Providing free online genealogical & historical information
OHGenWeb is an association of dedicated volunteers whose goal is to provide online genealogical information at no cost to the
You will find all 88 counties in Ohio represented here. We are totally non-commercial and all information you will find in the
county sites is free.
Unlike other non-commercial concerns, we never solicit funds to continue operating. However, we continually solicit donations of
information, photos, documents and time. To provide information regarding a specific county, contact that county's coordinator. To
volunteer to adopt a county, contact your State Coordinator ~ Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman.
What resources might you find here?
- Transcribed census records, tombstones, deed records, etc.
- Local courthouse and government offices information
- Local Genealogical and Historical Society information
- Local Historical Maps
- Surnames of others researching similar family names
Possible ancestor photos,and or historical landscape photos
find out more.
From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : 3/16/2015
Ohio set to open adoption records sealed for 50 years
Beginning Friday, potentially hundreds of thousands of adoptees may get the answers they’ve wanted. Ohio will throw open a door that had been slammed shut to as many as 400,000.
Birth certificates and court decrees — some sealed as long as 51 years — will become available to adoptees or their direct descendants for the first time without a court order. It remains to be seen, however, whether the papers that many adoptees have longed to hold in their hands will contain the information they want.
Full Story Walk Through of Ohio's New Adoption Law!
For folks wishing to volunteer for The OHGenWeb Project, there are several ways in which one may help. If you are interested
in coordinating a county website, first check to see if the particular county or state is "Up for Adoption." If you find that
it is, you should contact the State Coordinator regarding adoption of the county.
Also located on the National Resources page is a link to The Archives Project. This is where you can submit all types of data -
wills, probate records, biographies, etc. This is a very useful site in that the data is searchable by surname.
If you have quite a bit of information regarding a specific county or counties, but a coordinator is already in place, you might
consider contacting the county coordinator to offer your help as an assistant coordinator. Or, you could offer any data of a general
nature related to the county in question. For instance, a transcribed index to a county history, a listing of churches with addresses,
marriages, a bibliographic listing related to the county, etc. Most any data that falls in the realm of public domain type documents
would be welcomed.
In addition, if you have vital records information or references related to a specific region, you might consider volunteering
to do look-ups. If you are interested, you should contact the coordinator of the appropriate county(ies).
find out more.