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An Introduction

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 by Surname

 

 

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Internet Resources

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Introduction

 

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General Description

 

Ohio is a Midwestern state of the United States The thirty-fourth largest state by area in the U.S.,[18] it is the seventh-most populous with nearly 11.5 million residents.  Ohio, whose name was derived from the Seneca word ohi:yo, meaning "large creek," was formed primarily from the Ohio Territory and was admitted to the Union as the seventeenth state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye State" for its prevalence of Ohio Buckeye trees, and, as such, Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes."

 

Historical Information

History of Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

 

·        Archives and Special Collections, Wright State University Library, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

·        Columbus Metropolitan Library, Genealogy Division, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215. 614-645-2ASK (2275)

·        Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0175

·        Archives and Special Collections Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2978

·        Bierce Library, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1750

·        Ohio Network of American History Research Centers

·        Blegen Library, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0113

·        Ohio Department of Health, [Order Online][ Birth Records from 1908, Death Records From 1908 ] Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 118 , Columbus, OH 43216-0118 ; Phone: (614) 466-2531, EMAIL

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

·        Ohio Genealogical Society, 713 South Main Street, Mansfield OH 44907-1644.

·         Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211; Telephone: 614-297-2300

·         Western Reserve Historical Society 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Telephone: (216) 721-5722

·         The Ohio Historical Society at 1-800-653-6446 or 614-297-2510

·        Southern Ohio Genealogical Society PO Box 414 Hillsboro, OH 45133

·         Western Reserve Historical Society Library and Archives 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106; 216-721-5722 x 224, FAX 216-721-5702.

·        Ohio Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

·         Ohio Society of Sons of the American Revolution

 

STATE LIBRARY

State Library of Ohio

General Information: (614) 644-7061 or (800) 686-1532 (Ohio only)
Circulation Services: (614) 644-6950;  Research Services: (614) 644-7051

Mailing Address
274 East 1st Avenue, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43201-3692

 

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Adams Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Auglaize Belmont Brown Butler Carroll Champaign Clark Clermont Clinton Columbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga Darke Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Fayette Franklin Fulton Gallia Geauga Greene Guernsey Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Highland Hocking Holmes Huron Jackson Jefferson Knox Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Lucas Madison Mahoning Marion Medina Meigs Mercer Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow Muskingum Noble Ottawa Paulding Perry Pickaway Pike Portage Preble Putnam Richland Ross Sandusky Scioto Seneca Shelby Stark Summit Trumbull Tuscarawas Union Van Wert Vinton Warren Washington Wayne Williams Wood Wyandot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surname

Researching
by Surname

 

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Anderson;   Baker;   Billman;   Blizzard;   Briggs;   Cooper;   Davidson;   Demoss;   Dill;   Elliott;   Eubanks;   Evans;   Fulkerson;   Gardner;   Garwood;   Gibson;   Gordon;   Griffin;   Groves;   Hause;   Jenkins;   Johnson;   Jones;   Lane;   Lyons;   McAllister;   McBride;   McKee;   McMillian;   McVicker;   Middleton;   Miller;   Moreland;   Mowder;   Phillips;   Pickens;   Rose;   Ross;   Watt;   Westbrook;   Wilkins;   Wolverton

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

Benner;   Custard;   Dellinger;   Gilbert;   Shaeffer

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching
by Location

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Guernsey;   Harrison;   Highland;   Hocking;   Muskingum;   Ross;  Tuscarawas

 

Gazetteer

of Places

 

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

 

List of Ohio counties

 List of cities in Ohio

 List of villages in Ohio

List of Ohio townships

 Ohio public lands

  List of lakes in Ohio

 

Ohio Cities - profiles of 6,237 Ohio cities, towns & neighborhoods

Ohio Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Ohio Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Ohio Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

NORTHEAST: Ashland;   Ashtabula;   Carroll;   Columbiana;   Coshocton;   Cuyahoga;   Erie;   Geauga;   Harrison;   Holmes;   Huron;   Jefferson;   Lake;   Lorain;   Mahoning;   Medina;   Portage;   Richland;   Stark;   Summit;   Trumbull;   Tuscarawas;   Wayne

 

NORTHWEST: Allen;   Auglaize;   Champaign;   Crawford;   Defiance;   Fulton;   Hancock;   Hardin;   Henry;   Logan;   Lucas;   Marion;   Mercer;   Morrow;   Ottawa;   Paulding;   Putnam;   Sandusky;   Seneca;   Shelby;   Van Wert;   Williams;   Wood;   Wyandot

 

SOUTHEAST: Athens;   Belmont;   Gallia;   Guernsey;    Hocking;   Jackson;   Lawrence;   Meigs;   Monroe;   Morgan;   Noble;   Pike;   Ross;   Scioto;   Vinton;   Washington

 

CENTRAL: Delaware;   Fairfield;   Fayette;   Franklin;   Knox;   Licking;   Madison;   Muskingum;   Perry;   Pickaway;   Union

 

SOUTHWEST: Adams;   Brown;   Butler;   Clark;   Clermont;   Clinton;   Darke;   Greene;   Hamilton;   Highland;   Miami;   Montgomery;   Preble; Warren

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Adams | Allen | Ashland | Ashtabula | Athens | Auglaize | Belmont | Brown | Butler | Carroll | Champaign | Clark | Clermont | Clinton | Columbiana | Coshocton | Crawford | Cuyahoga | Darke | Defiance | Delaware | Erie | Fairfield | Fayette | Franklin | Fulton | Gallia | Geauga | Greene | Guernsey | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Harrison | Henry | Highland | Hocking | Holmes | Huron | Jackson | Jefferson | Knox | Lake | Lawrence | Licking | Logan | Lorain | Lucas | Madison | Mahoning | Marion | Medina | Meigs | Mercer | Miami | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Morrow | Muskingum | Noble | Ottawa | Paulding | Perry | Pickaway | Pike | Portage | Preble | Putnam | Richland | Ross | Sandusky | Scioto | Seneca | Shelby | Stark | Summit | Trumbull | Tuscarawas | Union | Van Wert | Vinton | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Williams | Wood | Wyandot

 

 

 

 

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

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sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Ohio - Wikipedia

·Ohio State Facts and Information

·Ohio Information (50 States.com)

·Linkpendium – Ohio

·Cyndi’s List (Ohio)

·Ohio (historical societies)

·Ohio GenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Contact Information

 

 

 

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Snail Mail:

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889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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27 Christopher Dr.
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