Local History & Genealogy
Tracing the history of your family tree is a research project. Here's 7 steps to help you get started.
The Library continues to maintain a print collection of genealogy resources including military rosters, passenger and immigration lists, etc
The Main Library has 2 digital microfilm reader/scanner machines located in the Local History & Genealogy section.
Research your family history with this enhanced library version of Ancestry.com. In-Library use only,
HeritageQuest Online provides a wide range of genealogical and historical sources, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is a unique and extensive historical map collection. Only Ohio maps are available.
Access obituaries from the Springfield News-Sun from October 2004-current.
An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.