Genealogy & Local History at the Elyria Public Library
Ohio history and genealogy is located on the first floor of the central library. The Ohio Room's primary focus is local genealogy and history.
All items are reference and do not leave the library but can be found in the online catalog.
Available items are:
- County Histories
- Cemetery Records
- Genealogical Publications
- Local Yearbooks
- City Directories
- Microfilm of newspapers, local census, & local probate records
- Obituary Indexes: 1830-1883, 1920-1922, or 1965 to present (Chronicle-Telegram)
Photocopies can be made at .10 cents or microfilm copies at .25 cents each.
Tracing family history is challenging but rewarding. Today it is both easier and more difficult than in the past because of the internet. Both paper sources such as those mentioned above and computers can be used in searches. Use of the library's internet computers located in the Reference Department is first come first served. Each user must have a library card or photo I.D. to use the computers. Following is a list of sites to help you get started.