related lines.
  
*'''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'''<br>[http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?page=index;c=nurfc OhioLINK History & Archives Collections]
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*'''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'''<br>[http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?page=index;c=nurfc OhioLINK History &amp; Archives Collections]
  
===College and University Libraries - Archives===
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=== College and University Libraries - Archives ===
*'''Antioch University''' <br>[http://www.antioch-college.edu/library/antiochiana.html ''Olive Kettering Library'']<br>795 Livermore Street | Yellow Springs, OH 45387<br>Telephone: (937) 769 1000<br>Internet: [http://antiochiana.antioch.edu/ Antiochiana Department of Archives and Special Collections], the historical homepage of Antioch
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*'''Antioch University''' <br>[http://www.antioch-college.edu/library/antiochiana.html ''Olive Kettering Library'']<br>795 Livermore Street | Yellow Springs, OH 45387<br>Telephone: (937) 769 1000<br>Internet: [http://antiochiana.antioch.edu/ Antiochiana Department of Archives and Special Collections], the historical homepage of Antioch
  
 
*'''Ashland University''' <br>[http://www.ashland.edu/library ''Ashland University Library'']<br>401 College Ave | Ashland, OH 44805<br>Telephone(419) 289-4142<br>Internet: [http://archives.ashland.edu/ Ashland University Archives]
 
*'''Ashland University''' <br>[http://www.ashland.edu/library ''Ashland University Library'']<br>401 College Ave | Ashland, OH 44805<br>Telephone(419) 289-4142<br>Internet: [http://archives.ashland.edu/ Ashland University Archives]
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*'''Bluffton University''' <br>[http://www.bluffton.edu/library/ ''Mussellman Library'']<br>280 W College Ave | Bluffton, OH 45817 <br>Telephone (419) 358-3251 <br>Internet: [http://www.bluffton.edu/library/coll/asc/ Bluffton University Archives and Special Collections]<br>[http://www.bluffton.edu/library/coll/mhc/ Mennonite Historical Collections]
 
*'''Bluffton University''' <br>[http://www.bluffton.edu/library/ ''Mussellman Library'']<br>280 W College Ave | Bluffton, OH 45817 <br>Telephone (419) 358-3251 <br>Internet: [http://www.bluffton.edu/library/coll/asc/ Bluffton University Archives and Special Collections]<br>[http://www.bluffton.edu/library/coll/mhc/ Mennonite Historical Collections]
  
*'''Bowling Green State University'''<br>[http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/ ''Jerome Libary''] <br> Bowling Green, OH 43403 <br>Telephone 419-372-2361; (toll free at 866-LIB-BGSU). <br>Internet: [http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ Center for Archival Collections]<br>[http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/page39984.html Historical Collections of the Great Lakes]
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*'''Bowling Green State University'''<br>[http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/ ''Jerome Libary''] <br>Bowling Green, OH 43403 <br>Telephone 419-372-2361; (toll free at 866-LIB-BGSU). <br>Internet: [http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ Center for Archival Collections]<br>[http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/page39984.html Historical Collections of the Great Lakes]
  
 
*'''Case Western Reserve University''' <br>[http://library.case.edu/ksl/index.aspx ''Kelvin Smith Library'']<br>11055 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106-7151<br>Telephone: 216-368-3506 <br>Internet: [http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/special/index.html Special Collections]<br>[http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/archives/index.html University Archives] <br>
 
*'''Case Western Reserve University''' <br>[http://library.case.edu/ksl/index.aspx ''Kelvin Smith Library'']<br>11055 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106-7151<br>Telephone: 216-368-3506 <br>Internet: [http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/special/index.html Special Collections]<br>[http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/archives/index.html University Archives] <br>
  
*'''Cedarville University''' <br>[http://www.cedarville.edu/academics/library/ ''Centennial Library'']<br>1251 N Main St | Cedarville, OH 45314<br>Telephone: (937) 766-4758 <br>Internet: [http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/special/index.html Special Collections]<br>[http://www.cedarville.edu/academics/library/about/archives/archives.cfm University Archives] <br>
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*'''Cedarville University''' <br>[http://www.cedarville.edu/academics/library/ ''Centennial Library'']<br>1251 N Main St | Cedarville, OH 45314<br>Telephone: (937) 766-4758 <br>Internet: [http://library.case.edu/ksl/collections/special/index.html Special Collections]<br>[http://www.cedarville.edu/academics/library/about/archives/archives.cfm University Archives] <br>
  
