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Guide to '''Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Ohio Information==
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Ohio is a state in the Midwestern portion of the United States.  Ohio became a state on 1 March 1803, having been created from the Northwest Territory, and it's capital is Columbus.  It is divided into 88 counties. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 oct 2016.</ref>
  
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</div> <div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 73%; float: right"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|gotoarrow]] [[Ohio]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to Ohio, the Buckeye State{{/p}}[[Image:{{NURFC}}]]&nbsp;'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
*Online {{RecordSearch|1932106|Births 1856-1909}}; {{RecordSearch|1614804|Marriage 1790-1950}}; {{RecordSearch|1307272|Deaths 1908-1953}}<ref name="HistRecs">"Historical Records Collection - Ohio" in ''FamilySearch'' at {{HistRecOhio}}</ref>
 
*Pioneers got [[Ohio Land and Property|OH land]] from a myriad of grants, tracts, districts and cessions<ref name="OhioLands">Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio Lands" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Lands (accessed 11 February 2012).</ref>
 
*''[http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED351040&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED351040 County by County in Ohio Genealogy]'' is a free online OH State Library list<ref name="Khouw">Petta Khouw, among others, ''County by County in Ohio Genealogy'' (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State Library, 1992). [http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED351040.pdf Online .pdf version]. State Library genealogical bibliography.</ref>
 
 
 
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== Counties  ==
 
 
 
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*[[Adams County, Ohio|Adams]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Ohio Research</h3>
*[[Allen County, Ohio|Allen]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Ohio research.
*[[Ashland County, Ohio|Ashland]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Ohio Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Ashtabula County, Ohio|Ashtabula]]
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*[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Athens County, Ohio|Athens]]
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*[[How to Find Ohio Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]
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*[[How to Find Ohio Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Belmont County, Ohio|Belmont]]
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*[[Ohio Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Brown County, Ohio|Brown]]
 
*[[Butler County, Ohio|Butler]]  
 
*[[Carroll County, Ohio|Carroll]]  
 
*[[Champaign County, Ohio|Champaign]]  
 
*[[Clark County, Ohio|Clark]]  
 
*[[Clermont County, Ohio|Clermont]]
 
*[[Clinton County, Ohio|Clinton]]
 
*[[Columbiana County, Ohio|Columbiana]]
 
*[[Coshocton County, Ohio|Coshocton]]
 
*[[Crawford County, Ohio|Crawford]]
 
*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio|Cuyahoga]]
 
*[[Darke County, Ohio|Darke]]
 
*[[Defiance County, Ohio|Defiance]]
 
*[[Delaware County, Ohio|Delaware]]
 
*[[Erie County, Ohio|Erie]]
 
  
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*[[Fairfield County, Ohio|Fairfield]]
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<h3>Ohio Research Tools</h3>
*[[Fayette County, Ohio|Fayette]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Ohio research.
*[[Franklin County, Ohio|Franklin]]
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*[[Ohio Record Selection Table|Ohio Record Finder]]
*[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ohio/ Boundary Changes for Ohio Counties]  
*[[Gallia County, Ohio|Gallia]]  
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*[[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga]]
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*[http://www.ohgenweb.org/ OHGenWeb]  
*[[Greene County, Ohio|Greene]]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Ohio.
*[[Guernsey County, Ohio|Guernsey]]  
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|}{{Click|Image:OH_ORP.png|Ohio Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*[[Hamilton County, Ohio|Hamilton]]  
 
*[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]]
 
*[[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]
 
*[[Harrison County, Ohio|Harrison]]
 
*[[Henry County, Ohio|Henry]]
 
*[[Highland County, Ohio|Highland]]
 
*[[Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking]]
 
*[[Holmes County, Ohio|Holmes]]
 
*[[Huron County, Ohio|Huron]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Ohio|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Ohio|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Knox County, Ohio|Knox]]
 
*[[Lake County, Ohio|Lake]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence]]
 
  
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*[[Licking County, Ohio|Licking]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]]
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*[[Lorain County, Ohio|Lorain]]
 
*[[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas]]
 
*[[Madison County, Ohio|Madison]]
 
*[[Mahoning County, Ohio|Mahoning]]
 
*[[Marion County, Ohio|Marion]]
 
*[[Medina County, Ohio|Medina]]
 
