Genealogy Services and Resources

Tracing your ancestral roots is an exciting detective saga, rebuilding the past from stories, written records, and family treasures. Did you know the Library has trained genealogy staff, access to databases, court records, the federal census, and other resources to find clues—for FREE?

Our genealogy experts are always available to assist you! Our local genealogy sources include various Stark County Courthouse records, local histories, newspapers, census, the Mormon Church (LDS), and much more. We also collect on the entire state of Ohio, as well as selected records for the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

You are welcome to stop by our Genealogy department during library hours, or you can make an appointment with a Genealogist. Appointments are 55 minutes 

Using the form to make appointments helps us to understand what you'll need when you arrive and to properly prepare for your visit to make it as successful as possible.

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