Looking for research opportunities before, during, or after the conference? Columbus and the surrounding area offers a number of libraries and archives genealogists should plan on visiting.
Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Route 97 W
Bellville, OH 44813
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday, Monday, major holidays and during the OGS Annual Conference
The Samuel D. Isaly Library of the Ohio Genealogical Society is open free of charge to OGS members. Nonmember visitors may utilize all materials in the library by paying a $5 per day fee. Ample parking is provided free of charge and all public areas of the building are handicapped accessible.
50,000 volumes alphabetically arranged by state/county/subject
Nearly all Ohio published local history and genealogical resources
Ohio census 1800 to 1930 on film and US census 1790-1940 digitally
250,000 ancestor cards filed by surname
4,000 Bible records, indexed
City and county directories for Ohio
Ohio yearbook collection for high schools and colleges
Nearly 15,000 lineage society applications – FFO, SCWFO, SBO, CFO, SFONT
Environmentally controlled archives filled with manuscript materials
Collection of original and reprint Ohio county cadastral atlases
Online searchable library catalog
Over 5,000 family histories
Obituaries, Family Group Sheets, Ancestor Charts & More!
Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
Wed-Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Ohio State University Archives/Special Collections
2700 Kenny Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
Check their website for current hours of operation