*[[Meigs County, Ohio|Meigs]]
 
*[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]]
 
*[[Miami County, Ohio|Miami]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Ohio|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Ohio|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Ohio|Morgan]]
 
*[[Morrow County, Ohio|Morrow]]
 
*[[Muskingum County, Ohio|Muskingum]]
 
*[[Noble County, Ohio|Noble]]
 
*[[Ottawa County, Ohio|Ottawa]]
 
*[[Paulding County, Ohio|Paulding]]
 
*[[Perry County, Ohio|Perry]]
 
*[[Pickaway County, Ohio|Pickaway]]
 
*[[Pike County, Ohio|Pike]]
 
  
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*[[Portage County, Ohio|Portage]]  
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==Counties==
*[[Preble County, Ohio|Preble]]  
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*[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]]  
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*[[Richland County, Ohio|Richland]]  
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*[[Ross County, Ohio|Ross]]  
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*[[Adams County, Ohio Genealogy|Adams]]
*[[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]]  
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*[[Allen County, Ohio Genealogy|Allen]]
*[[Scioto County, Ohio|Scioto]]  
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*[[Ashland County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashland]]
*[[Seneca County, Ohio|Seneca]]  
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*[[Ashtabula County, Ohio Genealogy|Ashtabula]]
*[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]]  
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*[[Athens County, Ohio Genealogy|Athens]]
*[[Stark County, Ohio|Stark]]  
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*[[Auglaize County, Ohio Genealogy|Auglaize]]
*[[Summit County, Ohio|Summit]]  
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*[[Belmont County, Ohio Genealogy|Belmont]]
*[[Trumbull County, Ohio|Trumbull]]  
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*[[Brown County, Ohio Genealogy|Brown]]
*[[Tuscarawas County, Ohio|Tuscarawas]]  
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*[[Butler County, Ohio Genealogy|Butler]]
*[[Union County, Ohio|Union]]  
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*[[Carroll County, Ohio Genealogy|Carroll]]
*[[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]]  
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*[[Champaign County, Ohio Genealogy|Champaign]]
*[[Vinton County, Ohio|Vinton]]  
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*[[Clark County, Ohio Genealogy|Clark]]
*[[Warren County, Ohio|Warren]]  
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*[[Clermont County, Ohio Genealogy|Clermont]]
*[[Washington County, Ohio|Washington]]  
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*[[Clinton County, Ohio Genealogy|Clinton]]
*[[Wayne County, Ohio|Wayne]]  
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*[[Columbiana County, Ohio Genealogy|Columbiana]]
*[[Williams County, Ohio|Williams]]  
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*[[Wood County, Ohio|Wood]]  
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*[[Coshocton County, Ohio Genealogy|Coshocton]]
*[[Wyandot County, Ohio|Wyandot]]
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*[[Crawford County, Ohio Genealogy|Crawford]]
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*[[Cuyahoga County, Ohio Genealogy|Cuyahoga]]
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*[[Darke County, Ohio Genealogy|Darke]]
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*[[Defiance County, Ohio Genealogy|Defiance]]
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*[[Delaware County, Ohio Genealogy|Delaware]]
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*[[Erie County, Ohio Genealogy|Erie]]
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*[[Fairfield County, Ohio Genealogy|Fairfield]]
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*[[Fayette County, Ohio Genealogy|Fayette]]
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*[[Franklin County, Ohio Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Fulton County, Ohio Genealogy|Fulton]]
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*[[Gallia County, Ohio Genealogy|Gallia]]
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*[[Geauga County, Ohio Genealogy|Geauga]]
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*[[Greene County, Ohio Genealogy|Greene]]
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*[[Guernsey County, Ohio Genealogy|Guernsey]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Ohio Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hancock County, Ohio Genealogy|Hancock]]
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*[[Hardin County, Ohio Genealogy|Hardin]]
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*[[Harrison County, Ohio Genealogy|Harrison]]
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*[[Henry County, Ohio Genealogy|Henry]]
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*[[Highland County, Ohio Genealogy|Highland]]
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*[[Hocking County, Ohio Genealogy|Hocking]]
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*[[Holmes County, Ohio Genealogy|Holmes]]
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*[[Huron County, Ohio Genealogy|Huron]]
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*[[Jackson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Ohio Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Knox County, Ohio Genealogy|Knox]]
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*[[Lake County, Ohio Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence]]
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*[[Licking County, Ohio Genealogy|Licking]]
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*[[Logan County, Ohio Genealogy|Logan]]
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*[[Lorain County, Ohio Genealogy|Lorain]]
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*[[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy|Lucas]]
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*[[Madison County, Ohio Genealogy|Madison]]
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*[[Mahoning County, Ohio Genealogy|Mahoning]]
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*[[Marion County, Ohio Genealogy|Marion]]
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*[[Medina County, Ohio Genealogy|Medina]]
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*[[Meigs County, Ohio Genealogy|Meigs]]
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*[[Mercer County, Ohio Genealogy|Mercer]]
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*[[Miami County, Ohio Genealogy|Miami]]
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*[[Monroe County, Ohio Genealogy|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Ohio Genealogy|Montgomery]]
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*[[Morgan County, Ohio Genealogy|Morgan]]
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*[[Morrow County, Ohio Genealogy|Morrow]]
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*[[Muskingum County, Ohio Genealogy|Muskingum]]
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*[[Noble County, Ohio Genealogy|Noble]]
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*[[Ottawa County, Ohio Genealogy|Ottawa]]
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*[[Paulding County, Ohio Genealogy|Paulding]]
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*[[Perry County, Ohio Genealogy|Perry]]
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*[[Pickaway County, Ohio Genealogy|Pickaway]]
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*[[Pike County, Ohio Genealogy|Pike]]
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*[[Portage County, Ohio Genealogy|Portage]]  
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*[[Preble County, Ohio Genealogy|Preble]]  
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*[[Putnam County, Ohio Genealogy|Putnam]]  
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*[[Richland County, Ohio Genealogy|Richland]]  
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*[[Ross County, Ohio Genealogy|Ross]]  
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*[[Sandusky County, Ohio Genealogy|Sandusky]]  
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*[[Scioto County, Ohio Genealogy|Scioto]]  
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*[[Seneca County, Ohio Genealogy|Seneca]]  
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*[[Shelby County, Ohio Genealogy|Shelby]]  
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*[[Stark County, Ohio Genealogy|Stark]]  
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*[[Summit County, Ohio Genealogy|Summit]]  
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*[[Trumbull County, Ohio Genealogy|Trumbull]]  
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*[[Tuscarawas County, Ohio Genealogy|Tuscarawas]]  
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*[[Union County, Ohio Genealogy|Union]]  
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*[[Van Wert County, Ohio Genealogy|Van Wert]]  
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*[[Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy|Vinton]]  
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*[[Warren County, Ohio Genealogy|Warren]]  
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*[[Washington County, Ohio Genealogy|Washington]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Ohio Genealogy|Wayne]]  
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*[[Williams County, Ohio Genealogy|Williams]]  
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*[[Wood County, Ohio Genealogy|Wood]]  
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*[[Wyandot County, Ohio Genealogy|Wyandot]]
  
