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Genealogy & Archives

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.

Genealogy Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Organize Your Genealogy: Using Old and New Technology

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ashtabula Public Library
Library Branch: Ashtabula Public Library
Room: Robert S Morrison Foundation Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors, Everyone
Program Type: Genealogy, Workshop
Event Details:

Get organized and learn a method to become more successful in your genealogical research. Be able to retrieve your data and analyze your data faster.

Things to Know

Walk-Ins Welcome

Walk-ins are welcome when space is available.


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. In-library use only.
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Ashtabula County Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Records

Ashtabula County Naturalization Records
Digitized Copies of Offical Naturalization Records.
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Chronicling America

Chronicling America
Free online access to over 17 million digitized historic newspaper pages covering 1789-1963
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Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America
Access millions of materials from libraries, museums, and more in one convenient platform.
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Family Search

Access historical records, build your family tree, use search tools, and collaborate with a supportive community, all for free.
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Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Ancestry
Provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
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17+ million digitized items preserved and accessible for scholarly research, supported by academic and research libraries.
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Heritage Quest
Genealogy data from U.S. Census records 1790-1930 with over 25,000 original page images of full-text family and local histories, etc.
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Ohio Memory

Ohio Memory Project
Explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties
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PERSI - Periodical Source Index

Premier subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals
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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Insurance Maps
Over 40,000 detailed black and white maps, offering insights into town and building information from 1882 to 1962.
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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.

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