Discovery Your Family History

Ohio Family History & Genealogy Centers

Citizens of the Buckeye State who are curious about forming their family trees might find the work to be a little more complicated than initially anticipated. Tracing family roots is a daunting task. Details regarding family line and ancestry is usually difficult to find especially if you do not know where to search. The Ohio family history centers, operating all over the state, offer you with one of the greatest collections of ancestry resources in the nation. These particular offices function as branches of the bigger Family History Library in Utah – the greatest of its kind around the world. The amazing centers are managed by the Ohio LDS Family Search and can supply you an abundance of microfilms, prints & other computer resources to aid you in discovering your family’s roots.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to

Adams County Family History Center
Graces Run Rd & SR 32
Winchester, Ohio 45697
(937) 695-0030

Ashtabula Family History Center
571 Seven Hills Rd
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 993-3616

Cincinnati Family History Center
5505 Bosworth Pl
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
(513) 531-5624

North Cincinnati Family History Center
8250 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
(513) 489-3036

Dayton East Family History Center
3080 Bell Dr
Fairborn, Ohio 45424
(937) 878-9551

Clear Fork OH Family History Center
250 South St
Galion, Ohio 44833
(419) 468-2088

Youngstown OH Family History Center
2205 Tibbetts-Wick Rd
Girard, Ohio 44420
(330) 759-0231
Notes: Located less than 10 minutes from Youngstown.

Kirtland OH Family History Center
8751 Kirtland Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(216) 256-8808
Notes: Call for information about our annual June genealogical seminar

Mansfield OH Family History Center
1951 Middle-Bellville Rd
Mansfield, Ohio 44904
(419) 756-5530
Notes: Natalie Williams, Director, located on Middle Bellville Rd between Hanley and Straub roads. See you there!

Ohio Genealogy Society
713 S Main St
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
(419) 756-7294

Middletown Family History Center
4930 Central Ave
Middletown, Ohio 45044
(513) 423-9642

Canton OH Family History Center
735 Easthill St SE
North Canton, Ohio 44720
(330) 497-2441

Columbus OH Family History Center
6521 E Livingston Ave
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 866-7686

Family History Center
106 E Howe Ave
Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
(330) 630-3365

Toledo OH Family History Center
11050 Ave Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43551
(419) 872-9491

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1500 Shiloh Springs Rd
Trotwood, Ohio 45426
(937) 854-4566
Notes: NW greater Dayton area

Westerville OH Family History Center
307 Huber Village Blvd
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 899-9968

Westlake OH Family History Center
25000 Westwood Rd
Westlake, Ohio 44145
(440) 777-1518
Notes: Call before going-volunteer staff

Wilimington Family History Center
State Rte 73, West
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
(513) 382-1510

Ohio Genealogy Resources

Ohio — along with Kentucky and Indiana — was an integral part of the Northwest Territory established in 1787 by the Continental Congress. Its key position between the Northeast and the West really helped it entice settlers from many areas as well as ethnic groups. Ohio — a public land state — was recognized into statehood in 1803. Statewide birth & death documents registration began in 1908; marriage records started in 1949 (kindly verify individual counties for earlier data). Whether or not your ancestors resided in or gone through the “Buckeye State,” there are a multitude of resources to aid you maintain a record of their comings and goings.

Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
Box 15098
Columbus, OH43215
(614) 466-2531

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism
Box 1001
Columbus, OH43216-1001

American Jewish Archives
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH45220
(513) 221-1875

Archives of Ohio United Methodism
Ohio Wesley University, Beeghly Library
43 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, OH43015
(740) 368-3285

Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH43211
(614) 297-2300

The Ohio Genealogical Society
713 Main Street
Mansfield, OH44907
(419) 756-7294

Ukrainian Museum – Archives
1202 Kenilworth Avenue
Cleveland, OH44907
(216) 781-4329

Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 781-4329

Ohio Genealogy Websites

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

Cyndi’s List – Ohio

FamilySearch Wiki – Ohio

Linkpendium – Ohio Genealogy and Family History

National Archives Records Administration (NARA)

Ohio GenWeb Project

Ohio Historical Center

Ohio History Central

Ohio Libraries