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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''  
  
 
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 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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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>
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'''[[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]'''<br>7358 S. Pulaski Rd.<br>Chicago, IL 60629-5898<br>Phone: (773)948-9001<br>Fax: (773)948-9050<br>E-mail: [mailto:chicago.archives@nara.gov chicago.archives@nara.gov]<br>Internet: [http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/ http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/] <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&amp;amp;nbsp;book 973 A3sz.) </ref>including the following:
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'''National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City)'''<br>400 West Pershing Road<br>Kansas City, MO 64108<br>Telephone: 816-268-8000<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/  
 
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*Federal naturalization records
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*Bureau of Indian Affairs and other American Indian records
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*Copies of federal census, military, and immigration records
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=== Special Collections - Archives  ===
 
=== Special Collections - Archives  ===
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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 &amp; Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway and related lines.
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*'''Erie Lackawanna Historical Society'''[http://www.erielackhs.org/ 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 &amp; Archives Collections]
 
*'''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'''<br>[http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?page=index;c=nurfc OhioLINK History &amp; Archives Collections]
 
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=== College and University Libraries - Archives  ===
 
=== 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://antiochcollege.org/kettering_library/ ''Olive Kettering Library'']<br>795 Livermore Street | Yellow Springs, OH 45387<br>Telephone: (937) 769 1000<br>Internet: [http://antiochcollege.org/antiochiana/ 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]
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*'''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://www.ashland.edu/students/library/find/databases Ashland University&nbsp;Databases]
  
 
*'''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]
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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>
 
*'''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 &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>
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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://library.jcu.edu/search/a?a 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>
 
*'''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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*'''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
 
*'''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.htm Courtright Memorial Library]''<br>138 West Main Street | Westerville, OH 43081 <br>Telephone: (614) 823-1215
  
 
*'''The Ohio State University'''<br>[http://library.osu.edu/sites/speccoll/ ''University Libraries Archives and Special Collections'']<br>Columbus, OH
 
*'''The Ohio State University'''<br>[http://library.osu.edu/sites/speccoll/ ''University Libraries Archives and Special Collections'']<br>Columbus, OH
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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 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]
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*'''University of Cincinnati<br>'''Archives Department <br>''[http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/classics/ 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]
 
*'''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 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
 
*'''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.html 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]
 
*'''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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*'''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]
 
*'''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, History & Travel<br>96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Phone: (614)645-2275<br>Internet: [http://www.columbuslibrary.org/genealogy Columbus Metropolitan Library]
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*'''Columbus Metropolitan Library'''<br>Genealogy, History &amp; Travel<br>96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163 <br>Phone: (614)645-2275<br>Internet: [http://www.columbuslibrary.org/genealogy 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]
 
*'''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>
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*'''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&amp;amp;nbsp;book 977.1 D23o; fiche 6046719.)</ref>
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*'''State Library of Ohio<br>'''Special Collections and Genealogy Resources <br>275 East 1st Ave. Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43201-3692 <br>Telephone: 800–686–1532 or 614- 644–7051, Fax: 614-728-2789<br>Internet: [http://www.library.ohio.gov/ State Library of Ohio] <br>The State Library of Ohio's genealogy collection is now housed at the [http://www.columbuslibrary.org/genealogy Columbus Metropolitan Library]. SLO still has the State of Ohio Government Documents Collection which may have genealogical content.<br>Internet: [http://www.library.ohio.gov/PCS/digitalcontent/ Digital &amp; Special Collections] <br>Internet: [http://www.library.ohio.gov/PCS/digitalcontent/gen_sources Sources for Genealogists] <br>Guide to collection<ref>''County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, Ohio: The State Library'', 1978. {{FHL|39646|item|disp=FHL fiche 6046719; book 977.1 D23o}} Digital version available through FHL catalog entry.</ref>
  
 
== Historical Societies  ==
 
== 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.  
 
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.  
*[http://www.wrhs.org/collects/irisharchives.htm Irish American Archives]
 
  
*'''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]
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*[http://www.wrhs.org/research/Irish_American_Archives_Society_ Irish American Archives]
  
*'''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;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>
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*'''Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br>611 State Route 97 W, Bellville, OH 44813 <br>Phone: (419) 886-1903<br>Internet: [http://www.ogs.org/ Ohio Genealogical Society]
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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. {{FHL|263912|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 A3ohs}} Digital version available through FHL catalog entry.</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. {{FHL|21855|item|disp=FHL 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  
 
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&amp;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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*'''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/ 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. {{FHL|94342|item|disp=FHL 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. {{FHL|210248|item|disp=FHL films 934566-69; 934617-18.}}</ref>
  
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== Ohio Online Collections ==
  
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*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]].
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== Reference Works  ==
  
*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].
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'''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. [[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:
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*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|United States Archives and Libraries]]" and [[Ohio Societies|Ohio Societies]].
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*Inventories of archive and library collections are found in the Locality Search of the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog.]
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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 [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Catalog] under:
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'''Guides and Directories'''
  
 
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,&nbsp;''Family History Library book&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=264947&disp=Guide+to+manuscripts+collections+and+ins%20%20&columns=*,0,0 977.1 A34s]
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:*''Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional Records in Ohio,'' {{FHL|264947|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 A34s}}
*''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research. ''Family History Library&nbsp;book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=10658&disp=Guide+to+Ohio+county+and+municipal+recor++ 977.1 A3], fiche&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=10658&disp=Guide+to+Ohio+county+and+municipal+recor++ 6051197]
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:*''Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research.'' {{FHL|10658|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051197; book 977.1 A3}}
*''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio&nbsp;&nbsp;''Family History Library&nbsp;book&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=139236&disp=Directory+of+museums%2C+historical+socie%20%20&columns=*,0,0 &nbsp;977.1 C4]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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:*''Directory of Museums, Historical Societies, and Associated Organizations in Ohio {{FHL|139236|item|disp=FHL book 977.1 C4}}''
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United States Gotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png 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.

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Archives

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

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

National Archives—Central Plains Region (Kansas City)
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone: 816-268-8000
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/

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 SocietyErie 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, History & Travel
    96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215-4163
    Phone: (614)645-2275
    Internet: Columbus Metropolitan Library

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 societies in Ohio proactive in promoting research.

  • 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[2][3]

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

Ohio Online Collections

links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Reference Works

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 and Directories

You may also learn about research sources in:

Footnote References

  1. County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, Ohio: The State Library, 1978. FHL fiche 6046719; book 977.1 D23o Digital version available through FHL catalog entry.
  2. Lentz, Andrea D., ed. A Guide to Manuscripts at the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Historical Society, 1972. FHL book 977.1 A3ohs Digital version available through FHL catalog entry.
  3. 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. FHL book 977.1 D27g.
  4. Pike, Kermit J. A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland, Ohio: The Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972. FHL book 977.1 A3p.
  5. 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. FHL films 934566-69; 934617-18.