Useful Genealogy Links

NEOhio Genealogy Groups with websites

African American Genealogical Society
Our Society began in 1990 as the fourteenth chapter of the Afro-American Historical and
Genealogical Society. The mission of the twelve founding members was to assist novice
historians in beginning their family research, to facilitate networking among
African-American researchers, and to promote genealogical studies by offering the
talents of its members as speakers, teachers and exhibitors.

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, Cleveland Area
CAGG, CA is organized to educate members about the effective use of computers in

Greater Cleveland Genealogy Society, chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society
The purpose of the Society is to create and build interest in preserving and collecting
historical and genealogical records of this and related areas of Ohio, and to encourage
and promote an active interest in genealogical research.
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NEOCAG–The NorthEast Ohio Computer-Assisted Genealogy Society Inc.
The NEOCAG Society is an educational organization for people interested in doing
genealogical research using electronic

Cuyahoga County Historical Societies with websites

Berea Historical Society
The Berea Historical Society (Cuyahoga County) is dedicated to serving the Berea area
through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the evidence of the history of Berea
and Middleburg Township, along with the interpretation of that evidence to children and

Brecksville Historical Association
Brecksville Historical Association (Cuyahoga County) seeks to preserve and promote
understanding and study of the history and heritage of the Western Reserve especially
as it pertains to the original Brecksville land grant area.

NEOhio Libraries with holdings of interest to Genealogists

Cleveland Public Library, Photograph Collection
The Photograph Collection of approximately 1,300,000 black and white photographs is
drawn primarily from newspaper morgues such as the Newspaper Enterprise
Association, Central Press Association, Call & Post, Cleveland Press and Plain Dealer. It
documents the social and political history of the 20th century through photographs of
people, places, events, and things locally and worldwide.

Cleveland State University — Special Collections
Cleveland State University Library’s Special Collections provide a research facility for
our students and faculty, as well as scholars and visitors from around the world. Our
collections cover many topics within the field of Cleveland history, with special
concentrations on the industrial history of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland journalism, and the
built environment of the city.

Cuyahoga County Library — Genealogy Dept.
The Fairview Park Library houses the genealogy department for the Cuyahoga County
library system.

John Carroll University Library – Special Collections
Grasselli Library’s Special Collections in University Heights house our old, valuable, and
unique items as well as those whose fragility requires careful handling. The materials
cover a wide range of subjects and vary in format: manuscripts, incunabula, monographs,
scarce Chesterton drawings.

Western Reserve Historical Society
The Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, is the largest
genealogical and American history research center in northern Ohio. Its holdings consist
of 235,000 books; 25,000 volumes of newspapers; 30,500 rolls of microfilm, 1,000,000 prints
and photographs; and more than 3,000 collections of manuscripts and archives that
comprise more than six million items.

These resources in Cuyahoga County have websites

Cleveland Necrology File
Newspaper death notices from 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. Go to website, click on
Databases & Locations, click on alphabetical list of all databases, click on Clevland
Necrology File.

Cuyahoga Probate Court Death Records Index
The index to the Probate Court records of death, organized alphabetically by surname,
and dating from 1867 to 1890, is a finding aid that facilitates access to the first four
volumes of a broader series of death records that date from 1867-1908.

Cuyahoga County Naturalization Card Index 1818-1931
On-line searchable database of naturalization records mostly from Common Pleas Court

Regional Resources of Interest

Ohio Genealogical Society
The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state organization dedicated to genealogy.
The mission of the Society 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 Historical Society
The society exists to collect, preserve, interpret, and make available evidence of the past.
One resource valuable to the genealogists is the Death Certificate Index, 1913 – 1937, to
persons that died in Ohio in the above years, 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.

National Resources of Interest
A commercial website with free and subscription offerings.

Association of Professional Genealogists
A professional association for all genealogists, supporting high standards in the field of genealogy.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet
This directory of web addresses provides more than 236,850 links of interest to

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