Friday, January 4, 2008

Ashtabula County Public Library

Each Friday I will be covering a local library or genealogical related collection in our area. This week I will be profiling the collection at the Ashtabula County Library.

The collection includes over 970 genealogies all of which have a connection to the county. Remember when using genealogies that they must be documented. A genealogy without proof is just fiction. There is also extensive collection of surnames and lineage charts.

Vital records are in the collection for both birth (1867-1908) and marriage records(1811-1900). Be sure to get copies of these records to build your body of proof on for your research.

Newspapers in the collection date back to 1855. Obituaries can often provide valuable clues to relationships and origins.

The micro film collection is vast and includes many vital records. Census records are complete and are a valuable source for information.

The written collection includes all the main histories in the county, cemetery records, county atlases and all know histories on Northeastern Ohio.

Needless to say this is a valuable resource when doing research in Ashtabula County and all Northeast Ohio. The local library collection is open during normal library hours.
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