Ohio Family History Societies(O-R)

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

Societies

Ottawa County Genealogical Society

The association was established on 11 November 1969. Their aim is to promote and encourage the study of genealogy.  

They also have a list of resources, such as Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Libraries which you may find of use when conducting research in the area.  A list of Ottawa County communities is also available.

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Church Registers
  • Death Notices
  • Deaths from Ottawa Co. Probate Court 1869-1908
  • First Families
  • Funeral Home Registers
  • Lakeview Cemetery Information
  • Locust Point Cemetery Burials 1840-2003
  • Obituaries and Memorial Cards of some Ottawa Co. People: The Hugh Minier Collection
  • Rusha Cemetery Burials 1835-2003
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Weddings from Ottawa Co. Probate Court 1840-1890
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohoccgs/index.html


Paulding County Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives that are available in Carnegie Library, which incorporate:

  • Census Returns
  • Civil War Roster Index for Ohio
  • Court of Common Pleas, Civil Journal and Chancery Records
  • Deeds 1849-1989
  • Family Histories
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Newspapers
  • Maps
  • Marriage Licences up to 1952
  • Naturalisations 1853-1930
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Village of Paulding Council Minutes 1874-1991
  • Wills up to 1902
  • World War II Veterans Lists

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1882 Atlas Reprint
  • Census Indexes
  • Early Births
  • Early Marriages 1839-1902
  • Endsley Family by Endsley
  • Military Veterans
  • Mortality Records
  • Newsletters
  • Obituaries
  • Soviet Sojourn by McClure
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pauldingcountygenealogysociety


Perry County Genealogical Society

A number of archives are accessible in MacGahan Genealogy and Local History Room, Perry Co. District Library, 117 S. Jackson Street, New Lexington.  These archives incorporate:

  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Directories
  • Family Histories
  • Land Records
  • Military Information
  • Newspapers
  • Pedigree Charts
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Various Historical Village Maps
  • Village and Town Histories
  • Vital Records
  • Yearbooks

The association has many publications available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1875 Atlas of Perry Co. Index
  • 19th Century Perry Co. Families
  • Births 1908-2008
  • Census Indexes
  • Civil War Veteran Discharges
  • Deaths 1908-2007
  • Early Deaths 1867-1919
  • Guide to Graveyard Locations
  • History of Shawnee by R. M. Gibson
  • Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
Website:
http://www.perrycochapterogs.org


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
Website:
http://www.pchgl.org


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
Website:
http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/pcgs


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
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrichgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


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
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohrcgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External