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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 ( 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 or call 330-875-1696.  


 Ohio Historical

 Explore Ohio


 Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society




Heritage Quest

Ohio Memory 


Other Useful Links

Stark County Links:

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

· Stark County OHGenWeb: a division of the USGenWeb project

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

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

Ohio Links:

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

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

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

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

National Links:

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

· Find A Grave: over 79 million grave records

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

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

Community Calendar

Upcoming Events:   

Monday, August 3
*  4:00 PM-Kid's Club Mondays - Pokemon Masters
*  6:00 PM-Sewing for Beginner's Maker Monday

Tuesday, August 4
*  6:00 PM-Catch Phrase-Teen Tuesday

Wednesday, August 5
*  5:30 PM-Dungeons & Dragons
*  6:00 PM-Family Game Night-Celebrity

Thursday, August 6
*  10:30 AM-Cartooning and Manga with Douglas Laubacher
*  6:00 PM-Meshmixer in the 3D Printing Process

Friday, August 7
*  11:00 AM-Classic Movie Club-The Godfather
*  6:30 PM-Free Birds-Friday Night Flicks

Saturday, August 8
*  12:00 PM-Fun with Makey Makey

Monday, August 10
*  4:00 PM-Kids Club Mondays - Lego Builders
*  4:30 PM-Library Board of Trustees Meeting
*  6:00 PM-Family game Night-Pictionary

Tuesday, August 11
*  10:30 AM-Tiny Tots Story Time
*  6:00 PM-Name that Tune-Teen Tuesday

Wednesday, August 12
*  5:00 PM-Files and Folders
*  5:30 PM-Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, August 13
*  5:30 PM-Foreign Film Club

Friday, August 14
*  3:00 PM-Coloring for Teens and Adults

Saturday, August 15
*  10:00 AM-Popsicle Bookmarks!
*  12:00 PM-International Pot Luck

Monday, August 17
*  4:00 PM-Kids Club Mondays - Board/Video Gamers
*  6:00 PM-The Invention of Wings-LHS Alumni & Friends Book Club

Tuesday, August 18
*  10:30 AM-Tiny Tots Story Time
*  6:00 PM-Monopoly-Teen Tuesday

Wednesday, August 19
*  4:00 PM-Take-Apart Tech
*  5:30 PM-Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, August 20

Friday, August 21
*  6:30 PM-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-Friday Night Flicks

Saturday, August 22
*  12:00 PM-Arduino Light Show

Monday, August 24
*  4:00 PM-Kids Club Mondays - Movie Critics
*  4:00 PM-Read it Watch it

Tuesday, August 25
*  10:30 AM-Tiny Tots Story Time
*  6:00 PM-Reverse Charades-Teen Tuesday

Wednesday, August 26
*  5:30 PM-Dungeons & Dragons

Thursday, August 27
*  6:00 PM-Teen Arists- Canvas Quote Paintings

Friday, August 28

Saturday, August 29
*  11:00 AM-Teen Movie Day- Avengers

Monday, August 31
*  6:00 PM-Basic Sewing Part 2