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Genealogy Services

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Online - In Library use only

Discover your unique family history!  This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

Chillicothe Gazette Online -In Library use only

Search our online collection of current issues (2003 - present)  to quickly find text articles relevant to your research.  See a staff member for the username and password. You can also search the Gazette archives hereThis resource will suggest related documents and topics for further exploration.


A non-profit, free family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. Contains billions of resources and multiple locations that you can visit for assistance. 

Hayes Obituary Project

An index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries

HeritageQuest Online

You'll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books,  Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors' paths across history.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

World Vital Records

Learn more about your family history and genealogy by searching through more than 3.6 Billion records, including vital records.