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<br> Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.  
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=== Online Resources ===
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*[http://www.ohiobio.org/ Ohio Biographies]
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/ohio/ Ohio Biographies Project].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4635 Ohio Biographical Sketches, 1876] ($)
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*[https://books.google.com/books?id=23SOSYLJPVsC History of the Western Reserve, Vol. 3], e-book
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*[http://www.learnwebskills.com/family/countyhistories3.htm#oh County and Town Histories], with biographies
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*[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007688967 Biographical and historical memoirs of the early pioneer settlers of Ohio, with narratives of incidents and occurrences in 1775]. By S. P. Hildreth, e-book
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nnc1.cu54306612;view=1up;seq=1 Representative men of Ohio, 1900-1903], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89073035263;view=1up;seq=5 Ohio, the future great state, her manufacturers, and a history of her commercial cities, Cincinnati and Cleveland, with portraits and biographies of some of the old settlers and many of the most prominent business men], e-book
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*[http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433081842977;view=1up;seq=13 Historical collections of Ohio: containing a collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. related to its general and local history with descriptions of its counties, principal towns, and villages], e-book
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*[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000235180 Historical collections of Ohio ... an encyclopedia of the state], e-book
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*[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011983498 A biographical cyclopædia and portrait gallery of distinguished men, with an historical sketch, of the state of Ohio], e-book
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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.  
  
 
== Biographical Encyclopedias  ==
 
== Biographical Encyclopedias  ==
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*Galbreath, Charles B. ''History of Ohio''. Five Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925.) {{FHL|219741|item|disp=FHL films 931797-801, book 977.1 H2ga}}The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
 
*Galbreath, Charles B. ''History of Ohio''. Five Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925.) {{FHL|219741|item|disp=FHL films 931797-801, book 977.1 H2ga}}The last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
  
*Boardman, Alice, Marjorie Price, DAR (Ohio), Ohio Historical Society, ''The Ohio Surname Index'' (Columbus, Ohio:Ohio Historical Society, 1984) [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society,1984]; {{FHL|86323|item|disp=FHL films 398201-64}} An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in various biographical sections of Ohio county histories.  
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*Boardman, Alice, Marjorie Price, DAR (Ohio), Ohio Historical Society, ''The Ohio Surname Index'' (Columbus, Ohio:Ohio Historical Society, 1984) [http://www.ohiohistory.org/ Ohio Historical Society,1984]; {{FHL|86323|item|disp=FHL films 398201-64}} An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in various biographical sections of Ohio county histories.<br>
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=== Family History Library  ===
 
=== Family History Library  ===
  
The Family History has a large collection of county histories which include biographical information. To access biographies in the FHL catalog, use a Place-name Search for:  
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The Family History has a large collection of county histories which include biographical information. To access biographies in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:  
  
 
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=== Further Reading  ===
 
=== Further Reading  ===
  
See the [[United States Biographies|United States Biographies]] for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]" and "[[Ohio Genealogy|Ohio Genealogy]]" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.  
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See the [[United States Biographies|United States Biographies]] for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[Ohio History|Ohio History]]" and "[[Ohio Compiled Genealogies|Ohio Genealogy]]" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.  
  
Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Ohio biographies may be found in the {{FHL|351377|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC) with indexes found at {{FHL|362482|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography Indexes.}} Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find Ohio Biography resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].<br>  
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Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Ohio biographies may be found in the {{FHL|351377|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography}} topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog with indexes found at {{FHL|362482|subject_id|disp=Ohio Biography Indexes.}} Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find Ohio Biography resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]].<br>  
  
To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=surname Family History Library Catalog], use a [[Family History Library Catalog Surname Search|Last names Search]].  
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To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=surname FamilySearch Catalog], use a [[FamilySearch Catalog Surname Search|Last names Search]].  
  
 
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Online Resources

Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.

Biographical Encyclopedias

  • Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve. Three Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing, 1910. FHL films 934867-68, book 977.13 H2uA digital version is available through the FamilySearch catalog entry. The complete text is also viewable at Google Books
Upton, Harriet Taylor and Lake County Genealogical Society, An Every-Name Index to the History of the Western Reserve (Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, OGS, 1988.) At various libraries (WorldCat; FHL fiche 6093927, book 977.13 H2u index 1988
  • Galbreath, Charles B. History of Ohio. Five Volumes. (Chicago, Illinois: American Historical Society, 1925.) FHL films 931797-801, book 977.1 H2gaThe last three volumes contain biographical sketches of prominent Ohio citizens. (The entire 3,562 page book is viewable at HeritageQuest online, through most public library websites.)
  • Boardman, Alice, Marjorie Price, DAR (Ohio), Ohio Historical Society, The Ohio Surname Index (Columbus, Ohio:Ohio Historical Society, 1984) Ohio Historical Society,1984; FHL films 398201-64 An every-name card index to about 450,000 persons mentioned in various biographical sections of Ohio county histories.

Family History Library

The Family History has a large collection of county histories which include biographical information. To access biographies in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Place-name Search for:

OHIO - BIOGRAPHIES
OHIO, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
OHIO, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
OHIO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY
OHIO, [COUNTY]. [TOWN] - HISTORY


Statewide Collections

Further Reading

See the United States Biographies for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "Ohio History" and "Ohio Genealogy" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.

Biographies can be found on state, county and local levels. The Family History Library has many collected biographies and local or county histories with biographical sketches on residents. Additional resources for Ohio biographies may be found in the Ohio Biography topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog with indexes found at Ohio Biography Indexes. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Ohio Biography resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog.

To find biographies and published family histories on specific surnames in the FamilySearch Catalog, use a Last names Search.