Genealogy Resources

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African American Heritage 

Free access to essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition  (temporarily available from home)

The world's most popular genealogy collection-with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave. 

Chronicling America

Chronicling America provides free online access to over 17 million digitized historic newspaper pages covering 1789-1963 from over 50 U.S. states and territories. Made possible through the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of Congress, and state partners, like the Ohio History Connection.

Digital Public Library of America

HIstoric digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives from across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogical reference.

Family Search

Free access to millions of online and indexed records from around the world, family trees, genealogy research guidance and online classes, and the LDS Family History Library online catalog.

Find a Grave  

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave. 


Free access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served. 

Heritage Quest 

Conduct genealogy and historical research by searching census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set. 

Select Ohio Public Records Index

A searchable index of Ohio Department of Health death and stillborn certificates from 1913-1963 (some years not available), Ohio Boys and Girls Industrial School records, and some Columbus Board of Health death certificates. 

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)

A searchable index of Ohio death certificates spanning from 1913-1944.

Ohio Historical Society

Information on how to access Ohio vital records, marriages, naturalizations, land records, newspapers, and other historical documents including: the Select Ohio Public Records Index, Ohio Memory Project, and select digital newspapers. 

Ohio Memory Project

A statewide collaborative digital library that includes photographs, maps, manuscripts, and other features relating to Ohio, its history, and its people. 

RB Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

An index to obituaries, death, and marriage notices & other resources from many Ohio counties, from the early 1800's to the present day. 

Researching Historic Homes

A guide to researching the history of a home. 

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society

Online Tuscarawas County marriage and obituary indexes, information about available Tuscarawas County records and publications. 

Tuscarawas County Historical Society

Information and research assistance relating to Tuscarawas County.

Tuscarawas County Probate Court 

Online Court records and real estate searches.