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*'''Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 923 <br>Norwalk, OH 44857-0923  
 
*'''Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 923 <br>Norwalk, OH 44857-0923  
 
*'''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]  
 
*'''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]  
*'''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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlogan/soc.html Logan County 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]  
 
*'''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]  
 
*'''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]  
 
*'''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]  
 
*'''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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== Historical Societies  ==
 
== Historical Societies  ==
  
*'''Ohio Historical Society'''<br>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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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.
*'''Western Reserve Historical Society'''<br>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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*[http://www.wrhs.org/research/Irish_American_Archives_Society_ Irish American Archives]
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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>
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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
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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>
  
 
== Lineage Societies  ==
 
== Lineage Societies  ==
  
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://members.tripod.com/~Historic_Trust/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]]{{FHL|619324|title-id|disp=book}}, {{FHL|619324|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 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:  
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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:  
  
 
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*[http://www.daysknob.com/celticsociety.htm Celtic Society of Southeastern Ohio]  
 
*[http://www.daysknob.com/celticsociety.htm Celtic Society of Southeastern Ohio]  
*[http://www.colonialdames17c.net/ohio.html Colonial Dames]  
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*[http://www.nscda.org/site3/index2.php Colonial Dames]  
 
*[http://www.ohiodar.org// Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)]  
 
*[http://www.ohiodar.org// Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcbduv/html/ancestorbios.html Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865]  
 
*[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.founderspatriots.org/societies/oh.php Ohio Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/oh.php Ohio Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.udata.com/users/hsbaker/ohio1812.htm Ohio Society of the War of 1812]  
 
*[http://www.udata.com/users/hsbaker/ohio1812.htm Ohio Society of the War of 1812]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsd1812/ Ohio State Society Of The National Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
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*[http://www.ohiodaughters1812.org/ Ohio State Society Of The National Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
 
*[http://www.scottishamericansociety.org/ Scottish American Society]  
 
*[http://www.scottishamericansociety.org/ Scottish American Society]  
*[http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html Sons of the American Revolution]  
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*[http://www.sar.org/ Sons of the American Revolution]  
 
*[http://www.ohiosuv.com/page2.htm Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Ohio] includes camp histories.
 
*[http://www.ohiosuv.com/page2.htm Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Ohio] includes camp histories.
  
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*See also [[Ohio Archives and Libraries]] for other organizations with family history sources.
 
*See also [[Ohio Archives and Libraries]] for other organizations with family history sources.
  
*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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*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:
  
 
{{FHL|ohio societies|keywords|disp=OHIO - SOCIETIES}}<br>  
 
{{FHL|ohio societies|keywords|disp=OHIO - SOCIETIES}}<br>  
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*[http://geneasearch.com/societies/socmd.htm Geneasearch] has links to Maryland Genealogical and Historical Societies.  
 
*[http://geneasearch.com/societies/socmd.htm Geneasearch] has links to Maryland Genealogical and Historical Societies.  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OH-001.html D'Addezio's Society Hill] is a directory of historical societies in Ohio.  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OH-001.html D'Addezio's Society Hill] is a directory of historical societies in Ohio.  
*[http://www.tagsohio.org/toledo.htm#ORGANIZATIONS '''Organizations of Interest'''] covering the areas of:
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*[http://www.tagsohio.org/toledo.htm#ORGANIZATIONS Organizations of Interest] covering the areas of:
  
 
::*[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/ Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]  
 
::*[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/ Fulton County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]  
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::*[http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/society/socgsmc.htm Genealogical Society of Monroe County]  
 
::*[http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/society/socgsmc.htm Genealogical Society of Monroe County]  
 
::*[http://www.gcstoledo.org/ Genealogy by Computer Society]  
 
::*[http://www.gcstoledo.org/ Genealogy by Computer Society]  
::*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlccogs/ Lucas County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]  
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::*[http://lccogs.org/ Lucas County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society]  
 
::*[http://www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org/ Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor]  
 
::*[http://www.maumeevalleyheritagecorridor.org/ Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor]  
 
::*[http://www.tagsohio.org/ Toledo Area Genealogical Society (TAGS)]
 
::*[http://www.tagsohio.org/ 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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