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Want to learn more about your family tree? With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource. In-library use only. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


Cyndi's List                                                     

A trusted genealogy research website for more than 15 years. It's free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.



A website that span billions of names across hundreds of collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.


Ohio History Connection        

A website provided and updated by the Ohio Historical Society.



The Internet's oldest, largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases.


Rootsweb Project for Portage County  

This is the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases for the Portage County are located here.


USGenWeb Project                

The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. It is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.


Vital Records- United States                

This is the most comprehensive resource for locating vital records.



Here are links to local Portage County historical societies:

Atwater Historical Society                   

Aurora Historical Society                     

Brimfield Historical Society & Kelso House Museum

Kent Historical Society   

Portage County Historical Society                    

Windham Historical Society