Through the years, I’ve needed to do some research in Ohio so I thought it was time I created a list of resources for this state. Many of these links are combos of some free access and some membership or subscription required. Many of these sites have online digital collections. Cyndi’s List has tons of Ohio links covering about every category you could think of.
As always, be sure to check for local genealogy and historical societies in towns of interest and don’t forget to contact the local public library there to inquire about unique holdings that they might have.
The links are strictly in ABC order, so you’ll need to scan the titles to find sites of interest. These should help get you started with your Ohio research!
Bluffton University Musselman Library – Mennonite Historical Collections
Bowling Green State University Libraries – Collections
Cincinnati – Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Cyndi’s List – Ohio
FamilySearch Wiki – comprehensive set of links to all things Ohio
Lake County Genealogical Society – on Facebook
Ohio History Connection – links to free info, but this is a membership organization
Ohio Vital Records Indexes – links to both free and paid sites
Ohio Memory – Ohio’s digitized newspaper collections
Ohio University – Alden Library collections
Tom Caulley’s Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy Site
Wright State University – Special Collections