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Materials NOT Held by OHS
& Where To Find Them


General Information

Adoption Records
For those records after 1964, Ohio statute provides that the record of adoption proceedings may be inspected only upon the personal direction of the probate judge. Further, such records are not available at any time for inspection by the general public. See the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics fact sheet.
Bounty Land Warrant Records and General Land Office Records.
Held by the National Archives.
Deed Records for Land Transactions.
Kept by the Recorder of Deeds in each county.
Military Records
For all servicemen who enlisted from Ohio since World War I and all National Guardsmen (since 1903) are located in the Veterans' Affairs Division, Office of the Adjutant General. Ohio did not grant state pensions. For U.S. Regular Army officers, 1789-1917, and enlisted men, 1789-1912, the records are kept by the National Archives. Later records are kept by the National Personnel Record Center.
Passenger Lists.
The National Archives holds original passenger lists.
Pension Records
Records from the Revolutionary War to 1916, regardless of state of service, are kept by the National Archives. After 1916, they are kept by the National Personnel Record Center.

Addresses for Genealogical Materials NOT Held in OHS Archives/Library

Auditor of State Land Office
88 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43266-0040

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints
Family History Library
35 NW Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
LDS--Family History Centers in Ohio

2135 Baldwin Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

7135 Coffman Road
Dublin, OH 43017

2400 Red Rock Blvd.
Grove City, OH 43123

307 Huber Village Blvd.
Westerville, OH 43081

DAR Library
1776 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-5392

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540

National Archives & Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Rd
College Park, MD 20740

Ohio Genealogical Society
713 S Main St
Mansfield, OH 44907

State Library of Ohio
274 East First Ave
Columbus, OH 43201

U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States Office
7450 Boston Boulevard
Springfield, VA 22153

Where To Write For Additional Military Information

Division of Veterans' Affairs
30 E. Broad St. Room 1825
Columbus, OH 43266-0422
(614) 466-5453

Adjutant General's Department Library
2825 W. Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43235-2712
(614) 889-7038

National Archives & Records Administration
7th & Pennsylvania Aves. NW
Washington, DC 20408

National Personnel Record Center
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

Naval Historical Center
Operational Archives Branch
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20274

Marine Corps Historical Center
Archives Section
Building 58
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374

U.S. Air Force Historical Research Center
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112

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