The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States. It focuses on acquiring, preserving, and sharing the genealogy and history of the people of Ohio.

 

[su_heading size=”24″]Online Collections free to public[/su_heading]

Lineage Societies

 

Military

 

OGS Indexes

 

OGS Journal Indexes

 

County-Specific Databases

Warren County

 

[su_heading size=”24″]Online Collections with Membership Only[/su_heading]

Member Databases:

Birth, Marriage, & Death

  • OGS Bible Records Index
  • Ohio Birth Index, 1940-1998
  • Ohio Cemetery Locations
  • Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1996
  • Ohio Marriage Index, 1789-1830
  • Ohio Marriage Index, 1970-1990
  • Ohio Obituary Index

 

Census & Lists

  • Some Ohioans Living in Parke County, Indiana, 1874
  • Some Ohioans in Crawford County, Wisconsin, 1894

 

Immigration, Migration, & Travel

  • African-Americans Migrating to Ohio, 1861-1863

 

Land

  • Virginia Military District School Land Sales, 1814-1815

 

Lineage Societies

  • OGS Century Families of Ohio Roster
  • OGS First Families of Ohio Roster
  • OGS Settlers and Builders of Ohio Roster
  • Ohio Mayflower Society Index

 

Military

  • 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reunion, 1883
  • Ohio Soldiers Killed in the Great War
  • Roster of the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1906
  • World War I 83rd Division Personal Information Cards Index
  • Ohio Veteran Association of Illinois, 1891

 

Tax

  • 1812 Ohio Tax List Index, A-Gibbs

 

Miscellaneous

  • Ohio State Medical Society, 1899

County Databases:

  • Allen County – Civil War Burials to 1907
  • Ashland County – Ashland County Wills
  • Ashland County – Mortality Schedule, 1860
  • Ashtabula County – Subscribers to County History, c1853
  • Athens County – Athens County Newspaper Abstracts Index
  • Athens County – Census of Miners Needing Assistance, 1897
  • Belmont County – Marriages, 1801-1826
  • Butler County – Miami University Students in the Civil War
  • Carroll County – Petition to Congress, 1838
  • Clark County – Marriages, March 1818-March 1821
  • Clark County – Springfield Twp. Poll Book, 1818
  • Columbiana County – Unity Township Militia, 1857
  • Coshocton County – Spring Mountain Seminary, 1858
  • Cuyahoga County – Strongsville Cemetery
  • Defiance County – Guardianships from Probate Journals 1-3, 1852-1876
  • Delaware County – Delaware High School Yearbook, 1919
  • Fairfield County – Lancaster High School Graduates, 1853-1899
  • Franklin County – Franklin County Graves Registrations
  • Franklin County – Members of Some Civil War Veterans’ Groups, 1898
  • Fulton County – Delta Atlas Obituaries, 1887-1978
  • Gallia County – Cholera Deaths, 1878
  • Geauga County – Marriage Records, 1805-1821
  • Greene County – Enumeration of Sugarcreek Township, 1803
  • Guernsey County – Peddlers Licenses, 1853-1861
  • Hamilton County – Members of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, 1899
  • Hamilton County – Longview Insane Asylum, 1870
  • Hancock County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Hardin County – Hardin County Pioneer Assn. Membership, 1868-1883
  • Harrison County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Henry County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Highland County – Paint Twp. Voters, 1808
  • Hocking County – Census of Miners Needing Assistance, 1897
  • Holmes County – Will Book A Huron County – Estate Index, 1812-1852
  • Jackson County – Census of Miners Needing Assistance, 1897
  • Jefferson County – Wolf and Panther Bounties, 1801-1810
  • Knox County – Brinkhaven Cemetery
  • Lake County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Lawrence County – “Colored” Enumeration
  • Licking County – Some Residents in the 1875
  • Licking Co. Atlas
  • Logan County – Naturalization of Minors, 1860-1880
  • Lorain County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Madison County – Examination of Teachers, 1865-1866
  • Mahoning County – Mortality Schedule, 1850
  • Medina County – Index to Cherished Memories, Obituaries & Death Notices of Burials in Liverpool Township,
  • Medina County, Ohio 1871-1985
  • Medina County – Index to Pioneer History of Medina County, 1861
  • Medina County – Index to Naturalizations 1833-1904
  • Medina County – Index to Veterans Buried In Medina County, Volume II: War of 1812
  • Meigs County – Militia Enrollment, 1864
  • Meigs County – Census of Miners Needing Assistance, 1897
  • Mercer County – Teachers, 1924-1925
  • Monroe County – Deaths, 1870-1873
  • Montgomery County – Steele High School 1922-1923
  • Morgan County – Will Index, 1819-1881
  • Muskingum County – Probate Case Index, Part 1
  • Noble County – Military Discharges, 1865-1866
  • Paulding County – Deaths, 1873-1876
  • Perry County – Quadrennial Enumeration, 1847
  • Pickaway County – Soldiers’ Relief, 1888-1890
  • Pike County – Will Book 1
  • Portage County – Births, 1856-1857
  • Preble County – Preble County Agricultural Society, 1837
  • Putnam County – Deaths, 1867-1870
  • Richland County – Richland County Deaths 1856-1857
  • Richland County – Richland County Deaths 1867-1900
  • Richland County – Marriages, 1813-1871
  • Richland County – Richland County Veterans of the Gulf War 1991
  • Richland County – Whissemore Photograph Collection
  • Ross County – Imp. Order of Red Men, Chillicothe, 1898
  • Sandusky County – Mortality Schedule, 1860
  • Scioto County – Mortality Schedule, 1860
  • Seneca County – Evangelical (Zion) Lutheran Baptisms, 1835-1879
  • Stark County – Wm. McKinley Post No. 25, G.A.R., Canton
  • Summit County – Locust Grove Cemetery to 1860, Twinsburgh
  • Trumbull County – Voters, 1802
  • Tuscarawas County – Dover High School Yearbook, 1922
  • Van Wert County – County Teacher Roster, 1938-1939
  • Vinton County – Census of Miners Needing Assistance, 1897
  • Warren County – Tax List, 1810
  • Washington County – Grandview Twp. Voters, 1838
  • Wayne County – Baughman Twp. School Enrollments, c1855
  • Wood County – Militia Enrollment, 1864
  • Wood County – Appearance and Execution Docket Index, 1820-1839

