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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]], a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the Inland Waterways Library of Ohio River (and its tributaries) riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, PA and Louisville, KY.<ref name="DB89" />
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*[https://www.columbuslibrary.org/research/local-history-genealogy Columbus Metropolitan Library] Internet history and genealogy, Sanborn maps, newspaper indexes, Columbus Historical Society, and images. ([http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/major-changes-to-the-genealogy-dept-at-columbus-metropolitan-library/ Genealogy section moved until Aug 2016]).
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*[[Dayton Metro Library]], the ''Dayton Room&nbsp;'' has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.<ref name="DB89" />
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*[[Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County]], a good solid genealogy collection with oral histories, state and county histories, biographies, and genealogies. Youngstown was a portal for immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England entering Ohio.<ref name="DB89" />
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*[[Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library]], this is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have Great Lakes traffic records.<ref name="DB89" />
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*[[Western Reserve Historical Society]], Cleveland, The Western Reserve was a large part of Ohio settled by Connecticut Revolutionary War refugees. This important collection includes original land records, as well as many genealogies, biographies, histories, and Bibles of Pennsylvania and New England.<ref name="DB89" /> <ref name="Network" />  
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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*[http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/archives-office/ Archdiocese of Cincinnati] Regional Roman Catholic records of historic value.  
 
*[http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/archives-office/ Archdiocese of Cincinnati] Regional Roman Catholic records of historic value.  
 
*[[National Underground Railroad Freedom Center]], Cincinnati, more a museum (few original manuscripts) than an archives. However, it has a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center]] for ordering microfilms, and Ancestry.com.<ref>[http://www.freedomcenter.org/genealogy Genealogy] in ''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'' (accessed 5 March 2015).</ref>  
 
*[[National Underground Railroad Freedom Center]], Cincinnati, more a museum (few original manuscripts) than an archives. However, it has a [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Center]] for ordering microfilms, and Ancestry.com.<ref>[http://www.freedomcenter.org/genealogy Genealogy] in ''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'' (accessed 5 March 2015).</ref>  
*[https://www.columbuslibrary.org/research/local-history-genealogy Columbus Metropolitan Library] Internet history and genealogy, Sanborn maps, newspaper indexes, Columbus Historical Society, and images. ([http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/major-changes-to-the-genealogy-dept-at-columbus-metropolitan-library/ Genealogy section moved until Aug 2016]).
 
 
*[http://fcghs-oh.org/ Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society], Grove City, research services, obituaries, and pioneer families.  
 
*[http://fcghs-oh.org/ Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society], Grove City, research services, obituaries, and pioneer families.  
 
*[http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/library/ Hillard Historical Society Library], Hillard, papers, books, photographs, maps, and other historical materials.  
 
*[http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/library/ Hillard Historical Society Library], Hillard, papers, books, photographs, maps, and other historical materials.  
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*[[Ohio Genealogical Society]], Bellville, has the best collection of family folders in Ohio. They also have county record guides, biographies, genealogies and unique indexes to various Ohio records.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Ohio Genealogical Society]], Bellville, has the best collection of family folders in Ohio. They also have county record guides, biographies, genealogies and unique indexes to various Ohio records.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[http://www.bgsu.edu/library/cac.html Bowling Green State University Jerome Library] local government records, and newspapers.  
 
*[http://www.bgsu.edu/library/cac.html Bowling Green State University Jerome Library] local government records, and newspapers.  
*[[Dayton Metro Library]], the ''Dayton Room&nbsp;'' has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[http://www.erielackhs.org/index.php/archives Erie Lackawanna Historical Society], Cleveland, history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway, and related lines.  
 
