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Genealogy Services and Resources

The Genealogy Division of the Stark County District Library is housed in the Main Library and is located at 715 Market Ave. North, in Canton, Ohio. From I-77 take 13th St. exit and head east. (This street becomes 12th St.) At Market St. turn right and go south past 9th St. N.W. The driveway into the library's parking lot is approximately 100 feet past the light at 9th St. on the right. Our trained staff members are always available to assist you. If you are unable to visit in person, you may also contact us using our convenient online request form.

The Genealogy Division is located on the second floor. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. Turn left past the Smart Spot desk and then left again through the double doors into the Genealogy Division. (The library has handicapped access.) 

The Genealogy Division is open the same hours as the main library.  The library is closed on Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  Library hours vary during the week of the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrations.

Our local genealogy sources include various Stark County Courthouse records, local histories, newspapers, census, and much more. We also collect on the entire state of Ohio, as well as selected records for the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The Stark County District Library is now a lending library for the genealogical records from the Mormon Church (LDS). LDS will provide microfilm copies of records it has permission to copy to SCDL customers.  Customers may search the LDS catalog and order films at www.familysearch.org, If you have any questions or would like to know more about specific sources, please contact us at 330.458.2765.

See the links below for more research possibilities:

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