Featured Resources

This Resource is based on the subscription version  and contains materials from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. This resource includes more than 7,000 available databases including censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. It is worthwhile to check this resource often as new content is continuously added.  (This resource can only be used in the Library).

An online genealogy search service that is available for use on the computer in the Beem Room. Patrons can view actual pages from books and census records. This online resource is most valuable for its collection of digitized and indexed census records (1790-1930). You may be asked to enter in your library card number if accessing the resource from home.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index provides access to 2,300,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from 1810s to the present.
National Resources

FamilySearch - Created and maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this site offers a vast array fo genealogical information and research assistance.

Local History & Genealogy Reading Room (Library of Congress) - Provides access to bibliographies, Web directories, and the Library's local history and genealogy collection catalog. The larger Library of Congress website provides a wealth of information as well.

Ohio Genealogical Society - "The Premier Ohio Family Heritage Resource" Substantial collection of print and electronic genealogy resources and access to a network of researchers.

Ohio Historical Society - A gateway to numerous sources of genealogical and historical information - especially useful for providing access to historical newspapers on microfilm.
Genealogy Helpers
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites - A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

FamilySearch: How to Start Your Family History - A valuable introduction to beginning genealogists (and reminder to veterans).

National Archives & Records Administration's Resources for Genealogists - This site provides a number of general tips and resources for genealogists.

National Archives: Genealogy Research in Military Records - This site provides a number of general tips and resources for genealogists.

The Records Project - Your encyclopedia for state and county public records.

Peoplefinders: Find People from the Past: A Genealogy Resource for Kids - A listing of genealogy resources targeted at or appropriate for children.
Local Resources
Ashland County Auditors Property Search - Source of information regarding properties and property owners in Ashland County.

Ashland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - the Ashland County Chapter of the Oho Genealogical Society was formed to create and build interest in preserving Ashland researchers.

Ashland County Ohio OHGenWeb Project - One-stop shopping for genalogical information related to Ashland County.

Cleo Redd Fisher Museum - A great place to connect with others about the history of Loudonville, Perrysville and the surrounding area. Resources regarding local people, places and things not found in other sources. Also be sure to check out their excellent Facebook Page.

Holmes County Ohio OHGenWeb Project - One-stop shopping for genalogical information related to Holmes County.

Knox County Ohio OHGenWeb Project - One-stop shopping for genalogical information related to Knox County.

Richland County Ohio OHGenWeb Project - One-stop shopping for genalogical information related to Richland County.

Online Collections & Indexes

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America, a site produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, Provides free public access to select digitized newspaper pages and a wealth of information about historic American newspapers held in libraries across the country. Included and of particular local interest are issues of The Democratic Banner (Mt. Vernon), the Holmes County Republican (Millersburg), and The Holmes County Farmer (Millersburg).

Ellis Island Records - Search passenger lists from this popular port of entry for many immigrants.

Obituary Index - find out if the library has access to particular obituaries from this site.

Ohio Memory Project - Online scrapbook of historical documents and photographs from across the state.

The Ships List - This site will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists. there are also immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more.