Ohio Genealogy

This guide contains a sample of The Newberry’s resources on this topic. To locate additional resources, please check our catalog or consult a reference librarian.

CENSUS

All years available on-line at public access computers. Ask at 2nd floor reference desk. Also, 1820-1880 on microfilm, published indexes (except 1870), 1880 soundex and 1890 census for Civil War veterans and widows.

GUIDES AND GENERAL WORKS

Bell, Carol Willsey. Ohio guide to genealogical sources. Baltimore  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Call # Local History Ref Z1323 .B453 (2nd floor open shelf).

Schweitzer, George Keene. Ohio genealogical research. Knoxville, TN  G.K. Schweitzer, c1999. Call # Local History Ref Z1323 .S39 1999 (2nd floor open shelf).

Sperry, Kip. Genealogical research in Ohio. Baltimore, MD  Genealogical Pub., c1997. Call # Local History Ref Z1323 .S64 1997 (2nd floor open shelf).

Troutman, K. Roger. Ohio cemeteries, 1803-2003. Mansfield, Ohio  Ohio Genealogical Society, 2003. Call # Local History Ref F490 .O3618 2003 (2nd floor open shelf).

SOURCE MATERIALS AND VITAL RECORDS

Bell, Carol Willsey. Ohio wills and estates to 1850: an index. Columbus, Ohio  Carol Willsey Bell, c1981. Call # Local History Ref F490 .B45 (2nd floor open shelf).

Ohio Historical Society. Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913 – 1944. Certificates available for purchase.

Ohio surname index. Call # Microfilm 1166 (indicate surname being researched on the call slip). An index to biographical sketches in Ohio county histories. Approximately 450,000 entries. Reproduced from card file held at the Ohio Historical Society. The Newberry holds the majority of books indexed in this source.

Powell, Esther W. Early Ohio tax records. Akron, Ohio  E.W. Powell, 1971. Call # Local History Ref F490 .P68 (2nd floor open shelf). Index volume Local History Ref F490 .P68 Index (2nd floor open shelf).

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Obituary Index. An index to over 1,300,000 obituaries, death, marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present.

MAPS AND GAZETTEERS

Atlas of historical county boundaries: Ohio.

Phillips, W. Louis. Jurisdictional histories for Ohio’s eighty-eight counties, 1788- 1985. Bowie, MD  Heritage Books, 1986. Call # folio F497.B7 P45 1986.

Miller, Larry L. Ohio place names. Bloomington  Indiana University Press, c1996. Call # F489 .M55 1996.

LAND RECORDS

Berry, Ellen T. and David A. Early Ohio settlers: purchasers of land in southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840. Baltimore  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Call # Local History Ref F490. B48 1986 (2nd floor open shelf).

Berry, Ellen T. and David A. Early Ohio settlers: purchasers of land in east and east central Ohio, 1800-1840. Baltimore  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989. Call # Local History Ref F490. B466 1989(2nd floor open shelf).

Berry, Ellen T. and David A. Early Ohio settlers: purchasers of land in southeastern Ohio, 1800-1840. Baltimore  Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984. Call # Local History Ref F490. B47 1984 (2nd floor open shelf).

Ohio Historical Society. Land grant records, 1788- 1820. Call # Microfilm 312. Seven reels of microfilm containing original land office records from Chillicothe (1801-1811); Cincinnati (1801-1806); Steubenville (1788-1812); and Zanesville (1812-1820). Use on conjunction with: Maybert Riegel. Early Ohioans’ residences from the land grant records. Mansfield, Ohio  Ohio Genealogical Society, 1976. Call # Local History Ref F490 .R54 (2nd floor open shelf).

Smith, Clifford N. Federal land series: a calendar of archival materials on the land patents issued by the United States Government… Chicago  American Library Association, 1972-1986. Call # Local History Ref KF5675.A73 S6 (2nd floor open shelf). 02/08

LOCAL HISTORIES

Consult the catalog under the subject heading for the county in which you are interested.

MILITARY RECORDS

Ohio. Adjutant General’s Dept. The official roster of Ohio soldiers, sailors and marines in the World War, 1917-18. Columbus, Ohio  F.J. Heer Print. Co., 1926- 1929. Call # Microfiche 2249. Entries alphabetical for entire state, regardless of unit. Nativity information included.

Ohio. Adjutant General’s Dept. Roster of Ohio soldiers in the War of 1812. [Columbus, Ohio  Press of the Edward T. Miller Co.], 1916. Call # Local History Ref E359.5.O2 O3 1916 (2nd floor open shelf). Two separately published indexes shelved following this volume.

Ohio. Roster Commission. Official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. Akron  Werner Co., 1886-93. Call # Local History Ref E525.3 .O38 1886 (2nd floor open shelf). Each volume has Roll of honor as appendix. Index available, Call # Microfilm 1167.

Phillips, W. Louis. Annotated bibliography of Ohio patriots: Revolutionary War & War of 1812. Bowie, MD  Heritage Books, 1985. Call # folio Z1323 .P48 1985.

PERIODICALS

Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly. Mansfield, Ohio  Ohio Genealogical Society, 2001 - Call # Local History Ref F486 .R45 (2nd floor open shelf). Previous name was Report. Newberry has v. 1 – current. (1961 - ).

Ohio, the cross road of our nation: records and pioneer families. Mansfield, Ohio  Ohio Genealogical Society, 1960-1987. Call # Local History Ref F490 .O39 (2nd floor open shelf). Newberry has v. 1 - v. 28 (1960 - 1987).