• Welcome!

    The Special Collections Division houses the genealogy and local history materials of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Our goal is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Summit County, and to continue to maintain one of the area’s most extensive genealogy collections.

  • Local History Database

    The database contains references to the Library's local history collections as well as the Summit County Historical Society's collections. Search the index to the collections.
  • Summit Memory

    Visit the online scrapbook of Summit County History at www.SummitMemory.org
  • Summit County World War II News Index

    This database indexes the names of Summit County servicemen and servicewomen who were named in the Akron Beacon Journal during World War II. Some non-military names are also included. This database is currently updated through June 30, 1943. World War II Database
  • Ohio Obituary Index

    Search for obituary citations from select Ohio newspapers, including the Akron Beacon Journal, using the Ohio Obituary Index.

War of 1812 Ohio Soldier Database

Ohio Society, United States Daughters of 1812 have created Online Index to Grave Records of Servicemen of the War of 1812, State of Ohio.  A work in progress, the database currently includes 4,500 names, as well as photographs of grave stones for some soldiers.  For more information about local and statewide commemorations of the War of 1812, visit the Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission page.



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