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Licking County Genealogical Society
A Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society
101 West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055-5054
(located on the 2nd Floor of the Licking County Library, main library, downtown Newark,
of the Licking County Library.)

Phone: (740) 349-5510
The Licking County Genealogical Society's Library is Open to the Public:
Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.;
Wednesday 1 - 7:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
Please see Calendar and Info pages for more.
The Licking County Genealogical Society is an all volunteer organization.

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Next Regular Meeting:
June 6, 2016, Monday, 6:00 p.m. Licking County Records and Archives
(behind the Licking County Sheriff's Office).
39 South Buena Vista Street, Newark, Ohio.
NO ADMITTANCE after 6:15 p.m. so don't be late.

General Meeting:
Program: "Tour and Research Opportunity"
Presented by: Bill Markley and staff

Please plan to attend and bring a friend.

Meetings are free and open to the public
For more information call the LCGS Library at 740-349-5510.

Time to renew or join the membership of
the Licking County Genealogical Society
for 2016. See our
Membership Form web page
to view and print the 2016 Membership Form
  

 

  
In conjunction with the Licking County Library's "In the Company of Heroes"; LCGS
wants to honor all Licking County Veterans by including them in our reference notebooks.

Click on the image below to view the LCGS Veterans brochure in PDF format.
 


 
Click on the image below to view, print, fill out the form
and return to LCGS to add your Veteran to our records.

 

 

 

 
NEW
Histories of Licking County and other books
Prices have been reduced again!
Now is the time to get these great books.
Quantities are limited.
Click here or the image below to view the order form in a PDF file.


 
To see all of our Publications including those above,
click here.
 

 

 NEW
Time to renew or join the membership of
the Licking County Genealogical Society
for 2016. See our
Membership Form web page
to view and print the 2016 Membership Form

 

 

Bicentennial History of Licking County 1808-2008.

Featuring a concise compilation of previous township histories, plus cemeteries,
one-room schools, churches, ghost towns, Century Farms, the Bicentennial Quilt,
a Bicentennial events schedule and much more.
A detailed bibliography and index make this a very user-friendly book. 304 pages 147 photographs.
This full size 8-1/2 x 11, spiral bound book (soft cover) features the Courthouse and
the Bicentennial Quilt in color on the front and back cover.


Click here or below to view the order form for the Bicentennial History of Licking County 1808-2008.


  

 

Finding your Ancestors in Licking County

LCGS Membership
        Single membership $14.00, Joint membership $16.00
        Additional charge - mailing outside the U.S. $8.00

       Includes the following with no additional fee

  1. The Licking Lantern "A Light into the Past" (4 times a year)
  2. Monthly Informative meetings: Newark Library meeting room
  3. Two queries to be published in the Licking Lantern (Needs to be ready to print with your membership number.Email is the best way to submit for Lantern)
  4. One free look-up (when submitted with your membership application) for one surname to the Ancestor, Pioneer, Marriages and Obituary files.
  5. Submit an Ancestor Chart for our files for others to look at.

           For more help, LCGS volunteers can research the following:
                                $$ per surname in advance

    Quick look-ups: A fee of $5.00 will be charged for up to 5 pages with $1.00 per page after 5 on the Births,
    Marriages, Death records, and Ancestor files.

    Obituaries: $2.00 an obituary from around 1972 to current.
                         Any before that date are hit and miss.
                         Need name and date, if possible, as not indexed by years.

    All Records: In our library: Effective August 1, 2015 - A fee of $25.00 with .25 cents per page after 12 pages.
    Note: In 1867, Ohio passed a law that birth and deaths were to be recorded, but not all were. As the Licking County Courthouse burned in 1875 there are no birth or death records prior to 1875. A few marriages were re-recorded but again not all were. Ohio did not issue birth or death certificates until 20 December 1908.

    The best way to send information and names to be researched is by email, or postal mail.
    If sent by email, research will not begin until we receive your money order or check.

    Please indicate the extent of your own research so LCGS work will not be duplicated.

    LCGS is staffed by volunteers so it can take up to two weeks to hear from us.
    If you send a letter, please include your email address or telephone number so we may contact you if needed.
    Note: Long distance calls can not be returned.


