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
-- Family Histories
Local History Collection
Contact Local History Department
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:
However, if you have served in:
Persian Gulf War (1990)
War with Iraq (2003)
The genealogy department is still collecting information for the War Efforts listed above.
Click here to print off form to send to Sandy Day at the Schiappa Branch Library for inclusion in these books.
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