Discover Your Family Roots


Have you ever been interested in discovering your family's origins, but never had the tools? Now you can take advantage of the FREE family history resources available at the FamilySearch Center at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Volunteers provide free, personalized assistance in tracing your family tree.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The FamilySearch Center is located in the John Parker Library, on the fourth floor of the Freedom Center. The Library is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced genealogists.

Walk-ins are welcome! Reservations are available, but not required. Call 513.333.7654 to schedule an appointment.

If you don't have time in advance, that's fine; but talking to relatives first will add to the experience. Try to obtain the names of your grandparents and great-grandparents (including maiden names), and their dates of birth and death. Ask your relatives for any family stories or folklore.

Volunteers will help you organize your information and will show you how to search census records, the Social Security Death index, and other record groups. The volunteers will also suggest future searches you can conduct on your own.

For tips on how to get started click here.

For other resources, click here.


The FamilySearch Center is presented in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.