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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ohio]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ohio_Minorities|Minorities]]''
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For a brief discussion of the many minorities who immigrated to Ohio, see the [[Ohio Emigration and Immigration|Ohio Emigration and Immigration]] page.
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=== African Americans  ===
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African Americans make up a rich part of [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=570 Ohio's History]. [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1459 The Ohio Constitution of 1803], outlawed slavery, this was in accordance to the [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1747 Northwest Ordinance of 1787]. Run away slaves would hide among the friendly Native American tribes, many in a village of [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=646 Wyandot Indians] in the [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=816 Upper Sandusky].
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Records can be found at:
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*''Special Enumeration of Blacks Immigrating to Ohio, 1861-1863'' <ref>Ohio. Auditor of State. ''Special Enumeration of Blacks Immigrating to Ohio, 1861-1863''. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 198-. (Family History Library film 1688779.) </ref>Contains indexes by immigrants' names, previous residences, counties in which the lived, and questionable names. It also includes original returns by county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohafram/ Ohio African American Genealogy] has sources to assist you in your search for your ancestors.
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*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/aacemetery/oh.htm African American Cemeteries] online
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/janscorner/home/an-act-to-regulate-black-and-mulatto-persons An Act to Regulate Black and Mulatto persons]
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=== Germans  ===
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*''Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio (Mainly Cincinnati and Environs), Kentucky, and Other States'' <ref>Smith, Clifford Neal. ''Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio (Mainly Cincinnati and Environs), Kentucky, and Other States''. McNeal, Arizona: Westland Publications, 1984. (Family History Library book 973 W2smn no. 20.) &amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;</ref>Indexes and abstracts membership records, obituaries, and articles published in Der Deutsche Pioniere . . ., a monthly magazine published by the Deutsche Pioniereverien (Union of German Pioneers).
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*''Ohio Valley German Biographical Index'' <ref>Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. ''Ohio Valley German Biographical Index''. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992. (Family History Library book 977.1 D42t.) </ref>Includes information on individuals from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
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== Societies  ==
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The [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society], the [http://www.wrhs.org/ Western Reserve Historical Society], and many university libraries maintain collections of records for ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio. See&nbsp;[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]] for more information.
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'''Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland'''<br>996 Eastlawn Drive<br>Highland Heights, OH 44143-3126<br>Telephone: (440)449-2326<br>E-Mail: [mailto:br1595@aol.com br1595@aol.com]<br>Internet: [http://www.clevelandjgs.org/ Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland]
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'''Fabela Lozano Solis Villanueva'''<br>Genealogy Record<br>7747 Wildwood Road<br>Findlay, OH 45840-9538<br>Telephone: (419) 424-1199
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'''Afro-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland'''<br>P.O. Box 201476<br>Cleveland, OH 44120-9998<br>Internet: [http://www.aagsclev.org/ Afro-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland]
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'''Afro-American Family History Association'''<br>8716 Harkness Road<br>Cleveland, OH 44106
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'''Ohio State University'''<br>Black Studies Library<br>1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Rm 226<br>Columbus, OH 43210-1286<br>Phone: (614) 688-8676<br>Fax: (614) 292-7859<br>E-Mail: [mailto:pillow.2@osu.edu pillow.2@osu.edu]<br>Internet: [http://library.osu.edu/ Ohio State University]
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== Sources  ==
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=== Family History Library  ===
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Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio are listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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::OHIO - MINORITIES
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::OHIO - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
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The name of the minority, such as:
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::BLACKS, AFRO-AMERICANS, JEWS, AMERICAN LOYALISTS, ITALIANS, QUAKERS -OHIO.
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Handbooks on how to research specific groups (such as Czech, German, Hispanic, Indian, Irish, Polish, etc.). For example under the heading “POLES - UNITED STATES,” you can find a book called Polish Genealogy Heraldry.
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=== References  ===
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