Local History & Genealogy

Your place to discover your history.

Get the Help You Need

Visit Main Library in person (two-hour-limit; face coverings required). No appointment necessary, but space is limited.

 

Prefer help from home?

  • Reserve an Expert to get online, one-on-one help with genealogy, local history or house history questions.

Request an Obituary

We provide access to the largest and most comprehensive collection of recent U.S. obituaries available online. Order up to six free obituaries per month. 

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My History

Access Central Ohio’s Digital History
Explore thousands of photos, documents, maps and yearbooks.

Help Preserve Ohio’s History
We’re looking for photos that tell the stories of central Ohio.

We’ll Scan Your Items
Set up a time to bring them in for us to scan or if you want to donate them.

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Before Your Visit

Review these details before you head to Main Library.

During & After Your Visit

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Collection Guide

Here’s what you need to know about our collections.

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