Several records of the Irish, Germans, Blacks, Norwegians, Welsh, Russians and other groups are available at the Family History Library. For example:
Ohio. Auditor of State. Special Enumeration of Blacks Immigrating to Ohio, 1861-1863. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 198-. (FHL film 1688779.) Contains indexes by immigrants' names, previous residences, counties in which the lived, and questionable names. It also includes original returns by county.
Smith, Clifford Neal. Early Nineteenth-Century German Settlers in Ohio (Mainly Cincinnati and Environs), Kentucky, and Other States. McNeal, Arizona: Westland Publications, 1984. (FHL book 973 W2smn no. 20.) 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).
Tolzmann, Don Heinrich. Ohio Valley German Biographical Index. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992. (FHL book 977.1 D42t.) Includes information on individuals from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.
Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
OHIO - MINORITIES
OHIO - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
Also see the "Minorities" section of the United States Research Outline.
The Ohio Historical Society, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and many university libraries maintain collections of records for ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio. See Ohio Archives and Libraries for addresses.
Fabela Lozano Solis Villanueva
7747 Wildwood Road
Findlay, OH 45840-9538
Telephone: (419) 424-1199
Afro-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland
P.O. Box 201476
Cleveland, OH 44120-9998
Afro-American Family History Association
8716 Harkness Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
'Ohio'African American Genealogy