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Samuel D. Isaly Library

611 State Route 97 West
Bellville, OH 44813
Phone: 419-886-1903
Fax: 419-886-0092

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OGS Library: General Holdings

The OGS Library is an indispensable resource for Ohio genealogy.

  • Over 40,000 books alphabetically by state/county/subject
  • Ohio published histories and genealogical references
  • Large family history section
  • 250,000 ancestor cards alphabetical by surname
  • 4,000 Family Bible records, indexed
  • Century Families of Ohio files
  • First Families of Ohio files, with over 10,000 pre-1821 Ohio settlers
  • Settlers and Builders of Ohio files
  • Society of Civil War Families of Ohio files
  • Various Ohio county court records on microfilm
  • Ancestor Charts filed by member surname
  • Eight cabinets of family Vertical Files
  • Complete set of Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (formerly The Report), OGS Genealogy News, Ohio Records & Pioneer Families, Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal, Gateway to the West and other periodicals
  • Ohio Cadastral Map Collection (Land owners)
  • Ohio census 1820-1930, Indexes
  • Newsletters from 100 OGS Chapters
  • Original 1880 Census volumes
  • 200 CD ROM titles, computer stations, Internet access
  • County and City Directories for Ohio
  • Yearbooks
  • Over 300 manuscript collections
  • International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, for World