Welcome to the Archives
The Edith R. Morrison & Mary W. Morrison Genealogy & Archive Room at the Ashtabula Public Library contains collections originally maintained separately at Ashtabula Public Libray, Geneva Public Library, and by the Ashtabula County Genealogical Society. It continues to grow and modernize through the efforts of Archives Librarian Carrie Wimer, library staff, and volunteers from ACDL and ACGS.
The physical collection includes extensive clipping files; directories; school yearbooks; photos; artifacts; locally authored works; microfilm for a majority of the runs for the major papers in Ashtabula, Geneva, and other communities throughout the county; and more. The rapidly growing digitized collection in Ashtabula Memory offers the world a visual tour of the County's history.
Researchers are always welcome any day the Ashtabula Branch is open. Those hoping for assistance or desiring access to specific materials are advised to contact the archives before your visit to confirm availability and offer the Archives staff the opportunity to ensure material availability and safe access and handling.
Things to Know
Walk-ins are welcome when space is available.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Digital Public Library of America
Fold3 Library Edition
Ohio History Connection
PERSI - Periodical Source Index
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Ashtabula County Infirmary Death Records 1906-1970s
Through the years the Ashtabula County Infirmary provided care for those who had no means or were too ill to care for themselves. Built in 1841, it served the community until the early 1970's. In the 1930's Longview Hospital was opened to separate those who were critically ill & needed nursing care from the others. A portion of this is still in operation today & resides across the street from the original structure at the corner of Dibble and South Ridge Road.
The following document was created from original documents that remain to be rediscovered. It lists the names, dates, and locations of burial for several patients in the Ashtabula County Infirmary. Please note that indications of “Marker Number” have not been verified by ACDL, so the accuracy of that information cannot be guaranteed.