Genealogy Resources

Online Resources
African American Heritage: Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
Fold3 Library Edition: A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Heritage Quest: Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Ancestry Online: Trace your genealogy using historical records. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.
Digital Shoebox: Historical treasures of Southeast Ohio
Family Search: Free family tree and genealogical resources
Guernsey County GenWeb: Guernsey County genealogical resources
Rutherford B. Hayes Obituary Index: Ohio obituaries
Ohio Genealogical Society

 

Research Materials Available
HISTORIES
Household Guide and Instructor 1882
Portrait and Biographical Record 1895
Sidelines: Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio
Sixty Years of Guernsey County, Ohio
History of Guernsey County, OH 1911 Sarchet
Wolfe’s Stories of Guernsey County 1943
Yesterday and Today in Guernsey County 1979
Guernsey County Black Pioneers, Patriots and Persons
Historical Views and Maps
Early Schools

ATLASES
Guernsey County 1855 -1870 -1913

VITAL RECORDS
Marriage Records 1810-1977
Death Records 1867-1908
Will and Estate Records 1810-1961

GENEALOGIES
Over 300 Different Families

CEMETERY RECORDS
Pioneer Cemeteries of Guernsey County

CENSUS RECORDS
1820-1930 on Microfilm

MILITARY RECORDS
DAR Patriot Index
Revolutionary War Pension Abstracts
War of 1812 Ohio Roster
Official Roster of Ohio Civil War Soldiers
Official Roster of Confederate & Union Soldiers
Official Roster of Ohio WWI Soldiers

NEWSPAPERS
1860-Present (local)

GUERNSEY COUNTY COURT RECORDS
Tax Duplicates 1816-1832
Common Pleas Journals 1810-1853
Common Pleas Records 1838-1852
Chancery Records 1836-1853
Board of Commissioners Journals 1810-1901

COUNTY HISTORIES
80 Ohio Counties
Various Counties of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

OTHER REFERENCE MATERIALS
Federal Land Series
Early Ohio Tax Records
Ohio Cemeteries Directory
Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850 (index)
Ohio Mortality Schedule 1850
Land Grant Records
Guernsey Annuals and others
Howe’s History of Ohio
Ohio Gateway State
Hinshaw’s Quaker Records
Gateway to the West
Family Search (IGI, Ancestral File, Social Security Death lndex, Military Index, Family History Catalog)
Cambridge City Directories
Cambridge High School Yearbooks
Ohio Records and Pioneer Families
American Presidential Families
Colonial Families