Welcome to Lorain County OHGenWeb!

Lorain County was created in 1824 from parts of HuronCuyahoga  and   Medina  Counties.

Elyria is our county seat and Wellington Village is the home of our county fair. The photo above is Lorain Harbor Lighthouse located at the mouth of the Black River.

This website is part of  OHGenWeb,  USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb.  Visit The USGenWeb Archives for Lorain County and the Ohio State Resources for Researchers.

Other genealogical organizations in the county are  Wellington Genealogical Group and  Black River Genealogical Group.


Samuel D. Isaly Library
of the Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Route 97 West
Bellville OH 44813

Map to the Library



Wellington Town Hall  c. 1885 still stands today and houses the Wellington Police and the Village's government offices. The steeple to the right is part of Wellington United Methodist Church and has been repaired. The new steeple is up on the church as seen on the photo below.