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The staff in the Genealogy and Local History collection of the Adult Department is here to help you in your quest to find information on your family. Also, the collection includes directories, historical files, newspapers dating back to 1822, and much more to assist you in local history research.
Visitor: Our physical location is 220 W. Liberty St., in downtown Wooster. We are located on the 2nd floor.
Email: Please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Please send requests to Wayne County Public Library; Genealogy and Local History; 304 N. Market St; Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.262.0916, ext. 4670. Please limit phone calls to simple requests only. For more detailed requests, please send a letter or email.
The Wayne County Online Resource Center serves as both source and repository for research pertaining to the Wayne County residents and the communities in which they live. It is not a complete record of all residents of the county. It serves as a platform that encourages others in the community to submit information for the Wayne County (OH) Wiki. If you are interested in adding content to the website, please contact the library.
The WCOORC is divided into three main portals: Organization, Genealogy and Local History. The Organization Portal focuses on the local businesses of Wayne County, Ohio. These include both active and defunct. The Genealogy Portal focuses on the people of Wayne County. The Local History Portal focuses on the histories of townships, communities, buildings, and much more.
For an introduction to conducting genealogical research, see our Getting started guide.
If you're looking for something specific, use the search bar above.
Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, Conference Room East, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, Conference Room East, 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Wayne County Public Library, Wooster, 2nd floor, 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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