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The Local History research collection is available during normal library hours in the Reference area.  
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Ancestry Library Edition ( In-library use only)

(Access from home with your 14 digit library barcode)



Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps



Local History Resources at the Library

The Belmont County District Library offers the local history & family history researcher a variety of resources. We offer local newspaper coverage on microfilm back to the early 1900's. You will find census data on microfilm, CD-ROM and online.

Martins Ferry High School Yearbooks - we have the 1909 through 2011 (missing 1991, 2008 & 2009) yearbooks. We are always happy to accept donations of yearbooks.

Local History Documents


Genealogy Internet Resources

Belmont County Health Dept.
Explore Ohio  
Chronicling America - Digitized Newspapers
Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944
) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints genealogy search engine
Heslop Funeral Home - Website has obituaries
Vital Records Sources in Ohio

Vital Records Sources in West Virginia
More Genealogy links from Hayes Library
Digital Collections -  U.S. digital library collections compiled by Princeton

Digital Photo Archives

The Digital Shoebox collection contains thousands of historical photographs, full-text images of books and memorabilia. The Digital Shoe box brings these historical treasures together in a searchable online scrapbook. The Digital Shoebox is a gateway to primary source materials relating to the rich history and culture of southeastern Ohio—the “start of it all.” 
Ohio Memory: An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Historical Society Resources
The African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920
The Cleveland Memory Project
Early Ohio History Digital Collection
The Mid-Ohio Library Digital Initiative: Projects
Ohio History Central Online Encyclopedia

Vertical File

Visit the library and browse the Local History Vertical File. Contents consist of newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs, documents, etc.

Local History Reference

The Martins Ferry Public Library Local History and Genealogy Reference section offers the researcher many resources.  Some of the books are also available in the regular collection and can be checked out for 3 weeks.  The local history collection contains books that are specific to Belmont County. The collection is organized into sections including Cemetery Records, Family History, City Directories, Obituaries and Marriage and Death Records.  You will also find books focusing on area communities and organizations. The collection also contains books helpful to Ohio historians and general researchers.

Riverview Cemetery & Walnut Grove Cemetery Information

Obituary Information

To Request an Obituary from the Martins Ferry Public Library

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Martins Ferry Public Library
20 James Wright Place - PO Box 130
Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935
Phone: 740-633-0314
Fax: 740-633-0935
Yvonne Myers, Director