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Local History Databases & Online Resources

Obituary Index Search: name search our online index created here at the Local History Center at the Williams County Public Library

Ancestry.com:  find census, birth, marriage, death records, newspaper & historical stories, photos, historical maps, and other media. (IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)

HeritageQuest Online (For Home Access you will need your library card number)

Ohio Death Certificate Index : Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937.
Ohio History Central:  An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society.

Ohio Memory: Project to bring together digital versions of historical collections from more than 330 archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970 
Shin Surname Index provided by WCGS

Williams County Historical Society

Williams County Genealogical Society

Center for Archival Collections:  Bowling Green Ohio's center for Northwest Ohio history.

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