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= Societies  =
 
= Societies  =
  
There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.
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There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "[[United States Societies|Societies]]". [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.  
  
Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in the "[[Ohio Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section of this outline. Many counties have their own [http://www.censusfinder.com/ohio_genealogy_societies.htm Genealogical Societies].  
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Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in [[Ohio Genealogy]]. Many counties have their own [http://www.censusfinder.com/ohio_genealogy_societies.htm Genealogical Societies]. <br>
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One important society in Ohio is the [http://www.ogs.org Ohio Genealogical Society] (see the "[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" page). The Ohio Genealogical Society has a number of [http://www.ogs.org/chapters/index.php Chapters] throughout the state. Many Chapters actively extract and index original records. OGS Chapters are independent societies; researchers should contact them for publications and other resources for their respective counties.  
  
 
== Genealogical Societies  ==
 
== Genealogical Societies  ==
  
*'''Blair Society for Genealogical Research'''
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*'''African American Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O.Box 201476<br>Cleveland, Ohio 44120<br>Website: [http://www.aagsclev.org/ AAGS]
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*'''Blair Society for Genealogical Research'''<br>726 Falling Oaks Dr.<br>Medina, OH 44256-2778<br>Website: [http://www.blairsociety.org Blair Society For Genealogical Research]
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*'''East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society'''<br>ECCGS<br>P.O. Box 24182<br>Lyndhurst, OH 44124-0182<br>Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/members/eccgs.html East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society]
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*'''Darke County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 908<br>Greenville, OH 45331<br>Website: [http://dcgs.dcoweb.org/ Darke County Genealogy Society]
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*'''Franklin County Genealogical &amp; Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 44309<br>Columbus, OH 43204-0309<br>Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohfcghs Franklin County Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]
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*'''Genealogy by Computer Society'''<br>c/o ''Toledo-Lucas County Public Library'' <br>325 Michigan St. <br>Toledo, Ohio 43604 <br>Website: [http://www.gcstoledo.org Genealogy by Computer Society]
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*'''Genealogical Speakers Guild'''<br>P.O. Box 38314<br>Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-0314<br>Website: [http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/ Genealogy Speakers Guild]
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*'''Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 923 <br>Norwalk, OH 44857-0923
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*'''Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 40234<br>Cleveland, OH 44140-0254<br>Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohgcgs The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society]
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*'''Logan County Genealogical Society'''<br>521 East Columbus Avenue<br>P.O. Box 36<br>Bellefontaine, OH 43311-0036<br>Phone: 937-593-7811 <br>Website: [http://logangs.embarqspace.com/ Logan County Genealogical Society]
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*'''Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br>611 State Route 97 W [June 2010]<br>Bellville, OH 44813<br>Phone: 419-886-1903<br>Website: [http://www.ogs.org Ohio Genealogical Society]
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*'''Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society'''<br>P.O. Box 24810<br>Lyndhurst, OH 44124-0810<br>Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcps/ Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society]
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*'''Toledo Area Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 352258 <br>Toledo, OH 43635-2258 <br>Website: [http://www.tagsohio.org/ Toledo Area Genealogical Society]
  
726 Falling Oaks Dr.<br> Medina, OH 44256-2778<br> Website: [http://www.blairsociety.org Blair Society For Genealogical Research]
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== Historical Societies  ==
  
*'''East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society'''
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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.
  
ECCGS<br> P.O. Box 24182<br> Lyndhurst, OH 44124-0182<br> Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcdrt/members/eccgs.html East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.wrhs.org/research/Irish_American_Archives_Society_ Irish American Archives]
  
*'''Darke County Genealogy Society'''
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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]
P.O. Box 908<br> Greenville, OH 45331<br> Website: [http://dcgs.dcoweb.org/ Darke County Genealogy Society]  
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*'''Franklin County Genealogical &amp; Historical 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>
  
P.O. Box 44309<br> Columbus, OH 43204-0309<br> Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohfcghs Franklin County Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]  
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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
  
