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There are numerous free Ohio history books which have been scanned or transcribed online and available to read.  These e books and transcriptions of books can take some time to read or peruse but are well worth the time to learn how your ancestors lived.  Many of these include biographical sections too which are rich in family connections and can be an aid in genealogy research.

 

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Links to Free Ohio History Books Online

1851 Historical Collections of Ohio

1875 Abbot's History of Ohio

1883 History of Hocking Valley, Ohio

Historical Collections of Ohio

by Henry Howe. 

History of the Maumee Valley

Ohio History Central - Online Encyclopedia

Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (not complete)


Ohio County History Books

Adams County History Books

A History of Adams County

From it's earliest settlement to the present.

1900. by Nelson Wiley Evans, Emmons B.. Stivers.


Ashland County History Books

Pioneer Life in Ashland County, Ohio

Article written in 1890 by Kate Shopbell Shidler.


Ashtabula County History Books

History of Ashtabula County, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of it's Pioneers and Most Prominent Men.  Philadelphia, Williams Brothers. 1878.


Athens County History Books

Genealogy and Historical Data for Perry, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Vinton Counties.


Auglaize County History Books

History of western Ohio and Auglaize County

by C. W. Williamson.1905.


Butler County History Books

A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio

With Illustrations and Sketches of it's Representative Men and Pioneers.

Published 1882.


Champaign County History Books

1917 History of Champaign County, Ohio

A Centennial Biographical History of Champaign County, Ohio

Published 1902.


Clermont County History Books

History of Clermont County

by J. L. Rockey and R. J. Bancroft, published 1880.


Clinton County History Books

History of Clinton County, Ohio, 1915


Coshocton County History Books

1881 History of Coshocton County, Ohio


Crawford County History Books

1881 History of Crawford County, Ohio

A Centennial Biographical History of Crawford County, Ohio.

Published 1902.


Cuyahoga County History Books

1881 History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 1879


Darke County History Books

A Pictorial Outline History of Darke County, Ohio

with Portraits and Biography

by George Wood Wolfe. ca1890.


Defiance County History Books

History of Defiance County

Containing a history of the county; it's townships, towns, etc.; military record; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; farm views, personal reminiscences, etc.

Published 1883.


Delaware County History Books

1880 History of Delaware County and Ohio

Containing a brief history of the state of Ohio... biographical sketches.... etc.


Erie County History Books

History of Erie County

with illustrations an biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.

Publication Date: 1889.

History of the Firelands

Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers.

1879.


Fairfield County History Books

1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio

A Complete History of Fairfield County, Ohio 1795-1876

by Hervey Scott.

Genealogy and Historical Data for Perry, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Vinton Counties.


Franklin County History Books

1852 - A Brief History of Columbus

History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Some of the Prominent Men and Pioneers.  1880.


Fulton County History Books

1875 Historical Atlas with Plat Maps

The County of Fulton History

by Thomas Mikesell, 1905.

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers.

Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich. 1888.

A Standard History of Fulton County, Ohio

Volume 1

Volume 2

Book Index

An Authentic Narrative.

by Frank H. Reighard. 1920


Greene County History Books

1881 History of Greene County, Ohio


Guernsey County History Books

History of Guernsey County, Ohio

by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet. 1911.


Hamilton County History Books

History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Published 1894.

Ford's History of Hamilton County

History of Hamilton County, Ohio


Hancock County History Books

1886 History of Hancock County, Ohio

by R. C. Brown


Hardin County History Books

The History of Hardin County, Ohio

Published 1883.


Henry County History Books

The Farm Journal Directory of Henry County, Ohio

(With a Complete Road Map of the County)

by Wilmer Atkinson Company. 1916.

History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers.

Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich. 1888.


Highland County History Books

A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio

Rootsweb Transcription. Daniel Scott.  The Gazette, 1890.  192 pages.

A History of the Early Settlement of Highland County, Ohio

Google Book Image. Daniel Scott.  The Gazette, 1890.  192 pages.

The County of Highland: a history of Highland County, Ohio

from the Earliest Days, with Special Chapters on the Bench and Bar, Medical Profession, Educational Development, Industry and Agriculture and Biographical Sketches.

by Rev. J. W. Klise. 1902.


Hocking County History Books

Genealogy and Historical Data for Perry, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Vinton Counties.

