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Welcome to the Archives & Library at the Ohio History Center: Online Resources

Welcome to the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library!

Online Resources

The Ohio History Connection is excited to offer several online resources, accessible from anywhere there's internet!  Additionally, the Archives & Library is pleased to make some digital resources accessible online while visiting our Reading Room.  Learn more about both types of resource below!

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Contact the Archives & Library

Archives & Library 
Ohio History Connection 
800 East 17th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43211 

Phone: 614.297.2510 
FAX: 614.297.2546 

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Online Resources

The following resources are provided by the Ohio History Connection online for all to learn, engage, and discover.  Explore them today!

Search and order Ohio's death certificates online.

Search Bertillon records of the Ohio Penitentiary and Ohio State Reformatory.

Explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day.

Free access to over 1,000,000 full-text searchable pages of Ohio newspapers through Ohio Memory and the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America.

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1770-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Free online archive of Ohio History's issues spanning from 1887 through 2004. Ohio History was established in June 1887 as the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly.

This African American Experience in Ohio collection documents specific moments in the history of African Americans in Ohio in their own words, in particular focusing on their experiences from 1850 to 1920.

Ohio History Connection collects objects and artifacts that represent all of Ohio’s 88 counties and cover various topics, from the earliest Indigenous tribes to Ohio’s contributions to space exploration. Explore your Ohio story here!

The Ohio Historical Marker program is administered by the Ohio History Connection. Discover more than 1,700 markers that share our state’s history.

Reading Room Only Online Resources

Reading Room Only Resources

The following are online services, subscriptions, or resources that are available from the Reading Room at the Archives & Library. When you come to visit, be sure and check them out!

Ancestry Library
History Vault: Temperance and Prohibition Movement, 1830-1933 Akron Newspapers Premium Access Ohio Collection