Genealogy + Local History


Genealogy and Local History

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps


The Highland County District Library has the local newspapers of Highland County available back to the late 1800's on microfilm, however it it not fully indexed. We also have some family histories and genealogies that have been donated.



Local Resources:

Highland County Historical Society - 151 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OH 45133  Phone: 937-393-3392

Greenfield Historical Society - 103 McArthur Way, Greenfield, OH 45123  Phone: 937-981-7890

Sabina Historical Society - P.O. Box 271 Sabina, OH 45169

Clinton County Historical Society - 149 E Locust Street, Wilmington, OH 45177  Phone: 937-382-4684

Ohio Historical Society - 800 E 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211  Phone: 800-686-6124

Highland County Recorder - 119 Governor Foraker Place, Suite 108, Hillsboro, OH 45133  Phone: 937-393-9954

Highland County Health Department -  1487 N High Street, Suite 400, Hillsboro, OH 45133  Phone: 937-393-1941

Highland Count Vital Records - P.O. Box 825 Hillsboro, OH 45133  Phone: 937-393-1941

Southern Ohio Genealogical Society - P.O. Box 414 Hillsboro, OH 45133  Email:

Highland County, OH GenWeb

Brown County, OH GenWeb

Pike County, OH GenWeb

New Market Genealogy

The Ohio River Valley Families

Hayes Obituary Index

Highland County Cemetery Lists

Greenfield Cemetery Lists

Highland County Cemetery Transcription Project

Mowrystown Cemetery Project

Ohio Gravestone Photo Project

Ohio Memory Project

Remarkable Ohio

Evolution of Ohio (General History and Migration Patterns)

Pioneer Migration Routes through Ohio

Quaker-Roots Western Migration Map

Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village


National Resources:

Ancestor Hunt

Ancestry DNA

Cemetery Records Online

Cousin Connect

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites

Family Search

Find A Grave

Genealogy In the U.K. and Ireland

Genealogy Links

Immigration to the U.S., 1789-1930

National Archives

New York Times

Obituary Links

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Roots Web

The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation Inc.

The U.S. GenWeb Project


Genealogical Publishers Sites:

Amber Sky

Ancestry Press

Everton's Genealogical Helper

Family Tree Maker

Genealogy In Time

My Heritage Family Tree Builder


African-American Genealogical Sources:

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy


Cyndi's List - African American


Specific Ethnic Groups:

American Jewish Historical Society

Federation of East European Family History Societies

Italian Genealogy


Native American Genealogy

Scottish Archive Network


Tools for Genealogists:

Perpetual Calendar

Birthday Calculator

Determining Date of Birth

Calendars & Dates