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Want to learn more about your family tree? With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource. In-library use only. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Cyndi's List                                                     

A trusted genealogy research website for more than 15 years. It's free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.


Ellis Island Foundation

Online access to American immigrant entry records.



A website that span billions of names across hundreds of collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.


Genealogy Explained

An educational site designed to help weekend-warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees.                   


Ohio Genealogy Society  

Online presence of the largest state genealogical society in the United States. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information. 


Ohio History Connection        

A website provided and updated by the Ohio Historical Society.


Ohio Memory

A collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 370 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day. There are over 1,000,000 digital images from a variety of primary and secondary source image types.



The Internet's oldest, largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases.


Rootsweb Project for Portage County  

This is the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases for the Portage County are located here.


USGenWeb Project                

The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. It is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.


Vital Records- United States                

This is the most comprehensive resource for locating vital records.



Here are links to local Portage County historical societies:

Atwater Historical Society                   

Aurora Historical Society                     

Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum

Kent Historical Society   

Portage County Historical Society                    

Windham Historical Society