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- You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Ohio
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Ohio brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Ohio—you don't need the full State Research Guides collection
- a how-to article detailing Ohio’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Ohio research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state's history
- Ohio took no state censuses. However, look for tax and voter lists to serve as substitutes.
- Much of Ohio's land was measured using the new rectangular survey system, but other parties had claim to some land in the state. The United States Military District in central-east Ohio was reserved for Revolutionary War veterans entitled to bounties for their service; Virginia had its own military district in the state as well. And Connecticut laid claim to the Western Reserve and Firelands regions in the state's northeast.
- During the Civil War, Ohio contributed more than 300,000 servicemembers, making the state the third-largest troop supplier behind just New York and Pennsylvania.