Genealogy

    Premium Resources

    • American Ancestors   (Library Use Only )

      Online access to the resources of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The collection includes over 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.

    • Ancestry Library Edition   (Library Use Only )

      U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

    • HeritageQuest Online  

      Provides access to primary documents, unpublished manuscripts (census indexes, family and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications), and access to Freedman’s Bank for African-American genealogical research. Also includes access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), which features more than 1.6 million citations from 6,500 genealogy periodicals and a fully searchable collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books.

    • Ohio Obituary Index  

      An index to 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.

    • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  

      Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Used by local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

    Other Resources

    • Castle Garden  

      Access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

    • Cleveland Necrology File  

      Local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.

    • Cyndi’s List  

      A categorized and cross-referenced list of genealogical resources on the Internet.

    • Family Search  

      Offers free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world. The site features an online searchable database of many different records including the United States Census and the U.S. Social Security Death Index as well as military, church, and vital records from the United States and from many different countries.

    • Ohio Death Certificate Index  

      Death certificates of individuals who died in Ohio between 1913-1944. The database provides the date of death and a certificate number. Researchers can purchase photocopies of the death certificate online.