*'''Central State University''' <br>[http://www.centralstate.edu/services/site_index.html ''Central State University'']<br>P.O. Box 1004 | 1400 Brush Row Rd. | Wilberforce, OH 45384<br>Telephone: 800-388-2781 • (937) 376-6011  
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*'''Central State University''' <br>[http://www.centralstate.edu/services/site_index.html ''Central State University'']<br>P.O. Box 1004 | 1400 Brush Row Rd. | Wilberforce, OH 45384<br>Telephone: 800-388-2781 • (937) 376-6011
  
*'''Denison University''' <br>[http://www.denison.edu/library/ ''William Howard Doane Library'']<br>400 West Loop | Granville, OH 43023<br>Telephone: 740.587.6235 Fax: 740.587.6285 <br>Internet: [http://www.denison.edu/library/collections/archives.html Denison University Archives]<br>[http://www.denison.edu/library/collections/special_collections.html Special Collections] <br>
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*'''Denison University''' <br>[http://www.denison.edu/library/ ''William Howard Doane Library'']<br>400 West Loop | Granville, OH 43023<br>Telephone: 740.587.6235 Fax: 740.587.6285 <br>Internet: [http://www.denison.edu/library/collections/archives.html Denison University Archives]<br>[http://www.denison.edu/library/collections/special_collections.html Special Collections] <br>
  
*'''John Carroll University'''<br>[http://lib.jcu.edu/page/10000 ''Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Cente''r]<br> 20700 North Park Blvd | University Heights OH 44118 <br>Telephone: 216.397.4233<br>Internet: [http://library.jcu.edu/ftlist Special Collections]<br>[http://www.jcu.edu/library/archives/archives.htm University Archives] <br>
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*'''John Carroll University'''<br>[http://lib.jcu.edu/page/10000 ''Grasselli Library &amp; Breen Learning Cente''r]<br>20700 North Park Blvd | University Heights OH 44118 <br>Telephone: 216.397.4233<br>Internet: [http://library.jcu.edu/ftlist Special Collections]<br>[http://www.jcu.edu/library/archives/archives.htm University Archives] <br>
  
*'''Kent State University'''<br>[http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10000 ''Kent State Libraries and Media Services'']<br> Kent State University | Kent, OH 44242 <br>Telephone: 330-672-3000<br>Internet: [http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10300 Archives and Special Collections] <br>
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*'''Kent State University'''<br>[http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10000 ''Kent State Libraries and Media Services'']<br>Kent State University | Kent, OH 44242 <br>Telephone: 330-672-3000<br>Internet: [http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10300 Archives and Special Collections] <br>
  
*'''Miami University'''<br>[http://www.lib.muohio.edu/ ''Miami University Libraries'']<br> 501 East High Street | Oxford, OH 45056 | <br>Telephone: 513.529.1809<br>Internet: [http://archives.lib.muohio.edu/ Miami University Archives]<br>[http://spec.lib.muohio.edu/ Walter Havighurst Special Collections] <br>
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*'''Miami University'''<br>[http://www.lib.muohio.edu/ ''Miami University Libraries'']<br>501 East High Street | Oxford, OH 45056 | <br>Telephone: 513.529.1809<br>Internet: [http://archives.lib.muohio.edu/ Miami University Archives]<br>[http://spec.lib.muohio.edu/ Walter Havighurst Special Collections] <br>
  
*'''Oberline College'''<br>[http://www.oberlin.edu/library ''Oberlin College Library'']<br>148 West College Street | Oberlin, OH 44074-1545<br> Telephone: 440-775-8285 | fax 440-775-6586<br>Internet: [http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/resources/architecture/group3.html Oberlin College Archives]
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*'''Oberline College'''<br>[http://www.oberlin.edu/library ''Oberlin College Library'']<br>148 West College Street | Oberlin, OH 44074-1545<br>Telephone: 440-775-8285 | fax 440-775-6586<br>Internet: [http://www.oberlin.edu/archive/resources/architecture/group3.html Oberlin College Archives]
  
