Local History & Genealogy

Local History & Genealogy


How to Start Researching Your Family Tree

Tracing the history of your family tree is a research project. Here's 7 steps to help you get started.

Local History & Genealogy - Books & More

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.

Genealogy How-To Books

Tracing the history of your family is a research project. It requires time, tenacity and organization.


Digital Archives

Clark County Public Library Digital Archives

Explore Clark County, Ohio history. Each collections includes a wide range of ephemera collected by the Library over the years.


Ancestry Library Edition

Research your family history with this enhanced library version of Ancestry.com. In-Library use only,

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online provides a wide range of genealogical and historical sources, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.

African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo)

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is a unique and extensive historical map collection. Only Ohio maps are available.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides access to over 40,000 large-scale maps for towns and cities in Ohio drawn between 1882-1962.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research, 1704–today.

Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.
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