 
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== Ohio Migration Routes  ==
 
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. {{OHimagemap2}}
 
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=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Ohio Historical Society]]{{·}} [[State Library of Ohio]]{{·}} [[Ohio Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Western Reserve Historical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
 
 
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
  
[[Braddock's Road]]{{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] (or Lake Trail){{·}} [[Maysville Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Miami and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Miami Path]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Ohio and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Scioto Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road]]{{·}} [[Wabash and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Zane's Trace]]  
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[[Braddock's Road]]{{·}}[[Cumberland Road]]{{·}} [[Forbes Road]]{{·}} [[Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]]{{·}} [[Kanawha Trail]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path|Lake Shore Path (or Lake Trail)]] {{·}} [[Maysville Turnpike]]{{·}} [[Miami and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Miami Trail]]{{·}} [[National Road]] {{·}} [[Ohio and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Ohio River]]{{·}} [[Pennsylvania and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Scioto Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road]]{{·}} [[Wabash and Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Zane's Trace]]  
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=ohio Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Ohio Family History Center locator map]
  
*Join a community of Ohio researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [https://www.facebook.com/OhioGenealogyResearch Facebook]. NEW!
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== Additional Resources ==
*[http://www.ohgenweb.org// The Ohio GenWeb Project] has transcribed census records, tombstones, deed records, local courthouse and government offices, surnames of others researching similar family names, possible ancestor photos, and historical photos.  
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/cthouse.html Courthouse addresses] for all 88 Ohio counties by the [[Ohio Historical Society]].
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/oh/ Cyndi's List] - Ohio genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ohio/ Ohio Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Ohio
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Ohio
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/ohio-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Ohio genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/ohio-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Ohio
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Ohio.pdf Ohio Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[[Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] lists each county, date formed, and from which county formed.  
 
