Explore Dayton history through local news, events and people with the Dayton Daily News Collection. Search current and archived issues (1990-present) with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
Genealogy and History
Open primary source documents from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. Find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more.
This resource is designed to help users identify flint artifacts, which are some of the most enduring legacies of prehistoric peoples.
The Sanborn Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Use these maps to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, to study the growth of towns and cities, and to study the impact of new developments.
Index of 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices, and other Ohio sources, from 1810s to present.
Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.
A digital collection of Ohio historical artifacts.
This website provides access to numerous Ohio history resources.
An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images.
Includes Census records (1790-1940), book and article searches, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman's Bank.
A collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.