Books About Mahoning County, Ohio

Many of the following books are difficult to find. Check the on-line catalog of the The Columbus Metropolitan Library to locate the holding library. If the book is not available for circulation through interlibrary loan, check with your local LDS Family History Center, or with the American Genealogical Lending Library for availability.

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ADDED 22 NOV 1997

"The story of a dozen generations" by Sidener, Orrin Wade, published in Tulare? Calif., 1961?. Sidener, Seidner family history.

"The life and work of the Croatian people in the Mahoning Valley: 50th anniversary" Croatian Historical Research Bureau, 1946.

"Italian family genealogy of the Mahoning Valley, 1874-1994 : a genealogy guide" Joseph Louis Sacchini; Boardman, OH; PIP printing, 1994.


"Bicentennial History of Beaver Township" Beaver Township Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

"Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio: Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Trumbull and Mahoning" Containing portraits of all the presidents of the United States, with a biography of each, together with portraits and biographies of Joshua R. Giddings, Benjamin F. Wade, and a large number of the early settlers and representative families of to-day.

"Boardman Dutch Church: Baptismal Register of the Bethlehem Lutheran and Reformed Church, Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, 1816-1858" translated from the original German records by Margaret Miller Simon ; with an introduction and index; Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Geneal. Society, 1978.

"Canfield Township Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio" compiled by Margaret Miller Simon, Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society.

"Civil War (1861-5) Soldiers Buried in Mahoning County Cemeteries: Oak Hill, Calvary, Belmont, Tod, Lake View, Kyle, Cornersburg, Four Mile Run, Church Hill and Poland" compiled by George W. Washburn.

"Descendents of John Burkey-Elizabeth Mosier [and] Jacob Burkey-Catherine Rhodes: Berlin Township (Trumbull Co. to 1846). Mahoning County, Ohio" Ellis Mills.

"Early cemetery records, Mahoning County, Ohio" copied under the supervision of Mrs. H.C. Church, Mahoning Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

"Early records of places and people in the following counties of Ohio: Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark" Jane Bain Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

"Focus on Austintown: In the Spirit of Our '76 Heritage" compiled by Ken Zinz. [1976?]

"German Settlements in Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark and Mahoning Counties, Ohio, 1800-1880" by Louis J. Elteto.

"Good Hope Church: Records of the German Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, 1815-1895" translated, compiled, and indexed by Margaret Miller Simon.

"A Heritage to Share: the Bicentennial history of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio: Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio, from Prehistoric Times to the National Bicentennial year" Howard C. Aley.

"Historical Collections of Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio" by Harry P. Davis. New Middletown, Ohio, 1939. Reprinted with the permission of his daughter, Jane Strbak, for the benefit of the Springfield Township Historical Society.

"History of Mahoning County" Lyle Clemons; interviewed by Philip Bracy.

"A History of Medicine in Youngstown and Mahoning Valley, Ohio" Melnick, 1973.

"History of Medicine in Mahoning County" Frank G. Kravec; interviewed by Paul Zimmerman.

"History of the Alexander Ewing Branch, Ewing family" A Survey of the Descendants of Alexander and Ann Woods Ewing in America compiled by John Calvin Ewing...[et. al.] Authorized by resolution adopted by Ewing Family Association, in reunion assembled at Camp Park on old Homestead Farm, August 1925.

"A History of the William Dean Family of Cornwall, Conn. and Canfield, Ohio" Containing the direct descent from Thomas Dean of Concord, Mass., together with a complete genealogy of William Dean's descendants by B.S. Dean and J.E. Dean. 1903?

"History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, with Illus. and Biographical Sketches." Reproduction of 1882 ed. published in Cleveland by H.Z. Williams.

"History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Ohio" by Jos. G. Butler, Jr. Vols. II-III contain biographical material.

"The History and Genealogy of the Alexander Ewing-Mary Battles Family, 1782-1954: Pioneer Residents of Jackson Township, Trumbull County, (Mahoning County after February 16, 1846) State of Ohio" as compiled by Harrison W. Ewing...[et. al.]

"The History of Ellsworth-Berlin Townships: Bicentennial U.S.A., 1776-1976" Layman Print. Inc. [for the Bicentennial Book Committee], 1976.

"The History of the Slovak People of the Mahoning Valley" composed by the Research Committee, Slovak Bicentennial Committee of Youngstown and Mahoning County, c1976.

"The History of Jackson Township and its Importance in the Connecticut Western Reserve" John R. Balog ; edited by Mary Ann Abey.

"Interesting People of Our Community" a book of supplementary reading materials devoted to important historical personalities of a four-county area embracing Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana Counties in Ohio and Mercer County, Pennsylvania [by] Howard C. Aley. Illustrations by Betty Jones, end paper by Dorothy Dennison Butler.

"Letter to Milton Township Trustees, Lake Milton, Mahoning County, Ohio Concerning the Riverbank of Old Dutch Cemetery" This is the burial place among others of Jacob Cole, a revolutionary veteran hitherto unrecognized. Cortland, O., 1968.

"Links: A History of Springfield Township, 1750-1977" by Mabel Davis.

"Mahoning County, Ohio Coroner's Inquests: book #1, 1883-1908" by William T. Powers for Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society.

