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African American Heritage

Search 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 is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library.

Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file’s contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index


FamilySearch offers access to 400 million genealogical sources and digital records through affiliate libraries. You will need a free FamilySearch account to search and view records.

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Featuring premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military.

HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Geneology and ancestor database.

Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other notices from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

Ohio Public Records Index

A searchable index which includes Ohio Department of Health Certificates.

Sanborn Maps

The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.