With more than 7 billion names and 26,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library, not accessible from home.
Geneology and ancestor database.
The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
Premiere gateway site; largest collection of genealogical links on the Web. Organized several ways for easy access.
- Ellis Island Records
Searchable immigration records for people entering U. S. from 1892 to 1924.
Searchable database of the largest genealogical collection in the world. View and print family trees of persons listed. (Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints)
Simple access to discussion forums for every state and most countries. Surname forums very useful; 100's of previous messages on view.
- Library of Congress Map Collections
Searchable index of maps viewable online. "Panoramic" maps of many U.S. cities are hand-drawn.
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The nation's largest archives is located in Washington, D.C., and has 13 Regional Archives. Mos tin formation online points to records you can see when you get there, however, there is some specific information about individuals available online.
- National Obituary Archive
Search for birth and death dates during recent years. May specify city.
- RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
All-purpose site, easy to search many databases at once. Be aware that you will be prompted to join"Ancestry," via a false search box at top of screen.
Large Libraries & Collections
- Daughters of the American Revolution
Searchable online catalog of resources. No actual content displayed.
- Library of Congress "Genealogy Reading Room"
Help in planning a trip to the Library, the nation's largest. Bibliographies and lists of collections may be viewed.
- Ohio Historical Society
Find out what State records and resources OHS has to offer.
National or Cultural
- GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy
Vast site, easy to search; contains various source materials with individual names, maps and more.
- National Archives of Canada
Searchable census records and indexes, plus contact information for further genealogy research in Canada. Plan a visit to Ottawa headquarters or four regional archives.
- The Italian Genealogy Home Page
Public forums to which you can post queries; feedback is given to help clarify your search. Databases of surnames and towns in Italy.
- World GenWeb
Hundreds of countries represented. "Each project website (generally) will contain local resource addresses of county/country public records offices, cemetery locations, maps, library addresses, archive addresses, and association addresses including Family History Centers or other genealogical or historical societies, and some history and culture of the region."
- Cleveland Necrology File
Cleveland newspaper obituary notices from mid-1800's to 1975.
- GenWeb for Summit County
Part of the US GenWeb. Find cemetery locations, submit queries and more.
- Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)
Find date of death, certificate number.
Ohio Obituary Index
- Rutherford B. Hayes Obituary Index
Select Ohio Public Records Index
- Summit County Genealogical Society
Submit queries and view lists of surnames being researched.
- The Western Reserve Historical Society
Extensive collections of manuscripts, newspapers and offers research services and classes. Titles are searchable, but actual content is not online.
- National Genealogical Society
Offers "'how-to' materials, educational offerings, premier annual conference, member services, and numerous books and publications."
- New England Historic Genealogical Society
"Genealogical data with emphasis on families and communities connected to New England."
- Ohio Genealogical Society
"Largest state genealogical society." Online searches restricted to members. Some lists of library resources are available online to the general public.
- Sons of the American Revolution
Records male descendants of the patriots. Must join to access information.