Genealogy & Local History Databases
Genealogy & Local History
Accessible from any Internet computer:
HeritageQuest is a genealogy and history database that can be accessed from any Internet computer through the Ohio Web Library. Census records, military rosters, and unique historic collections are at your fingertips through the easy-to-use search engines.
Search this online database of Ohio Obituaries straight from our website! Simply enter in the last name of the individual and any other information you know (first name, year of death) and click Search. All individual records matching your description will be displayed with details of publication listed.
Accessible only from a Defiance Public Library System location:
Ancestry Online is a subscription based online genealogy service that connects users with each other as they search common files, documents, and databases. Account information and historic findings can be saved in a secure database that will continue to search files and connections even after you've logged off. Create custom family trees with photos and family anecdotes and access your account at anytime from your local library.
Defiance Public Library
320 Fort Street
Defiance, OH 43512
Johnson Memorial Branch Library
116 West High St.
Hicksville, OH 43526
Phone: (419) 542-6200
Fax: (419) 542-1015
Sherwood Branch Library
117 North Harrison
Sherwood, OH 43556
Phone: (419) 899-4343
Fax: (419) 899-3479