• Lake Shore Electric Railway Group
A forum for those interested in the Lake Shore Electric
Railway, its predecessors, successors, and connections.
• Dave's Electric Railroads
A collection of electric railroad, interurban, and
streetcar photography from many eras.
• Illinois Railway Museum
America's largest railway museum, and owners of
restored Lake Shore Electric coach 150 and freight
• Northern Ohio Railway Museum
Working to collect, preserve, restore, display and
operate railway equipment. The museum owns several
LSE, LSRY, CSW&C, and NOT&L cars.
• Cleveland & Eastern Interurban Historical Society
Dedicated to preservation of artifacts and materials
of the Cleveland & Eastern Railway.
• The Avon Lake Story
A summary of important aspects of Avon Lake's history,
from ancient geology up to its 1965 publication, with
• Brady's Bunch of Lorain County Nostalgia
Vintage ads, photos, postcards, reminiscing, and
historical research on the city of Lorain and other
Lorain County towns.
• The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
A joint effort by Case Western Reserve University and
the Western Reserve Historical Society exploring
thousands of topics in Cleveland history.
• Vermilion Views
A weekly weblog covering history and memories of
• Find A Grave
"A virtual cemetery experience" of burial records and
biographical information which can be helpful when
researching local historical figures.
• Lorain Historical Society
Covering the varied history of the city of Lorain,
from tiny frontier outpost to industrial powerhouse.
• Cleveland State University Library
A growing collection of historic photos, eBooks, and
other media documenting the history of greater Cleveland.
• Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Presidential library honoring Rutherford B. Hayes with
collections on genealogy, local history, and Ohio obituaries.
• Ohio Memory
A project of the Ohio Historical Society and the State
Library of Ohio, includes photographs, newspapers, and
• Cleveland Public Library
Large collection of historic photos, cemetery records,
and other research databases.
• Library of Congress
The nation's oldest federal cultural institution and
also the largest library in the world.
• Sheffield Village Historical Society
Dedicated to discovering, archiving, preserving, and
interpreting the history of the village of Sheffield.
• Huron Public Library Digital Archives
Archive of Erie County Reporter and Huron City Council
Records digitized by the Huron Historical Society.
• Motor Bus Society
Organized to collect and publish information on the
history of bus transportation in North America.
Maintains an extensive archive.
• Historic Aerials
Historic aerial and satellite photos of areas across
the United States including northern Ohio.
• My Topo Historical Maps
A special collection of historic topographical maps
from the United States Geological Survey.
• Transportation History Sources
Rails and Trails shares primary source materials and
research on the history of Ohio transportation.
• Cleveland Historic Maps
A combination of Hopkins and Sanborn plat maps stitched
together for a seamless view of Cleveland over the years.