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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Dayton Metro Library]], the ''Dayton Room&nbsp;'' has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.<ref name="DB89" />
 
*[[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]], a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the Inland Waterways Library of Ohio River (and its tributaries) riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, PA and Louisville, KY.<ref name="DB89" />
 
*[[Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County]], a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the Inland Waterways Library of Ohio River (and its tributaries) riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, PA and Louisville, KY.<ref name="DB89" />
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*[[Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library]], this is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have Great Lakes traffic records.<ref name="DB89" />
  
 
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*[[Ohio Genealogical Society]], Bellville, has the best collection of family folders in Ohio. They also have county record guides, biographies, genealogies and unique indexes to various Ohio records.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Ohio Genealogical Society]], Bellville, has the best collection of family folders in Ohio. They also have county record guides, biographies, genealogies and unique indexes to various Ohio records.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[http://www.bgsu.edu/library/cac.html Bowling Green State University Jerome Library] local government records, and newspapers.  
 
*[http://www.bgsu.edu/library/cac.html Bowling Green State University Jerome Library] local government records, and newspapers.  
*[[Dayton Metro Library]], the ''Dayton Room&nbsp;'' has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[http://www.erielackhs.org/index.php/archives Erie Lackawanna Historical Society], Cleveland, history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway, and related lines.  
 
*[http://www.erielackhs.org/index.php/archives Erie Lackawanna Historical Society], Cleveland, history of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Erie Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railway, and related lines.  
*[[Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County]], a good solid genealogy collection with oral histories, state and county histories, biographies, and genealogies. Youngstown was a portal for immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England entering Ohio.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[[Ohio University Alden Library]], Athens, their excellent manuscript collection includes church records, and business records. They also have county histories, biographies, and newspapers. It is like a second state archives.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Ohio University Alden Library]], Athens, their excellent manuscript collection includes church records, and business records. They also have county histories, biographies, and newspapers. It is like a second state archives.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]], Fremont, is strong on Ohio history and genealogy, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies.<ref name="DB89" />  
 
*[[Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]], Fremont, is strong on Ohio history and genealogy, as well as Sandusky River and Great Lakes history, U.S. history and Black studies.<ref name="DB89" />  
*[[Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library]], this is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have Great Lakes traffic records.<ref name="DB89" />
 
 
*[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ University of Akron Libraries Polsky Building] one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://www.uakron.edu/libraries/ University of Akron Libraries Polsky Building] one of six regional centers of Ohio records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://libraries.uc.edu/ University of Cincinnati Blegen Library] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  
 
*[http://libraries.uc.edu/ University of Cincinnati Blegen Library] one of six regional history centers of Ohio for records such as newspapers, printed materials, and local government records.<ref name="Network" />  

Revision as of 07:41, 9 March 2015

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Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  E-mail a librarian form

Address:[2]

Main Library
305 Wick Ave
Youngstown, OH 44503

Telephone:[2]  330-744-8636

Hours and Holidays:[2]
    M, T, W, Th: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    F, Sat: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sun: closed
        Holiday closings

Map, directions, and public transportation:

  • Public transportation: Mahoning County WRTA bus routes 31 Elm, 31 Oak, 36 McGuffy, and 37 Albert all stop near the Main Library. The downtown Federal Station is about five blocks west of the Library.


Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

They have a good solid genealogy collection with oral histories, state and county histories, biographies, and genealogies. Youngstown was a portal for immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England entering Ohio.[3] Their collection emphasizes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio, but includes information from other areas.[4]

Tips[edit | edit source]

For patrons who telephone, write, or email PLYMC, they will check the following sources:[4]

  • Henry R. Baldwin Records, an index of Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania cemetery inscriptions dated 1867-1918. (name indexes)
  • Indexes of local history books.
  • Youngstown city directories from 1869 to the present. (three volumes per request)
  • Youngstown telephone directories from 1915 to the present. (three volumes per request)
  • Youngstown Vindicator indexes: 1869-1919 (incomplete); 1921-1930; 1933-1938; 2001-present.
  • Obituary and birth announcement research is limited for pre-1920 newspapers.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5] Includes Northwest Territory (Ohio) papers.
  • National Archives at Chicago old federal court and agency records for Ohio, U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[6]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Ohio genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[7]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[8]
  • Ohio History Connection, Columbus, serves as the state archives. Excellent manuscript collection for government, land, and military records. Also has biographies, genealogies, and vital records.[3] [9]
  • State Library of Ohio, Columbus, has good records of Ohio, and of states like Pennsylvania, New York, and the states of New England which all contributed early immigrants to Ohio.[3]

Similar Collections

  • Dayton Metro Library, the Dayton Room  has one of Ohio's best genealogical collections including books, periodicals, indexes, genealogies, and biographies.[3]
  • Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, a top genealogy and local history collection of early Ohio sources. This includes the Inland Waterways Library of Ohio River (and its tributaries) riverboat traffic between Pittsburgh, PA and Louisville, KY.[3]
  • Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library, this is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have Great Lakes traffic records.[3]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. E-mail a librarian in Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Locations and Hours in Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogy Resources, Policies and Services in Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (accessed 9 March 2015).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  7. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Ohio Network of American History Research Centers in Ohio History Connection (accessed 28 February 2014).
  10. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).