The LCGS library is currently located at:
Newark Public Library (2nd floor)
101 W. Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055-5054
The library is open to the public. Additional information is available - click here
Beginning January 1, 2017 the LCGS Library will be open Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday the library will be open from 12:00 Noon to 7:30 p.m.
The library hours for the remainder of 2016:
Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m
Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 1-4 p.m.
See the LCGS Calendar of Events for library closings during Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Years holidays.
You can contact the LCGS by email by clicking on the email button:
There are no original birth, death or will records prior to 1875 due to a court house fire. There are some marriages
and wills that were re-recorded, and we do have other records to check.
Finding your Ancestors in Licking County
Single membership $14.00, Joint
Additional charge - mailing outside the U.S. $8.00
Includes the following
with no additional fee
- The Licking Lantern "A Light into the Past" (4
times a year)
- Monthly Informative meetings: Newark Library meeting room
- Two queries to be published in the Licking Lantern (Needs
to be ready to print with your membership number.Email is the best way to submit for Lantern)
- One free look-up (when submitted with your membership application)
for one surname to the Ancestor, Pioneer, Marriages and Obituary files.
- Submit an Ancestor Chart for our files for others to look
For more help, LCGS volunteers can
research the following:
$$ per surname in advance
Quick look-ups: A fee of $5.00 will be charged for up to 5 pages with $1.00 per page after 5 on the Births,
Marriages, Death records, and Ancestor files.
an obituary from around 1972 to current.
Any before that date are hit and miss.
Need name and date, if possible, as not indexed by years.
All Records: In
our library: Effective August 1, 2015 - A fee of $25.00 with .25 cents per page after 12 pages.
Note: In 1867, Ohio passed a law that birth and deaths were to be recorded, but not all were. As the Licking County
Courthouse burned in 1875 there are no birth or death records prior to 1875. A few marriages were re-recorded but
again not all were. Ohio did not issue birth or death certificates until 20 December 1908.
The best way to send information and names to be researched
is by email, or postal mail.
If sent by email, research will not begin until
we receive your money order or check.
Please indicate the extent of your own research so LCGS
work will not be duplicated.
LCGS is staffed by volunteers so it can take up to two weeks
to hear from us.
If you send a letter, please include your email
address or telephone number so we may contact you if needed.
Note: Long distance calls can not be returned.
You can contact us at 740-349-5510, or email:
Contact LCGS by email, postal mail or phone for more details. NOTE: L.C.G.S. is unable to return Long distance
Please indicate the extent of your own research (census, Cemetery records, etc.) and your descent from the person
you want us to research so your work will not be duplicated.
The staff is available only one day a week to do research and letter writing so response to requests cannot
Address inquiries to:
Licking County Genealogical Society
101 W. Main St.
CONTACT LCGS OFFICERS, COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AND LICKING LANTERN
You can contact any LCGS Officer, Committee Chairman or Licking Lantern Staff member listed below by email simply
by clicking on their name.
The person's name will show as the subject of the email - this will direct your email to the correct person.
Officers - Term from Feb., 2017 to Jan., 2019
Treasurer: Gayla Richmond
Secretary: Tami Mockus
Immediate Past President:
Cemetery Committee Chairman: Tanya
Court House / Records and Archives Liaison:
Education/Computer Committee Chairman: Ronna
First Families of Licking County Committee Chairman: Marilyn
Lantern: Eydie Keim and Ruth Osborn,
Librarian: Ruth Osborn
Membership Chairman: Bonnalee
Memorial Fund Chairman: Barbara
Operations & Equipment: Ruth
Pioneer Families of Licking County, Ohio Committee Chairman: Norma
Program Committee Chairman: William
Publication Committee Chairman:
Records Room Committee Chairman: Don
Society of Civil War Families of Licking County Chairman: Kathy
Web Page Committee Chairman: Bill
Youth Advisor: Bonnalee
Licking Lantern Staff
Lantern Committee: Ella Mae Bard, Ronna Eagle, Norma Francis, Bonnalee Greenwald, Kathy Harty, Eydie Keim,
Lena Kent, Ruth Osborn & Robert Rauch
Some of our present
Volunteers of the
Licking County Genealogical Society
(The Life Blood of our Society)
Ella Mae Bard
Thank You for Volunteering.
Your Name Could Be Here!
HOLDINGS - A BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
For a more detailed list of holdings see the LCGS Library on the Licking County Research
web page by CLICKING HERE
Licking County, Ohio - We have County and Family Histories, Bible Records, Court Records, Cemetery Records,
Surname cards, 1820 Pioneer, Birth Record files, plus an extensive Obituary file. Many microfilms including 1820
thru 1920 Federal Census, Newspapers, Churches, Deed Index and more. Also Naturalization petitions and Declarations
State of Ohio - We have many Federal censuses, the index to Roster of Ohio Civil War Veterans on microfilm
and County Histories.
The Migration Routes of Our Licking County Pioneers - We have some material from the New England States,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and others including some Federal Census on Microfilm.
