Photo: Hubert Koenn family, c.1910. Courtesy of Kathy Clark Roth]
Hayes Obituary File
(Click here to go to Paulding County Local History)
collection includes titles
the Genealogy Society has made available for research and purchase -- Click
here for complete listing and prices.
titles and files consisting of obituaries and death notices from old
newspapers. Society members have compiled eight books and comprehensive
death notices on 3x5 cards.
reports from Paulding and surrounding NW Ohio counties are available on
micro-film from 1840-1920.
up to 1902 and marriage licenses to 1952 are available on micro-film.
newspapers including the Paulding Republican, Paulding Democrat, Paulding
Progress and newspapers from Grover Hill, Payne, Oakwood and Antwerp are
available on micro-film from as early as the mid 1800s.
family histories with Paulding County ties are included in the collection.
1860 and 1880 Paulding County Census Reports are available.
records from 1853-1930 are available on micro-film.
Township Cemetery deed records are available from 1897-1989.
Court of Common Pleas, Civil Journal
and Chancery Records, Clerk of the Courts on microfilm dating 1839-1880, are
available, making them some of the first county records.
Paulding County Genealogy Society
Paulding County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society (OGS), also known as the
Paulding County Genealogy Society, welcomes you to join us if you are interested
in tracing your Paulding County family history. We invite you to visit the
collection at the Paulding County Carnegie Library and start an exciting journey
into your family’s past!
here for membership information and a membership form
Click here for a
full listing of publications the Society has for sale
of the Paulding County Genealogy Society are held on the second Wednesday of
each month at 6:30 p.m., except July, August and December. Unless otherwise announced,
the meetings are held in the meeting room of the Paulding County Carnegie
Library, 205 S. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio.
Click here for a map to the
First Families of Paulding
You are eligible to join the First Families of Paulding County
is your ancestor was here by December 31, 1880.
To join First Families:
-- You must be a member of the Paulding County Genealogy Society when your
application is submitted
-- You must be able to prove each generation back to the ancestor that was in
the county by December 31, 1880, including yourself
-- A fee of $10 for adult and $5 for a child is due at the submission of the
The First Family banquet is held on the fourth Sunday of October.
New members are presented a certificate documenting their ancestry as a first
The Paulding County Carnegie Library welcomes researchers from throughout the
United States, Canada and the world to visit the library when beginning a search
for their Paulding County roots. Searching for ancestry
can be a great adventure. The extensive collection at the Paulding County
Carnegie library can help you get started.
The Paulding County Carnegie
Library is also within easy driving distance (40 miles) from the Allen County
Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ACPL owns one the
largest genealogy collections in the country and is world renown
for its resources and comprehensive collection. Visit the ACPL web site at:
[NOTE: Effective April 14, 2010, there will be a $2.00 charge per obituary
request that is filled by the Paulding County Carnegie Library staff. Contact
the library at 419-399-2032 for more information.]
Lodging in the Village
Research many times takes more than one day. The
following lodging facilities are available in the Village of Paulding:
Bittersweet Inn, 11797 SR 111, Paulding, Ohio 45879. Phone
419-399-2861. Clean, picturesque, remodeled farm
home. Relaxing atmosphere. One mile from library.
For hotels/motels/inns in
Defiance, Ohio; Van Wert, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana contact their local Chamber
of Commerce Offices --
Tips for Getting Started
- Write down everything
you can find out about your ancestors from your own knowledge or by interviewing
living relatives. You can do this in a notebook to begin. Write down full
names, places where they passed away, marriages, etc. Keep track of dates.
- Put your information in chronological order. A five-generation chart is
helpful. Most public libraries can find a chart for you, or you can find
one by conducting an online search.
- Visit your public library and consult "how to" books on tracing your
helpful genealogy web sites:
Everton Publisher's Genealogy Page.
Genealogy Collection of Sites.