Information found in the Genealogy and Local History Department of the Wayne County Public Library extends beyond the county line. For a description of the scope of the collection, please view our Collection Guidelines
On 21 August 2009, the Wayne County Public Library was certified as a designated FamilySearch Affiliate Library. This certification permitted researchers to order in microfilm from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. On 1 September 2017, microfilm lending services were discontinued. FamilySearch anticipates all current microfilm to be digitally available by the year 2020. Please be patient between the discontinuation date and the time when all current microfilm will be digitized.
Wayne County was the parent county of both Ashland County, Ohio
and Holmes County, Ohio
. Other Neighboring Counties
include Stark County
to the East and Summit County
to the Northeast and Medina County
to the North. Ashland is to the West of Wayne County and Holmes County is to the South.