Genealogy and Local History
The Library Collection of the DELAWARE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY focuses on material for Delaware County, Ohio and adjacent counties. Sources include vital records, county histories, census data, maps, newspapers, etc. The collection contains many microfilms and the IGI (for all of the USA and most of Europe), the vital records and compilations of materials found in the County Court House and elsewhere. This material has been prepared by members of the DELAWARE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY and the DELAWARE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, and others.
Research will be performed for donations at the rate of $10.00 per hour, plus copy costs and postage. Address your query to Research Dept. Delaware County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1126, Delaware, OH, 43015-8126 or email us . Please be sure to include your mailing address.
A name search only, will be performed as follows: For a $5.00 donation, volunteers of the Delaware County Genealogical Society will conduct a surname search of the “Bouic Index of Delaware and Union Counties” (covering over 300 sources relating to the area). The search will include (two pages) of persons with the same last name, (if there are more you will be advised), a list of the sources and some possible researchers if further work is needed. Send your check or request: The Delaware County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1126, Delaware, OH, 43015-8126.
Other Research Centers in Delaware
Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University, 43 University Ave., Delaware, Oh, 43015. Phone: 740-368-4431 and ask for “special collections”.
Delaware County District Library, 84 East Winter St., Delaware, Oh, 43015 Phone: 740–362-3861 or 740-548-7210. hours: M-Th 9-8, Fri-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 (Genealogy Collection located in the History/Genealogy Room).
Delaware County Historical Society, 157 East William Street, Delaware, OH 43015, Phone 740.369.3831. Call for hours.
Delaware County Record Center. (For non-current records). Hours of operation: M-F 8AM – 5PM, at 2079 US Rte 23 N/PO Box 8006, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Phone: (740) 833-2140
Rutherford B Hayes Center, 140 N Sandusky Street, Delaware, OH 43015. Phone: 740.369.8761. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Phone to all departments: 740.833.2000 (Probate Court for Wills and Marriages – Recorders Office for Land Records)
Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury, Oh, 43074. Phone: 740-965-3901. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
Wornstaff Memorial Library, 302 High Street, Ashley, Oh, 43003. Phone: 740-747-2085. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
Updated August 2013