Genealogy Research

The Local History research collection is available during normal library hours in the Reference area.

The Belmont County District Library offers the genealogy researcher resources and services to help with family history research.  The main library in Martins Ferry has a Local History and Genealogy collection that includes books, online data, clippings, microfilm and an obituary file. We also subscribe to the following databases:

  Ancestry Library Edition
(In-library use only)
  HeritageQuest (Access from home with your 14 digit library barcode)

We offer an obituary research service for those who are not local or prefer paying for obituary lookups. Let us do the research for you and you pay a small fee of $3.00 per obituary. 

Genealogy Internet Resources

Belmont County Health Dept.
Explore Ohio  
Chronicling America - Digitized Newspapers
Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944
) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints genealogy search engine
Heslop Funeral Home - Website has obituaries
Vital Records Sources in Ohio

Vital Records Sources in West Virginia
More Genealogy links from Hayes Library
Riverview Cemetery & Walnut Grove Cemetery Information


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