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Family History

The Ohio History Connection has extensive resources for you to begin or continue the study of your family's history.
The Ohio History Connection has extensive resources for you to begin or continue the study of your family's history. The Archives/Library at the Ohio History Center is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Librarians are available to help you understand the resources available to you. 

We recommend talking to family members about their memories, visiting historical sites, considering joining a local history or genealogical organization, and visiting a library or the Ohio History Store to find books about Ohio history. 

Getting Started

Attend one of our genealogy workshops or webinars.

Review our Research Guides for information about record resources.

Visit the Archives/Library

Before your visit, you can search for documents, muster rolls, county and state records, newspapers, books, microfilm and so much more using our Online Collection Catalog to find out about the resources we hold in our archives.  We also have an on-site membership to Ancestry.com's library database collection that we will help you learn to use in our Research Room at the Ohio History Center.

Searching Online Indexes and Digital Collections

Find family history resources online using:

Select Ohio Public Records Index

Ohio Memory

Ohio Digital Newspaper Portal

Products & Services

Shop for products and services to help you on your family history journey

Ohio History Store

Archives/Library Services

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Consider traveling around Ohio to enjoy the experience of visiting cultural resources in local communities

Ohio History Connection Historic Sites

Local History Alliance