We exist to preserve our rich history!

Our Purpose: To encourage and support individual and group research in family history,
including gathering, preserving and publishing records,
especially those pertaining to Delaware County, Ohio.

We are open for researchers and volunteers 9 -11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Discover Your Delaware Ancestors

Delaware County, located near the center of Ohio, was formed in 1808 from land taken from Franklin County. The settlement of Delaware was established as the county seat.  Over the years Delaware County has produced numerous well known political figures, the most prominent  being Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States. 

The Delaware County Genealogical Society is dedicated to preserving our rich history for future generations.  Numerous volunteers have donated countless hours to provide the information available through this website.   We hope you find this website useful and visit our research Library soon.  

Upcoming Events

We are meeting in person again, pending Covid guidelines. Join us!

“War of 1812”

October 5, 2021, 6:30p.m. 

“War of 1812” presented by Brandon Downing, Assistant Professor of History at Marietta College.  The War of 1812 is one of his primary interests as is Native-White interaction.  This presentation is made possible by Ohio Humanities.

“Labor Saving Kitchen Devices
of the 1800’s”

November 9, 2021, 6 p.m.

“Labor Saving Kitchen Devices of the 1800’s”, presented by John Lambert. John has a large collection of these devices such as apple peelers and coffee roasters among others and will bring samples to this meeting.

December Meeting

Have a wonderful holiday season!