The Genealogy Collection at the Main Library of the Akron-Summit County Public Library holds a variety of sources in multiple formats. While our collections are focused primarily on Ohio and the states surrounding it, we also actively collect materials for the states of the Eastern Seaboard, New England and the South. For more information, see our brochure.
Some Highlights of the Collection
- Books are listed in library’s online catalog
- Indexes to the Obituaries in the Akron Beacon Journal (1937- )
- Online Akron City Directories (1859 -1969 )
- Borrow microfilm from Family Search Libraries
- See the list of microfilm on permanent loan from Family Search.
- Summit County Census Indexes
- List of our microfilm holdings
- Genealogy & Local History Databases available from the Research Databases page
- Our local history resources also contain additional genealogical information
- Visit the online scrapbook of Summit County History at www.SummitMemory.org