*'''Genealogy by Computer Society'''
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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>
  
c/o ''Toledo-Lucas County Public Library'' <br> 325 Michigan St. <br> Toledo, Ohio 43604 <br> Website: [http://www.gcstoledo.org Genealogy by Computer Society]
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== Lineage Societies  ==
  
*'''Genealogical Speakers Guild'''
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A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. ''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cahtgs/society.htm The Hereditary Society Blue Book]''<ref>''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport {{FHL|619324|item|disp=FHL film 1697831 Item 4}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm applications for membership] in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Ohio ties:
  
P.O. Box 38314<br> Olmsted Falls, OH 44138-0314<br> Website: [http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/ Genealogy Speakers Guild]
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*'''Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society'''
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*[http://www.daysknob.com/celticsociety.htm Celtic Society of Southeastern Ohio]
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*[http://www.nscda.org/site3/index2.php Colonial Dames]
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*[http://www.ohiodar.org// Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcbduv/html/ancestorbios.html Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865]
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*[http://www.ogs.org/research/search_ogsffo.php First Families of Ohio]. Sponsored by the Ohio Genealogical Society to show lineage from an ancestor in Ohio prior to the end of 1820.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlake/societies/ffoneo.html First Families of Ohio] (Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties only)
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*[http://www.gacl.org/ German-American Citizens League] is an umbrella association of 27 organizations in the Ohio Valley, with the common bond of interest in German-American heritage and culture.
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*[http://www.themayflowersociety.com/ General Society of Mayflower Descendants]
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*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/oh.php Ohio Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]
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*[http://www.udata.com/users/hsbaker/ohio1812.htm Ohio Society of the War of 1812]
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*[http://www.ohiodaughters1812.org/ Ohio State Society Of The National Society United States Daughters of 1812]
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*[http://www.scottishamericansociety.org/ Scottish American Society]
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*[http://www.sar.org/ Sons of the American Revolution]
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*[http://www.ohiosuv.com/page2.htm Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Ohio] includes camp histories.
  
P.O. Box 40234<br> Cleveland, OH 44140-0254<br>Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohgcgs The Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society]
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=== Family History Library Helps  ===
  
*'''Ohio Genealogical Society'''
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*See the "Author/Title Search" of the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog]] for many sources published by the Ohio Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
  
713 S. Main ST.<br> Mansfield, OH 44907-1644<br> Phone: (419)756-7294<br> Website: [http://www.ogs.org Ohio Genealogical Society]  
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*For Ohio genealogical and historical societies which have records and services to help you with your research, see&nbsp;[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]], [[Ohio Church Records|Ohio Church Records]], and&nbsp;[[Ohio Periodicals|Ohio Periodicals]]. Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the&nbsp;[[United States Societies|United States Societies]].
  
*'''Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society'''
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*See also [[Ohio Archives and Libraries]] for other organizations with family history sources.
  
P.O. Box 24810<br> Lyndhurst, OH 44124-0810<br> Website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcps/ Ohio Cemetery Preservation Society]
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*Some societies generate unpublished indexes of local records, genealogies, cemetery transcriptions and other records. Some may publish lists of members, yearbooks, ancestor lists, or surname indexes which may be listed in the Place Search of the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] under:
  
*'''Toledo Area Genealogical Society'''
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{{FHL|ohio societies|keywords|disp=OHIO - SOCIETIES}}<br>  
P.O. Box 352258 <br> Toledo, OH 43635-2258 <br> Website: [http://www.tagsohio.org/ Toledo Area Genealogical Society]
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== Historical Societies  ==
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES <br>
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
  
*'''Ohio Historical Society'''
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=== Websites  ===
  
1982 Velma Ave.<br> Columbus, OH 43211<br> Phone: (614)297-2510<br>  Website: [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society]
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*[http://geneasearch.com/societies/socmd.htm Geneasearch] has links to Maryland Genealogical and Historical Societies.
 
