Research Resources

Can't find what you need? Here are some potential sources of information to help you conduct your research.

Online Collections Catalog

Online Collections Catalog: Browse our the catalog of our collections. You can search by institution and/or record type. You will not be able to view these collections online through the catalog, but you can access them for free at the Archives & Library in Columbus.

Not able to travel? Contact staff at to ask about the paid research services we offer.


Archives & Library LibGuide: Ready to research? Not sure where to start? Here's a comprehensive guide to researching death records (and so much more!) in Ohio, including what records you will need to reference and how to piece information together from multiple sources.

Ohio Memory

Ohio Memory: Our digitized collections that include many photographs, documents, and newspaper scans. You can use it to try to find obituaries, newspaper articles, photos of prison life, and many other things to help suplement your research!