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 Genealogy and Local History

 

 

Copies of articles found in the Morley Library Obituary Index may be requested by email (genealogy@morleylibrary.org), phone (440 352 3383), or mail (Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH 44077). 
Please let us know whether you'd like mail or email in response.
There is a charge of $1.00 per sheet of paper or electronic file. 
An invoice for your copies will be included with your response.  Please do not prepay.  Note: some obituaries can not be supplied as an electronic file.  Quality of pictures and illustrations from the microfilm can not be guaranteed.

Please limit your requests to four (4) individuals at a time.

Ancestry Library Edition Please note, this database is only accessible
within Morley Library.
HeritageQuest Online This database is accessible from home.
Please click here to use from home.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps This database is accessible from home.
Please click here to use from home.

Notice:
The Lake County General Health District will temporarily be located in the basement Assembly Room of the Lake County Administration Building, 105 Main St., Painesville, OH.  Long-term arrangements for location of the Health District offices will be determined.

GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION

Morley Library has a special collection to help those interested in researching their family genealogy and local history.

The Genealogy and Local History Room is open during all regular library hours. However the room is not always staffed.  Morley Library's local historian is usually available Monday from 9:00 to 4:00, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00, and Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 and 2:30 to 4:00.  You can call the Library to verify staff availability.  Basic assistance can be supplied by the Reference Department and Children's Room staffs.

If you have a question about the Genealogy & Local History Room or a specific Painesville-area genealogy or local history query, you can e-mail us at genealogy@morleylibrary.org

SUGGESTIONS FOR BEGINNERS IN GENEALOGY  Please Click Here.

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR LOCAL GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY

The following is a list of materials that can be used in doing local research for the Lake County area. Lake County was a part of Trumbull County (1800-1806) and Geauga County (1806-1840) and Cuyahoga County (Willoughby only, 1810-1840). These sources include but are not limited to:


BIRTH RECORDS, CEMETERY RECORDS, CENSUS ENUMERATIONS, CHURCH RECORDS, CITY DIRECTORIES,
DEATH RECORDS, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE YEARBOOKS, MAPS AND ATLASES, MARRIAGE RECORDS, MILITARY RECORDS, NATURALIZATION, NEWSPAPERS, OBITUARIES, PROBATE AND WILLS and TELEPHONE BOOKS

Painesville Telegraph @ Google News (3/13/1850 - 12/31/1950)


LINKS

Lake County Genealogical Society
Lake County OHGenWeb page
Lake County Historical Society
Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints, which includes:
            Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796-1850

            Ohio Name Index, 1796-1850
            Student Name Index, through 1877
Morley Family Genealogy
Morley Library History page
Ohio Historical Society
Painesville History page
Perry Historical Society 
 

 

Page last updated 21 MARCH 2013.