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


If you have visited this site recently, you may have noticed that it hadn't been updated since the summer. We have been having difficulties accessing the webpage to make changes. I have spent many hours on the phone (at home, since the society's wasn't working) with many tech reps and no one has been able to resolve the problem. The last man I spoke with said the website was very old and they no longer have the 'tools' to support the site. I sat brainstorming trying to resolve this issue when I thought maybe using an 'old' computer to access an 'old' website might be the answer. And success! I'm just not sure how long this 'old' computer will want to cooperate.

Our other issue has been the telephone. We were without phone service for almost three weeks. We now have the phone back, but are unable to access the voice mail. The tech rep for the phone company is aware of this situation and will hopefully be working on it next week to rectify that situation. At the moment, the best way to contact the Society is by email.

With the Ohio winter upon us, it may become necessary for us to close the Society office and library for the safety of our patrons and volunteers. Before traveling on a snowy day, check out the radio station website, or the newspaper's website, If the Bellefontaine City Schools are closed due to weather, the museum and the Genealogical Society will be closed.

The Society will be closed Dec 22, 2017 through January 2, 2018. We will reopen January 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm. We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. We hope to see everyone in 2018!!

Thank you for your continued support,
Deb Allison