Ever find yourself wondering about your family history, where you come from, who your ancestors were?
The library is a great resource to help you on your way to finding these answers, and we have a myriad of options available to start your search – and not just books and e-books, whose titles run the gambit from general to specific!
We also have databases specifically geared toward genealogy research.
More titles are available in our curated selection on the catalog.
African American Heritage: Historical records for African American genealogy research, including birth, marriage, and death records.
Ancestry.com: Search records from the most popular online genealogy tool. In-library use only.
CastleGarden: This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Fold3: Historical military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents.
Heritage Quest: Discover your family history with city directories, U.S. Census records, and family histories
Ohio History Connection: An index of death records and certificates dated as early as 1867. Copies of death certificates can also be requested through this site.
On November 17, 2018, we are hosting a class entitled German-Speaking Ancestors – The Beginning and End with the Ohio Chapter Palatines to America: learn even more tips for researching your genealogy!