Genealogy resources



Search numerous records to find your family history online

African American Heritage

Comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

Castle Garden Records

Before Ellis Island, Castle Garden was the largest entry for U.S. immigration.

Immigrant Records: 1820-1892

Cyndi's List

Compilation of the BEST Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Ellis Island Records

Ship & Passenger Lists

Immigration Records post 1892

Family Search

Free Family History Records from the Church of Latter Day Saints

Find A Grave

Millions of Online Cemetery Records

Fold 3

Hundreds of Online Military Records

Grace Luebke Local History & Genealogy Digital Collection

Extensive Depository of Northwest Ohio History & Online Genealogy Materials

*From the Harris-Elmore Public Library

Hayes Presidential Library Obituary Index

Millions of FREE searchable titles from academic & research libraries.  Full books online!

Heritage Quest

Billions of census records, family histories, military & bank records, & access to Periodical Source Index Archive

Historic Newspapers

Google News Archives for Digitized Historical Newspapers

The Toledo Blade can be found here.

Ohio Death Certificates

Ohio Death Certificates from the Ohio History Connection

Searchable by name & county

Ohio Memory

Over 700,000 digital images from a variety of primary sources provided by over 360 Ohio institutions.

Ottawa Co. Exponent
Online Newspaper

The Ottawa County Exponent Newspaper is searchable in digital form 


Sanborn Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882-1962

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