Genealogy + Local History


African American Heritage - A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Ancestry Library Edition - IN LIBRARY USE ONLY. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

Hayes Obituary Index - The Ohio Obituary Index to which our library contributes local obituaries.

Microfilm at Hillsboro  - List of newspapers, census records, and other resources on file at the Hillsboro Public Library. Available back to the late 1800s on microfilm, though not fully indexed. Family histories and genalogies have been donated as well.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.



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

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

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

Calendars & Dates