Ohio Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
For a brief discussion of the many minorities who immigrated to Ohio, see the Ohio Emigration and Immigration page.
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
See Indians of Ohio.
- www.accessjewishcleveland.org includes a database of over 85,000 graves in 14 Cleveland area cemeteries.
- Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Internet: Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
- The Ohio Historical Society, the Western Reserve Historical Society, and many university libraries maintain collections of records for ethnic, racial, and religious groups in Ohio. See Ohio Archives and Libraries for more information.
- Fabela Lozano Solis Villanueva
7747 Wildwood Road
Findlay, OH 45840-9538
Telephone: (419) 424-1199
- Afro-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland
P.O. Box 201476
Cleveland, OH 44120-9998
Internet: Afro-American Genealogical Society, Cleveland
- 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
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:
- OHIO - MINORITIES
- OHIO - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION
The name of the minority, such as:
- AMERICAN LOYALISTS
- QUAKERS - OHIO.
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.