We encourage public visitation to our Research Room at the Ohio History Center in Columbus [link to RR Hours & Rules Page], but we realize that not everyone is able to come to us. Our staff can make copies when an exact citation is provided. Our basic copy request services are outlined below.
Our staff can review a specific government record collection if you provide information about the place, date, and type of event you are hoping to document. Click here
to find out more about submitting a formal request for information from public records held at the Ohio History Center.
Our staff can photocopy specific pages identified from published items or manuscript collections when an exact citation is submitted. Click here
to find out more about submitting a formal request for photocopies.
We hold statewide death certificates for Ohio from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953. If you know when and where a person died in Ohio, we offer the service of photocopying a certificate when an exact citation to the record is provided. Click here
to find out more about submitting a formal request for an Ohio Death Certificate photocopy.
Boys and Girls Industrial Schools Copy Requests
The Ohio Historical Society created a searchable index
to the admission records for the Boys Industrial School from 1858 to 1944 and the Girls Industrial School from 1869-1943. Click here
to search the index and create the form for submitting a Boys/Girls Industrial School Record Request.