 

Heritage Pursuit:

  • 1895 Colored Map of Ohio

 

Ohio County Histories:

  • Adams – 1900
  • Allen – 1885, 1906, 1921
  • Ashland – 1876, 1909
  • Ashtabula – 1878, 1893, 1924
  • Athens – 1869, 1883
  • Auglaize – 1923
  • Belmont – 1880, 1890, 1903, 1942
  • Brown – 1883, 1913
  • Butler – 1869, 1882, 1892
  • Carroll – 1891, 1921
  • Champaign – 1872, 1881, 1902, 1917

 

[su_heading size=”24″]Onsite Collections[/su_heading]

Full List
Civil War Center
General Databases:

  • Confederate Burials at Camp Chase Cemetery, Columbus OH
  • 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reunion, 1883
  • Headstones Provided for Deceased Civil War Veterans Who Served in OH Military Units or Who Were Buried in OH
  • Names of Soldiers with Civil War Service from Ohio Units
  • Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal Subject Index
  • Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal Surname Index
  • Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal TOC Index
  • Ohio Veteran Association of Illinois, 1891 ORPF & OGQ Civil War Subject Index
  • Register of the Members of the District Boards of Enrollment (Draft Boards) in Ohio, 1863-1865
  • Roster of the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1906
  • Society of Civil War Families of Ohio Roster

 

County Databases:

  • Allen County – Civil War Burials to 1907
  • Butler County – Miami University Students in the Civil War
  • Franklin County – Members of Some Civil War Veterans’ Groups, 1898
  • Lawrence County – “Colored” Enumeration, 1863
  • Meigs County – Militia Enrollment, 1864
  • Noble County – Military Discharges, 1865-1866
  • Pickaway County – Soldiers’ Relief, 1888-1890
  • Stark County – Wm. McKinley Post No. 25, G.A.R., Canton
  • Wood County – Militia Enrollment, 1864

