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(Sat. Summer Hours 9am - 2pm)

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Resources for Genealogy
Whether you are looking for a long lost relative, old friend of the past or just want to read about the history of our area, you need to visit the Logan County Library's Local History Room. The room is located by the Reference area. We have resources tucked away in this quiet room which is perfect for the researcher. Inside the room you will find a copier, microfilm reader printer, a historical file, and a computer with a digital scanner for public use.  If you have a specific Logan County-area genealogy or local history query, please email our reference staff.

These stories are from the Northwest Ohio Narratives oral history project. The total project includes more than 100 interviews that the Northwest Regional Library System and its member libraries have been collaborating on since the summer of 2006.

An index to over 300,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Northwest Ohio from the 
1830s to the present day

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Local Resources

State Resources     

 Sources for Genealogists from the State Library of Ohio

  • Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook
    County-by-County in Ohio Genealogy
  • Federal Population Census Index for Ohio: 1820, 1830, 1850, 1860, 1880
  • First Stop for Local History Research/A Guide to County Records
  • Guide to Local Government Records and Newspapers Preserved (WSU)
  • Guide to Manuscript Collections and Institutional records in Ohio
  • Guide to Ohio Newspapers: 1793-1972
  • Harper Guide to Draper Manuscripts
  • Ohio Archeological and Historical Publications: 31 volumes
  • Ohio Census Populations Schedules in Ohio Libraries
  • Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources by Bell
  • Select Ohio Public Records Index (SOPRI)

National Resources

  • Ancestry's Redbook for American State, County, and Town Sources
  • DAR Patriot Index (Centennial Edition): 3 volumes
  • Federal Population Census (a catalog of microfilm copies of the schedules): 1790-1890, 1900, 1910
  • Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
  • The Source, A Guidebook for American Genealogy
  • Genealogist Address Book

U.S. & Foreign Resources

  • In Search of Your European Roots
  • Pennsylvania-German Immigrants, 1709-1786
  • Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous Resources

  • Church Histories
  • Family Histories
  • Cemetery records: Logan County & other surrounding counties
  • County Histories: Auglaize, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Hardin, Logan, Miami, Shelby
  • Military Records
  • Local author titles

Periodical Resources

  • Branches and Twigs, 1979-Present
  • Echoes, previous three years
  • Genealogical Helper, previous three years

Microfilm Resources

  • Logan County Children's Home Inmates: 1886-1934
  • Federal Population Census for Logan County: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 & 1890 Union Veterans Census
  • Various Logan County & Bellefontaine newspapers: 1871-present (within six months)
  • DeGraff Journal 1894-1951
  • West Liberty Banner 1882-1894

Available Equipment

  • Computer
  • Digital Microfilm Reader
  • Photocopier/Scanner

Online Catalog