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History and Genealogy


Ohio Presidents

William Henry Harrison
9th President

Ulysses Simpson Grant
18th President

Rutherford Birchard Hayes
19th President

James Abram Garfield
20th President

Benjamin Harrison
23th President

William McKinley
25th President

William Howard Taft
27th President

Warren Gamiliel Harding
29th President


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
-- Photographs
-- Census Records 
-- Official Records 
-- Military Records 
-- City Records 
-- History Books 
-- Computer Resources
-- Family Histories
Local History Collection 
Soundex Codes 
Contact Local History Department


Veteran's Project

The Local History Department of PLSJ is working on an ongoing project. They are compiling information on Veterans of Jefferson County. The Korean War book has already been compiled and contains photos and service information and much more. For more information on this book, contact Sandy Day at the Schiappa Branch at (740) 264-6166. Currently, WWI, WWII and Spanish American Veteran books are compiled and can be viewed at the Schiappa Branch or online at:

The genealogy department is still collecting information for the War Efforts: Civil War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War (1990), and War with Iraq (2003). Click here to print off form to send to Sandy Day at the Schiappa Branch Library for inclusion in these books.


Genealogy Links

The Internet contains a wealth of resources to facilitate genealogical research. Here are some of the more popular links.
Census Records 
Christine's Genealogy Website (African-American Genealogy)
Cleveland Public Library Necrology (Obituary file)(Obituary file 1850-1975)  
Cyndi Howell’s Genealogy Resources (Over 190,000 Genealogical Links!) 
Daughters of the American Revolution 
Death Indexes and Records Online 
Digital Shoebox Project 
Family Search-Church of Latter Day Saints County Ohio Cemeteries
Genealogy Online 
Heraldry on the Internet (Coats of Arms)
Jefferson County Cemeteries
Jefferson County (Ohio) Genealogical Society
Jefferson County GenWeb 
National Archives and Records Administration
Ohio Byways 
Ohio Death Certificate Index 
Ohio Genealogical Society 
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Historical Society Death Index 1913-1944 
R B Hayes Obituary Index
Steubenville Herald Star (for current obits) 
USGenWeb Project