*[[Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]] lists each county, date formed, and from which county formed.  
*[http://www.ohiomemory.org/ Ohio Memory] primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook. Includes 200,000 pages of digital newspapers.  
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*[http://www.ohiomemory.org/ Ohio Memory] primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook. Includes 200,000 pages of digital newspapers.
*[http://www.blacksheepancestors.com/usa/ohio.shtml Ohio Blacksheep Ancestors] includes State Penitentiary inmates from Marion County 1834-1875, Lawrence County 1829-1883, Meigs County 1833-1849, and 438 executions in Ohio 1792-1963.  
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*[http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/enrolment/ The United States Vessel Enrollments] for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.  
*[[Global Alliance of Genealogy Professionals]]&nbsp; Pros to help find your family
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*[http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED351040 County by County in Ohio Genealogy]
 
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
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*[[Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths and Burials (FamilySearchHistorical Records)&nbsp;]]
 
*[[Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Tax Records (FamilySearch&nbsp;Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio County Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Ohio County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Cuyahoga County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Ohio Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Ohio, Stark County Coroner's Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Did you know?  ===
 
 
 
*There are more people living in the United States with British ancestry than persons presently living in Britain who have British ancestry. Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of people with [http://www.ligtel.com/~wales/waleshistory.html/ Welsh ancestry.]
 
*The [http://www.starklibrary.org/genealogy.htm Stark County Ohio District Library] has an impressive Genealogy division. Online histories, newspaper indexes, index to pedigree files, and a number of obituary indexes are available. You can also email the library for specific genealogical questions.<br>
 
  
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Guide to Ohio ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Ohio Information

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern portion of the United States. Ohio became a state on 1 March 1803, having been created from the Northwest Territory, and it's capital is Columbus. It is divided into 88 counties. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Ohio Research

Links to articles on getting started with Ohio research.

Ohio Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Ohio research.

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Ohio Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Williams CountyDefiance CountyPaulding CountyVan Wert CountyMercer CountyDarke CountyPreble CountyButler CountyHamilton CountyClermont CountyWarren CountyMontgomery CountyMiami CountyShelby CountyAuglaize CountyAllen CountyPutnam CountyHenry CountyFulton CountyLucas CountyWood CountyHancock CountyHardin CountyLogan CountyChampaign CountyClark CountyGreene CountyClinton CountyBrown CountyHighland CountyAdams CountyFayette CountyMadison CountyUnion CountyOttawa CountySandusky CountyErie CountyLorain CountySeneca CountyHuron CountyCuyahoga CountyLake CountyGeauga CountyAshtabula CountyTrumbull CountyMedina CountySummit CountyWyandot CountyCrawford CountyAshland CountyPortage CountyMahoning CountyRichland CountyWayne CountyColumbiana CountyMarion CountyMorrow CountyStark CountyHomes CountyCarroll CountyDelaware CountyKnox CountyCoshocton CountyTuscarawasHarrison CountyJefferson CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyMuskingum CountyGuernsey CountyBelmont CountyPickaway CountyRoss CountyPike CountyScioto CountyFairfield CountyPerry CountyMorgan CountyNoble CountyMonroe CountyHocking CountyAthens CountyWashington CountyVinton CountyMeigs CountyJackson CountyGallia CountyLawrence CountyOhio-county-map.gif

Counties



Extinct jurisdictions:  Illinois (VA) · United States Military District · Virginia Military District · Connecticut Western Reserve

Ohio Migration Routes

Braddock's Road · Cumberland Road · Forbes Road · Erie Canal · Great Trail · Kanawha Trail · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path (or Lake Trail)  · Maysville Turnpike · Miami and Erie Canal · Miami Trail · National Road  · Ohio and Erie Canal · Ohio River · Pennsylvania and Erie Canal · Scioto Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Wabash and Erie Canal · Zane's Trace

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 oct 2016.