The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is located in Youngstown, Ohio. The library has historic importance in Youngstown and Mahoning County, with origins as far back as the 1840’s. The Library has a Genealogy and Local History Center with an extensive collection of genealogical and historical material.
The Genealogy and Local History Center has a collection that emphasizes the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana areas. They also collect genealogical material from other locations.
Online Resources include:
* AfriGeneas African Ancestored Genealogy – site for African-American genealogy research and community
* Ancestry Library (ProQuest) – in library access only
* BLM General Land Grant Office Records
* Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
* Fold3 (ProQuest)
* HeritageQuest (ProQuest)
* Mahoning County Chapter, OGS – Local chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
* National Archives & Record Administration – Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
* Ohio Death Certificate Index – An online index to death certificates of persons who died in Ohio between 1913 and 1944
* Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries
* Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – A searchable interface for locating historical maps of communities in Ohio from 1882 through 1962
* WorldVitalRecords (MyHeritage)
Online Information About Burials/Cemeteries:
* Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh – Search burial records and contact the Parish Cemetery Services office for further assistance
* Find a Grave
* Poland Township Cemeteries – A site provided by Poland Township that identifies Poland Center Cemetery and Lowellville Cemetery. Burials are searchable.
* Tod Homestead Cemetery Grave Search – This searchable index for locating burials is offered by Tod Homestead Cemetery, 2200 Belmont Ave, Youngstown.
Online Information About Immigration:
* CastleGarden.org – Free access to a database of over 10 million immigrants from 1830-1892.
* Ellis Island Online – Research passenger records from ships that brought immigrants to Ellis Island from 1892 through 1924.
* U.S. Ports of Arrival and Their Available Passenger Lists 1820-1957 – While not comprehensive, this is an extensive list of links to ports and passenger lists organized by states, and including crossings from Canada and Mexico.
Newspaper Indexes – Deaths, Marriages, Obituaries:
* Akron Beacon Journal Obituary Indices
* Alliance Review
* Cleveland Death Notices, Obituaries, and Death Certificates
* Hubbard Obituary Listing
* New Castle Marriage/Obituary Database
* Niles Newspapers
* Obituary, Death and Marriage Index for Ohio Counties
* Salem News Obituary Index
* Warren Tribune Chronicle Obituary Index
Mahoning County was formed in 1846 by combining Austintown, Berlin, Boardman, Canfield, Coitsville, Ellsworth, Jackson, Milton, Poland and Youngstown townships from Trumbull County, and Beaver, Green, Goshen, Smith and Springfield townships from Columbiana County. The Library has vital records contact information for Mahoning County, Columbiana County and Trumbull County.
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