Ohio Family History Societies (P-S)

This section lists associations from Pickaway to Sandusky giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library

A number of archives are available at their Library, which include:

  • Births 1867-1905
  • Cemetery Inventories
  • Church Histories
  • Common Pleas Court Cases 1810-1910
  • Diaries
  • Directories
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Genealogies
  • Historical Reference Files
  • Justice of the Peace Books

Archives also incorporate:

  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries 1816-2012
  • Photographs
  • School Histories
  • Scrapbooks
  • Surname Files
  • Tax Duplicates 1834-1930
  • Township Papers
  • Veterans Files and Photos
  • Weddings 1810-1898

Some databases for 1810 are available, which incorporate:

  • Cigarette Assessments and Baptisms from the Record Book of Rev. Joseph Roof
  • Commissioners Bills Reviewed 1882
  • Deeds
  • Documents
  • Marriages
  • Notice to Quail Hunters
  • Pickaway Township School District
  • Probate Documents
  • Tax Papers
  • Tax Valuation of Real Estate in Washington Township
  • Tavern Applications
  • Teacher Exams
  • Warner Church Registers
  • Warrant Books

A number of publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1858 Individual Township Map
  • 1871 Pickaway Co. Atlas
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Books(Photographs of Originals)
  • Cemetery Books
  • Greenup(Kentucky) Marriages
  • Obituaries 1816-1916
  • Pickaway Co. Weddings 1810-1898
  • Probate Court Abstracts

Preble County Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which comprise: 

  • Back Issues of Preble's Pride, their Newsletter.
  • Births from the Register-Herald 1916 and 1927-1941
  • Eaton and Vicinity Deaths 1873-1999
  • Fort St Clair: the Fort-1791;the Battle-1792 and the Park-1929
  • Preble Co. Researcher's Guide

Richland County Genealogical Society

A number of indexes are available, which include Wolf Scalp Certificates and Affidavits , 1850 Census, Common Pleas Court Abstracts 1813-1861 and the Presswood Collection. 

It is also possible to download Back Issues of their Newsletter The Pastfinder from 1982 to 2006.

The association has many volumes available for sale, which include 

  • 1880 Federal Census
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Early Supreme Court Documents
  • Newspaper Abstracts and Extracts 1830-1849
  • Ohio Was Their Home
  • Reconstructed Infirmary Documents 1845-1955
  • Richland Co. Original Land Purchasers
  • Weddings 1872-1900
  • Wills 1873-1903

Ross County Genealogical Society

A number of archives are available at their Library located at 444 Douglas Avenue, Chillicothe.  These incorporate: 

  • Bible Records
  • Censuses
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Guide Books
  • IGI Microfiche
  • Numerous Quarterlies
  • Ship Passenger Lists
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Vital Records

There is also a link to Probate Record Databases on the site, which incorporate:

  • Births
  • Deaths (Death Register Report) 1888-1908
  • Delayed Birth Record and Change of Name Index 1798-Present
  • General Index for all other Probate Proceedings
  • Marriages 1951-1975

The association has many volumes available for sale, which include:

  • 1st Capital Chronicle
  • 1916 Post Office Excelsior Mailing List
  • Ancestor Charts
  • Back Issues of RCGS Newsletters
  • Burials
  • Deaths
  • Family Bible Papers
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Genealogies
  • Histories
  • Marriages and Divorces
  • Military Resources
  • Mothers' Pension Records 1915-1936
  • Picture Story of the 1913 Flood
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Sandusky County Genealogical Society

The aim of the association is to encourage genealogical research.  It has a number of publications for sale, which include Early Settlers of the Firelands, History of Rollersville, Marriages 1820-1894, 1874 Historical Atlas of the area, Ancestor Charts and Civil War Soldiers.

They also sell a Wills, Estates and Guardianships Index 1830-1900, Landowner Atlas 1903, 1850 Census Index, Sandusky Co. Home (Infirmary) Records, Listing of Cemeteries and Burial Places, Cemetery Transcripts and Births 1867-1908.