Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ohio resources

Resources in Ohio for genealogy research.

Rutherford B. Hayes Obituary Index of Ohio deaths
http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/

Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913 to 1944
http://www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/

Family Search (the Mormon Church's new database)
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#
(They have Ohio deaths from 1908-1953, births from 1821 - 1962
and marriages from 1800 - 1958)

Ft. Loramie Branch Library
937-295-3155
(Good collection of books and family histories)

New Bremen Public Library
419-629-2158

Minster Historical Society has an extensive funeral card & obituary file.

St. Augustine's Cemetery, Minster OH
http://www.saintaugustinecemetery.com/index.html
(a book is in the library in Minster)

Shelby County Ohio GenWeb
http://ohshelby.ancestralsites.com/

Mercer County Chapter Ohio Genealogy Society
http://www.calweb.com/~wally/mercer/

Ohio Pioneer Migration Routes
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggieoh/highway.html

Ohio GenWeb
http://www.ohgenweb.org/

Ohio Genealogy Society
http://www.ogs.org/

Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN)
(Heritage Quest is available through your public library.
It has census records)


Books
County histories. These were put together in the late 19th and early
20th century. Most have biographies.

Town histories. These are usually done to commemorate a special
event such as a bicentennial.

Shelby County
Probate has birth & death from 1867 - 1908
Marriage records from 1825 to now.
937-498-7263

Auglaize County
State Health Dept. has birth & death since 1908
Probate has birth & death from 1848 - 1908

Mercer County
State Health Dept. has birth & death since 1908
Probate has birth & death for Mercer County but not for Auglaize
before 1848. (Some old records are in the basement)

Mercer County Library - 419-586-4442

Mercer County Historical Society - 419-586-3423

The Ft. Loramie Historical Association has many books and histories
in the museum. For information call - 419-628-2481