 

Research Tools – Personal Accounts:

  • Humes, Categories of Information in Civil War Research

 

Research Tools – Research Resources:

  • Finding Civil War Photographs
  • Ohio-related Photographs in the US Army Military History Institute Collection
  • Resources for Ohio Civil War Genealogy Research
  • Some Ohio Civil War Manuscripts: A Finding Tool, by Mary L. Bowman
  • Timeline–Ohioans in the Civil War David Merrill. 66th OVI. Journal as a Prisoner of War, June to September 1862

 

Research Tools – Unit Histories & Rosters:

  • Annotated Roster of the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Surnames A through D
  • Hardesty’s Military History of Ohio: An Inventory of Current Availability 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 

Research Tools – Veterans:

  • Ohio Civil War Soldiers Buried in DuPage County Illinois
  • Ohio Civil War Soldiers Who Were Members of the Colorado & Wyoming GAR
  • Ohio Civil War Veterans and Widows in the 1890 Michigan Veterans Census, by Shirley Cruzen Stevens
  • Ohio Civil War Veterans in Kissimmee, Florida 150
  • Ohio Civil War Veterans in St. Cloud, Florida

 

Research Tools – Miscellaneous:

  • Elections and Terms of Office During the Civil War Period for Ohio and U.S. Offices Ohio Congressional Districts and Delegations
  • Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal – Back Issues 1997 through 2012

 

DIGITAL BOOKS:

Census:

  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 1: Adams to Carroll. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 13 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 2: Champaign to Clinton. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985- 1996. (pdf, 13 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 3: Columbiana to Fayette. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985- 1996. (pdf, 13 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 4: Franklin to Geauga. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 8 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 5: City of Cincinnati. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 5 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 6: Greene to Henry. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 5 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 7: Highland to Lorain. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 5 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 8: Lucas to Morrow. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 4 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 9: Muskingum to Ross. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985-1996. (pdf, 5 mb)
  • Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. Volume 10: Sandusky to Wyandot. Mansfield OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1985- 1996. (pdf, 5 mb)

 

[su_heading size=”24″]Membership[/su_heading]

Membership costs range from $40 to $2460.

The Ohio Genealogical Society gives its members valuable benefits including:

  • 4 issues of the Award-winning Ohio Genealogy News (digital)*
  • 4 issues of the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (digital)*
  • Members-only section of the OGS website (including Ohio marriages, Ohio births, Ohio divorces, Ohio Civil War soldiers) – (see a complete list of member resources)
  • Free Admittance to the Samuel D. Isaly Library
  • Option to borrow duplicate books from the OGS Lending Library
  • Discounts on any publications and store items (web site or at the library)
  • Option to apply to OGS lineage societies
  • Discounts on OGS Conference , OGS Fall Seminar, and OGS Genealogy Librarians’ Seminar
  • Knowledgeable staff and volunteers available to provide assistance to you by phone call or email
  • Option to attend free classes at the OGS Library throughout the year
  • Access to the very top genealogical databases while in the library using OGS computers
  • $15 Discount on OGS Library Copy Services (just $5.00 per request; non-members $20 per request)
  • Free access to Heritage Pursuit from home (over 300 digital Ohio county histories)
  • Entitles member to a vote in OGS elections to be a part of running the largest statewide genealogical society in the US
  • Discount on applying to Society of Families of the Old Northwest Territory
  • Free Access to the OGS Blog, the OGS Facebook Page, and the OGS Facebook Query Group
  • Free Access to all digitized issues of OGS publications back to 1959 (including The Report, The OGS Quarterly, The OGS Newsletter, Ohio Genealogy News, Ohio Records and Pioneer Families, and the Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal)
  • Free access to 1,000 digitized county level books and databases from home
  • Free web site databases prepared by our county chapters
  • Free Webinars on genealogical topics from the country’s top instructors
  • Eligible to submit your family’s story to our research collection

** Members can pay $5 extra to receive paper copies of publications
 

[su_heading size=”24″]Hours[/su_heading]

Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

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