Ohio Genealogy Websites, Resources and Tips

Ohio Genealogy Websites, Resources and Tips

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know I have Ohio roots. My mom's paternal lines (mostly German and a little Irish) came to Cincinnati in the mid-1800s and my Dad's paternal line (from Syria) settled in Cleveland around 1920. Ohio, 1853, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection More...

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I have Ohio roots. My mom’s paternal lines (mostly German and a little Irish) came to Cincinnati in the mid-1800s and my Dad’s paternal line (from Syria) settled in Cleveland around 1920.


Ohio, 1853, David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

More than a dozen years ago when I started genealogy, one of my first finds was my great-grandmother’s 1926 death certificate on microfilm at a reader in the Ohio Genealogical Society conference exhibit hall. Now, her death record is online in FamilySearch.org’s Ohio collections.

Many Americans share Ohio ancestry, whether those forebears stayed put in the Buckeye State or eventually moved West. So I had to share my excitement for our Best Ohio Genealogy Research Strategies webinar with Ohio expert Amy Johnson Crow, next Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Be part of this Ohio genealogy online class to:

  • discover the best genealogy websites, books and other resources for Ohio research
  • learn about often-overlooked Ohio records with valuable genealogical details
  • get tips for navigating the state’s land records (which can be tricky due to the variety of different survey methods used)
  • see real-life examples of successful research strategies

Register for the Best Ohio Genealogy Research Strategies webinar on Family Tree Shop, and have your questions ready for the live event Nov. 11. All who register will receive a recording of the webinar, plus a PDF of the presentation slides.

To tide you over until next Wednesday, find tips and examples in these blog posts I’ve written over the years about my Ohio ancestor research:

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  1. Dear Diane,
    I love following your blog and I was frustrated and disappointed to find that many of the links were broken in the websites for Cincinnati-area genealogy and a few others. My great grandfather married & his wife died in Ohio and that’s been one of my "brick walls". I’d really like the info. Thanks–you share so many helpful things–I really enjoy your blog!

  2. Sorry I missed this. My mom and brother were born in Ohio. We qualify for First Families of Ohio and I am working on the documentation to compete my application. Thanks for sharing.