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  

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, and 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, online classes, and the LDS Family History Library online catalog.

Find a Grave  

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, and 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. 


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, and uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid-1900s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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. 

Newspaper Archive

Explore the largest historical newspaper database online, containing tens of millions of newspapers from 1607 to the present.

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 History Connection

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 yearbooks, 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 1800s 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.