Genealogy & Local History


ancestry library edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your family history with thousands of records, family trees and photos. 



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Erie County US GenWeb

Lorain County US GenWeb

Connect with volunteer researchers to find information about your family. 




Ohio Obituary Index Rutherford B Hayes library

Ohio Obituary Index

Database of Ohio obituaries - find location to order obituaries from Ohio libraries. 



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Veteran Memorial

In November 2016, Ritter Public Library collected photos of past and present members of the military and displayed them in the library. We continue to honor these men and women.



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Ohio Memory

Photojournal Collection

Discover the online archives oh Ohio history collected by Ohio Memory or search archived Photojournal issues. 



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Vermilion Views

Rich Tarrant collects memories of this small town on a great lake in his blog.