 
*'''Ohio University<br>'''''Archives and Special Collections''<br>[http://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/alden.html ''Alden Library''] <br>Athens, OH 45701-2978 <br>Telephone: (740) 593-2710, Fax: (740) 593-2708 <br>Internet: [http://www.library.ohiou.edu/archives/index.html Archives and Special Collections]
 
*'''Ohio University<br>'''''Archives and Special Collections''<br>[http://www.ohio.edu/athens/bldgs/alden.html ''Alden Library''] <br>Athens, OH 45701-2978 <br>Telephone: (740) 593-2710, Fax: (740) 593-2708 <br>Internet: [http://www.library.ohiou.edu/archives/index.html Archives and Special Collections]
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*'''Ohio University Chillicothe'''<br>[http://www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu/pages/library/info/index.htm ''Ohio University Chillicothe Library'']<br>101 University Drive | Chillicothe, OH 45601<br>Telephone: 740-774-7200
 
*'''Ohio University Chillicothe'''<br>[http://www.chillicothe.ohiou.edu/pages/library/info/index.htm ''Ohio University Chillicothe Library'']<br>101 University Drive | Chillicothe, OH 45601<br>Telephone: 740-774-7200
  
*'''Ohio University Wesleyan'''<br>[http://lis.owu.edu/''OH University Wesleyan Libraries'']<br> 61 S. Sandusky St. | Delaware, OH, 43015 <br> Telephone: (740) 368-2000
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*'''Ohio University Wesleyan'''<br>[http://lis.owu.edu/ ''OH University Wesleyan Libraries'']<br>61 S. Sandusky St. | Delaware, OH, 43015 <br>Telephone: (740) 368-2000
  
*'''Otterbein College'''<br>[http://www.otterbein.edu/resources/library/library.html ''Courtright Memorial Library'']<br>138 West Main Street | Westerville, OH 43081 <br> Telephone: (614) 823-1215
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*'''Otterbein College'''<br>[http://www.otterbein.edu/resources/library/library.html ''Courtright Memorial Library'']<br>138 West Main Street | Westerville, OH 43081 <br>Telephone: (614) 823-1215
  
*'''University of Akron'''<br>[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ ''University of Akron Libraries '']<br>302 Buchtel Common | Akron, OH 44325 <br>Telephone: 330-972-7111
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*'''University of Akron'''<br>[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ ''University of Akron Libraries'']<br>302 Buchtel Common | Akron, OH 44325 <br>Telephone: 330-972-7111
  
 
*'''University of Cincinnati<br>'''Archives Department <br>[http://cincyevents.campusdailyguide.com/cincinnati-oh/venues/show/183727-blegen-library ''Blegen Library'']<br>PO Box 201113 | Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113<br>Telephone: 513-556-1959, Fax: 513-556-2113<br>Internet: [http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html University of Cincinnati Archives Department]
 
*'''University of Cincinnati<br>'''Archives Department <br>[http://cincyevents.campusdailyguide.com/cincinnati-oh/venues/show/183727-blegen-library ''Blegen Library'']<br>PO Box 201113 | Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113<br>Telephone: 513-556-1959, Fax: 513-556-2113<br>Internet: [http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html University of Cincinnati Archives Department]
  
*'''University of Dayton'''<br>Archives and Special Collections<br>[http://library.udayton.edu/basics/archives/ ''Roesch Library Archives and Special Collections'']<br>300 College Park | Dayton, OH 45469-1501 <br>Telephone: Phone: 937-229-1000<br> Internet: [http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/library.html Marian Library]
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*'''University of Dayton'''<br>Archives and Special Collections<br>[http://library.udayton.edu/basics/archives/ ''Roesch Library Archives and Special Collections'']<br>300 College Park | Dayton, OH 45469-1501 <br>Telephone: Phone: 937-229-1000<br>Internet: [http://campus.udayton.edu/mary/library.html Marian Library]
  
*'''University of Toledo'''<br>[http://www.utoledo.edu/library/ ''The University of Toledo Libraries'']<br>2801 W. Bancroft | Toledo, OH 43606-3390 <br> Telephone: 800-586-533
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*'''University of Toledo'''<br>[http://www.utoledo.edu/library/ ''The University of Toledo Libraries'']<br>2801 W. Bancroft | Toledo, OH 43606-3390 <br>Telephone: 800-586-533
  
