Genealogy Research

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Library Archives

Visit the library archives to find local newspapers on microfilm, census records, school yearbooks, city and county directories, and other historical documents are available at the library archives. All archival documents are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out.

View a list of available resources.


Hardin County Genealogy Society

The Hardin County Genealogy Society offers a vast variety of publications to aid in your genealogy research, as well as historical county resources. 

Visit the center:

211 W Franklin ST

Kenton, OH 43326



Online Genealogy Resources


African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.Access Now

Ancestry – Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using a wide variety of historical records. You must be in the library to access this database.Access Now


FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and provides free access to 4+ billion names from all over the world.Access Now

Find a Grave

Find a Grave is the best place on the internet to look for burial and other final disposition information for family, friends and famous people.Access Now

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 is 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.Access Now

Heritage Quest

Search HeritageQuest Online for census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.Access Now

Ohio Memory

Explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties covering a wide range of topics from prehistory to present day.Access Now

Ohio Obituary Index

The Ohio Obituary Index contains over 3,700,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.Access Now