Ohio Family History Societies(F-H)

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

County and Other Societies

Florida Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1984. Their aims are to encourage membership in the association and to preserve, collect and publish historical materials relating to Ohio and to make them available for genealogical research.

An Index of Florida Obituaries is accessible and a list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Many Family History Stories are available to download, which incorporate:

  • Augustine and Wilhelmina Sauerman Thoma
  • Eckenroth Family of Wachenheim
  • From Kleynbeeter to Kleinpeter to Klinepeter to Kline
  • A Good Citizen - John Bartson
  • My Favourite Ancestor - Mary Martha Petty Hayes

It is also possible to download OGSFL Chapter Documents, which include FL OGS 30th Anniversary Booklet, OGS FL By-Laws 2012 Revision and OGS FL Standing Rules 2013 Revision.


Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society

A number of Cemetery Transcripts are on the site, which include details about the Cemetery and a Search Facility. 

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

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Centennial Biographical History of the City of Columbus and Franklin County 1901
  • Court Records Chancery Books 1823-1850(3 Volumes)
  • The First Regular and Other Baptist Churches of Central Ohio
  • Franklin Co. Historical Atlas
  • Franklin Co. History
  • Franklin Co. Plat Maps Index
  • History of Madison Township
  • Order Books 1816-1839(8 Volumes)
  • Plat Maps
  • Supreme Court Records 1783-1839
  • Will and Estate Settlements 1805-1831
  • Wills 1803-1886(5 Volumes)

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Greater Loveland Historical Society

The C. Roger Nisbet Library has a number of archives, which incorporate:

  • Atlases
  • Genealogies
  • Loveland Herald Newspapers
  • Loveland High School Annuals
  • Other items related to Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties


Greene County Genealogical Society

Numerous databases are on their site, which incorporate:

  • 1900, 1910 and 1920 Federal Census Returns (Indexes)
  • Application for Admission Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home
  • Births 1869-1909
  • Historical Files
  • Revolutionary War Veterans

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Indexes
  • Greene Co. Revolutionary War Ancestors
  • Riddell's Greene Co. Atlas of 1896
  • Weddings 1803-1840


Hamilton County Genealogical Society

Numerous databases are on their site, which incorporate:

  • Churches
  • Hamilton Co. General History
  • How-To Articles
  • Last Name Indexes and Article Indexes for The Tracer
  • Probate Court Records 1794-1884

Databases also incorporate Indexes and Images for Hamilton Co. Recorder's Office, which includes Deeds, Documents and Maps.

There is also an index of over 483000 names in Newspaper Death Notices and Weddings on the site.

Many volumes are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Back Issues of their quarterly Journal The Tracer
  • Baptisms pre 1859-1899
  • Barrere Funeral Home Books 1927-1953
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Deaths 1878-1896 and 1900-1908
  • First Families
  • Hamilton Co. Probate Abstract 1791-1837

Other publications are also available for sale from Little Miami Publishing Co. and Heritage Books Inc.  These comprise:

  • Early Deed Books 1804-1806 and 1814-1817
  • German Heritage Guide to the Greater Cincinnati Area
  • Guide to Recorder's Indexes and Documents 1794-1988
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages Supplement 1850-1884
  • Recorder's Books 1801-1820
  • Weddings 1870-1899


Henry County Genealogical Society

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • 68th OVI(68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
  • 1853 Property Re-Appraisal
  • 1859 Property Re-Appraisal
  • 1948 Directory
  • Birth Corrections(Volumes 6-15)
  • Chattel Tax Documents for numerous years
  • Common Pleas(Index of Cases in the Court of Common Pleas)
  • Early Obituaries appearing in Newspapers from 1852-1885
  • Estate Papers 1850-1930
  • Historical Photographs
  • List of Veterans buried in the area
  • Marriages 1847-1899
  • Naturalisations 1800s-early 1900s
  • Pedigree Charts

A number of resources are accessible in the Edwin Wood Memorial Library, which include:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Court Documents
  • Family Histories
  • Histories for some Counties in Ohio
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists
  • Publications of interest to Genealogists and Family Historians
  • Social Security Death Index 1937-1999
  • US Census Bundle 1607-1880
  • Vital Records
  • Wills

A number of volumes are also available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1857 Tax Duplicates
  • Ancestor Charts
  • Births 1867-1882
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Index for English Newspaper Obituary Scrapbook 1916-1940
  • Index for Scrapbooks of Obituaries in German and Northwest Signal Areas Deaths
  • Individual & Partnership Traders Record 1884-1912
  • Infirmary Register 1870-1980
  • Marriages 1899-1925
  • Mothers Pension Records 1915-1936
  • Obituaries
  • Soldier's Discharge Papers
  • US Patent Deeds and OH State Deeds
  • Veterans Grave Registrations


Holmes County Genealogical Society

A number of databases are accessible, which include the Civil Court 1825-1900 and Probate Court 1852-1900.

They also have a Mailing List.