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This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).

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Welcome to Ohio, the Buckeye State

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Most unique genealogical features:


Extinct jurisdictions:  Illinois (VA) · United States Military District · Virginia Military District · Connecticut Western Reserve

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name.
Williams CountyDefiance CountyPaulding CountyVan Wert CountyMercer CountyDarke CountyPreble CountyButler CountyHamilton CountyClermont CountyWarren CountyMontgomery CountyMiami CountyShelby CountyAuglaize CountyAllen CountyPutnam CountyHenry CountyFulton CountyLucas CountyWood CountyHancock CountyHardin CountyLogan CountyChampaign CountyClark CountyGreene CountyClinton CountyBrown CountyHighland CountyAdams CountyFayette CountyMadison CountyUnion CountyOttawa CountySandusky CountyErie CountyLorain CountySeneca CountyHuron CountyCuyahoga CountyLake CountyGeauga CountyAshtabula CountyTrumbull CountyMedina CountySummit CountyWyandot CountyCrawford CountyAshland CountyPortage CountyMahoning CountyRichland CountyWayne CountyColumbiana CountyMarion CountyMorrow CountyStark CountyHomes CountyCarroll CountyDelaware CountyKnox CountyCoshocton CountyTuscarawasHarrison CountyJefferson CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyMuskingum CountyGuernsey CountyBelmont CountyPickaway CountyRoss CountyPike CountyScioto CountyFairfield CountyPerry CountyMorgan CountyNoble CountyMonroe CountyHocking CountyAthens CountyWashington CountyVinton CountyMeigs CountyJackson CountyGallia CountyLawrence CountyOhio-county-map.gif
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Major Repositories

Ohio Historical Society · State Library of Ohio · Ohio Genealogical Society · Western Reserve Historical Society · Ohio Network of American History Research Centers · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Newberry Library · Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Braddock's Road · Forbes Road · Erie Canal · Great Trail · Kanawha Trail · Lake Erie · Lake Shore Path (or Lake Trail) · Maysville Turnpike · Miami and Erie Canal · Miami Path · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Ohio and Erie Canal · Ohio River · Pennsylvania and Erie Canal · Scioto Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Wabash and Erie Canal · Zane's Trace

Research Tools

  • Join a community of Ohio researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on Facebook and/or Skype. NEW!
  • The Ohio GenWeb Project has transcribed census records, tombstones, deed records, local courthouse and government offices, surnames of others researching similar family names, possible ancestor photos, and historical photos.
  • Courthouse addresses for all 88 Ohio counties by the Ohio Historical Society.
  • Ohio County Creation Dates and Parent Counties lists each county, date formed, and from which county formed.
  • Ohio Memory primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook. Includes 200,000 pages of digital newspapers.
  • Ohio Blacksheep Ancestors includes State Penitentiary inmates from Marion County 1834-1875, Lawrence County 1829-1883, Meigs County 1833-1849, and 438 executions in Ohio 1792-1963.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:[1]

Did you know?

  • There are more people living in the United States with British ancestry than persons presently living in Britain who have British ancestry. Ohio has one of the highest concentrations of people with Welsh ancestry.
  • The Stark County Ohio District Library has an impressive Genealogy division. Online histories, newspaper indexes, index to pedigree files, and a number of obituary indexes are available. You can also email the library for specific genealogical questions.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Historical Records Collection - Ohio" in FamilySearch at http://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=43 (accessed 11 February 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Ohio Lands" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Lands (accessed 11 February 2012).
  3. Petta Khouw, among others, County by County in Ohio Genealogy (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State Library, 1992). Online .pdf version. State Library genealogical bibliography.