History of Hocking Valley, Ohio - Published 1883


Huron County History Books

History of the Firelands

Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers.

1879.

History of Huron County, Ohio: its progress and Development

With Biographical Sketches of Prominent Citizens of the County.  Volume II.

Published 1909.

Picturesque Huron or Huron County, Ohio

As Seen Through A Camera

1986.


Knox County History Books

A History of Knox County

From 1779-1862

by A. Banning Norton. 1862.


Lawrence County History Books

History of Burlington, Ohio-Lawrence County, Ohio's First County Seat

Online at Lawrence County Historical Society.

The Battle of Dots and Dashes

The First 100 Years of Ironton, Ohio

by Charles & Harry Collett.


Licking County History Books

1881 History of Licking County, Ohio


Lorain County History Books

A Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio

An authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, civic and social development.  A chronicle of the People, with family lineage and memoirs, Volume 2.

George Frederick Wright. 1916.

History of Lorain County, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches

Published by Williams Brothers. 1879.


Logan County History Books

1880 History of Logan County and Ohio


Lucas County History Books

History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio

1888. Clark Waggoner.


Madison County History Books

1883 History of Madison County, Ohio


Mahoning County History Books

History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Volume 2

H. Z. Williams-Publisher. January 1, 1882.

History of Youngtown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio, Volume 1

Joseph Green Butler.

American Historical Society, 1921.


Marion County History Books

History of Marion County, Ohio

Containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, churches, schools, etc.

1883.


Medina County History Books

History of Medina County, Ohio

Published 1881.


Meigs County History Books

The Pioneer History of Meigs County, Ohio

by Stillman Carter Larkin.  1908.


Mercer County History Books

History of Mercer County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

Biographical Publishing Company, 1907.


Miami County History Books

Centennial History. Troy, Piqua and Miami County, Ohio

Published 1909.

History of Miami County, Ohio

Published 1880.

Memoirs of the Miami Valley

The portion about Miami County.

Published in 1920.


Montgomery County History Books

Centennial Portrait and Biographical Record of the City of Dayton and of Montgomery County, Ohio

Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens together with the biographies and portraits of the Presidents of the United States and Biographies of the Governors of Ohio. 

Edited by Frank Conover, of Dayton, Ohio.  1897.

Dayton History Books Online

A great site for history books online about Dayton, Ohio.

Dayton, Ohio - An Intimate History

by Charlotte Reeve Conover. 1932.

History of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio

by Rev. A. W. Drury. 1909

Montgomery County Historical Records Guide

Montgomery County, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1851


Morgan County History Books

History of Morgan County, Ohio

with Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men.

Published 1886. Charles Robertson.


Morrow County History Books

History of Morrow County, Ohio

Published 1880. O. L. Baskin.

History of Morrow County, Ohio; a narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests.

Published 1911.


Muskingum County History Books

History of Muskingum County, Ohio

With illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers.

J. F. Everhart, Albert Adams Graham.  1882.

A Biographical History of Muskingum County, Ohio


Noble County History Books

History of Noble County, Ohio

With Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men.

Published 1887.  L. H.. Watkins.

A Biographical History of Muskingum County, Ohio


Perry County History Books

1818-1868 Perry County Bond Book

1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio

1902 History of Perry County, Ohio by Clement L. Martzolff

1909 Book of Perry County by The New Lexington Herald

Genealogy and Historical Data for Perry, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Vinton Counties.


Pickaway County History Books

A Brief History of Pickaway County

To accompany Wheeler's Map

1844.

History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Some of the Prominent Men and Pioneers.  1880.


Portage County History Books

History of Portage County, Ohio

1885.


Putnam County History Books

History of Putnam County, Ohio

its peoples, industries, and institutions.  1915.


Richland County History Books

History of Richland County, Ohio

From 1808-1908. by A. J. Baughman.

History of Richland County, Ohio

1880. by Albert Adams Graham.

History of Richland County, Ohio

Including the original boundaries.  It's past and present, containing a condensed comprehensive history of Ohio, including an outline history of the Northwest, a complete history of Richland County.  1880.

Illustrated Centennial Souvenir

Block House number of the Richland County Historical Society's Publication, Compiled by the Secretary. 

Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio

Published by the Society, 1907.

Memorial Manual of the Congregational Church, Mansfield, OH

by Congregational Church. January 1, 1882.

Philip Seymour, or Pioneer Life in Richland County, Ohio

by James F. M'Gaw.  1858.


Ross County History Books

A Standard History of Ross County, Ohio

An authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, civic and social development.  Volume 2. 1917.

Reminiscences of the Early Settlers and Settlement of Ross County, Ohio

Published 1871.  Pioneer record and reminiscences of the early settlers and settlement of Ross County, Ohio.


Sandusky County History Books

History of Sandusky County, Ohio

With Portraits and Biographies

1882. H. Z. Williams & Brothers. Everett Homer.


Seneca County History Books

A Centennial Biographical History of Seneca County, Ohio

Lewis Pubishing Compnay, 1902.

History of Seneca County, Ohio

Containing a History of the County, its Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries etc; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Biographies: History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Statistical and Miscellaneous Matter, Etc., Etc.

Warner, Beers & Co. 1886.

History of Seneca County, Ohio:

A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1.

Lewis Publishing Company, 1911.

Tiffin's Seventy Fifth Anniversary Souvenir

1822-1897.


Shelby County History Books

History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

by A. B. C. Hitchcock. 1913.


Stark County History Books

History of Stark County, with an outline sketch of Ohio

1881.


Summit County History Books

1910 Atlas and Industrial Geography of Summit County, Ohio

Compiled from county records and actual surveys.

Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and representative citizens

William B. Doyle. 1908.

History of Summit County, with an outline sketch of Ohio

1881.

Historical Atlas of Summit County, Ohio

Illustrated. 1874.


Trumbull County History Books

A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio

A narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests. 1909.

History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, Volume 2

H. Z. Williams-Publisher. January 1, 1882.


Tuscarawas County History Books

The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio

Containing a History of the County, its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc; General and Local Statistics, Military Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory, History of Ohio; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc.

1884.


Union County History Books

The History of Jerome Township, Union County, Ohio

1913.

The History of Union County, Ohio

Containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, military record; 1883.


Van Wert County History Books

History of Van Wert County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

Thaddeus Stephens Gilliland. 1906.


Vinton County History Books

Genealogy and Historical Data for Perry, Athens, Fairfield, Hocking and Vinton Counties.


Warren County History Books

History of Warren County, Ohio

W. H. Beers. 1882.


Washington County History Books

A Historical Discourse, Commemorative of the Organization of the Congregational Church, in Marietta

Thomas Wickes, 1847.

A History of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio

By C. E. Dickinson, D. D. 1920.

Formerly Pastor of Congregational Church

Author of the History of the First Congregational Church, Marietta, Ohio.

A Century of Church Life

A Century of the First Congregational Church of Marietta, Ohio

With an introduction by Rev. John W. Simpson.

By Rev. C. E. Dickinson, D. D. 1896.

Centennial Souvenir of Marietta, Ohio

Settled April Seventh, 1788.

Celebration April Seventh, 1888.

R R Alderman & Sons, 1887.

History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio

Andrews, Martin Register, 1902.

The Book of Marietta

F. M. McDonnell, 1906.

The Pathfinder at Marietta, Ohio, in 1888

By George Sheldon, 1909.

Washington County, and the Early Settlement of Ohio

P. G. Thomson, 1877.


Wayne County History Books

History of Wayne County, Ohio

From the days of the pioneers and the first settlers to the present time.  1878.

History of Wayne County, Ohio, Volume 1

Published 1910.


Williams County History Books

County of Williams, Ohio Historical and Biographical

With an outline sketch of the Northwest Territory, of the state and miscellaneous matters.

Weston A. Goodspeed / Charles Blanchard. 1882.

History of Williams County, Ohio

An authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development.

Hon. Charles A. Bowersox, 1920.


Wood County History Books

Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County:

Its Past and Present, Early Settlement and Development; Early Settlers and Representative Citizens, Etc.


Wyandot County History Books

1877 County Directory

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio

A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc; General and Local Statistics; Military Records; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Miscellaneous Matters, ETC. ETC.

Conaway Leggett & Co., 1884.

Past and Present of Wyandot County, Ohio: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 2

Abraham J. Baughman, 1913.


 

 

 

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