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Local Genealogy Links

Did you know that our genealogy experts are some of the best in the state? They have put together some of the most often referenced links for ancestry research.

If you don't find what you are looking for below, we have thousands of other options in our catalog. Simply use our search bar at the top of this page for a seemingly endless supply of genealogy resources. Also see our Stark County Online Indexes for more links.

You can also use Ancestry.com free with your Stark Library card! Contact our Genealogy Department for details.

Genealogy Flickr Albums

Muckley Collection

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Stark County Links

Auditor’s Office – Real Estate Search

Cemetery Inscriptions – Search for your ancestor using the Rootsweb fields.  Any hits in the Stark County cemetery books will be under “Other Searches” in “Book Indexes.”

Clerk of Courts – Naturalizations

Probate Court – Marriages and Estates

Recorder’s Office – Deeds

Cemetery Locations Map

Stark Library’s Genealogy Blog

Stark Library's Flickr Photo Gallery

1875 Atlas of Stark County, Ohio (full text)


Vital Records

Ohio Death Certificates at Family Search  (You must create a free account to see the full images.)

Ohio Death Certificate Index at the Ohio History Connection  



Akron Beacon-Journal Obituary Index

Alliance Review Obituary Index

Cleveland Necrology File

Louisville Obituary Index

Massillon Obituary Index (available through the R.B. Hayes Obituary Index)

Obituaries from Canton Newspapers (These indices are near the bottom of the page.)



Akron University Archives

Ft. Wayne [IN] Public Library’s Genealogy Website

Louisville Public Library

Massillon Public Library

Ramsayer Research Library at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum

Rodman Public Library in Alliance Ohio

Western Reserve Historical Society Library


Genealogical Organizations

Alliance Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

National Genealogical Society

Ohio Genealogical Society

Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society


All-Purpose Web Sites

Cyndi’s List  

Family Search


Genealogy Guide

Roots Web

Sanborn Maps

Steven P. Morse One-Step Webpages

US GenWeb

Photos on Flickr

Online Library

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