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)

Fold3.com:  find military information.

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

Vital Records at the Archives & Library of the Ohio History Connection: Birth, Marriage, & Death Records through Ohio History Connection

County of Williams County, Ohio, historical and biographical (1882)
Ohio History Connection:  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 
History of Williams County, Ohio - W H Shinn (1905): 

Williams County Genealogical Society 

1904 Williams County Plat Book

Williams County Veteran Grave Interactive Dashboard 

Standard History of Williams County Ohio by C.A. Bowersox

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