Trace your Ohio ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide.
You’ll love this if…
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Ohio
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Ohio brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Ohio —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Ohio ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Ohio’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Ohio research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Ohio guide:
- Ohio grew so rapidly that Congress admitted it as a state in 1803 when its population had reached 45,000—15,000 short of Northwest Ordinance requirements.
- Ohio took no state censuses, but every four years from 1803 to 1911, it counted men age 21 and older in various counties to determine voting districts. These quadrennial enumerations are on Family History Library microfilm and in local genealogical society collections.
- During the Civil War, more than 300,000 Ohioans served the Union, many of whom are documented by Ohio Genealogical Society’s Ohio Civil War databases.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.