Category Archives: Ohio

What’s New May 2017 Edition

Thanks for stopping by this weeks SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. We have some new items to the collection that will help in your family research. Check them out below.

How To…

Best, Laura. (2005). Scrapbooking Your Family History. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.:New York.

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. (2005). The Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors. Family Tree Books:Cincinnati.

United States:

General US

Rice, William H. (2016). Colonial Records of the Upper Potomac v.1-6. McClain Printing Company: Parsons.


Grundset, Eric G. (2016). Connecticut in the American Revolution: A Source guide for Genealogists and Historians. National Daughters of the American Revolution: Washington D.C.



Rerick Brothers. (1894). The County of Clark, Ohio: An Imperial Atlas and Art Folio Including Chronological Chart, Statistical Tables and Descriptions of Surveys. Reprint by Clark County Chapter OGS. Little Miama Publishing Co.: Milford.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio, Funeral Records Vol. 4: Hoskins Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County, Ohio,  Funeral Records Vol. 5: A.L. Mason Area Funeral Homes. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2013). Warren County Funeral Records Vol. 6: A.L. Hannah Funeral Home Blanchester, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.

Warren County Genealogical Society, comps. (2014). Warren County Funeral Records vol. 7: Stine Kilburn Funeral Home Lebanon, Ohio. Warren County Genealogical Society: Lebanon.


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New Postcards Added to the Collection


The Genealogy Department has recently acquired 16 old Postcards and have added them to the Postcard collection. It’s always exciting to see “new” items and Postcards are a great find for the historian and family historian alike. Not only do they show buildings and/or places that were/are important to an area, the information written on the back often tell their own story. The new postcards that we have include images of Canton Churches, Aultman Hospital, Timken Mercy Hospital, Meyers Lake, The Work House, Central Fire Station, and the Timken Vocational School. Visit our Genealogy Flickr Page to see them.



Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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What’s New January 2017

Happy New Year!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog. Here is a list of some new items to our Genealogy collection to help discovery your story.



Dolan, Allison (2015). The Family Tree Historical Maps Book Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas oF European History, 17990’s-1900’s. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Family History:

Moore, George L. (1991). The Moore Family In America: Descendants of Shildes Moore of Wales From 1732 to 1891. Heritage:Bowie.

How To…

Baxter, Angus. (2015). In Search of Your German Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in the Germanic Areas of Europe. Fifth Edition. Genealogical Publishing Company: Baltimore.

Beidler, James M. (2016). Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites. Family Tree Books: Cincinnati.

Blinn, Linda. (2006). Making Family Journals: Projects and Ideas for Sharing and Recording Memories Together. Quarry Books: Gloucester.

MacEntee, Thomas. (2015). The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook.


Revolutionary War

Lowell, Edward. (2014). The Hessians and the Other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

United States:


Walker, Charles M. (1996). History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta. Heritage:Bowie.

Mitchener, C. H., editor. (1975). Ohio Annals. Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, and in other portions of The State of Ohio. Gordon Printing: Strasburg.


Closson, Bob and Mary. comps. (1985). Butler County, Pennsylvania WillBook Index 1800-1900. Closson Press: Apollo.

Year Books:

Canton South High School 2015.

Glenwood Senior High School Dedication Program 1958.

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Ohio Opens Adoption Records

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. In the last few weeks we here have noticed a increase in the department of people looking to find information on their birth parents.  So why the increase? It is because on March 20th, 2015, Ohio made over 400,000 records available to adoptees who requested them. A law enacted in 1963 made it so that persons adopted after Jan. 1, 1964, didn’t have access to their records. This law opens records from that date to Sept. 18, 1996, and makes those records available to adoptees over age 18 and their lineal descendants for a fee of $20.00.

The forms needed to request the records are available at the Ohio Department of Health Website, along with other information about the law. Forms can also be picked up at the Ohio Health Department in Columbus, but will not be available at local health departments around the state. Also, there is an informative video titled  “Walking through Ohio’s new Adoption Records Law” on YouTube to help explain the process.

Until next week Happy Ancestor Hunting!

Author: Lauren Landis

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Genealogy Research @ SCDL: Death Records/Certificates

Welcome to this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays. This week we continue our  journey about Genealogy Research @ SCDL. Each month we are taking a look at what specific records that are available within our collection to help you with your research. Today’s topic is Death Records

The Genealogy collection has the Death Records/ Certificates on microfilm for the state of Ohio. However, like the birth records there are a few exceptions, which we will talk about further down. The Death Records cover the years 1867-1908. While the Death Certificates cover the years 1909-present. Also like the Birth Records there was an attempt  made in 1856 to begin recording deaths. However, there was almost no compliance and very few still exist. With that in mind let’s look at what information can be found on these records and how to locate them.

Locating an Ohio Death Record (1867-1908) Death Certificates were recorded in large journals maintained by the county Probate Court where the individual died. They cover the years 1867-1908 . Below are three different locations that the early Birth Records can be found.

What Information is found on a Death Record (1867-1908)

  • The name of the individualStark County Death Record
  • Gender
  • Date of Death
  • Age at Death
  • Place of Death
  • Place of Birth
  • Occupation
  • Parents (Although asked, often times left blank)
  • Cause of Death
  • Residence

Locating an Ohio Death Certificate (1908-Present): The Ohio Department of Health became responsible for recording deaths after December 19, 1908. It is here that we see the name change to Death Certificates.

What Information is found a Death Certificate (1908-Present)

  • Name of Deceased

    Death Certificate of Joseph Riegler

    Death Certificate of Joseph Riegler

  • Date, Place, and Time of Death
  • Place of Birth
  • Parent’s Names, Occupations, Address
  • Place of burial
  • Cause of Death
  • Name of Physician

We hope that this information is helpful in your researching. Next month we will take a look at finding Marriage Records. Until then. Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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