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
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Ohio guide:
- Ohio took no state censuses. However, look for tax and voter lists to serve as substitutes.
- Much of Ohio’s land was measured using the new rectangular survey system, but other parties had claim to some land in the state. The United States Military District in central-east Ohio was reserved for Revolutionary War veterans entitled to bounties for their service; Virginia had its own military district in the state as well. And Connecticut laid claim to the Western Reserve and Firelands regions in the state’s northeast.
- During the Civil War, Ohio contributed more than 300,000 servicemembers, making the state the third-largest troop supplier behind just New York and Pennsylvania.
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.