|Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
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
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.
- 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.
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. 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.  They also have:
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 collection in Salt Lake City.
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.
- 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. 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.
- Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Ohio genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.
- 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.
- 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. 
- 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.
- Sandusky County Health Department birth and deaths since 1908.
- Sandusky County Clerk of the Courts, civil, and criminal cases.
- Sandusky County Coroner suspicious or unusual deaths.
- Sandusky County Recorder land records, DD-214 military discharges, veterans graves.
- Sandusky County Juvinile and Probate Court adoptions, birth, guardianships, mental commitments, name changes, probates and wills.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Toledo, recent civil and criminal cases.
- Sandusky County Historical Society home history, volunteers, and members.
- Repositories in surrounding counties: Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Seneca, and Wood.
- 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.
- Bowling Green State University Jerome Library local government records, and newspapers.
- Dayton Metro Library, the Dayton Room has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.
- 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 family history center for ordering microfilms, and Ancestry.com.
- 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 Inland Rivers Library of the Ohio River and its tributaries (riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Louisville, Kentucky) in Special Collections.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- University of Akron Libraries Polsky Building one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.
- University of Cincinnati Blegen Library one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.
- 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. 
- Wright State University Dunbar Library, Dayton, one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.
- 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.
- Repositories in surrounding states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia; and in Canada: Ontario.
- Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, millions of books, newspapers, periodicals, and photos about genealogy and family history, biographies, censuses, citizenship, immigration to and from Ohio and the USA, settlement, births, marriages, deaths, and divorces.