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Over the past few decades, genealogical research has been revolutionized with the help of electronic databases, DNA analysis, and improved access to historical documents at libraries and archives. The growing number of Web resources and available volunteers have also made a considerable difference to those who could not find information using conventional research methods. This Genealogical resource page was developed with assistance from the Local History  and Genealogy Department at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and was subsequently expanded to include other resources.  We hope to assist visitors in their search for ancestors, long-lost relatives, and related information; however, Toledo's Attic is not a genealogy website and nor does it have genealogists on staff and, therefore, cannot offer genealogical services.

Do-it-Yourself-Genealogy A PDF presentation for do-it-yourselfers created in 2008 by Toledo's Attic curator Arjun Sabharwal

The Web pages below are not managed by Toledo's Attic or the affiliate organizations, and may move, change, or disappear without notice. 

Local Genealogy Resources

Toledo and NW OhioOhio  |  Michigan

Resources By Category

Cemeteries  |  Gazetteers and Maps  |  Immigration  |  Land Records and Patents  |  Lineage Societies  |  Military and Veterans  |  Newspapers and Obituaries

Resources By Ethnicity

Native-Americans  |  African-Americans  |  British/Irish/Scottish  |  Canada  |  Central/Eastern Europe  |  Western/Northern Europe  |  Jewish/Mediterranean

General Resources on the Internet


Local Genealogy Resources

Toledo and NW Ohio - Lucas and Wood Counties

Lucas County Auditor - AREIS

Lucas County Cemeteries -

Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Toledo Genealogical Records (Forebears)

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Family Tree Workbook (PDF)

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Local History and Genealogy

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Obituary Index, 1835-present

Wood County Obituary Index



Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

Ohio Census Records, 1820-1840

Ohio Death Indices

Ohio Department of Health - Vital Statistics

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio Genealogical Records (Forebears)

Ohio GenWeb Project

Ohio Historical Society (OHS)

Ohio in the Civil War

U.S. Census Data: Toledo (filtered search for Toledo)

U.S. Census Data: Northwest Ohio (filtered search for all counties in Northwest Ohio)



Michigan Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS)

Historic Monroe, Michigan

Library of Michigan, Vital Records, Family History

Michigan Genealogical Records (Forebears)



Genealogy Resources by Category


Access Genealogy - Cemetery Records - Cemetery Records Online

Find a Grave


Gazetteer and Maps

Ancestor Search


Global Gazetteer

Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution

U.S. Board on Geographic Names

World Gazetteer, ArcGIS



Geni: Castle Garden (1820 - 1892)

Ellis Island

Immigration records (National Archives)

Passenger Lists (by Stephen P. Morse)

The Ships List


Land Records and Patents

Ancestor Search: Land Records Search

Bureau of Land Management, Federal Land Records

Cyndi's List: Land Records, Deeds, Homesteads

National Archives: Land Records

European Patent Office

U. S. Patent Office


Lineage Societies

American Ancestors, New England Historic Genealogical Society

Cyndi's List: Societies & Group - Lineage

Daughters of the American Revolution

The Mayflower Society - Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Ohio

Ohio Genealogical Society - Lineage Societies


Military and Veterans

Access Genealogy - Military Records

American Battle Monuments Commission

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS)

Military Records (United Kingdom,

National Archives: Genealogy Research in Military Records

National Archives - Military Personnel Records

National Cemetery Administration, Nationwide Gravesite Locator

Online Revolutionary War Indexes and Records

Veterans History Project


Newspapers, Newspaper Abstracts, and Obituaries

Ancestor Hunt: Free Online Ohio Mortuary and Funeral Home Records

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Newspaper abstracts: Find your ancestors in the news Historical Newspapers from the 1700s–2000s

Old Obituaries Archives

Ontario Genealogy Historical Newspaper Archives

RootsWeb Genealogy Mailing Lists: Newspaper Abstracts

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Obituary Index, 1835-present

United States Obituaries (FamilySearch): Ohio - Crawford and Washington Counties


 Genealogy Resources by Ethnicity

(arranged by continent, country, and region)

Americas - Native Tribes / First Nations

AccessGenealogy - Native American - Indian Genealogy

Cyndi's List: Native American

Olive Tree Genealogy - Native American Genealogy

Tracing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Ancestry (Bureau of Indian Affairs)


Africans, African-Americans

AfricanDNA (Henry Louis Gates)


Africana Heritage Project The Genealogy Page

Cyndi's List: Africa


British Isles and Ireland, Scotland

Birth, marriage and death records (United Kingdom,

Court, Governmental & Criminal Records (United Kingdom,

Family History Online

FreeBMD - Search

GEN-UKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy

Ireland GenWeb Project


Irish-American Genealogy Guide

The National Archives: Family History (UK)

Scotsman Archive

The Scottish Genealogy Society



Canada Birth, Marriage & Death Collections (

Archives Canada (English & French)

Automated Genealogy: Indices to Canadian Censuses

Canadian Genealogy


Genealogy Today: Canadian Genealogy

Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship Genealogy Guide


Central/Eastern Europe & Baltics




Latvia (

Estonia Genealogical Society

Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania: Genealogical Search

Croatian - Genealogical Research


Czech Genealogy and Heraldry Society in Prague


Radixindex: Hungarian and Central European Genealogy & Local History Databases


Polish Genealogical Society of America


Romania GenWeb


All Russia Family Tree


Genealogical Research: Slovakia & former Austria-Hungary


  Western Europe & Scandinavia


State Archives of Belgium - Genealogist


Genealogical Research in Denmark


Trace Your Dutch Roots


National Archives of Finland: Genealogical Research (English)


France (

France Genealogy (FamilySearch)


German Roots - German Genealogy

Palatines to America - German Genealogy Society


Norwegian Genealogy Sources


Swedish Genealogy


Jewish and Mediterranean


Foundation of the Hellenic World - Genealogy & Oral History


Antenati Italiani (English)



Jewish Genealogy Search

SephardicGen Resources (Turkey, Greece, Balkans)

Lebanese & Syrian

Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry


Portugal Genealogy (FamilySearch)


Spain Genealogy (FamilySearch)


Türkiye Genealogy (FamilySearch)


   General Resources On The Internet

Access Genealogy

The Ancestor Hunt - RootsWeb

Asian American History Timeline


Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA): The Family Research Guide to DPLA

Family History Daily (UK)


Family Tree Builder - Free genealogy software (download here)

Find A Grave


Finding Family from Ship's Passenger Lists 

Fold3 (Ancestry)


Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory

Genealogy: The Complete Resource Guide

Genealogical Proof Standard

Genealogy Today


Guide to Finding the Best DNA Ancestry Test

Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy (HomeAdvisor)

MyHeritage - Research - Find your family trees

National Archives (US): Resources for Genealogists

Old Fulton New York Postcards (New York & surrounding states)

Olive Tree Genealogy Databases

Our Public Records

Social Security Death Index (Ancestry)

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Family History Center -- Ellis Island History

The USGenWeb Project



Toledo's Attic kindly thanks all visitors who have kindly suggested the addition of new resources. We have added all that we could consider appropriate for our genealogy resource page.We look forward to your suggestions.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.