*'''Wilberforce University'''<br>[http://www.wilberforce.edu/student_life/library_info_other.htmll ''Wilberforce University Library''] <br>1055 North Bickett Rd. | Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001<br>Telephone:(937) 376-2911  
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*'''Wilberforce University'''<br>[http://www.wilberforce.edu/student_life/library_info_other.htmll ''Wilberforce University Library''] <br>1055 North Bickett Rd. | Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001<br>Telephone:(937) 376-2911
  
*'''Wright State University'''<br>Special Collections and Archives<br>[http://www.libraries.wright.edu/ ''Paul Laurence Dunbar Library''] <br>Dayton, OH 45435-0001 <br>Telephone: 937-775-2092, Fax: 937-775-4109 <br>Internet: [http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ Wright State University Special Collections and Archives]
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*'''Wright State University'''<br>Special Collections and Archives<br>[http://www.libraries.wright.edu/ ''Paul Laurence Dunbar Library''] <br>Dayton, OH 45435-0001 <br>Telephone: 937-775-2092, Fax: 937-775-4109 <br>Internet: [http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ Wright State University Special Collections and Archives]
  
==Libraries==
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== Libraries ==
  
*'''Cleveland Public Library'''<br>325 Superior Ave. NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271<br>Phone: (216) 623-2800<br>Internet: [http://www.cpl.org/index.php?q=node/102/ Cleveland Public Library]  
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*'''Cleveland Public Library'''<br>325 Superior Ave. NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271<br>Phone: (216) 623-2800<br>Internet: [http://www.cpl.org/index.php?q=node/102/ Cleveland Public Library]
  
*'''Columbus Metropolitan Library'''<br>Genealogy Services<br>96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Phone: (614)645-2275<br>Internet: [http://www.columbuslibrary.org/ebranch/index.cfm?pageid=69&parentid=481 Columbus Metropolitan Library]  
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*'''Columbus Metropolitan Library'''<br>Genealogy Services<br>96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Phone: (614)645-2275<br>Internet: [http://www.columbuslibrary.org/ebranch/index.cfm?pageid=69&parentid=481 Columbus Metropolitan Library]
  
*'''Genealogy Library at Garst Museum'''<br>205 N. Broadway Greenville, OH 45331<br>Phone: (937)548-5250<br>Internet: [http://dcoweb.org/gsnf/home.htm Genealogy Library at Garst Museum]  
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*'''Genealogy Library at Garst Museum'''<br>205 N. Broadway Greenville, OH 45331<br>Phone: (937)548-5250<br>Internet: [http://dcoweb.org/gsnf/home.htm Genealogy Library at Garst Museum]
  
 
*'''Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archival Library '''<br>648 Wick Avenue<br>Youngstown, OH 44502-1289<br>Telephone (330) 743-2589<br>Fax (330) 743-721<br>Internet: [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archives] <br>
 
*'''Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archival Library '''<br>648 Wick Avenue<br>Youngstown, OH 44502-1289<br>Telephone (330) 743-2589<br>Fax (330) 743-721<br>Internet: [http://www.mahoninghistory.org/archhome.htm/ Mahoning Valley Historical Society's Archives] <br>
  
*'''State Library of Ohio<br>'''Genealogical Section <br>65 South Front Street Rm 308, Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Telephone: 800–686–1532 or 614- 644–6966, Fax: 614-728-2789<br>Internet: [http://winslo.state.oh.us/ State Library of Ohio] <br>Guide to collection<ref>''County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, Ohio: The State Library'', 1978. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 D23o; fiche 6046719.)</ref>
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*'''State Library of Ohio<br>'''Genealogical Section <br>65 South Front Street Rm 308, Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Telephone: 800–686–1532 or 614- 644–6966, Fax: 614-728-2789<br>Internet: [http://winslo.state.oh.us/ State Library of Ohio] <br>Guide to collection<ref>''County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, Ohio: The State Library'', 1978. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 D23o; fiche 6046719.)</ref>
  
==Historical Societies==
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== Historical Societies ==
Almost every county in Ohio has a branch of the OGS that actively collects, preserves, and publishes local records. There are many other [[Ohio Societies|societies] in Ohio proactive in promoting research.
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Almost every county in Ohio has a branch of the OGS that actively collects, preserves, and publishes local records. There are many other [[Ohio Societies|societies] in Ohio proactive in promoting research.  
  
