Summit County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society
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This library has a great genealogy section located in the Special Collections area. Librarians are knowledgeable and helpful.
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World's largest online family history resource.
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These are commerical websites of companies selling genealogy related materials. The Summit County Chapter does not know endorse them nor make any guarentees regarding their reliability.
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The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information.
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Some researchers have called this library the best source of genealogy materials east of the Mississippi River.
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a) Whereas other websites depict only the shield, we depict the crest and supporters (if present) b) Whereas other websites only have one arms per surname, we list multiple arms per surname (ex. we have 54 arms for Allen) c) We include the blazon for the arms and the source of the blazon. d) We try not to use the erroneous term "family crest" which implies arms belong to a family as opposed to individuals e) We have about 8,400 arms and plan to add many more. We have a product line of about 70 products: t-shirts, mugs, posters, watches, etc.
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The Hudson Genealogical Study Group is a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and is primarily concerned with the area in and near the City of Hudson in Summit County, Ohio.
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The library has an extensive collecion of Barberton history and genealogical resources, but the collection also emphasizes all of Summit County and focuses also on genealogical collections related to Stark, Medina, Portage and Wayne counties.
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The reference library of the Munroe Falls Historical Society contains materials pertaining to the histories of Ohio, Summit County, Akron, Brimfield, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Twinsburg, Northampton, Tallmadge, Stow and Munroe Falls.
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This award-winning library houses 190,000 maps, the third largest of any U.S. library, Cincinnati newspapers from the 1820s plus a local newspaper index of obituaries since 1930, city directories from 1819 to present, all available census records, the 1880 Soundex and selected Miracode for 1900 and 1910, Draper manuscripts, Library of Congress land ownership maps, the University Microfilms microfiche genealogy and local history collection.
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The Society has a non-lending library which contains a wealth of information on Portage County. Much of the materials are one of a kind. This site also includes the Portage Genealogical Society.
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The Taylor Local History Room contains a large collection of photographs and other materials featuring individuals and businesses in the Cuyahoga Falls area. In addition, the Periodical Room has microfilm of the Cuyahoga Falls newspapers from the 1870’s through the present day.
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The mission of the Ohio Historical Society is to help people connect with Ohio’s past in order to understand the present and create a better future
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Non-profit, women's organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence. Their website has an on-line database to look-up ancestors and descendants recognized by the DAR.
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The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
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The Elizabeth Gillespie Phipps Archives Room at the Hudson Library houses an extensive genealogy and local history collection. In addition to the materials relating to Hudson and Summit County, this collection includes sources emphasizing the eastern United States as well as a wide variety of genealogical periodicals.
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Fraternal society organized in 1889 for the male lineal descendants of patriots who served to promote the goals of freedom and independence
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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world,
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The Society's mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
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This site has information on the Akron area and news from the Akron Beacon Journal. You can check the News Library for older articles in the Beacon Journal and other newspapers. You can read an index free, but there is a fee for viewing the complete text of an article. See the web site for details.
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The research library is open to the public and contains over 15,000 books, including family histories, county histories, atlases, resource records, research aids, over 1500 rolls of microfilm, including all Ohio censuses.The fee for non-member library use is $5 per day.
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The library is one of the American History Centers. The library has 130,000 books and is the repository of many state records including the Ohio Health Department death records. There are many county histories, newspapers and records and an Ohio surname file.
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The State Library of Ohio's genealogy collection is comprised of over 25,000 volumes and several thousand microforms. The collection focuses on Ohio as The Gateway to the West and therefore includes records for not only Ohio but also states east and south of the Ohio. Many Ohioans' ancestors migrated from these states to Ohio, some settling and some moving further west.
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More than 292140 links! 281850 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 180 categories. Another 10290+ uncategorized new links in the works.
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If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a historical researcher, the National Archives should be at the very top of your resource list
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This collection focuses on the communities of the Cuyahoga Valley, including Peninsula, Boston Township, Boston Village, Everett, Boston Heights, Ira, and Jaite. Materials include maps, a vast photographic collection, cemetery records, scrapbooks, and news clippings
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Trace your ancestors with this extensive collection, both online and in print. Request for information forms are available on their pages.
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The local history collection focuses on Stow and Munroe Falls history but does feature Summit County census records and genealogy magazines in addition to papers from local families and individuals.
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Featured in the Bissell Local History Room here are materials dealing with Twinsburg history. The collection also includes back issues of Twinsburg newspapers, local and county history books, directories, and family histories.
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As the regional archives depository for the counties of Summit, Ashland, Holmes, Coshocton, Portage, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne, this facility collects and preserves the personal papers and historical records of governments, businesses, and civic organizations in these Ohio counties. Use the library’s website to determine if materials pertinent to your research are housed here:
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Western Reserve Historical Society was one of the first institutions in America to collect genealogical materials and is, today, one of the largest family history research centers in the country. Although the focus of the collections is on source materials for the region east of the Mississippi River, major sources for other states are collected, especially through donation.
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OHGenWeb is an association of dedicated volunteers whose goal is to provide online genealogical information at no cost to the visitor. You will find all 88 counties in Ohio represented here. They are totally non-commercial and all information you will find in the county sites is free.
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Starting Your Family History
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Some interesting facts about genealogical research and links to where to get additional help and information.
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Visit Genealogy.com to discover and preserve your family's unique story. It is sponsored by Family Tree Maker.
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The BLM has a searchable database which contains information regarding original purchasers of land from the federal government. Images of the patents can be downloaded. Purchasers of surrounding land can also be easily viewed on this site.
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Ellis Island Genealogy
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This website give you some insight as to why people do genealogy as well as some other sources that you might use.
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