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 www.rbhayes.org for a complete list of year-round special events.