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Local History 

We need your help!  A woman from out-of-state found this photo in a frame behind another photo.  The only identifying mark that relates this photo to Louisville is a Youtz Photography Studio logo. She contacted our local history department to see if we could shed any light on who these folks are. Please share this photo so we can solve the mystery! Please contact Rachel Sweany (rsweany@louisvillelibrary.org) with any information.  Thank you!

Mystery Youtz Photo

The Louisville Public Library local history collection is located on the second floor of the library. It contains a collection of books, papers and photographs pertaining to the history of Louisville and Stark County, Ohio.Olga

Some of the materials available to view in the Local History collection include:

  • Microfilm of the Louisville Herald 1887-2004
  • Marriage-Engagement-Birth Index
  • Cemetery Inscriptions, Stark County, Ohio (7 volumes)
  • Louisville High School Year-books
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School Year-books
  • Church Directories
  • Kenneth R. Smith, Louisville: The Way it Was, 1834-1990

Due to age and frailty, some of our collection items are viewable by appointment only.

If you have any questions about the local history department, Genealogy Database, or would like to schedule an appointment please email Rachel Sweany at rsweany@louisvillelibrary.org or call 330-875-1696.  

  

 Ohio Historical

 Explore Ohio

 

 Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society

 

Ancestry

 

Heritage Quest

Ohio Memory 

 

Other Useful Links

Stark County Links:

· Stark County Recorder: official records of Stark County real estate

http://www.co.stark.oh.us/internet/HOME.DisplayPage?v_page=recorder

· Stark County OHGenWeb: a division of the USGenWeb project

http://theusgenweb.org/oh/stark/

· Stark County District Library Genealogy: Stark County District Library’s genealogy department resources and contact information

http://www.starklibrary.org/genealogy

· Massillon Public Library Genealogy: Massillon Public Library’s genealogy department resources and contact information

http://www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy

Ohio Links:

· State Library of Ohio: digital library collection sources for genealogists

http://www.library.ohio.gov/PCS/digitalcontent/gen_sources

· The Ohio Gravestone Project: over 140,000 gravestone photos from the state of Ohio

http://www.ohiogravestones.org/

· Ohio Death Certificate Index: purchase copies of Ohio death certificates

http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death//

· Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: large scale Ohio Street maps from 1867-1970

http://dmc.ohiolink.edu.oh0127.oplin.org/oplinmap.htm

National Links:

· Free Public Records Free Directory: links to free public records in every state

http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/

· Find A Grave: over 79 million grave records

http://www.findagrave.com/index.html

· American Memory: Library of Congress’s digital collection of American History resources

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

· Chronicling America: a digital collection of the Library of Congress’s historic American newspapers

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

 

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