Ohio Family History Societies(H-L)

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

County and other Societies

Hudson Genealogical Study Group

A list of First Families is accessible, along with Back Issues of The Hudson Green, their Quarterly Newsletter.

Numerous publications are available, which incorporate:

  • Death Records 1868-1908
  • Doncaster Funeral Home Books 1903-1910 and 1910-1922
  • Hudson Township and Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Index to Summit Co.Grantor/Grantee Land Records Index 1795-1840
  • Mayors Court Papers of Hudson
  • Portage Co. 1870 Federal Census
  • St Mary's Cemetery Transcripts 1858-1988
  • Summit Co. 1860 Mortality Schedule
  • Summit Co. 1900 Federal Census Index
  • Summit Co. Atlas 1891
  • Transcription of 1920 Federal Census for Hudson Village


Huron County Genealogical Society

Their aim is to promote and encourage genealogical and family history research, especially in Huron Co.

Some indexes are available, which include Huron Co. First and Civil War Families.  Tombstone Inscriptions are also available.

Many publications are available for sale, which include Cemetery Inscriptions, 1870 Census Indexes and Huron Co. Pioneer Ladies 1808-1850.


Jackson County Genealogical Society

A number of databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1820 Census
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule
  • Biographies
  • Deaths
  • Jackson Co. Chapters from the Book A Standard History of the Hanging Rock Region of Ohio
  • Jackson Co. History 1816-1889
  • Obituaries 2001-2003
  • Poplar Row Index
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

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

  • Births and Deaths
  • Census Indexes
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Immigrations
  • Jackson Co. History
  • Land and Chattel Tax Lists
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriage Records 1816-1865
  • Naturalisations
  • Tax Assessments

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is available on the site.


Knox County Genealogical Society

The association has many archives available at the Public Library of Mount Vernon, which incorporate Family Books.

Numerous databases are on the site, which include:

  • 1887 Knox Co. Births
  • Descendants of First Families
  • Early Settlers
  • Estates (Probate Settlements 1808-1832) on LDS Film 2117634
  • Marriage Records

A list of Cemeteries is also on the site, along with a Map of Ohio Counties.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births 1867-1908
  • Births at Mercy Hospital 1919-1983
  • Deaths 1867-1908
  • Marriages 1808-1898
  • Morgan Township Trustee Documents 1823-1875

Lake County Genealogical Society

Many databases are on their site, which comprise: 

  • Deeds
  • Gravestone Inscription Readings for Lake Co. Cemeteries
  • History Hall of Lake Co. Fairgrounds - A Biographical Anthology
  • Lake Co. First Families
  • Marriages 1840-1915
  • Naturalisations for Probate and Common Pleas Courts
  • School Registers Project

A number of archives are available at Morley Library located at 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH 44077, which comprise:

  • Birth Records
  • Censuses
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • High School and College Yearbooks
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages
  • Military Resources
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Probate and Wills
  • Telephone Books
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

It is also possible to search the Library's on-line catalogue.

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

  • 1840/1857 Landowner Maps
  • Cemetery Locator Guide and Inscriptions
  • Early Lake Co. Settlers from Isle of Man

Logan County Genealogical Society

They have many archives available, which comprise:

  • Birth Records
  • Cemetery Books
  • Censuses
  • Court Papers
  • Deaths
  • Family History Surname Files
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituaries
  • Wills

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Back Issues of their publication Twigs and Branches
  • Bellefontaine Examiner Obituaries 1978
  • Births and Some Certificates
  • Cemetery Books
  • Census Indexes
  • Chattel Mortgages and Others 1865-1902
  • Death Index
  • Deeds Books 1834-1904
  • Interments 1995-2005
  • Infirmary & Children's Home Inmates
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages
  • The Weekly Examiner Abstracts 1895
  • Wills

Lorain County Genealogical Society

A number of resources are on their site, which comprise:

  • 1902 Deaths from Elyria Chronicle Telegram
  • Anniversary Announcements and Photos
  • Baptismal Registers
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Churches
  • Funeral Homes
  • Maps
  • Marriage Licence Images
  • Marriages
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Obituaries
  • Postcards
  • Wedding Photographs and Invitations

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Censuses, Birth Records 1867-1878 and Deaths 1867-1889.

They also have a Mailing List which is hosted by Rootsweb and a list of Surnames currently being researched by members is also available.