Come visit the new Local History Room on the second floor for all of your genealogical and local history research needs.

About our Genealogy Resources


Ancestry Online -One of the largest collections of genealogical databases online. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Castle Garden -Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892.

Cyndi's List -A comprehensive, categorized list of links to genealogical research websites.

Death Indexes -A directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.

FamilySearch -Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

NARA –National Archives and Records Administration's Genealogy Page

Ohio Death Certificate Index -Index to Ohio death certificates, 1913-1944.

Ohio Genealogical Society

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sharon Moore’s Marion County Pages -Marion County genealogy resources.

USGenWeb Project -Links to genealogical websites for every state, including Ohio, and most U.S. counties.


Obituary Resources

Cleveland Necrology File and News Index

Columbus News Index Obituary Search

Marion Public Library Obituary Search

R. B. Hayes Obituary Index

Chronicling America