Local History and Genealogy Collection
  • Submitted published family histories from local area families.
  • Loudonville High School Newspapers - The Redbird from 1946 to Spring 2004 and Fall 2004 to Spring 2009. Current years of the Redbird are available online.
  • Loudonville High School yearbooks for many of the classes from 1923 to present.
  • Collections of cookbooks published by local organizations including schools, churches, Friends of the Library, fire departments and clubs.
  • A vertical file that contains news clippings, brochures, maps and information about Loudonville, it's citizens and surrounding area. Both current and historical.
  • Cemetery listings for several local burial locations including Loudonville and Perrysville.
  • Microfilm of the area newspapers past and present.
  • Books on the local history of Loudonville and the surrounding areas including the counties of Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Knox and Richland.
  • Ohio Geological Survey maps of the local area.
  • Pathfinder for Richland and Ashland County and the Ohio Historical Society Echoes publication.
Featured Resource
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.
Newspapers on Microfilm

The Library's local history collection includes many years of community newpapers on microfim.

    The Loudonville Advocate
March 20, 1873 - September 9, 1920
    (Gaps in some years)
    The Loudonville Democrat
    March 17, 1887 - September 9, 1920
    (Some gaps in early years)
    The Hayesville Journal
    January 2, 1879 - July 31, 1890
    (Gaps in some years)
    The Ohio Union
    May 26, 1852 - June 16, 1852
    The Ashland Union
    June 7, 1854 - December 25, 1867
    The States and Union
    April 8, 1868 - December 27, 1871

Additional Material on Microfilm
  • St. John's Cemetery Association, Monroe Township, Ohio, Record of Internments, April 3, 1888 - May 1984
  • Census of Ashland County, Ohio (1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920)
  • Ashland County Ohio Special Census, 1890 - Civil War Union
  • Veterans and Widows of the Union Veterans