Ohio Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Residents of the Buckeye State that are interested in creating their family trees may find the work to be more challenging than originally expected. Information about genealogy and ancestry is often hard to come by, unless you know where to look. The Ohio family history centers, located throughout the state, offer one of the best collections of ancestry research resources in the country. These offices serve as branches of the larger Family History Library in Utah - the largest of its kind in the world. The centers are operated by the Ohio LDS church and provide a wealth of microfilm, print and computer resources to help you discover your family's origins.

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Adams County Family History Center
Graces Run Rd & SR 32
Winchester, Ohio 45697
(937) 695-0030

Ashtabula Family History Center
571 Seven Hills Rd
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 993-3616

Cincinnati Family Hisotry Center
5505 Bosworth Pl
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
(513) 531-5624

North Cincinnati Family History Center
8250 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
(513) 489-3036

Dayton East Family History Center
3080 Bell Dr
Fairborn, Ohio 45424
(937) 878-9551

Clear Fork OH Family History Center
250 South St
Galion, Ohio 44833
(419) 468-2088

Youngstown OH Family History Center
2205 Tibbetts-Wick Rd
Girard, Ohio 44420
(330) 759-0231
Notes: Located less than 10 minutes from Youngstown.

Kirtland OH Family History Center
8751 Kirtland Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(216) 256-8808
Notes: Call for information about our annual June genealogical seminar

Mansfield OH Family History Center
1951 Middle-Bellville Rd
Mansfield, Ohio 44904
(419) 756-5530
Notes: Natalie Williams, Director, located on Middle Bellville Rd between Hanley and Straub roads. See you there!

Ohio Genealogy Society
713 S Main St
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
(419) 756-7294

Middletown Family History Center
4930 Central Ave
Middletown, Ohio 45044
(513) 423-9642

Canton OH Family History Center
735 Easthill St SE
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 497-2441

Columbus OH Family History Center
6521 E Livingston Ave
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 866-7686

Family History Center
106 E Howe Ave
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
(330) 630-3365

Toledo OH Family History Center
11050 Ave Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43551
(419) 872-9491

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1500 Shiloh Springs Rd
Trotwood, Ohio 45426
(937) 854-4566
Notes: NW greater Dayton area

Westerville OH Family History Center
307 Huber Village Blvd
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 899-9968

Westlake OH Family History Center
25000 Westwood Rd
Westlake, Ohio 44145
(440) 777-1518
Notes: Call before going-volunteer staff

Wilimington Family History Center
State Rte 73, West
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
(513) 382-1510

Ohio Genealogy Resources

Ohio--along with Indiana and Kentucky--was part of the Northwest Territory created in 1787 by the Continental Congress. Its central position between the Northeast and the West helped it attract settlers from all areas and ethnic groups. Ohio--a public land state--was admitted into statehood in 1803. Statewide birth and death records registration started in 1908; marriage records in 1949 (check individual counties for earlier records). Whether your ancestors lived in or passed through the "Buckeye State," there are a plethora of resources to help you track their comings and goings.

Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
Box 15098
Columbus, OH43215
(614) 466-2531

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism
Box 1001
Columbus, OH43216-1001

American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH45220
(513) 221-1875

Archives of Ohio United Methodism
Ohio Wesley University, Beeghly Library
43 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, OH43015
(740) 368-3285

Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH43211
(614) 297-2300

The Ohio Genealogical Society
713 Main Street
Mansfield, OH44907
(419) 756-7294

Ukrainian Museum - Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue
Cleveland, OH44907
(216) 781-4329

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-4329

Ohio Genealogy Websites

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

Cyndi's List - Ohio

FamilySearch Wiki - Ohio

Linkpendium - Ohio Genealogy and Family History

National Archives Records Administration (NARA)

Ohio GenWeb Project

Ohio Historical Center

Ohio History Central

Ohio Libraries

Ohio Record Collections

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