Genealogical Research in Ohio, Third Edition


Ohio has an abundance of resources available for genealogical and historical research–statewide indexes and personal name finding aids, biographies, local histories, vital and church records, probate and court records, census and military records, land records, newspapers, naturalization records, gravestones, genealogical manuscript collections, and many others. In addition, numerous Ohio records have been published by genealogical and historical organizations, and many records and indexes are available on the Internet, in printed form, and other resources.

These sources and many others are described in detail in this new Third Edition of Genealogical Research in Ohio, by noted genealogical scholar and former Brigham Young University family history professor Kip Sperry. This completely revised version of Sperry’s classic 2003 Second Edition examines the holdings of major Ohio archives and libraries and focuses on many resources available to researchers, covering everything from census records to church records, from periodicals to probates, from tax records to town records, from Internet resources to military records, from ethnic records to newspapers, from land and court records to vital records, and much more. The book’s vast bibliography of Ohio books, moreover, is a comprehensive survey of Ohio printed genealogical sources, as well as an extensive list of public and other libraries in the state.

This new edition includes the following enhancements:

  • New Ohio content regarding, including a listing of FamilySearch Centers and FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries in Ohio.
  • Expanded and updated information for the Ohio Genealogical Society, including Library holdings, lineage organization guidelines, a list of chapters and their addresses.
  • Revised information regarding major libraries in Ohio, including Ohio History Connection in Columbus, State Library of Ohio, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, and other public, historical, and university libraries.
  • Enhanced listings of major genealogical resources, including birth and death, cemetery, ethnic, military, newspaper and periodical records, as well as new coverage of photographic records.
  • Up-to-date genealogy websites for Ohio and other researchers.
  • Almost 100 pages of expanded Bibliography.

In addition, the work contains addresses of repositories—both in and out of state—that house Ohio historical and genealogical records and oral histories. At the end of the book, researchers will find a collection of Ohio maps of historical and genealogical importance.

This Third Edition of Genealogical Research in Ohio supersedes the Second Edition and is a testament to Ohio genealogical scholarship. No collection of Ohioana is complete without it.

About the Author
Kip Sperry is an Accredited Genealogist® (Midwestern States), Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, and Utah Genealogical Association.

Kip Sperry

2023, paper, 366 pp.

ISBN: 9780806321295