Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Library with Digital Archives

For those doing research for the state of Ohio, the Columbus Metropolitan Library has a massive digital archives online. It includes photos, maps, documents and artifacts.

Categories include: Collections, Topics, Neighbors and by Decades. So if you knew the neighborhood of a town your ancestor came from, you might locate a map or photos. You can type in a neighborhood name or select from the drop down list of names for a neighborhood. Included can be about the local churches, businesses and buildings in that neighborhood.  

Using the Decades Category you might find an ancestor’s high school class picture or yearbook within a specific decade. All types of vintage photos are available covering people and places. 

<p align="JUSTIFY">Using the Topics category you can view the people, historic events, Civil War, transportation, daily life, and churches to name a few topics.

The majority of artifacts, documents and photos center on Columbus but there are also items from across Ohio and a few outside of Ohio.

With any ancestors who lived in Ohio during any period, this is a must to research and collection digital images.

Photos: East High School pf Columbus-Class of 1912; John Henry Shoemaker Civil War Soldier Pickerington, Ohio who later started Shoemaker Hardware Store; High Street in Columbus with hotels, and business buildings; and the Garfield and New England Buildings in 1908 in Cleveland, OHIO.

Related Blogs:

Ohio Memory

Lorain Co., Ohio

Ohio Genealogy Podcast


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