Where to Research in Wood
Local & Family History Center
Wood County Chapter of the
Ohio Genealogical Society,
Chapter Workroom, located in the former Jail,
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402.
Open from 9a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday. Staffed
by Chapter members. Open to the Public. Chapter publications
available for purchase.
Chapter data collections: One-Room Schools, Churches,
Civil War Burials, Biographies, and Lists. Indexed landowner
maps, SURNAME exchange index, members' 5 generation charts,
cemetery/tombstone information, Census indexes, and basic
Wood County research books.
Wood County Courthouse
One Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
The Probate Court has records of marriages, estates,
guardianships, plus 1867-1908 births and deaths.
The Recorder's Office maintains land deeds, mortgages, as
well as veteran discharges and burials.
The Clerk of Courts keeps divorces and civil court files.
The Auditor's Office maintains old tax records.
Wood County District Public Library Bradner Branch, Wood County District Library
Walbridge Branch, Wood County District Library
251 North Main St,
Bowling Green, Ohio 43401
Open Monday thru Thursday 9a.m. - 8:30p.m.
Friday 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Saturday 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Sunday 1p.m. - 5p.m.
Local History, 2nd Floor; holdings include:
Wood County census records, local newspaper on microfilm from 1867 to present;
other Ohio publications with emphasis on
Northwest Ohio. Maps, war records, obituary indexes on computer, cemetery records, family
histories, Bowling Green phone directories from 1922.
The Wood County Chapter, OGS maintains a cardfile of family charts, First Families packets, and
collections of genealogical newsletters from
throughout Ohio. Also, on computer, is the "Family Search et al" copyrighted by LDS.
Other Public Libraries serving Wood County
Way Public Library in Perrysburg
Pemberville Public Library in Pemberville
Luckey Branch, Pemberville Library
Stony Ridge, Pemberville Library
Kaubisch Public Library in Fostoria WebSite Link
North Baltimore Public Libary in North Baltimore WebSite Link
Deshler Public Library in Deshler WebSite Link
Weston Public Library in Weston
Grand Rapids Branch, Weston Library
Harris-Elmore Public Library in Elmore
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in Toledo
Rossford Public Library http://library.norweld.lib.oh.us/Rossford/
Wayne Public Library http://library.norweld.lib.oh.us/Wayne/
Bloomdale Branch, Wayne Library
Cygnet Branch, Wayne Library
Center For Archival Collections
5th Floor, Jerome Libary
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
The primary mission of the Center for Archival Collections at B.G.S.U. is to
acquire, preserve, and make accessible to
researchers, documentary materials in four broad categories: Northwest Ohio, University
Archives, Rare Books, and Special
Local government records, manuscripts, and newspapers are acquisitioned for counties
comprising Northwest Ohio.
Family History Center
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
This library offers an extensive collection of microfiche, films, and computer access to
holdings in the Salt Lake City
Family History Center Library.
County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 722
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-0722
: Single (Year) $10.00 : Single (Life) $150.00
Family (Year) $12.00 : Family (Life) $200.00
To aid individuals with interests in genealogy in tracing
their ancesotrs by providing a variety of informative programs,
workshops, and field trips.
To encourage the use of scientific methods of research
and writing by its members.
To develop a concern for collecting and preserving records
and articles of genealogical and historical value.
To receive, collect, purchase, and preserve manuscripts,
books, records, and family histories and to make them
accessible for use in genealogical research.
To publish genealogical materials compiled by the Chapter
and its members when edited and approved by the Publications
Activities of the Chapter
Members staff the Local & Family Center weekday mornings to assist anyone wishing to
do family research and/or visit
courthouse offices, carry on chapter indexing projects, plus day-to-day chapter
Meetings of the Chapter are held the 4th Wednesday of September & October, then January
through May. Informative
programs are chosen to meet the challenges encountered in family research.
A bi-monthly newsletter containing queries submitted by members, announcements of
local and regional conferences,
plus stories and extractions of Wood County resources is published.
Wood County records are published by the Chapter, including tombstone inscriptions,
indexes to censuses, indexes to
probate wills, estates, & marriages, naturalizations, landowners' maps, and other genealogical
Written requests for help are given attention by a team of volunteers who serch indexes of
resources and offer
suggestions for further research. A Correspondence Research File is maintained with
cross-indexing to surnames being
The Chapter exhibits genealogical and historical information at the Wood County Fair and
other appropriate meetings and
The Chapter has established a Trust Fund for the Local History & Genealogical
Department of the Wood County
District Public Library in Bowling Green to help insure this collection is always maintained
and allowed to grow. Gifts
are to be sent to the Chapter marked "for the Trust Fund".
First Families of Wood County (FFWC), Ohio
Any member of the Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is eligible for
membership in First Families of Wood County provided the member can prove that one or more direct ancestors lived in Wood
County on or before December 31, 1855. An Application form will be sent upon request. A fee of $15.00
The Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society has Publications which are for sale. A list of these can be found on this link