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 Family History

There are a number of resources available to research family history.  We have provided a list of links below that will assist you with your research.  Many of these resources provide access to information anytime.  We also encourage you to contact your local history or genealogical organization for more information.
   
Greene County Family History Resources
Greene County Library History and Genealogy Databases
Greene County Roots Web
Greene County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society
Greene County Health Dept - Birth/Death Certificates 1909-Present
Greene County Birth Records - FamilySearch
Greene County Marriage Records - Family Search
Greene County Naturalizations Records - Family Search
Greene County Probate Records - Family Search
 
Other Ohio Family History Resources
Clark County Historical Society Heritage Center
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio History Connection
Ohio Vital Records
Wright State University Special Collections & Archives
 
 Land Records
 Bureau of Land Management-The Official Land Record Site

Local History
We would like to highlight some of the other local historical collections and archives in Greene County. Learn about the relationship between Payne Theological Seminary and Wilberforce University.


Some of these materials tell the story of the Seminary's development and change from its founding in 1891 to 1939, when the institution had been established for nearly 50 years.

Right Image: Rev. Daniel Payne, one of the founders of Wilberforce University. Payne Theological Seminary is named in Rev. Daniel Payne's honor. The Seminary is associated with the university.
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Reverdy C. Ransom License to Preach from Wilberforce University, 1885
The Payne Theological Seminary Catalogue, 1893-94, And an Account of its Origin and Organization
Correspondence between Reverdy C. Ransom to Richard R. Wright, 1932
Letter concerns the decision to offer Wright the presidency at Wilberforce University.
Wilberforce University Bulletin, Annual Catalogue Edition, Announcements for the Academic Year, 1936-1937
We recommend that you visit Payne Theological Seminary's Archives in order to look through the entire Annual Catalogue that includes:
  • List of Board of Trustees and Executive Board members at Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary
  • Expenses for students at Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary
  • Information about admission, requirements for graduation, organization and fees
  • Description of courses offered at Payne Theological Seminary
Wilberforce University Bulletin, Annual Catalogue Edition, Announcements for the Academic Year, 1938-1939
We recommend that you visit Payne Theological Seminary's Archives in order to look through the entire Annual Catalogue that includes:
  • Information about admission, requirements for graduation, expenses and courses offered at Payne Theological Seminary.

Central State University Historical Podcasts
Check out these podcasts that tell the "historical stories about the Tawawa Woods, and the Central State University and old Wilberforce University campuses. These video presentations complement historical markers erected at each site." CSU Archivist Sheila Darrow and English Professor Dr. Amy Hobbs-Harris conducted research for “A Walk Through Local African American History”.

Antiochiana (Antioch College's Archives) Website
National Park Service - Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers and Youngsholm