Ancestry.com. Ohio Early Land Ownership Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data: Dyer, Albion Morris. First Ownership of Ohio Lands. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911.
Established as a part of the Northwest Territory in 1787, Ohio became a separate territory in 1799 and was admitted to the Union in 1803. This database, originally published in 1911 by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is a collection of land ownership records from the state in the nineteenth century. Each record provides the landowner's name, town of residence, and number of shares allotted. Additionally, it includes the agent's name through whom the land was obtained. It reveals information regarding nearly 1,000 individuals. For researchers of Ohio ancestors from the 1800s, this database can be a helpful source of information.