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Summer 2003
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 3   No. 3

SITE-SEEING
This feature highlights web pages of interest to genealogists researching Ohio ancestors.

Ohio Historical Society
www.ohiohistory.org/index.html

This institution is, by law, the archives for the State of Ohio. Features includes:

  • African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920 (see Ethnic Spotlight in this issue for more information.)
  • Ohio Online Death Index, 1913-1937.
  • Ohio Online War of 1812 Soldiers Roster.
  • Awards to the Crews & Officers of Certain Vessels for Captures Made During the War of 1812.
  • Newspaper Index: A list of newspaper microfilm held by the OHS, searchable by title, city & county.
  • Online Collections Catalog. More than 230,000 items (books, periodicals, manuscripts, audiovisual materials & items pertaining to Ohio natural history & archaeology).
  • Fundamental Documents of Ohio History: Online transcriptions of Ohio state constitutions, the Ordinance of the Northwest Territory, Executive Journals of the Northwest Territory, Rutherford B. Hayes Diary & Letters & Governors of Ohio collection.
  • Primary Resources for Teachers Database, K-12: Lists pamphlets on Ohio history useful to teachers.
  • Online Archive of Ohio History, the Scholarly Journal of the Ohio Historical Society, 1887-present. Digital images of the 53,000 pages of this journal.

Ohio Public Library Information Network
www.oplin.lib.oh.us

Website includes a section on genealogical research opportunities in Ohio public libraries. Subsections include Ethnic Genealogy, Genealogy Libraries, Genealogy Computing, Genealogy Instruction, Maps & Geography, Ohio History & Biography & Ohio Genealogy Records. The Genealogy Libraries subsection consists of Ohio public libraries with genealogy collections with comments about materials available in each library's collection.

State Library of Ohio
winslo.state.oh.us/services/genealogy/index.html

Of special interest is a list of Ohio public libraries with websites and/or Internet-accessible catalogs. Genealogists can discover publications of interest about particular families, localities & subjects.

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