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60,000-volume genealogical library, primarily for Ohio family research, including census records, cemetery listings, Bible records, surname files, manuscripts, newspapers, and lineage papers for First Families of Ohio, Society of Civil War Families of Ohio, and Settlers & Builders of Ohio. Write for brochure and publications list. We have material on Ohio’s 88 counties and all other states. Meeting facilities available.

Admission: $5.00 library user’s fee for non-members. Membership is $40.00 (includes Digital Library)

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Am Ex

The Ohio Genealogical Society offers free samples of publication for interested visitors. They also offer free advice on researching family history.

The tour includes some background on OGS, how to get started researching your family, provide group with sample charts, show them basic resources to use histories, Bible resources, census microfilms, atlases and old newspapers. We can design a program on family history research for your group. Free admittance to the 60,000 volume local history research library.

Tom Neel/Sherri Dulin
419-886-1903 or email

611 SR 97 W
Bellville, OH 44813

Tour Information

  • Group Tour Price: Free, Donations appreciated
  • Payment Policy:  cash, check, credit cards (Visa/MC/Disc/AE) for book purchases.
  • Hours:  Tues.-Sat. 9am-5pm, closed holidays
  • Reservations Required:  Yes
  • Tour Length:  20 minutes
  • Maximum Size:  1 coach at a time
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Restrooms, ground level
  • Restrooms Available: Women 1, Men 1 (4 in each)

Experience this fantastic new facility!  Meeting room for small groups with 4 breakout rooms, classrooms, kitchen, plenty of parking and handicap accessible.  Internet access with WiFi in the meeting rooms.  Also available is a screen and LCD projector.  Easy access to Route 71, 13, and 97.


$35-Large Room, $25-Small Room

Amenities: Multimedia Projector & Screen

Click here to reserve a Meeting Room


Width By
Meeting Room 884 23′ x 33′ 75 N/A 40 N/A
Classroom A 255 14′ x 16′ 24 N/A 12 N/A
Classroom B 255 14′ x 16′ 24 N/A 12 N/A
Classroom C 255 14′ x 16′ 24 N/A 12 N/A
Classroom D 255 14′ x 16′ 24 N/A 12 N/A
Classroom A & B* 510 14′ x 33′ 52 N/A 28 N/A
Classroom C & D* 510 14′ x 33′ 52 N/A 28 N/A










Combined Classrooms*

Largest Meeting Room:
884 Sq. Feet

Total Meeting Space:
1904 Sq. Feet

Dinner Seating Capacity:

Theater Style Seating Capacity:


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Free Admission in October

Ohio Genealogical Society Library

611 St. Rt. 97 W
Bellville, OH 44013



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Free Admission to research library during racing season

Ohio Genealogical Society Library

611 St. Rt. 97 W
Bellville, OH 44013


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