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Welcome to the Wayne County Public Library Genealogy Portal.
On Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Wayne County Public Library, Genealogy and Local History Department will offer our first Spring Genealogy Lock-in. Leading up the Genealogy Lock-in is a series of genealogy programs. These are free of charge and open to the public. The first class is Beginning Genealogy. This is offered on Wednesday, March 1 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...
Did you know the first U.S. Census was taken in 1790? The Federal Government takes a census of the population every 10 years. The most recent U.S. Census that is available for public viewing is the 1940 census. This was released in 2012. There is a 72 year privacy law that does not permit the release of the data any sooner. To learn more about the U.S. Census, attend our department's program on Wednesday, March 8 from 10-12 noon.
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.
WCPL Main Branch (2nd floor)
220 West Liberty St.
Wooster, OH 44691
Wayne County Public Library
Genealogy and Local History
PO Box 1349
Wooster, OH 44691
telephone: 330-262-0916, ext. 7139
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
The Wayne County Public Library provides access to several genealogy databases
as a service to its patrons.
To request information, you may contact the department several ways:
- Mail you request to the Wayne County Public Library; Genealogy and Local History; PO Box 1349; Wooster, OH 44691
- Email email@example.com.
- 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.
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.