GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY

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Premier collection of military records from the Revolutionary War to World War II.

Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources including U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.  Unique primary sources, local & family histories.

A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Cyndi's List  A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the internet.

Dead Fred  Search for your family history in photos.

FamilySearch  The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 600 million names of deceased individuals. An addendum to the International Genealogical Index contains an additional 125 million names. These names have been patron submitted or extracted from thousands of original birth, christening, and marriage records.

Find A Grave  Search 138 million grave records from around the world.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild  Passenger lists from immigrant ships.

 

Library of Congress American Memory Collection  Provides free access to historical images, maps, & more.

Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society

National Archives  The National Archives contain records preserved by US Federal Government that can be used to search family history, military services records, or research historical topics.

 

Ohio Death Certificate Index  Maintained by the Ohio Historical Society, this database indexes death certificates of persons who died in Ohio in 1913-1944. Useful for determining date of death and certificate number. Using the index information, a researcher can later obtain a copy of the certificate itself, which holds further information.

 

Ohio Memory Project  Discover over 26000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.

Ohio Obituary Index  Dating from the 1830s to the present, this index contains more than 700,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio. This database is maintained by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

 

Ottawa County Genealogical Society  The Ottawa County Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, collects and preserves historical records, and makes such records available to members and the general public. The Ottawa County Genealogical Society also offers obituary and microfilm look-up as a service.

Port Clinton High School Yearbooks Scanned PDFs of yearbooks from Port Clinton High School 1950-2013.

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  Historic fire insurance maps, including maps of Port Clinton, Lakeside, and Marblehead. Digitized maps detail the historic homes and buildings of Ottawa County.

 

Bataan Death March

History

Bataan Gallery @ Ohio Memory

BataanProject.com

 

Periodicals on Microfilm: 

The following local newspapers are available on microfilm at the library.

  • The Daily News, 1957- 1969

  • Ottawa County Democrat, 1857- 1864

  • Ottawa County Herald, 1906- 1928

  • Ottawa County News, 1865- 1956 (partial)

  • Ottawa County News Democrat, 1894- 1929

  • Ottawa County Union, 1869- 1871

  • The Peninsular News, 1916- 1987 (partial)

  • Port Clinton Herald and Republican, 1937- 1969

  • Port Clinton News Herald, 1969- present

  • The Port Clinton Progressive Times, 1922- 1931

  • Port Clinton Republican Herald, 1927- 1936

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