Thursday, August 18, 2011

Family History Resources at OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository

Many items of interest to genealogists and historians are available at the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository. This valuable resource describes the archival collections of several libraries, archives, and other Ohio facilities. You can browse the finding aids by:


Keyword searches can also be performed. The Advanced Search feature allows for fine tuning a search.

In the Finding Aid for the Ellsworth, Forbush, and Boyd Families Papers, documents, diaries, photographs and writings of several generations of this family are found. This collection is housed at the Hudson Library and Historical Society.

The Finding Aid for the Wilbor and Wilcox Families Collection, owned by the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center includes business transactions and correspondence from the Wilbor and Wilcox families.

The Finding Aid for the Ohio Gravestone Art Collection, is a listing of over seventy rubbings of nineteenth century Ohio gravestones and brass reliefs, housed at the University of Cincinnati's Blegen Library. While the rubbings have not been digitized, a listing of each rubbing provides the name of the individual tombstone or relief which has been completed.

In the biographical sketch of Moses Jacob Ezekiel from the Inventory to the Moses Jacob Ezekiel Papers, I learned a lot about the man who created the Confederate Monument which can be seen at the Confederate Cemetery at Johnson's Island, just a short drive from our home.

While I did not find any references to my direct lines of ancestors at the OhioLINK Finding Aid, it is an excellent Ohio resource. If you have ancestors who lived or worked in Ohio, stop by and do a quick keyword search for the families you are researching.


PalmsRV said...

Thanks for the link. I've already found an item of interest.

Dorene from Ohio said...

I'm so glad to hear that! I love finding genealogical information in archives and libraries!