Links to available state & county Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices. Online public records may include copies of deeds, parcel maps, GIS maps, tax data, ownership information and indexes. Some Recorders' offices have marriage and birth records available online
Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. We are able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through our unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Resources include city directories for Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati.
Some resources are free to use and others cost to get copies of a document for example, but the free ones are clearly marked.
The mission of this project is to capture digital images of gravestones of our ancestors. As decades pass-- many stones in Ohio cemeteries are becoming harder, if not impossible, to read the inscriptions they originally contained.
An index to 2,100,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from 50 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.
The ODNR Division of Geological Survey is the state's oldest natural resources agency, established by the state legislature in 1837 as the Geological Survey of Ohio.
Commonly referred to as the Ohio Geological Survey, the division has been in continuous operation since 1900 and is one of the seven originally chartered divisions of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which was created by the legislature in 1949.
This website contains images and descriptions of over one thousand glass lantern slides used by Prof. Jesse Earl Hyde, a professor who taught geology at Western Reserve University (now part of Case Western Reserve University) from 1915 until his death in 1936. The collection itself contains more than 2000 slides and hundreds of photographs made roughly from 1890 to the mid 1930's. These slides span a massive range of topics such the evolution of man, glaciers, Ohio geology, and the history of science just to name a few.
The Ohio Geological Society, formed in 1961, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advance the science of geology as it relates to petroleum, natural gas and associated liquids, ground water, coal, oil shales, and other natural resources. The Ohio Geological Society is an affiliate society of The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Eastern Section of the AAPG.
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images. Many of these pages link with one another to form a complete and informative perspective.
The Archives/Library of the Ohio Historical Society collects, preserves, and makes available to the public written and graphic information concerning Ohio's history. As the State Archives of Ohio, it is the designated repository for state government records of enduring historical value.
The Youngstown State University Oral History Collection, begun in 1974, collects and preserves first-person narratives of northeastern Ohioans who have participated in, or closely observed events which have significantly affected both the state and nation. The Oral History Collection houses over eleven hundred interviews including personal narratives focusing on World War II, Vietnam, Youngstown College (University), Greek, Puerto Rican, Romanian, Russian and Italian culture, industry (steel, pottery, brick, labor relations, coal, and railroads), politics, the Holocaust, and religion.
The Ohio Channel offers live streaming video of Ohio Senate and House of Representative legislative sessions. Archives go back to 1997 for both houses. The Ohio Channel videos offer verbatim discussion of General Assembly activity--speakers or action, bill numbers, and mirror the legislative proceedings.