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Voluteers who do research.

In an effort to help others with their Family Histories, we hope to offer points of contact that can aid you in looking up pieces of information that might not be available to you locally. This list includes names of those important volunteers and the information to which they have access.

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If you might be able to help others by providing look-ups,
please contact the County Coordinator


Current volunteer lookups for the following resources:

"Resource Title" and/or Information Available

Volunteer's Name

I have access to Allen Co. Public Library in Fort Wayne,IN. I'm willing to look up census requests for 1790-1920. "

If you want a copy of the census sent in the mail, that will cost a dollar per page. If you just want to know the names through email it's free.






Tiffin Twp 1883 section of Defiance History 1866,1890, 1925 plat maps, have townships Delaware, Washington, Tiffin, Noble white male inhabitants above the age of 21 for Tiffin Twp for 1851, 1859 1867


"The Men and Women in WWII from Defiance Co. "


Evansport Cemetery New and Old index and McCauley Cemetery index both in Tiffin Twp.

St. John's Methodist Church New and Old Tiffin Twp

Noble-Tiffin Cemetery (Webb Cemetery) index


Sines Reunion Book for 1930-1950. Sines (Simon Sines Families) many related names from Defiance Co, Williams Co., Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio

also have copied the

reunion papers for the McCafferty, Sines, Cooley from1923-1979. This could be for both Williams Co and for Defiance Co.

Nancy Schultz


"Commerative Biographical Record of Nortwestern Ohio"

(includes Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton Counties), published by J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL 1899


Cathy Cooley

I'm in possession of a book of limericks/poems writing by cousins/sisters/friends of Amanda Belle Goff (Schooley) - my gg grandmother. Most of these the entries were between 1884-1890, and most of the persons were from Defiance county. The surnames of the persons who wrote these 'diddies' to my gg grandmother are - Schooley, Warner, Wentworth, Coward, Dunlap, Lybarger, Dixson, Wish, Ogilivie, McCartney, Leynde, Goff, Harris, Keener, McCormick, Elliot, Williams, Strong, Aston, Clark, and Erter. I have done my best to read the handwriting and some of the above names are guesses, so it is possible that I have not read the writing correctly. There are over 50 entries from locals of Defiance and surrounding counties to Amanda. If you have any of these names in your research, and you are interested in having me look up poems authored by individuals which are connected to these names. I'm happy to do so.


Mike Marsh


John has been researching persons from Luxembourg that settled in and around Defiance County, Ohio.
Maybe he can help you.


John Webber


"1991 Defiance County History (indexed)"
"1976 Defiance County History"
"1883 Defiance County History"
"1876 Historical Atlas of Defiance Co."
"Historical Review & Financial Statement of St. Michael's Church 1862-1937"
"Index of persons buried in Delaware Twp. Cemeteries in Defiance Co. as of 1978"
"Defiance City Directories: 1915-1928-1936-1942-1945-1959 and most of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s."
"Burial Records Of Church Members Of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Highland Twp."

NOTE: Please give township name, if known, for the non-indexed publications.


Lucy Weaver

"History of Defiance County 1883"


"The Men and Women in World War II
from Defiance County"

This book contains pictures of individuals and a little write up about their military service. Shelley will look for your family.




Please visit my website dedicated to those Americans who were imprisoned and died in captivity while in the service to our country.

There are 2 online databases to do lookups.....One by name...one by Company and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list which has the names and grave numbers of 12960 graves with only 460 marked as " UNKNOWN " This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of the 45,000 who were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of misspellings of the names or alternate names.

I visit the prison site every couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the physical files. I would like to let you know of another service I offer which is to take photos of graves for a small fee. Please do not concider this spam as my research offer is FREE for the asking ad will be posted on this county site only once. If there is anything I can do in helping your research at Andersonville, please just ask.   - Kevin Frye

Andersonville Prison

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