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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Sandusky County, Ohio|Sandusky]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center''' <br>
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="HRL">[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/library/ The Hayes Research Library] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:admin@rbhayes.org admin@rbhayes.org]<br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref>[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/library/ The Hayes Research Library] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:admin@rbhayes.org admin@rbhayes.org]<br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="HRL">[http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/ About Us - Main Library] in ''Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County'' (accessed 9 March 2015).</ref>
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'''Address:''' [http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/ About Us - Main Library] in ''Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County'' (accessed 9 March 2015).
  
 
:Hayes Research Library<br>  
 
:Hayes Research Library<br>  
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:Fremont, OH 43420-2796<br><br>
 
:Fremont, OH 43420-2796<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="HRL" /> &nbsp;419-332-2081 <br> '''Fax:''' 419-332-4952  
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'''Telephone:''' 419-332-2081 <br> '''Fax:''' 419-332-4952  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="HRL" /> Tue - Sat: 9 am to 5 pm. ''Closed Sun, Mon, and [http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/ federal holidays]''.  
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'''Hours and holidays:'''</ref> Tue - Sat: 9 am to 5 pm. ''Closed Sun, Mon, and [http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/snow-dismissal-procedures/federal-holidays/ federal holidays]''.  
  
 
'''Map and directions:'''  
 
'''Map and directions:'''  
  
 
:*'''Map:''' &nbsp;[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hayes+Presidential+Center/@41.3410922,-83.1326601,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3a3d6bf3719ec774 Google map: Hayes Presidential Center].  
 
:*'''Map:''' &nbsp;[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hayes+Presidential+Center/@41.3410922,-83.1326601,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3a3d6bf3719ec774 Google map: Hayes Presidential Center].  
:*'''Directions:''' [http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/visitors/display.asp?id=363&subj=visitors Directions to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center].
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:*'''Directions:''' [https://www.rbhayes.org/location/location/map-directions/ Directions to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center].
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
President Hayes' personal collection is strong on Ohio history, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies. The Hayes family history including many manuscripts are kept here.<ref name="DB89" /> The first Presidential Library established in 1916, it now holds 80,000 books on subjects like genealogy and local history.<ref name="HRL" />  
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President Hayes' personal collection is strong on Ohio history, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies. The Hayes family history including many manuscripts are kept here.<ref name="DB89" /> The first Presidential Library established in 1916, it now holds 80,000 books on subjects like genealogy and local history.</ref>  
  
 
Their collection has history books and atlases for almost every Ohio county; county/state history books for many states outside Ohio; city/county directories for Fremont, Sandusky City, Erie County, and Sandusky County; D.A.R. lineage books; ''Pennsylvania Archives''; Ohio Civil War rosters and index; Civil War regimental histories; genealogical periodicals and newsletters; photos; newspapers; and extensive local history and government records.<ref name="Gen">[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/resources/display.asp?id=401&amp;amp;amp;subj=resources Genealogy and Local History Collections] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> <ref>[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/collections/ Manuscript Collections] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> They also have:  
 
Their collection has history books and atlases for almost every Ohio county; county/state history books for many states outside Ohio; city/county directories for Fremont, Sandusky City, Erie County, and Sandusky County; D.A.R. lineage books; ''Pennsylvania Archives''; Ohio Civil War rosters and index; Civil War regimental histories; genealogical periodicals and newsletters; photos; newspapers; and extensive local history and government records.<ref name="Gen">[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/resources/display.asp?id=401&amp;amp;amp;subj=resources Genealogy and Local History Collections] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> <ref>[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/collections/ Manuscript Collections] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref> They also have:  
  
:*4,000 [http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/researchfiles/display.asp?id=394&:subj=researchfiles biographical research files]  
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:*4,000 [https://www.rbhayes.org/research/biographical-research-file/ biographical research files]  
:*1.000 [http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/researchfiles/display.asp?id=308&subj=researchfiles local history research files] of histories of towns, villages, organizations, churches, schools, natural disasters in Sandusky County and surrounding areas.  
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:*1.000 [https://www.rbhayes.org/collection-items/local-history-collections/ local history research files] of histories of towns, villages, organizations, churches, schools, natural disasters in Sandusky County and surrounding areas.  
 