 
*'''Ohio Genealogical Society<br>'''713 S. Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907-1644 <br>Phone: (419) 756-7294, Fax: (419) 756-8681<br>Internet: [http://www.ogs.org/ Ohio Genealogical Society]
 
*'''Ohio Genealogical Society<br>'''713 S. Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907-1644 <br>Phone: (419) 756-7294, Fax: (419) 756-8681<br>Internet: [http://www.ogs.org/ Ohio Genealogical Society]
  
*'''Ohio Historical Society<br>'''Ohio Historical Center <br>1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211-2497 <br>Telephone: 614-297-2510, Fax: 614-297-2546 <br>Internet: [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/index.html Ohio Genealogical Society]<br>Guides to collection<ref>Lentz, Andrea D., ed. ''A Guide to Manuscripts at the Ohio Historical Society''. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3ohs.) </ref><ref>Mettle, Suzanne Wolfe, et al., comps. ''Genealogical Researcher's Manual with Special References for Using the Ohio Historical Society Library''. Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 977.1 D27g.) </ref>
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*'''Ohio Historical Society<br>'''Ohio Historical Center <br>1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211-2497 <br>Telephone: 614-297-2510, Fax: 614-297-2546 <br>Internet: [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/index.html Ohio Genealogical Society]<br>Guides to collection<ref>Lentz, Andrea D., ed. ''A Guide to Manuscripts at the Ohio Historical Society''. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 A3ohs.) </ref><ref>Mettle, Suzanne Wolfe, et al., comps. ''Genealogical Researcher's Manual with Special References for Using the Ohio Historical Society Library''. Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 977.1 D27g.) </ref>
  
The [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib// Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Ohio] primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records
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The [http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib// Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Ohio] primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records  
  
*'''Western Reserve Historical Society<br>'''10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106-1788 <br>Telephone: 216-721-5722. Fax: 216-721-0645 <br>Internet: [http://www.wrhs.org/default.asp Western Reserve Historical Society]<br>A guide to the holdings<ref>Pike, Kermit J. ''A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society.'' Cleveland, Ohio: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3p.)</ref><ref>Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. ''Card Catalog to the Manuscripts Collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. (Family History Library films 934566-69; 934617-18.)</ref>
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*'''Western Reserve Historical Society<br>'''10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106-1788 <br>Telephone: 216-721-5722. Fax: 216-721-0645 <br>Internet: [http://www.wrhs.org/default.asp Western Reserve Historical Society]<br>A guide to the holdings<ref>Pike, Kermit J. ''A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society.'' Cleveland, Ohio: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 A3p.)</ref><ref>Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. ''Card Catalog to the Manuscripts Collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. (Family History Library films 934566-69; 934617-18.)</ref>
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==== Family History Library ====
  
==Sources==
 
====Family History Library====
 
 
*To find other archives and libraries with collections of Ohio records, look in the directories and information listed in the "[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" and [[Ohio Societies|Ohio Societies]].
 
*To find other archives and libraries with collections of Ohio records, look in the directories and information listed in the "[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" and [[Ohio Societies|Ohio Societies]].
  
 
*Inventories of archive and library collections are found in the Locality Search of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog].
 
*Inventories of archive and library collections are found in the Locality Search of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog].
In the early 1940s the Historical Records Survey produced inventories of county courthouses and archives. These describe the existing records and record-keeping systems. [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] has copies of these inventories for about 30 of the 88 counties in Ohio. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: 
 
Ohio- ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
 
Ohio, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
 
  
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In the early 1940s the Historical Records Survey produced inventories of county courthouses and archives. These describe the existing records and record-keeping systems. [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] has copies of these inventories for about 30 of the 88 counties in Ohio. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: Ohio- ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES Ohio, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES
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You may also learn about research sources in:  
 
You may also learn about research sources in:  
  
*''Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio''<ref>Larson, David R., ed. ''Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio''. n.p.: Society of Ohio Archivists, 1974. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A34s.)</ref>  
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*''Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio''<ref>Larson, David R., ed. ''Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio''. n.p.: Society of Ohio Archivists, 1974. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 A34s.)</ref>
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*''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.''<ref>Yon, Paul D. ''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.'' Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 1973. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 A3y; fiche 6051197.)</ref>
  
