Ohio

Ohio, USA, the Buckeye State
17th State; Statehood, 1803; Capital City, Columbus

Some family names associated with Ohio:

History & Overview. According to the History Channel Website:

Initially colonized by French fur traders, Ohio became a British colonial possession following the French and Indian War in 1754. At the end of the American Revolution, Britain ceded control of the territory to the newly formed United States, which incorporated it into the Northwest Territory. Ohio became a state on March 1, 1803, although no formal declaration was made until 1953, when President Dwight Eisenhower officially signed the documents making it a state, retroactive to the original date. Ohio is sometimes called the “Mother of Modern Presidents,” having sent seven Ohioans (both natives and residents) to the White House since 1869. Ohio is also known as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and National Football League Hall of Fame in Canton.

Websites for Ohio research:

Helpful Ohio genealogy blogs:

A few of my Blog Posts on Ohio Research:

Books for Ohio Research:

  • Ashland Co Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, First. Ashland Cemetery Burial Records, Ashland County, Ohio. Ashland, Ohio: The Ohio Genealogical Society, 2007.

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