Finding your family tree’s Ohio roots

Even if you did not grow up in Ohio, you likely have family roots that extend into the Buckeye State. The Hayes Presidential Center offers a class specifically designed to help you find your Ohio ancestors. Head Librarian Becky Hill is instructor for “Searching Your Ohio Roots”. The class takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Hayes Research Library and is sponsored by RootsMagic Inc. Cost is $10/adults and $5/students through high school. Pre-registration is required. Call 419-332-2081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Searching Your Ohio Roots zeroes in on resources that are available for tracking down family members who lived in Ohio. These resources include vital records, land records, and printed and online materials. The class also examines migration patterns to the state. Attendees will be given a tour of the Hayes Research Library to help them become familiar with the Library’s numerous resources and how to use the free public-access computers.

The Hayes Research Library houses one of the area’s most comprehensive collections of genealogy resource materials. Knowledgeable staff always is on hand to help with questions and advice. The Hayes Library offers genealogy classes on a regular basis as a means of introducing the public to its vast resources and the latest innovations in the field of genealogical research. Library hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. The facility is affiliated with the Ohio Historical Society. Check the Hayes Presidential Center website at for a complete list of year-round special events.

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