Databases & Resources

Local History

Video of our first walking tour of historic downtown Dover

Archival Subject Files in the Roots Cellar

Ohio Memory Exhibits:

     Zoar Village in photographs

     The Reeves family

     William Clarke Quantrill

Finding aids for Archive Collections:

     Archinal Papers Finding Aid

     Dover High School Finding Aid

Other Local Resources:

William McCollam Letter’s (1859-1867) are available for viewing on The University of Akron’s Digital Collections. The correspondence relates to the military career of William McCollam of Uhrichsville, Ohio.


The Archaeological Society of Ohio

Ohio History Connection  (formerly the Ohio Historical Society)

Ohio Local History Alliance

Ohio Genealogical Society

Tuscarawas County Historical Society

Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society

Dover Historical Society (Reeves Home)

Historic Canal Dover Association

Zoar Community Association

Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County


Click here for information on Local History (and other) events from the Tuscarawas County events calendar!


Genealogy Links

Rootsweb ( this Tuscarawas County resource from the USGen Web Project contains some dead links, but quick facts and a brief history of the county can be found here

Reference Materials & Guides Available in the Roots Cellar

Ohio Genealogy Express this site, dedicated to “free genealogical research” contains a wealth of information including biographies, cemeteries, newspaper articles, tax records, land transfers, and wills. You can sign up to receive email updates and search within the site sign up for a free account and get access to records, resources, and services from the largest genealogy organization in the world

Fold3 sign up for a free account and get access to stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military

Tuscarawas County Probate Court open from 8am to 4:30pm and is closed on all Federal Holidays. They have old records available on microfilm, estates and marriage records beginning in 1808 and birth and death records from 1867 to 1908

Cyndi’s List a collection of curated links to online materials by categories

Ellis Island & Castle Garden before it was Ellis Island, Castle Garden saw many immigrants from our past. Be sure to check both sites! It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people have an ancestor that immigrated through Ellis Island

NARA the National Archives & Records Administration can provide many stepping stones for budding genealogists

American Memory the Library of Congress’s American Memory collection provides invaluable research searchable by topic

Steve Morse website links curated and made more searchable for the public

Find a Grave a great resource for searching for your ancestor’s grave sites – oftentimes pictures as well as transcriptions of dates and information found on the grave markers – you can also submit data from your own local cemeteries!

Ohio Death Indexes a compilation of digitized records related to deaths, obituaries, marriages, and cemetaries – great for finding specific dates and maiden names for female relations

Dead Fred a resource for searching and sharing photos from your family history

GeneSearch passenger lists for immigration and people finding tools

Digital Access to Non-Circulating Materials

Combination atlas map of Tuscarawas County, Ohio

A Brief History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio by Julius Miller Richardson