Research in Ohio

Ohio was one of the major gateways west from the late eighteenth century through the nineteenth century.  Family historians and professional genealogists will find Research in Ohio an excellent resource for learning about the state’s major archives, libraries, and societies as well as online repositories.

The guidebook reviews sources for business, cemetery, census, and naturalization records. The author discusses the state’s various courts and their records from its earliest days as a territory to present day. A detail review of land records—including the Donation Tract, Firelands, and French Grants—is provided. Researchers also will learn where to access ethnic, military, religious, tax, and vital records.

Published by NGS, Research in Ohio is one volume in the Research in the States series. The guidebook was edited by Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL, FNGS, and Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS. It is available for purchase in the NGS online store in both PDF and print versions.


Diane VanSkiver Gagel is a past president of the Ohio Genealogical Society. An author of numerous articles and several books, she previously worked as the local records specialist for the Ohio Historical Society and as the photograph archivist for the Toledo/Lucas County Public Library.