Thursday, May 21, 2009

Youngstown and Mahoning County Libaray

When research your ancestors in Mahoning County a place to start is the main library in Youngstown. The following resources are available.

  • Henry R. Baldwin Records, an index of Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania cemetery inscriptions dated 1867-1918. (We will check the name indexes.)
  • Indexes of local history books.
  • Youngstown City Directories from 1869 to the present. (We will check three volumes per request.)
  • Youngstown Telephone Directories from 1915 to the present. (We will check three volumes per request.)
  • Youngstown Vindicator indexes: 1869-1919 (incomplete); 1921-1930; 1933-1938; 2001-present.

Obituary and birth announcement research is limited to post-1920 newspapers. Searching the papers for these items before 1920 involves time-consuming research outside the parameters of our service policy. We set a limit of five obituaries, death notices or birth announcements per request and we will check no more than five days from a known birth or death date.

So plan your research ahead of time and go with a plan. The librarians are anxious to help you in your research.

I will be away from my computer for the next three days. Back posting on Tuesday.


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