Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library

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Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Contact us e-mail form

Address:[1]

Main Library
325 Michigan Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Telephone:[2]  genealogy 419.259.5233, or general 419.259.5200

Hours:[3] Sunday 1pm-5pm;  Monday - Thursday 9am-8:30pm;  Friday - Saturday 9am-5:30pm.

Map, directions, and public transportation:

  • Directions[4]
    • from the northwest on OH-51/Monroe St: Head southeast on OH-51/Monroe St toward Toledo. Turn slight left onto W Bancroft St, 0.9 mi. Turn right onto Ashland Ave, 0.3 mi. Turn slight left onto Adams St, 0.6 mi. Turn right onto N Michigan St/OH-25, 0.05 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
    • from the north on I-75: Merge onto I-75 S toward Toledo. Merge onto I-280 S via EXIT 208 on the left toward Turnpike E/Cleveland, 1.1 mi. Take the OH-25 S exit, EXIT 11, toward Downtown, 0.2 mi. Keep right to take the Greenbelt Pkwy ramp toward OH-25 S, 0.2 mi. Merge onto OH-25, 1.7 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
    • from the east on OH-2/Jerusalem Rd/Navarre Ave: Turn toward Toledo onto Jerusalem Rd/OH-2. Continue to follow OH-2. Merge onto I-280 N toward Detroit, 1.1 mi. Take the OH-65/Front St exit, EXIT 9, 0.7 mi. Stay straight to go onto OH-65/Craig Bridge St, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto N Summit St/OH-65, 1.3 mi. Turn right onto Adams St, 0.4 mi. Turn left onto N Michigan St/OH-25, 0.05 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
    • from the southeast on I-80/I-90: Merge onto I-80 W/I-90 W/Ohio Tpke W toward Toledo (Portions toll). Merge onto I-75 N via EXIT 64 toward Toledo/Detroit, 5.9 mi. Merge onto OH-25 N via EXIT 201B toward Downtown, 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Adams St, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Michigan St/OH-25, 0.05 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
    • from the south on I-75: Merge onto I-75 N toward Toledo. Merge onto OH-25 N via EXIT 201B toward Downtown, 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Adams St, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Michigan St/OH-25, 0.05 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
    • from the west on I-90: Merge onto I-80 E/I-90 E/Ohio Tpke E toward Toledo (Portions toll). Merge onto I-75 N via EXIT 64 toward Toledo/Detroit, 6.2 mi. Merge onto OH-25 N via EXIT 201B toward Downtown, 1.4 mi. Turn left onto Adams St, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Michigan St/OH-25, 0.05 mi. The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 325 N MICHIGAN ST is on the right.
  • Public transportation: All TARTA Toledo buses (except 2C and 3) stop within two blocks of the Main Library.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library is the place to come if you are looking for early Ohio settlers who entered Ohio via the Great Lakes and Toledo. They have a collection of Great Lakes boat traffic records, [5] 60,000 books related to genealogy and Northwest Ohio history, county and local histories, federal censuses, genealogies, 100,000+ name index, OHS Surname Index, dozens of local newspapers, DAR books, genealogical and historical periodicals, Barbour Collection (CT), U.S. Revolutionary War bounty land warrants for Ohio, public lands claims, Ohio military rosters from the War of 1812 through World War I, Civil War Ohio regimental histories, published ship passenger lists and indexes, computer subscriptions to Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest Online, and New England Ancestors.[6]

The local government collections includes records of the Common Pleas Court, Supreme/District Court, and Probate Court. They also have Health Department records of birth indexes 1868-1933, marriages 1876-1892, and death indexes 1858-1990.[6]

Special Collections includes city directories, school yearbooks, manuscripts, photos, maps, oral histories, jail registers, church records, and cemetery records.[6]

TLCPL is also an affiliate of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and can order most of their microfilms.[6]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Toledo‑Lucas County Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[7] Includes Northwest Territory (Ohio) papers.
  • National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) old federal court and agency records for Ohio, U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[8]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Ohio genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[9]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[10]
  • Ohio History Connection, Columbus, serves as a state archives. Excellent manuscript collection of government, land, and military records. Also, biographies, genealogies, and vital records.[5] [11]
  • State Library of Ohio, Columbus, has good records of Ohio, and of states like Pennsylvania, New York, and the states of New England which all contributed early immigrants to Ohio.[5]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact Us in Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (accessed 3 March 2015).
  2. Local History and Genealogy in Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (accessed 3 March 2015).
  3. Main Library in Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (accessed 3 March 2015).
  4. Based on MapQuest directions.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 89. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Local History and Genealogy in Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (accessed 3 March 2015).
  7. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  8. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  9. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  10. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Ohio Network of American History Research Centers in Ohio History Connection (accessed 28 February 2014).
  12. Archives in Erie Lackawanna Historical Society, Inc. (accessed 5 March 2015).
  13. Home in Palatines to America German Genealogy Society (accessed 5 March 2015).
  14. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).