Ohio Family History Societies(J-L)

This section lists associations from Jackson to Lorain giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1820 Census
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule
  • Biographies
  • Deaths
  • Jackson Co. Chapters from the Book A Standard History of the Hanging Rock Region of Ohio
  • Jackson Co. History 1816-1889
  • Obituaries 2001-2003
  • Poplar Row Index
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Publications sold by the society include:

  • Births and Deaths
  • Census Indexes
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Immigrations
  • Jackson Co. History
  • Land and Chattel Tax Lists
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriage Records 1816-1865
  • Naturalisations
  • Tax Assessments

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is available on the site.


Knox County Genealogical Society

The association has many archives available at the Public Library of Mount Vernon, which incorporate Family Books.

Numerous databases are on the site, which include:

  • 1887 Knox Co. Births
  • Descendants of First Families
  • Early Settlers
  • Estates (Probate Settlements 1808-1832) on LDS Film 2117634
  • Marriage Records

A list of Cemeteries is also on the site, along with a Map of Ohio Counties.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, including:

  • Births 1867-1908
  • Births at Mercy Hospital 1919-1983
  • Deaths 1867-1908
  • Marriages 1808-1898
  • Morgan Township Trustee Documents 1823-1875

Lake County Genealogical Society

Many databases are on their site, including: 

  • Deeds
  • Gravestone Inscription Readings for Lake Co. Cemeteries
  • History Hall of Lake Co. Fairgrounds - A Biographical Anthology
  • Lake Co. First Families
  • Marriages 1840-1915
  • Naturalisations for Probate and Common Pleas Courts
  • School Registers Project

Numerous archives can be accessed at Morley Library located at 184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH 44077, which incorporate:

  • Birth Records
  • Censuses
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • High School and College Yearbooks
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages
  • Military Resources
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Probate and Wills
  • Telephone Books
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

It is also possible to search the Library's on-line catalogue.

Numerous volumes are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1840/1857 Landowner Maps
  • Cemetery Locator Guide and Inscriptions
  • Early Lake Co. Settlers from Isle of Man

Logan County Genealogical Society

Many archives are available, including:

  • Birth Records
  • Cemetery Books
  • Censuses
  • Court Papers
  • Deaths
  • Family History Surname Files
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituaries
  • Wills

Publications sold by the society comprise:

  • Back Issues of their publication Twigs and Branches
  • Bellefontaine Examiner Obituaries 1978
  • Births and Some Certificates
  • Cemetery Books
  • Census Indexes
  • Chattel Mortgages and Others 1865-1902
  • Death Index
  • Deeds Books 1834-1904
  • Interments 1995-2005
  • Infirmary & Children's Home Inmates
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages
  • The Weekly Examiner Abstracts 1895
  • Wills

Lorain County Genealogical Society

Many resources are on their site, which comprise:

  • 1902 Deaths from Elyria Chronicle Telegram
  • Anniversary Announcements and Photos
  • Baptismal Registers
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Churches
  • Funeral Homes
  • Maps
  • Marriage Licence Images
  • Marriages
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Obituaries
  • Postcards
  • Wedding Photographs and Invitations

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include Censuses, Birth Records 1867-1878 and Deaths 1867-1889.

They also have a Mailing List which is hosted by Rootsweb and a list of Surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


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