Welcome to the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County!
Here you will find a treasure trove full of valuable resource tools. You're on the right track in your quest for information. Our department has over 4,400 items, including a wide variety of how-to guides. And naturally, our friendly librarians will come to your rescue if needed.
The Local History/Genealogy Department is located in the Ohio Room at the Schiappa Branch Library.
Timeline History of Steubenville, OH
History Resources: A How-to Guide
-- Census Records
-- Official Records
-- Military Records
-- City Records
-- History Books
-- Computer Resources
Local History Collection
Contact Local History Department
Jefferson County Ohio Veterans Project
The Local History Department of PLSJ has an ongoing project concerning the Veterans of Jefferson County. This project began in 2000 and is still going forward. If you or someone you know served in any of the following wars and lived in Jefferson County, your name may appear in our books on this topic. The following books have already been compiled. The title of the books are as "Jefferson County Ohio Veterans of Civil War" etc:
Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War (1990)
These books can be seen in the Local History Room at Schiappa Library or can be viewed online at
We are now collecting veteran’s information of those that served in the Iraq War 2003-2011.
We are also collecting information on those persons serving or have served in the current Afghanistan War 2001- present. This is our way of honoring all of our Jefferson County veterans that served to protect our country. To find out the details we are seeking and how to be included, please download this form. Note the deadline at the bottom of the form is Dec 31, 2013. Send to Sandy Day at the Schiappa Library. You can phone Sandy at 740-264-6166.
The Internet contains a wealth of resources to facilitate genealogical research. Here are some of the more popular links.
Christine's Genealogy Website (African-American Genealogy)
Cleveland Public Library Necrology (Obituary file)(Obituary
Cyndi Howell’s Genealogy Resources (Over 190,000 Genealogical Links!)
Daughters of the American Revolution
Death Indexes and Records Online
Digital Shoebox Project
Everton Publishing Company Resources
Family Search-Church of Latter Day Saints
Findagrave.com-Jefferson County Ohio
Genealogy Search Engines
Heraldry on the Internet (Coats of Arms)
Jefferson County Cemeteries
Jefferson County (Ohio) Genealogical Society
National Archives and Records Administration
Ohio Death Certificate Index
Ohio Genealogical Society
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Historical Society Death Index 1913-1944
R B Hayes Obituary Index
Herald Star (for current obits)
20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County Ohio