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OH-001.html D'Addezio's Society Hill] is a directory of historical societies in Ohio.  
*'''Western Reserve Historical Society'''
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*[http://www.tagsohio.org/toledo.htm#ORGANIZATIONS Organizations of Interest] covering the areas of:
 
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10825 E. Boulevard<br> Cleveland, OH 44106<br> Phone: (216)721-5722<br>  Website: [http://www.wrhs.org/ Western Reserve Historical Society]
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== Lineage Societies ==
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Lineage societies, such as the National Society of the [http://www.ohiodar.org// Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)], [http://www.colonialdames17c.net/ohio.html Colonial Dames], [http://www.gscw.org/ General Society of Colonial Wars], the [http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html Sons of the American Revolution], and many others, require members to prove they are descended from certain people, such as colonists or soldiers. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]") for addresses, lists of microfilmed records, and publications.  
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One important society in Ohio is the [http://www.ogs.org Ohio Genealogical Society] (see the "[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" page). The Ohio Genealogical Society has a number of chapters throughout the state. Many chapters actively extract and index original records, which the society publishes.
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=== Family History Library Helps  ===
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*See the "Author/Title Search" of the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog]] for many sources published by the Ohio Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
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*For Ohio genealogical and historical societies which have records and services to help you with your research, see&nbsp;[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]], [[Ohio Church Records|Ohio Church Records]], and&nbsp;[[Ohio Periodicals|Ohio Periodicals]]. Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the&nbsp;[[United States Societies|United States Societies]].
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*See also the "[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section of this outline for other organizations with family history sources.
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::*[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/ Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]  
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::*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohfulton/HistoricalSociety.html Fulton County Historical Society]  
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::*[http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/society/socgsmc.htm Genealogical Society of Monroe County]
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::*[http://www.gcstoledo.org/ Genealogy by Computer Society]
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::*[http://lccogs.org/ Lucas County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]
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::*[http://www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org/ Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor]
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::*[http://www.tagsohio.org/ Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS)]
  
*Some societies generate unpublished indexes of local records, genealogies, cemetery transcriptions and other records. Some may publish lists of members, yearbooks, ancestor lists, or surname indexes which may be listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] under:
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=== References  ===
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&keyword=ohio+societies&prekeyword=ohio+societies OHIO - SOCIETIES]<br>  
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES <br>
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::*OHIO, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY
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=== Websites===
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*[http://www.tagsohio.org/toledo.htm#ORGANIZATIONS Organizations of Interest] covering the areas of
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::*Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
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::*Fulton County Historical Society
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::*Genealogical Society of Monroe County
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::*Genealogy by Computer Society
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::*Lucas County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
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::*Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor
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::*Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS)
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Societies

There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "Societies". Archives and Libraries are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.

Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited in Ohio Genealogy. Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies.

One important society in Ohio is the Ohio Genealogical Society (see the "Archives and Libraries" page). The Ohio Genealogical Society has a number of Chapters throughout the state. Many Chapters actively extract and index original records. OGS Chapters are independent societies; researchers should contact them for publications and other resources for their respective counties.

Genealogical 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 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[1][2]

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

Lineage Societies

A Lineage society is an organization whose members have shown proof of their descent from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. The Hereditary Society Blue Book[5] is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Ohio ties:


Family History Library Helps

  • See the "Author/Title Search" of the Family History Library Catalog for many sources published by the Ohio Genealogical Society. There are, for example, birth, marriage, death and cemetery records; censuses (state and federal); newspaper obituaries; probates; city directories; adoption records; county assessors’ books; indexes to scrapbooks; and church records.
  • Some societies generate unpublished indexes of local records, genealogies, cemetery transcriptions and other records. Some may publish lists of members, yearbooks, ancestor lists, or surname indexes which may be listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

OHIO - SOCIETIES

  • OHIO, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
  • OHIO, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY

Websites

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport FHL film 1697831 Item 4 ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986

 

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