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Are you considering visiting Summit County to do your own genealogical research? Perhaps you know exactly when your ancestor died and would like to send for this record. Knowing what records are available, and where they are kept, is the key factor in getting the information you want with the least amount of trouble.

The following information has been prepaired in an attempt to help you. This is not meant to be a complete list. But rather a list of records most often asked about. All offices, except a few, are open to public search during regular business hours and are within walking distance of each other in downtown Akron. None of these offices are equipped to do research. However, many will send copies through the mail if you can provide the exact information required to locate the record, and the proper copy fee. Please include a long, self-addressed stamped envelope (S.A.S.E.) with your request.

Changes to this information can be made, without notice, by the offices in charge. It is always best to call or write for current policies & copy fees. if you have a problem with the information provided PLEASE contact me and let me know about the update.

I have also tried to add links to sites that you can get more information if available, and interesting enough for me to include. I hope this information helps you with your search in Summit County.
Mary Ann Hetrick
Summit County Coordinator

Bibliography of some Records Avalible Through FHL

Manuscript: & Publisher/Year # of pages & FHL Book # or type
Archives or Libraries
A Guide toManuscripts attheOhio Historical Society (Columbus:TheOhio Historical Society, 1972) 977.1 A3ohs
County byCounty in Ohio Genealogy (Columbus: The State Library, 1978) 977.1 D23o; fiche 6046719
A Guide toManuscripts and Archives of theWestern Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland: The Western REserve HistoricalSociety, 1972) 977.1 A3p
Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional REcords inOhio (Larson, David R.; N.p.: Society of Ohio Archivists, 1974) 977.1 A34s
Guide to Ohio County andMunicipal Government Records for Urban REsearch (Columbus: Ohio HistoricalSociety, 1973) 977.1 A5y: fiche 6051197
Directory of Museums, Historical Societies andAssociated Organizations in Ohio (17th Ed.Granville Ohio: Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums, 1981) 977.1 C4di
Bible records
Ohio BibleRecords, 2 vols. (1971; reprint (Fort Wayne, Ind;Allen County Public Library, 1983) 977.1 D2sd
The Biographical Cyclopedia andPortrait Gallery with an Historical Sketch of theState of Ohio; 6 volumes (Brennan, Joseph F. Cincinnati; Western Biographical Publishing Co. 1883-95) 934,863-64
History of Ohio; 5 volumes (Chicago: American Historical Society,1925) 977.1 H2ga; Films 931,797-801
Ohio Cemetery Records: Extracted from the "Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly" (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.1984) 977.1 V3oh
Ohio Cemeteries (Maxine Hartmann Smith: Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978) 977.1 V340
Church Records
Advent ofReligious Groups into Ohio (Lubbers, Ferne R. and Margaret Dieringer, N.p. 1978) 977.1 K2a; film 1,033,939, item21
A Basic guide to REgional Baptist Archives andHistorical REsources for Ohio (Rochester, NY: American Baptist HistoricalSociety, 1981) 977.1 A1 no. 239
Guide toManuscripts Collection of EarlyOhio Methodism: United Methodist Church of OHio (Frances D.Harter; Delaware, OHIO: United Methodist Archives Center, 1980) 977.1 K23h; Fiche: 6017063
Emigration andImmigration
The Originand Distribution of Settlement Groups (HubertG.H. Wilhelm: Athens, Oh: Ohio University, 1982) 977.1 W20
The Ohio Gazetteer, 8th Ed. (Columbus: J. Kilbourn, 1826) 977.1 E5k; film: 823,667
First Families of Ohio Official Roster (Carol Willsey Bell; Mansfield,OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1982) 977.1 D2f
HistoricalCollections of Ohio... 2 volumes (Henry Howe; 1847) 977.1 H2hh 1902: films 908,194-5: fiche:6051191)
Ohio Local and Family History Sources inPrint (Marilyn Adams, Clarkston, GA: Heritage Research, 1984) 977.1 H23o
Lands and Property
Ohio Land Grants (Ferguson, Thomas E.: Auditor of State) 977.1 R2o; film 908,403; fiche 6051236
Original OhioLand Subdivisions, Vol. 3; (Final Report: Ohio Cooperative Topographic Survey. Columbus State Reformatory Press, 1925) 977.1 R21s
First Ownership of Ohio Lands (Dyer, Albion Morris: Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911) 977.1 R21d; film 833,375

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