"Mahoning County, Ohio County Infirmary Deaths" abstracted by William Tatnall Powers.

"Mahoning County, Ohio estates: Decedent Index" compiled by William Tatnall Powers.

"Mahoning County, Ohio Guardianship Records" abstracted by: Jocelyn Wilms; typed by: Ann Rasor; indexed by: Judy Bishara.

"Mahoning County, Ohio, 1845 Tax List, Showing the First Ownership of Lands at the County's Formation in 1846" Carol Willsey Bell

"Mahoning County, Ohio, Divorces: 1846-1887" abstracted by William Tatnall Powers, 1992.

"Mahoning County, Ohio, Marriage records: 1846-1870" compiled from the Courthouse Marriage Books by Jocelyn Fox Wilms; Margaret Miller Simon, editor.

"Mahoning County, Ohio, Naturalization Proceedings: Pre 1870 Immigrants" by William Powers; for Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society.

"Mahoning County, Ohio, Newspaper obituary abstracts, 1843-1870" abstracted by Margaret Simon; edited by Michael Barren Clegg.

"Mahoning County, Ohio, Wills and Administrations: Abstracts" editors, Dawn Warner Bailey, Mary McCarty Weese, Jocelyn Fox Wilms.

"Mahoning memories: A History of Youngstown and Mahoning County" by Frederick J. Blue...[et al.], Virginia Beach, VA; The Donning Co./Publishers, 1995.

"Membership List & Lines Being Searched" Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

"The Military History of Ohio: Its Border Annals" ... special local department, in editions by counties, giving a roster of Ohio's rank and file from the county in the War of the Rebellion. New York : H.H. Hardesty, 1889, c1885. At head of title: 1669. Two hundred years. 1885. "Roll of honor of Ohio's rank and file from Mahoning County in the War of the Rebellion": p. [295]-310.

"Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio: Burial Records" : volume 1, 3 Dec 1878 - 18 Sept 1894.

"Ohio Lands: Steubenville Land Office, 1800-1820," by Carol Willsey Bell, C.G. Lists each purchase of Federal Land made a Steubenville for the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Stark, Summit, & Tuscarawas.

"Oldest Inscriptions, with Revolutionary and War of 1812 Records, of the Cemeteries of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, Ohio, and Lawrence, Mercer, and Beaver Counties, Pennsylvania."

"Papers" Papers including Mix's teaching certificate for Mahoning County (26 OCT 1846); his father Josiah's will (5 APR 1850); a Civil War letter to Mix (21 APR 1865), re. hospital conditions in Louisville and the death of Lincoln; a temperance poem; a franked envelope by Augustus Carpenter Baldwin; two notices for maple syrup; and four sheets of home remedies/recipes.

"Records of Administrators, Deaths, Marriages, etc. Collected from Mahoning Valley Newspapers, 1839-1863" by Miss Eva Scott, typed by Miss Thelma Armagost, Mahoning Chapter, Youngstown, Ohio.

"Revolutionary Soldiers, Border Counties of Pennsylvania, and Persons Old Enough to be Revolutionary Soldiers, or their Widows or Mothers" copied from Henry R. Baldwin records, v. 50, by Youngstown Public Library.

"Romanian Culture in Mahoning County Project" George Radu, Jr. interviewed by John Muntean. Youngstown State University. History Dept. Oral History Program.

"Sampler of Youngstown and Mahoning County History" compiled by General Reference Dept of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County with the cooperation of the Science and Industry Dept.

"Sights and Sites: A Guide to Historic Places of Interest in Youngstown and Mahoning County" Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 1976

"Soldiers, Wives, Widows and Mothers of Columbiana County, Ohio: and Adjoining Counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania to Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana in the French-Indian and Revolutionary Wars" copied from Henry R. Baldwin's Records by Youngstown Public Library.

"Springfield Township: Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio" compiled and edited by Margaret Miller Simon.

"That's the Way it Was: Historical Highlights of Boardman Township" Dick La Lumia, John Moore

"The German Catholic Cemetery Known as Saint Joseph's Church Cemetery and the Old Catholic Cemetery Known as Rose Hill Cemetery" records transcribed by Louis J. Joseph and his wife Sarah E. (Jay) Joseph.

"20th Century History of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens" edited and compiled by Thos. W. Sanderson.

"Twenty-one battles fought by Chester Bedell with Relations and Presbyterian Intolerance: With a Short Sketch of His Life and Other Miscellaneous Subjects" written by himself. 1897.

"Wiggins & McKillop's Directory of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys" Includes directories of Canfield, O., Girard, O., Greenville, Pa., Hubbard, O., Jamestown, Pa., Mercer, Pa., Middlesex, Pa., New Castle, Pa., Niles, O., Pittsburgh, Pa., Poland, O., Sharon, Pa., Vienna, O., Warren, O., Youngstown, O. Youngstown, past and present, containing a history of the settlement of the Mahoning Valley; rise and progress of its mining and manufacturing industries, with an exhibit of the trade and commerce of Youngstown, for 1873-4. Cleveland, O., Pittsburgh, Pa., Ed. and pub. by Wiggins & McKillop, 1875. 79, [1] p. In vol. for 1875/6.

"Wills of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, Ohio" by Henry R. Baldwin.