*[http://www.erielackhs.org/index.php/archives Erie Lackawanna Historical Society], Cleveland, history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway, and related lines.  
*[[Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County]], a good solid genealogy collection with oral histories, state and county histories, biographies, and genealogies. Youngstown was a portal for immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England entering Ohio.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[[Ohio University Alden Library]], Athens, their excellent manuscript collection includes church records, and business records. They also have county histories, biographies, and newspapers. It is like a second state archives.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Ohio University Alden Library]], Athens, their excellent manuscript collection includes church records, and business records. They also have county histories, biographies, and newspapers. It is like a second state archives.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]], Fremont, is strong on Ohio history and genealogy, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]], Fremont, is strong on Ohio history and genealogy, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies.<ref name="DB89" />  
*[[Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library]], this is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have Great Lakes traffic records.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ University of Akron Libraries Polsky Building] one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ University of Akron Libraries Polsky Building] one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://libraries.uc.edu/ University of Cincinnati Blegen Library] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://libraries.uc.edu/ University of Cincinnati Blegen Library] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
*[[Western Reserve Historical Society]], Cleveland, The Western Reserve was a large part of Ohio settled by Connecticut Revolutionary War refugees. This important collection includes original land records, as well as many genealogies, biographies, histories, and Bibles of Pennsylvania and New England.<ref name="DB89" /> <ref name="Network" />
 
 
*[http://libraries.wright.edu/ Wright State University Dunbar Library], Dayton, one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://libraries.wright.edu/ Wright State University Dunbar Library], Dayton, one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://web.ysu.edu/contentm/modules/display_dynamic.php?menu_id=338&params=MjksMjY1LA== Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://web.ysu.edu/contentm/modules/display_dynamic.php?menu_id=338&params=MjksMjY1LA== Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  

Revision as of 14:21, 9 March 2015

United States go to Ohio, United States Genealogy go to Archives and Libraries go to Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Ask a Reference Question

Address:[2]

Main Library
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2009

Telephone:[2]  genealogy 513-369-6905, or general 513-369-6900

Hours of the Genealogy Dept:[3]
    Mon-Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Thu-Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
        Holiday closings

Map, directions, and public transportation:

  • Parking:  Parking is available at metered on-street spaces and at several pay garages or surface lots within a short walking distance of the Library. The closest city garage is the Garfield Garage located on the south side of Ninth Street between Vine and Race Streets.[4]
  • Public transportation: Most Cincinnati Metro bus routes stop within 3 blocks of the Main Library. Routes 6, 14X, 15X, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23X 24, 25, and 67 stop next to the Library.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County books-music-movies, research, programs, news, about us, services, catalog, kidspace, teenspace, and makerspace.
  • Logo wcmasthead en.png
    Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County catalog search online by keyword, title, author, series, subject, family surname, call number, or government document number. Also available on WorldCat.
  • Main Library - Genealogy and Local History Department about them, the collection, and services.
  • Inland Rivers Library Covers flatboats, keelboats, steamboats, and diesel-powered vessels, including books and pamphlets about specific rivers, river transportation history, souvenir booklets on floods, directories of packets and steamboats, riverboat travel brochures, river guides, navigation charts, freight books, diaries, logbooks, scrapbooks, crew registers, passenger lists, maps, and 8,000 photos.
  • Veterans History Project and database: veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnamese, and Persian Gulf Wars as well as civilians who served in support of the veterans.
  • Sites by Subject - Genealogy Internet links to research databases, general sites, adoption, African American, blogs, census, greater Cincinnati genealogy, immigration, international, libraries-archives-organizations, military genealogy, Native American, vital records.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

A top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the Inland Rivers Library  of the Ohio River and its tributaries (riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Louisville, Kentucky) in Special Collections.[5] The main genealogy collection includes local history and culture such as African Americans (slaves and freedmen), early pioneers, and 19th century police reports, complete U.S. federal census (1790–1930), passenger lists, city directories, military histories, maps, church and cemetery records. Resources from all 50 states and many foreign countries are also available.[6]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[7] Includes Northwest Territory (Ohio) papers.
  • National Archives at Chicago old federal court and agency records for Ohio, U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[8]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Ohio genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[9]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[10]
  • Ohio History Connection, Columbus, serves as the state archives. Excellent manuscript collection for government, land, and military records. Also has biographies, genealogies, and vital records.[5] [11]
  • State Library of Ohio, Columbus, has good records of Ohio, and of states like Pennsylvania, New York, and the states of New England which all contributed early immigrants to Ohio.[5]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Ask a Reference Question in Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 About Us - Main Library in Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  3. [http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/genlocal.html
  4. Main Library Directions in Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. Main Library - Genealogy and Local History Department in Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  7. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  8. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  9. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  10. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Ohio Network of American History Research Centers in Ohio History Connection (accessed 28 February 2014).
  12. Genealogy in National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (accessed 5 March 2015).
  13. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).