Libraries & Societies for Genealogy
Defiance County Library
Click on the Genealogy link on the top menu to see searchable databases and historical photos. You can also request obituaries and ask the librarian other questions.
Ohio Genealogical Society
If you are a member there are online searchable databases. Volunteers are ready to help you if you visit the library in person!
Defiance County Genealogical Society
They do not do research for anyone but have a list of paid researchers available to you.
Hicksville Historical Society
Great Research Link with historical database containing photos, biographies on pioneers, historical places and news.
41 historical buildings either new or restored depicting life in Defiance.
Ohio Historical Society
Collections of family histories, industries, schools, churches, land records, city directories etc. Over 70,000 cubic feet of archived materials relating to genealogy.
BGSU Jerome Library
Archival collections of local records for 19 counties in Northwest Ohio. Also Historical Collection of the Great Lakes.
Library of Congress
Archival collections of documents and books pertaining to Ohio.
Allen County Library
Use their online catalog to list what records you are looking for before you visit the library in Ft. Wayne, IN.
If you have submitted any information to this site and your email address has changed please contact the County Coordinator.