The mission of the society is to educate the members and the public about their families and the county.  You may be amazed at the history in your own family.

Welcome to the Logan County Genealogical Society

The library features wills, court records, census records, newspaper abstracts, birth and death index, completed family histories, surname files, obituaries, and cemetery books.


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521 E. Columbus Ave.

Suite B

Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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February 7, 2018

For the safety of all of our volunteers, the Logan County History Center

will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 due to the heavy snow.

Therefore the Genealogical Society will also be closed.

During the winter, if the Bellefontaine City Schools are closed,

the History Center and the Genealogical Society

will also be closed. You can check the status of the school closings

online at or

Thank you for your continued support,

Deb Allison



It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the passing of the husband of one of our dedicated volunteers. Judy Snyder has been with the Genealogical society for many years. She may have even assisted many of you with your family research. Judy's husband put up a good fight, but his body just gave up and he passed away

Jan. 29 2018.


Lester “Leon” Snyder Jr. of Belle Center died in Christ on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the age of 75. He was born July 11, 1942, to the late Lester and Helen Snyder of Belle Center. He was a 1960 graduate of the Belle Center High School and served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965.  He married Judith Ann Prall on July 22, 1961, and she survives with their three children, Paula (Greg) Dappert of Belle Center, Lester III (Stephanie) Snyder of Belle Center and Jessica (Charles) Amy of Granville; four grandchildren, Heather (Justin) Wisniewski, Laura (Tristin) Harshfield and Kayla and Lauren Snyder; three great-grandchildren, Kinnley and Lainey Harshfield and Zane Wisniewski; a brother, Stephen (Jo Anne) Snyder; sister-in-law, Rose Mary Snyder; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Also preceding him in death were a baby sister, Paula, and brother, Allen Snyder. Leon retired from General Dynamics and Sypris Solutions as a journeymen electrician. He was an airplane enthusiast and was a member of the EAA and had his pilot’s license. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Logan County History Center.

Pastor Eric Cook officiates a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 3, 2018, in the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth St., Belle Cente, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, and one hour prior to the funeral.

Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County History Center, 521 E. Columbus Ave., Suite A, Bellefontaine, OH 43311; and the Logan County Genealogical Society, 521 E. Columbus Ave., Suite B, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

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