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Ohio State Vital Records

Ohio State Vital Records Office
Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
(614) 466-2531
Records include birth records since December 1908, death records since 1936, marriage and divorce records since September 1949.

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Articles

Cleveland, Ohio, 1904

Ross County, Ohio, 1799-1825

Ross County, Ohio, 1799-1825

Ohio Country, 1787-1803

Upper Ohio (River), 1753-79

Forks of the Ohio River, 1754-59

Cleveland, Ohio, 1904

Family Quest Archives CD: Ohio 1870 Census Index

Ohio Company Lands, 1787

Family History Favorites: Ohio River Valley Families, SurnameSearch.com

Ohio Country, 1787-1803

Review: Family Quest Archives—1870 Census and Ohio 1870 Census Index

New Publication—A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Ohio Vital Records

Cleveland, Ohio, 1904

Ohio Country, 1787-1803

State Library of Ohio Moving

Steubenville, Ohio, 1920

Steubenville, Ohio, 1920

Cleveland, Ohio, 1904

Ohio Country, 1787-1803

Cleveland, Ohio, 1904

Forks of the Ohio River, 1754-59

CD-ROM: Early Ohio Settlers, 1700s-1900s

Land of the Ohio Company, 1787

Ohio Research on the Internet

Databases

Ohio Land Records

Hamilton County, Ohio History

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio History, Vol. 1

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio History, Vol. 2

Ohio Deaths, 1958-69

Ohio Deaths, 1989-91

Ohio Deaths, 1992

Ohio Census, 1790-1890

Knox County, Ohio Vital Records, 1800-82

Wayne County, Ohio Tax Lists, 1913, 1914, and 1916

Morrow County, Ohio Vital Records, 1830-93

Mansfield, Ohio City Directory, 1883-84

Ohio Physician and Dentist Directory, 1905

Swan Creek Cemetery Inscriptions, Monclova, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio Directory, 1837-38

Fremont City, Ohio Directory, 1889-90

Ohio Military Men, 1917-18

Toledo, Ohio Directories, 1889-1891

Ohio Biographical Sketches, 1876

Columbus, Ohio Directories, 1887-92

Ohio Early Land Ownership Records

Dayton, Ohio Directories, 1888-92

Cincinnati, Ohio Directory, 1890-91

Canton, Ohio Directories, 1888-92

Youngstown, Ohio Directory, 1889-90

Springfield, Ohio Directories, 1890-94

Zanesville, Ohio Directory, 1890-91

Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio Directory, 1916-21

Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index

Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900

Cleveland, Ohio Congregational Churches Directory, 1895

Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99

Licking County, Ohio Farm Directory, 1915-20

Trumbull County, Ohio Directory, 1889-90

Canton, Stark County, Ohio Directory, 1913

Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Death Index, 1894 - 1897

Greenville, Ohio Directory 1885

Norwalk, Ohio Directory 1892-93

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio: Camp Chase Cemetery

Columbiana County, Ohio Directory 1891-92

Darke County, Ohio Directory 1885

Ohio Deaths, 1970-88

Ohio Deaths, 1993-98

Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records: 1891 - 1895

Lucas County, Toledo Ohio Birth Records: 1888 - 1890

The Sandusky Star Journal (Sandusky, Ohio)

The Zanesville Daily Courier (Zanesville, Ohio)

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Ohio Vital Records #1, 1790s-1870s Ohio Vital Records #2, 1750s-1880s Ohio, 1787-1840 Land and Tax Records Early Ohio Settlers, 1700s-1900s Ohio, 1851-1900 Marriage Index

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Archives-Library Division
Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Telephone: (614) 297-2525
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Monday, Sunday, and all state holidays
Records include land records, vital statistics, central Ohio county records from 1803, family histories, census records from 1810-1910, immigration papers (not complete), probate court records, extensive photo collections, map collections, and newspaper collections.

State Library of Ohio
Genealogy Services
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4163
Telephone: (614) 644-6966
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00, Friday 9:00-5:00
Records include an extensive collection of secondary material.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
The Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS)
Library - The First Families of Ohio
P.O. Box 2625
Mansfield, OH 44906-0625
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, closed Monday and Sunday
Publications: The Report, The Ohio Genealogical Society Newsletter, Ohio Records and Pioneer Families

 

See also: Ohio Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Ohio Documents

 

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