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Archives & Library at the Ohio History Center

Research Guides

Click on one of the research guides below to learn more about researching topics from birth and death records to newspapers and more. We'll break it down step by step to assist you in finding what you need.

Adoption and Guardianship Records

Beginning Genealogy Research at the Archives & Library

Developmental Disabilities Records

Land Research and Records

Legislative History Research

LGBTQ+ History Research

Mental Health Records

Military Records

Naturalization Records

Newspaper Research

Photograph Research

Prison Records

Religious Records Research

Vital Records (For example: Birth, Death, Marriage)

Warren G. Harding Research

Will and Estate Research


Searchable Online Collections

Below are websites that include information from our wonderful online archives, library and museum collections. Explore the databases below to find out about people, places, and events in Ohio.

African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

Chronicling America

Manuscripts & Audiovisual Collections Online Catalog

Ohio History Central

Ohio History Journal

Ohio Memory

Ohio's Digitized Newspapers

Online Collection Catalog

Remarkable Ohio

Severe Weather in Ohio

Ohio History Connection Collections and Site Research

The Ohio History Connection offers researchers of all ages, professions and persuasions the opportunity to engage with our sites and collections. Visit our Research Requests & Inquiries page for more information.

Additional Collections

To learn more about our Manuscripts & Audiovisual, or State Archives collections, please visit:

Manuscripts & Audiovisual

State Archives