Main Library is home to the State Library of Ohio's genealogical collections, making our collection the most comprehensive in the area. Come see what we have to offer.

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Local History Tools
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.
Central Ohio Buildings
An index to articles, books and visuals about historic Columbus buildings.
Columbus Historical Society
Artifacts and documents relating to Columbus and Central Ohio history.
Columbus News Index
An index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.
Researching House History in Columbus
Get the tools you need to learn your home's history.
Genealogy Tools
African American Heritage
Comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools geared to African American genealogy.
America's Obituaries and Death Notices
A large collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the country.
Ancestry Library Edition
One of the largest collections of genealogical databases online. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.
HeritageQuest
Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources.
Chronicling America
Access to information about historic American newspapers.
Columbus News Index - Obituary Search
An index to obituaries from central Ohio news publications, 1932-1997.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
A comprehensive, categorized list of links to genealogical research websites.
FamilySearch
Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

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