Genealogy Resources

African American Heritage- As a consequence of slavery and the changing legal status of African Americans, research in this area can be more challenging than other genealogical inquiries; connect with a community of research experts.

Allen County Genealogy Society- Find information about your local genealogy chapter as well as resources and services offered.

Ancestry Library (Access in Main Library Only) - Gain access to genealogical resources such as censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, and more.

Cyndi's List - A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Family Search - FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Return results for many types of records in a single search.

Find A Grave - Search by name for birth, death, and burial locations. Many entries include photos of the tombstones.

Fold3- Military records for genealogical research. 

HathiTrust Digital Library - A collaborative effort between research and academic libraries to preserve and provide access to millions of digitized items. 

HeritageQuest- Discover genealogical records and resources for your family tree. (Access in Main Library Only) - Access this digital newspaper archive, which includes local newspapers for free.

Ohio Genealogical Society- The Ohio Genealogical Society is the largest state genealogical society in the U.S. Its mission is to meet the educational needs of its members and the general public through the acquisition, preservation, and dissemination of genealogical and historical information.

Ohio Historical Society- Get connected with all things related to Ohio history. We help people connect with Ohio’s past to understand the present and create a better future.

Ohio Memory- the mission of the Ohio Memory Project is to provide access to historical treasures of Ohio, bringing together primary sources from all parts of the state in an online scrapbook that celebrates state and local history.

Roots Web's Soundex Converter- The Soundex system is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Census. Soundex can also aid genealogists by identifying spelling variations for a given surname.

Rutherford B. Hayes Obituary Index-Search for Ohio obituaries, death and marriagenotices, and other sources from the 1810s to present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from partner libraries.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps- Historical maps of Ohio cities.