:*a 3-million name [http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/ Ohio obituary index] to obituaries, death and marriage notices for all Ohio but emphasizing the Fremont and Sandusky County area.
 
:*a 3-million name [http://index.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/ Ohio obituary index] to obituaries, death and marriage notices for all Ohio but emphasizing the Fremont and Sandusky County area.
  
The Hayes Library has public computers for genealogical research. They are also an affiliate of, and can order microfilm copies from the '''''Family History Library&nbsp;''''' collection in Salt Lake City.<ref>[http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/resources/display.asp?id=869&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;subj=resources FamilySearch Microfilm Loan at the Hayes Presidential Center] in ''Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center'' (accessed 13 March 2015).</ref>
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The Hayes Library has public computers for genealogical research.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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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" />  
 
*[[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.  
*[[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>  
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*[[National Underground Railroad Freedom Center]], Cincinnati, more a museum (few original manuscripts) than an archives. However, it has a [[Introduction to Family History Centers|family history center]], where patrons can view limited-access FamilySearch databases.<ref>[http://www.freedomcenter.org/genealogy Genealogy] in ''National Underground Railroad Freedom Center'' (accessed 5 March 2015).</ref>  
 
*[https://www.palam.org/ Palatines to America German Genealogy Society Resource Center], Columbus, has an extensive collection of German immigrant ancestor files.  
 
*[https://www.palam.org/ Palatines to America German Genealogy Society Resource Center], Columbus, has an extensive collection of German immigrant ancestor files.  
 
*[[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]], a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the ''[http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/inlandrivers.html Inland Rivers Library]&nbsp;'' of the Ohio River and its tributaries (riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Louisville, Kentucky) in Special Collections.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]], a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the ''[http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/inlandrivers.html Inland Rivers Library]&nbsp;'' of the Ohio River and its tributaries (riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Louisville, Kentucky) in Special Collections.<ref name="DB89" />  

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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  admin@rbhayes.org

Address: About Us - Main Library in Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (accessed 9 March 2015).

Hayes Research Library
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420-2796

Telephone: 419-332-2081
Fax: 419-332-4952

Hours and holidays:</ref> Tue - Sat: 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Sun, Mon, and federal holidays.

Map and directions:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center his documents, library, obituaries, research and collections, museum, his home, Spiegel Grove, visitor information, about us, what's happening, newsroom, education, online store, volunteers, links, publications, and reservations.
  • Logo wcmasthead en.png
    Hayes Presidential Center online catalog (part of Bowling Green State University Libraries with the location Hayes) by keyword, title, author, subject, numbers, databases, or journals. Also available in WorldCat.
  • Hayes Presidential Center’s Obituary Index a 3-million name index of deaths and some marriages in local Fremont, Ohio newspapers from the 1830s to now. Look-up copies available for a fee.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

President Hayes' personal collection is strong on Ohio history, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies. The Hayes family history including many manuscripts are kept here.[2] The first Presidential Library established in 1916, it now holds 80,000 books on subjects like genealogy and local history.</ref>

Their collection has history books and atlases for almost every Ohio county; county/state history books for many states outside Ohio; city/county directories for Fremont, Sandusky City, Erie County, and Sandusky County; D.A.R. lineage books; Pennsylvania Archives; Ohio Civil War rosters and index; Civil War regimental histories; genealogical periodicals and newsletters; photos; newspapers; and extensive local history and government records.[3] [4] They also have:

The Hayes Library has public computers for genealogical research.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, 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.[5] 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.[6]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Ohio genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • 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.[2] [9]
  • 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.[2]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. The Hayes Research Library in Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center (accessed 13 March 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 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.
  3. Genealogy and Local History Collections in Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center (accessed 13 March 2015).
  4. Manuscript Collections in Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center (accessed 13 March 2015).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  7. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Ohio Network of American History Research Centers in Ohio History Connection (accessed 28 February 2014).
  10. Genealogy in National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (accessed 5 March 2015).
  11. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).