All Other Areas - We have access to the I.G.I. (International Genealogical Index File) through our Internet
Computer System. We have Quarterly Exchanges from many areas of the United States and books on Genealogical Research,
Immigration, Patriotic/Lineage Societies, Religion, and Wars to name a few.
NEW - Ohio Federal Census Microfilm
Holdings of L.C.G.S. Now Online
To Search much of the L.C.G.S. holdings and also the catalog of the Licking County Public
Library go to: http://www.lickingcountylibrary.info/
LICKING COUNTY, OHIO FORMATION AND TOWNSHIPS:
Township of Licking County, Ohio
|1. Licking Township (organized 1801)
||14. Bennington Township (organized 1815)
|2. Granville Township (organized 1807)
||15. Harrison Township (organized 1816)
|3. Hanover Township (organized 1808)
||16. Burlington Township (organized 1817)
|4. Bowling Green Township (organized 1808)
||17. Mary Ann Township (organized 1817)
|5. Union Township (organized 1808)
||18. McKean Township (organized 1818)
|6. Newton Township (organized 1809)
||19. Hartford Township (organized 1819)
|7. Newark Township (organized 1810)
||20. Perry Township (organized 1819)
|8. Madison Township (organized 1812)
||21. Jersey Township (organized 1820)
|9. Monroe Township (organized 1812)
||22. Eden Township (organized 1822)
|10. Washington Township (organized 1812)
||23. Fallsbury Township (organized 1826)
|11. Franklin Township (organized 1812)
||24. Liberty Township (organized 1827)
|12. St. Albans Township (organized 1813)
||25. Lima Township (organized 1827)
|13. Hopewell Township (organized 1814)
||26. Etna Township (organized 1833)
Township Created for Federal Tax purposes only
Licking County Township Map
Licking County Incorporated Cities and Towns - Date Incorporated
|Alexandria - 1839
||Buckeye Lake - 1981
||Granville - 1832
||Gratiot - 1939
|Hanover - 1874
||Hartford - 1866
||Heath - 1965
||Hebron - 1835
|Johnstown - 1813
||Kirkersville - 1910
||Newark - 1826
||Pataskala - 1892
|St. Louisville - 1871
||Utica - 1930
WANTED - VOLUNTEERS:
The Licking County Genealogical Library Staff, Officers and The Licking Lantern Staff
are all VOLUNTEERS. We have many more hard working valuable volunteers not listed above. We can always use MORE
volunteers especially to staff our library on Saturday afternoons. If you can spare a day a week or even a day
a month, please stop in or contact us by email at: LCGS to volunteer.
Includes "The Licking Lantern"
Published Quarterly-March, June, September and December
Two free queries. Submit only on 3X5 card, with membership number to be published in "The Licking Lantern"
Please Type or Print Clearly.
For one (1) family (give full name), a free check from:
Ancestor Card File
Additional Research: $20.00 donation per surname in advance. For more information about research see our Research web page.
We ask all new members to fill out and RETURN to LCGS the ORIGINAL ANCESTOR CHART
provided by LCGS in the new member kit.
Please Type or Print Clearly.
January 1 - December 31
Single Membership $14.00
Joint Membership 1 publication $16.00
Delinquent January 1.
TO JOIN - Use the L.C.G.S.
Printable MEMBERSHIP FORM.
General Information about LCGS Regular Monthly Meetings.
Meetings are open to the public, you do not have to be a member of L.C.G.S.
Meeting at Newark Public Library are either in LCGS Library or First Floor Meeting Room.
Some meeting are also held at Zerger Hall, Licking County Aging Program facility, 745 East Main Street, Newark,
Other meetings may also be at remote locations check the L.C.G.S. Calendar.
January, February, March - First Sunday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.
April - Annual
Dinner Meeting - Place & Time To Be Announced.
May, June & July - First Monday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.
Annual Picnic - First Monday of the Month - Place & Time To Be Announced.
September - Second
Sunday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.
October and November - First Sunday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.
December - Annual
Christmas Party - First Monday of the Month - Time and Place To Be Announced.
FIRST FAMILIES OF LICKING COUNTY, OHIO:
If you have any ancestor who was in Licking County, Ohio by 31 Dec., 1830 and you are
a member of LCGS, you are eligible (one time fee $20.00) for membership in this honorary group.
Check our list of First Families of Licking County Certified Ancestors.
Application forms available through LCGS
See Application for deadline.
For more information contact: First Families of Licking County Committee Chairman: Marilyn
SOCIETY OF CIVIL WAR FAMILIES OF LICKING COUNTY, OHIO:
For more information see:
SOCIETY OF CIVIL WAR FAMILIES Of LICKING COUNTY, OHIO
LCGS WELCOMES DONATIONS! - We reserve the right to
decide what material is appropriate. All donations are tax deductible!
LCGS Education/Computer Committee Chairman.
PIONEER FAMILIES OF LICKING COUNTY:
Help us find the Pioneer Families of Licking County
For more information CLICK HERE
The Licking County Genealogical Society was formed 14 March, 1970 and became a Chapter
of The Ohio Genealogical Society, 15 April, 1972. The First Issue (Volume #1) of the Licking Lantern, the quarterly
publication, was published 1976.