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Genealogy Portal

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Welcome to the Wayne County Public Library Genealogy Portal.

Topics in Genealogy
Birth Census Court Death Ethnicity Genealogies Immigration Marriage Property


Featured
Upcoming programs include: Researching Tombstone Dates on Monday, March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; WCGS/WCCPS workshop on Wednesday, April 5 from 2-4 p.m.; Family History Writing Group on Wednesday, April 12 from 10-11 a.m.; Writing your Family Narrative on Wednesday, April 19 from 10-12 noon; A complete listing of upcoming programs may be found on the Wayne County (OH) Wiki under Genealogy and Local History Programs.
Did you know...
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No fooling. You spoke...we listened. The Genealogy and Local History Department is offering our first Spring Genealogy Lock-in on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please pre-register by contacting the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone (330.262.0916, ext. 7139) by email (dkitko@wcpl.info) or by registering online through the library's website (www.wcpl.info).

Internal Databases

Volunteers and staff members have spent countless hours working on many projects. Many of these projects are now available through the Wayne County (OH) Wiki. These and other projects are still a work-in-progress and will find their way to the Wiki in the future. The completed projects may be found with the subject of interest. For example, Milestone Birthdays may be found through the Genealogy Portal under the subject of Birth. Family Reunions may be found through the Genealogy Portal under the subject of Genealogies. The index to our World War II Scrapbook may be found through the Local History Portal under the subject of Military. School reunions may be found through the Local History Portal subject Education. A complete list of internal databases may be viewed online.

External websites may be found throughout the Wayne County (OH) Wiki. Similar to the internal databases, these links may be found by subject. For the convenience of our researchers, here is an external link to some of the most commonly used websites.

Location

WCPL Main Branch (2nd floor), 220 West Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Hours

Monday 10:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am–8:00pm
Friday 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am–2:00pm

Contact

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Wayne County Public Library Genealogy and Local History PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691. telephone: 330-262-0916, ext. 7139 email: gen-dsk@wcpl.info

Staff

Deborah, Genealogy Librarian

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration (BSBA), The University of Akron
  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Kent State University
  • Certified Public Librarian, Ohio Library Council
  • Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS), National Institute of Genealogical Studies

Christina, Genealogy Associate

Elaine, Library Assistant

Department services
The Wayne County Public Library provides access to several genealogy databases as a service to its patrons.

Databases

Other Services

Research assistance

To request information, you may contact the department several ways:


  1. Mail you request to the Wayne County Public Library; Genealogy and Local History; PO Box 1349; Wooster, OH 44691
  2. Email gen-dsk@wcpl.info.
  3. Phone the department at 330-262-0916, ext. 7139. When make a phone request, please limit your request to simple questions. Any detailed request should be submitted by mail or email.


When requesting information, please be specific with your request Limit the requested items to no more than five. Include names of interest, approximate dates, and places the events may have taken place. Please refer to Research services and fees for a complete list of available services and costs.


Your request will be answered as quickly as possible. If you have not heard from the department within 4–6 weeks, please do not hesitate to contact the department to find out the status of your request.

About Us
This website serves as both source and repository for research pertaining to the local history of Wayne County and the genealogy of its residents. For an introduction to conducting genealogical research, see our Getting started guide. If you're looking for something specific, use the search bar above. To find information on a specific family name, search for the name followed by "(surname)" without quotation marks. To find information about the Smith family, for example, you would search for "Smith (surname)" without quotation marks. For historical information on specific businesses in Wayne County, Ohio, browse through our business history category or do a search on the name of the business.