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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.

Chronicling America

Access to information about historic American newspapers.

Columbus African American Collection

Historical photos and documents relating to Black history in Columbus.

Columbus Dispatch Digital

Get full-text coverage of the Columbus Dispatch from 1871 to the present.

Columbus Historical Society

Artifacts and documents relating to Columbus and Central Ohio history.

Columbus Jewish Historical Society

The Columbus Jewish Historical Society preserves the stories, artifacts, images and heritage of the Jewish…

Columbus News Index

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

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites

A comprehensive, categorized list of links to genealogical research websites.

Digital Public Library of America

Millions of primary source images, text and videos from across the United States.


Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

Find A Grave

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

Find My Past

Billions of genealogy records from around the world.


Discover your family’s past through millions of military and genealogical records.

Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

Programs, pioneer families, lineage societies and interest groups for Franklin County genealogy.

Franklin County Gravestone Photos and Indexes

Central Ohio cemetery histories, burial indexes and gravestone photographs.

Genealogy Collection

Records, photographs and other digitized items relating to Columbus and Ohio genealogy.


Access more than 7.5 million pages of genealogical resources.

History in Context – World

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about world history.

Jewish Gen

Records, tools and resources for learning about Jewish genealogy.

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