Over the years we have gathered some interesting links that should help members and visitors research their roots, preserve family heirlooms and connect to other museums. Here is our list so far.
GREAT LINKS SPECIFICALLY REGARDING KELLEYS ISLAND
Kelleys Island Genealogy - A list for people searching for their Island roots where you can add your family name and contact information. At the bottom is a great list of other resources for genealogists.
Beatty Family website – Not just the Beatty family, but a huge collection of historical information about Kelleys Island families.
Kelleys Island Birds and Natural History - Website for the Kelleys Island Audubon Club.
Village of Kelleys Island - Explore the Village operations, click on Island news for links about village Alerts, the new Telecommunications Committee and a financial review of the Village finances.
AREA LIBRARIES & ORGANIZATIONS
Sandusky Library - The library has a whole section on regional genealogy including artifacts collections, obituaries, microfilm copies of newspapers, church records and much more.
Cleveland Public Library - By all means check out their Necrology file which contains the obituary/death notices for just about ever newspaper that served the Cleveland area.
Rutherford B. Hayes Museum and Library - The library alone is worth the visit. This website also has an obituary file, and while it doesn't list the text, it DOES list the newspaper it appeared in and offers you the opportunity of ordering a copy. The R B Hayes library is also home to the Captain Hamilton collection of files, pictures and items of interest.
Erie County Chapter, Ohio Genealogy Society - A great place to continue your search for relatives in the area. They can put you in touch with someone who can help you.
Download an aerial map of the island (broken down by street)
SOME OF THIS AREA'S MUSEUMS
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Western Reserve Historical Society
Inland Seas Maritime Museum National Museum of the Great Lakes
Maritime Museum of Sandusky
Ohio History Connection
Lake Erie Islands Historical Society (Put-Bay)
Erie County Historical Society - One stop shopping for everything Erie County history including a list of historic markers and a comprehensive list of history museums and sites in Erie County and surrounding areas.
Ohio Memory Project
Evolution of Ohio
Ohio in the Civil War
Middle Bass Island
Cleveland Digital Library
Bowling Green University's Center for Archival Collections
The Political Graveyard
Ohio History Central
The Ohio Genealogical Society
National Park Service - Collections
Roots and Routes
Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping - The Boatnerd
Native American Study
National Register of Historic Places
Old House Web