*''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.''<ref>Yon, Paul D. ''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.'' Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 1973. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3y; fiche 6051197.)</ref>  
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*''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio''<ref>''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio''. 17th ed. Granville, Ohio: Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums, 1981. (Family History Library&amp;nbsp;book 977.1 C4di 1981-82.)</ref>
  
*''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio''<ref>''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio''. 17th ed. Granville, Ohio: Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums, 1981. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 C4di 1981-82.)</ref>
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United States > Ohio > Ohio Archives and Libraries

Archives and libraries often have maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids. They frequently have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids, such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.

Contents

Archives

The following organizations have major collections or services for genealogical researchers:

  • National Archives-Great Lakes Region
    7358 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629-5898
    Phone: (773)948-9001 Fax: (773)948-9050
    E-mail: chicago.archives@nara.gov, Internet: National Archives-Great Lakes Region

The National Archives branch in Kansas City has the records of regional federal offices for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, [1]including the following:

  • Federal naturalization records
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs and other American Indian records
  • Copies of federal census, military, and immigration records

Special Collections - Archives

  • Archives of Ohio United Methodists
    Archives
    Ohio Wesleyan University
    Beeghly Library
    43 Rowland Ave. | Delaware, OH 43015
    Telephone: 740-368-3285
  • Erie Lackawanna Historical Society
    Erie Lackawanna Historical Society

    History about the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway and related lines.

College and University Libraries - Archives

  • Central State University
    Central State University
    P.O. Box 1004 | 1400 Brush Row Rd. | Wilberforce, OH 45384
    Telephone: 800-388-2781 • (937) 376-6011

Libraries

  • Cleveland Public Library
    325 Superior Ave. NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
    Phone: (216) 623-2800
    Internet: Cleveland Public Library
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
    Genealogy Services
    96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163
    Phone: (614)645-2275
    Internet: Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • State Library of Ohio
    Genealogical Section
    65 South Front Street Rm 308, Columbus, OH 43215-4163
    Telephone: 800–686–1532 or 614- 644–6966, Fax: 614-728-2789
    Internet: State Library of Ohio
    Guide to collection[2]

Historical Societies

Almost every county in Ohio has a branch of the OGS that actively collects, preserves, and publishes local records. There are many other [[Ohio Societies|societies] in Ohio proactive in promoting research.

  • Ohio Genealogical Society
    713 S. Main Street, Mansfield, OH 44907-1644
    Phone: (419) 756-7294, Fax: (419) 756-8681
    Internet: Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Ohio Historical Society
    Ohio Historical Center
    1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211-2497
    Telephone: 614-297-2510, Fax: 614-297-2546
    Internet: Ohio Genealogical Society
    Guides to collection[3][4]

The Archives Division of the State Historical Society of Ohio primarily collects manuscript records of the state, including government, land, and military records

Sources

Family History Library

In the early 1940s the Historical Records Survey produced inventories of county courthouses and archives. These describe the existing records and record-keeping systems. The Family History Library has copies of these inventories for about 30 of the 88 counties in Ohio. These are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under: Ohio- ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES Ohio, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES

Guides & Directories

You may also learn about research sources in:

  • Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio[7]
  • Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.[8]
  • Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio[9]

References

  1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Archives: A Guide to National Archives Field Branches. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1988. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 973 A3sz.)
  2. County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, Ohio: The State Library, 1978. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 D23o; fiche 6046719.)
  3. Lentz, Andrea D., ed. A Guide to Manuscripts at the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3ohs.)
  4. Mettle, Suzanne Wolfe, et al., comps. Genealogical Researcher's Manual with Special References for Using the Ohio Historical Society Library. Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 977.1 D27g.)
  5. Pike, Kermit J. A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland, Ohio: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3p.)
  6. Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. Card Catalog to the Manuscripts Collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. (Family History Library films 934566-69; 934617-18.)
  7. Larson, David R., ed. Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio. n.p.: Society of Ohio Archivists, 1974. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A34s.)
  8. Yon, Paul D. Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 1973. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 A3y; fiche 6051197.)
  9. Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio. 17th ed. Granville, Ohio: Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums, 1981. (Family History Library&nbsp;book 977.1 C4di 1981-82.)