Local History & Genealogy
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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.
The Main Library has an extensive collection of materials related to the history of Springfield and Clark County.
The Main Library maintains an extensive collection of family history books that have been donated over the years. In-Library Use Only.
Local History and Genealogy FAQs
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.
Fold3 Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.
Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is a unique and extensive historical map collection. Only Ohio maps are available.
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.