Ohio Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

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For a brief discussion of the many minorities who immigrated to Ohio, see the Ohio Emigration and Immigration page.

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Online Records

African Americans

African Americans make up a rich part of Ohio's History. The Ohio Constitution of 1803, outlawed slavery, this was in accordance to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Run away slaves would hide among the friendly Native American tribes, many in a village of Wyandot Indians in the Upper Sandusky.


  • Ohio. Auditor of State. Special Enumeration of Blacks Immigrating to Ohio, 1861-1863. (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 198-.) FHL film 1688779. Contains indexes by immigrants' names, previous residences, counties in which the lived, and questionable names. It also includes original returns by county.
  • Turpen, Joan. Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Person in four Ohio Counties, 1791-1861. (Clinton, Highland, Logan, and Ross Counties) FHL977.1 F28r
  • Ohio African American Genealogy has sources to assist you in your search for your ancestors.
  • African American Cemeteries online
  • An Act to Regulate Black and Mulatto persons

American Indians

See Indians of Ohio.


See Germans in Ohio wiki page

Jewish Records


  • Fabela Lozano Solis Villanueva
    Genealogy Record
    7747 Wildwood Road
    Findlay, OH 45840-9538
    Telephone: (419) 424-1199
  • Afro-American Family History Association
    8716 Harkness Road
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Ohio State University
    Black Studies Library
    1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Rm 226
    Columbus, OH 43210-1286
    Phone: (614) 688-8676
    Fax: (614) 292-7859
    E-Mail: pillow.2@osu.edu
    Internet: Ohio State University

Family History Library

Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio are listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:


The name of the minority, such as:

  • JEWS

Handbooks on how to research specific groups (such as Czech, German, Hispanic, Indian, Irish, Polish, etc.). For example under the heading POLES - UNITED STATES, you can find a book called Polish Genealogy Heraldry.