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Ohio State Archives

The Ohio Historical Society Archives offers several useful resources for genealogists. Among their materials are Birth Records, Census Records, Death Certificates, Death Records Index, Land Entry Records, Marriage Records, Military Records, Military Rosters, Naturalization Records, Genealogy Workshops, and more. In additional they offer some great special collections, including African-American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920, Civil War Collections, and OhioPix an online image gallery.

Ohio Historical Society Archives
1982 Velma Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Phone: 614-297-2300

Website: http://winslo.state.oh.us/services/genealogy/

State Library of Ohio

The State Library of Ohio provides excellent facilities for researching census records, county records, birth and death records, cemetery records, military rosters, how-to books and family histories :

State Library of Ohio
274 E. First Ave
Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Phone: (800) 686-1532

Website: http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/archlib/index.html

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Ohio offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Akron Ohio
106 East Howe Road
Tallmadge, Ohio

(330) 630-3365

Cincinnati Ohio
5505 Bosworth Place
Cincinnati, Ohio

(513) 531-5624


Cleveland Ohio
25000 Westwood Road
Westlake, Ohio

(440) 777-1518

Dayton Ohio
1500 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, Ohio

(937) 854-4566

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