Genealogy and Local History Programs

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The Wayne County Public Library strives to offer genealogy and local history programs for our researchers free of charge. Additional programs are offered through the Wayne County Genealogical Society. The library is separate from the local historical societies and genealogical society; however, at times our programs may overlap.

Fall Genealogy Programs[edit | edit source]

Pre-registration is required for all library programs, both in-person and virtually. To register for the program, visit the library's home page and click on "See full calendar", or you may contact the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone: 330-262-0916, ext. 4670 or by email:

In Person Programs[edit | edit source]

Woman's Suffrage: A Local Perspective
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Conference Room West, Wooster Library
It took women 144 years in the United States to win the right to vote. What role did local women and men play in the movement? Join us in this presentation to learn more about local involvement in "Votes for women! Woman's Journey to be Heard and Treated as an Equal. An overview will be given on the Woman's Suffrage Movement.

Lunar knowledge and mound building of our earliest Ohio settlers
Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Room, Wooster Library
Do you realize, and appreciate, the incredible archeological imprint left behind by our earliest occupants of the state? Are we knowledgeable, or familiar with the massive earthworks complex they left dating back several thousand years? Join us as we delve into a slice of really early Ohio history as we explore what these earliest of Ohio residents built and left for us over the span of some 5500 years ago.

Researching Indigenous People in Genealogy
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Conference Room East, Wooster Library Have you heard the stories in your family that an ancestor was a Native American? This presentation will give a very basic overview on how to try to locate your Indigenous Ancestor and the tribe in which he or she may have belonged.