Friday, December 28, 2007

Archbold Community Library

Another valuable resource when researching in Fulton County is the community library in Archbold. The genealogical collection at the library is located in the Mc Claughlin room. The collection includes a variety of books and microfilm collections.

The books included in the collection are the three major histories of Fulton Co. OH. The years of publication are 1888, 1920 and 1976. When checking local histories be sure to not only check the biography sections, but the township history sections as well. I have had wonderful success with this area and finding clues to individuals in my searches. Also included in the books is histories on Painesville and Swanton.

The collection also includes many family histories with origins in Fulton Co., OH. Be sure that when using family histories to be sure to check for sources for the information published. Family histories with out sources is fiction and not fact.

In the newspaper collection three local papers are in the collection. They are the Archbold Herald (1893-1898), Archbold Advocate (1900-1907) and the Archbold Buckey (1905-present). Be sure to check the marriage and birth announcements.

The library also has a complete collection of census records for the county.

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