Genealogy Resources


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 microfilm reader printer, a historical file, and a computer for public use. There is a copier and a digital scanner available for your use just outside the History Room door. If you have a specific Logan County-area genealogy or local history query, please email our Reference staff.

Local Resources

Ancestry Online - In Library
Atlas/Plat maps: Logan & Hardin County
Baskins History of Logan County
Bellefontaine City Directories: 1923-2008 (incomplete)
Biographical histories of Logan County: 1880, 1902, 1920, 1982
Church Histories
Family Histories
HeritageQuest Online
Historical Review of Logan County, Ohio - Kennedy
Indian Lake Ohio Historical Society
Local author titles
Logan County Area Telephone Books: 1936-present (incomplete)
Logan County Birth Records 1909-1989
Logan County Cemeteries Records and Indexes
Logan County Census: 1840, 1870, 1900
Logan County Death Records indexes 1909-2001
Logan County Digital Collection on the Ohio Memory Scrapbook
Logan County Directories: 1916-2007 (incomplete)
Logan County Genealogical Society
Logan County Historical Society
Logan County Marriage Record Index 1818-1854
Obituaries: 1966-Current
Ohio Historical Society Archives Library
Ohio Web Library
Roots Web @
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

State Resources

Dayton Federal Records Center    
Digital Public Library of America
Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook
Cemetery records: Surrounding counties
County-by-County in Ohio Genealogy
County Histories: Auglaize, Belmont, Champaign, Clark, Hardin, Miami, Shelby
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
MyWar  (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.)
Ohio Archeological and Historical Publications: 31 volumes
Ohio Cemeteries: 1803 and Addendum
Ohio Census Populations Schedules in Ohio Libraries
Ohio Guide to Genealogical Sources by Bell
Ohio Obituary Index    
Select Ohio Public Records Index (SOPRI)    
State Library of Ohio Sources for Genealogists  
Wright State University Genealogy Resources   

National Resources

African American
DAR Patriot Index (Centennial Edition): 3 volumes  (Ellis Island records from 1892-1924)
Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes  (The Official Federal Land Records site)
Military Records
National Archives and Records Administration
The Source, A Guidebook for American Genealogy
U.S. Census Bureau

International Resources  (Listing of ship passenger lists)
In Search of Your European Roots

Periodical Resources

Branches and Twigs, 1979-Present

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

Digital Microfilm Reader/Scanner

Online Resources

A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research - a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. Only accessible in the library.
Cyndi’s List is a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Free for everyone, Cyndi’s List is a your genealogical…
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and provides free access to 4+ billion names from all over the world.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous…
Fold3 is a premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Search HeritageQuest Online for census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
A collection of historical to present images of Ohio from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Find information, images, timelines, maps, and documents about Ohio’s history, geography, geology, animals, and American Indian populations in this evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia.
Ohio Memory brings together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.
An index to over 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.
Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970.
Searchable index of Ohio Department of Health death and stillborn death certificates, Columbus Board of Health death certificates, Ohio Girls Industrial School, and Ohio Boys Industrial School.