Genealogy

Note:  We do not have death certificates and only have very few marriage records.  For marriage records dating from 1825 to the present, contact Holmes County Probate Court at 330-674-5881.  For Ohio records, see the Ohio department of health at www.odh.ohio.gov.  Please contact us at 330-674-5972 before sending money for research.  

 

 


Library Sponsored Genealogy Resources

Family Search

Much of the information on familysearch.org is free of charge.  However, there is a charge of $5.50 for the family history microfilms on FamilySearch.org  Contact the Reference Department for more details.

Other Family Search links:

Library Favorites

WIKI

Record Search

FamilySearch Indexing

National Archive Resources for Genealogists 

GENEALOGY ROOM

WE HAVE:

DEEDS

These are on microfilm Beginning-1850 through 1984

NEWSPAPERS

On microfilm:

HOLMES COUNTY FARMER-HUB:  Aug. 1843 – 2009

HOLMES COUNTY REPUBLICAN: Aug. 1856 – July 1923

HOLMES COUNTY WHIG:  Jun.  21, 1844 – Dec. 6, 1845

Mar. 18, 1946 – Mar. 13, 1847

Jun. 19, 1847 – Dec. 28, 1848

Jan. 4, 1850 – Apr. 29, 1853

OBITUARIES

Farmer-Hub obituaries are available on index cards in a file cabinet.

Hub obits are indexed at www.ohiofamilysearch.org.  However, there are years that have not been indexed.  They are: 1888-1917, 1925, 1932, 1938-1957, 1967-1985.

PROBATE RECORDS

These available on microfilm for the years 1824 – 1900.  However, 2 rolls are missing and may be available from the Holmes Co. Genealogical Society.  They are indexed in a blue notebook beside the microfilm storage cabinet and online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohholmes/index.html

COMMON PLEAS COURT CIVIL RECORDS

These are available on microfilm for the years 1826 -1900.  They are indexed in 2 blue notebooks beside the microfilm storage cabinet and online at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohholmes/index.html

GUARDIANS

These are available on microfilm for the years 1852-1900.  They are not indexed.

WILLS

We do have some wills available on microfilm for the years 1824 – 1938.  These are not indexed.

MARRIAGES

We have marriage records on microfilm for the years 1821 -1955.  Some rolls have indexes.  Others do not.

We also have typed summaries of marriage information in book form for the years 1825 – 1895.  A listing is also found on our website,

www.holmeslibrary.org/departments/reference-services/genealogy/genealogy-room/marriage-records/

BIRTH RECORDS

These are available on microfilm for the years 1867 – 1956.  Some rolls are indexed, others are not.  There is an index available, which covers years 1867-1877 on our website, http://www.holmeslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Birth-Death-Record.pdf

HOLMES CO. COMMON PLEAS NATURALIZATION RECORDS (index cards)

Available on microfilm for the years 1840 – 1940

TAX DUPLICATES

Available on microfilm for the years 1825 – 1841

CENSUS

Available on microfilm for the years:  1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.

Census information is also available online using HeritageQuest Online.  Go to http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index

CEMETERIES

We have a Holmes County Cemetery Index and a Holmes County Cemetery Book (3 ring binders) in the genealogy room.  These contain cemetery inscriptions through the early 1960’s.  Cemetery locations and contact information for some cemeteries can also be found here.

Also, Holmes County cemetery inscriptions and other information is available on our website, www.holmeslibrary.org/cemeteries/townships/  Patrons can then select a township and search the available cemeteries.

We also have the book, Cemetery Directory of the Amish Community in Eastern Holmes & Adjoining Counties in Ohio,  published in 1975.

FAMILY HISTORIES

An index of the available family histories is available on our website, http://www.holmeslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Family-History-Index.pdf

HOLMES COUNTY HISTORY BOOKS

Holmes County, Ohio – Fred W. Almendinger – 1962

Holmes County History – W. S. Hanna – 1932

Holmes County A Pictorial History – 1994

Holmes County Ohio to 1985 – 1985

Holmes County, Ohio Celebrating 175 years – 1999

Holmes County Historical Sketches 1803 – 2003 – Brooks Harris

Holmes County, Ohio History in Photo Postcards – Brooks & Kathleen Harris            2005

COMMUNITY HISTORY BOOKS

BALTIC

A History of Baltic 1848 – 1973  – Clarence Troyer

BENTON

History of Benton 1810 – 1995  – Clayton W. Miller

BERLIN

Sesquicentennial History of the Berlin Community 1816 – 1966

CHARM

Historical Album of Charm, Ohio – Vernon Miller – 1995

DOUGHTY VALLEY

Doughty Valley Happenings  – Eli A. Yoder

EASTERN HOLMES COUNTY

History of Villages – People – Places in Eastern Holmes Co. – C. Troyer 1975

FREDERICKSBURG

A History of Fredericksburg & Community – 1991

HOLMESVILLE

Home Sweet Holmesville – David A. Stallman – 2011

Our Home Town – Holmesville, Ohio – David A. Stallman – 2001

KILLBUCK

Killbuck – Early Years Vol. 1, 2, 3, & 4  - Lucille Lowe

Shrimplin Settlement – Oxford – Palladium – Killbuck 1810 – 1976

Catherine Cline

MOUNT HOPE

Mt. Hope – A Pictorial History 1824 – 1999 – Eli H. Bowman

PAINT TOWNSHIP, MT. EATON

The History of Paint Township Mount Eaton, Ohio 1829 – 2003

SHREVE

There’s No Place Like Home Shreve, Ohio, USA 1853 – 2003

WALNUT CREEK

Sesquicentennial History of New Carlisle & Walnut Creek Township

1827 – 1977

WINESBURG

An Authentic History of Winesburg Holmes Co., Ohio – Arthur A. Smith

Winesburg Sketch Book – Robert Mohr