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Palatine Collection

The Palatines to America Society Collection includes many fantastic resources for those researching German Heritage. It was generously donated to Columbus Metropolitan Library by the National Palatines to America Society in 2009. 

Huguenot Collection

Huguenots were Protestants exiled from France in 1685. The Ohio Huguenot Society is one of the largest in the country and you can access these records at Main Library.

Columbus Histories

This year we celebrate the Columbus Bicentennial. The Genealogy & History Division has many resources you can use to learn more about the first 200 years of Columbus History.

Columbus City Directories

City directories hold a wealth of information for genealogists or anyone who may be researching a property. This collection contains Columbus city directories from the 1840s to the present.

Find A Grave

One of the best sites for locating cemeteries and finding where our ancestors are buried.

Chronicling America

Access to information about historic American newspapers.

Researching House History in Columbus

Get the tools you need to learn your home's history.

Columbus News Index

An index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.

Central Ohio Buildings

An index to articles, books and visuals about historic Columbus buildings.