Van Wert County OHGenWeb

LookUp Resources

How to Volunteer
How to Submit Your Look-Up Request

Resource Date Researchers
and Email
"Bebb Genealogy: The Descendants of William BEBB and Martha HUGHES of Llanbrynmair, Wales", by Herbert Bebb (Chicago, 1944).   John Ballard

Early Van Wert birth records.   Kathy Moore
Cemetery Books, I through V   Kathy Moore
Cemetery Books for Black Creek Twp., Dublin Twp. and Union/Center Twp. Mercer county, Ohio   Kathy Moore
Census books for Allen, Mercer and Van Wert counties. 1840 to 1870
Early Van Wert census records.   Kathy Moore
Census lookups in Ft. Wayne library   Amy Ryan
Death Records 1867 to 1908
Death records for Mercer Co., Bk. 1.   Kathy Moore
Early Van Wert death records.   Kathy Moore
10 books of obituaries from various years from 1950. Will scan
Please limit requests to 2 per week.
1950 to  Linda Dietz
Immigration lists and some census for PA, NY city, Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, NC, SC, VA, WV and GA From 1538 Margie Pearce
Library lookups   Cynthia Wagoner
Lookups in Oregon area.   Terry Halladey
Marriage Books 1840-1911
Marriage Books 1 - 13. 1841-1913 Kathy Moore
Van Wert county histories 1882, 1896, 1906, 1979 Kathy Moore
Willshire Herald newspaper 1905 thru 1957 Kathy Moore
"District of Greenwood to Wren"
"Wren Celebrating A Century of Living, Supplement of Greenwood to Wren 1883-1976"
Indexed for CLIFTON, SHEETS, and SWOVELAND, but will search for other names

Kay Cherry
Van Wert High School - 2003 Alumni Directory
Ohio City-Liberty High


Volunteers needed

Your help is needed with this totally volunteer effort!

Individuals who coordinate the county pages for Ohio do so on their own time and without monetary compensation. They do it out of a passion for genealogy. One of the requirements for each county is a provision for Look-Up's. Each coordinator must find volunteers to provide this service. I am asking you to help if you can.

If you have in your possession materials that relate to Van Wert County, Ohio and you would be willing to assist others in their Van Wert County genealogy research by volunteering to do LOOK-UP's, please contact Van Wert County coordinator,  Kathy Gies.

How much time will you have to devote to this? Only as much as you wish. First of all, you would not be expected to provide look-up information to just anyone. The look-up must relate to Van Wert County, Ohio. The request would be e-mailed directly to you, and you can decide whether to answer the request. Generally, requests are limited to one or two requests at a time. That is a standard and would be listed as part of the guidelines for submitting requests.

Prepare Look-Up Requests

When requesting a LOOK-UP, please use the following guidelines:

Please limit your request to one surname or other item per submission and no more than two submissions a day. Send your lookup request to the e-mail address of the volunteer.

Use the following format in submitting your request:

  • On the SUBJECT line, enter "LOOKUP VAN WERT"
  • On the first line of the message, enter the type of lookup, e.g. cemetery, birth record, obituary, etc.
  • On the subsequent line(s) of the message, describe exactly what item you want looked up.
  • At the end of your message, please put your name, "snail mail" address and e-mail address for reply.
  • NOTE: Requests for "any and all information" about someone might be requested to pay a small look up charge.

Please take the time to thank those that help you!  Foremost in your plans, you must pay for copies and costs incurred in mailings.