                                     You can contact us at 740-349-5510, or email:
                                    lcgs@lickingcountylibrary.info for more information
      

 


NEW -
The L.C.G.S. Library is now open on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
in addition to the Wednesday afternoon hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
This will allow patrons 6 1/2 hours of research time on Wednesdays.
  

 

The Licking County Genealogical Society's Library is Open to the Public: Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.;
Wednesday 1 - 7:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 1 - 4 p.m.
Please see Calendar and Info pages for more. The Licking County Genealogical Society is an all volunteer organization.

The Info page has lots of information about how to contact LCGS, become a member of LCGS,
how to join First Families of Licking County, Ohio, how to join Civil War Families of Licking County,
information about the L.C.G.S.Pioneer Families Project, a brief description of our holdings,
how to search much of our holdings, and much more.

Licking County Courthouse
at Christmas, 2013
Click on the picture above to see
an enlarged picture.
(Photo courtsey of Ronna Eagle)

L.C.G.S. is located in
Licking County Library/Main,
101 West Main Street, Newark, OH
Click on the picture above to go to the
Licking County Library web site.

L.C.G.S. Library on the 2nd floor of
The Licking County Library/Main,
101 West Main Street, Newark, OH

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of Meeting & Events

CEMETERY PHOTOS
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Genealogical Society

C.I.G.
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EDUCATION

F.A.Q.

FAMILY NAMES
in the Family History Section
of the L.C.G.S. Library

FAMILY PICTURES
Pictures that have been donated to L.C.G.S.
Help us identify those that are unknown.

FAMILY SEARCH.COM

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RECORD SEARCH FOR
CANADA, U.S. & MEXICO

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OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATES (1908-1953)

FIRST FAMILIES OF
LICKING COUNTY
Application & Rules now online

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE 
HeritageQuest access is back!
Licking County Library Card
needed for access from home.

 INFORMATION
Officers, Chairman, Lantern Staff
Library Holdings, etc.

L.C.G.S. LIBRARY

LICKING COUNTY
RESEARCH
 

LICKING LANTERN
and
L.C.G.S. Quarterly Table of Contents
from 1976-current issue

LICKING LIBRARY

LINKS
A Good Place to Start for
Research Resources
(Licking County Resources
Licking County Cemeteries,
Deaths &Obituaries, and much more.

MAP OF L.C.G.S LIBRARY

MEMBER'S WEB SITES
Check out our members web sites with Surnames,
Family History & more.

MEMBERSHIP FORM
Join L.C.G.S.
Time to renew your membership.
Click for the 2016 Membership Form.

OBITUARY INDEX
You can search just the
Licking County Genealogical Library by selecting us from the list
Click Here-Select
Licking County Genealogical Society
in the drop down Library list

OHIO CENSUS
L.C.G.S Microfilm Holdings
 

 OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
MEMBER DATABASES

ONLINE PUBLICATION
Pre-1808 Transcribed Land Records

ONLINE PUBLICATION
Index to 1812 Licking County Tax Duplicate

ONLINE PUBLICATION
Index to 1816 Licking County Tax Record

ONLINE PUBLICATION
Index to Early Licking County Home Register
1838-1872

PHOTO GALLERY

PIONEER FAMILIES
See also:
Licking County Bicentennial Pioneer Applications

PUBLICATIONS
L.C.G.S. Publications
& other items for sale

PUBLICATIONS
& Other Items for Sale
ORDER FORM

PUBLICATION
"ATLAS" INDEX

PUBLICATION
"THE GREEN TREE"INDEX

PUBLICATION
"PROBATE RECORDS 1829-1904" INDEX

RESEARCH
Sources

REVOLUTIONARY
WAR SOLDIERS
Of Licking County

SCHOOL PICTURES
from Licking County

 SOCIETY OF CIVIL WAR FAMILIES
of Licking County

TOWNSHIP MAP
With Year Formed,
Range &Township
 

"WHAT'S NEW"
web page.

YESTERYEAR PICTURES
from Licking County
 

1820 CENSUS
Head of Household 

 1982 HISTORY OF
LICKING COUNTY, OHIO INDEX 

The Licking County Genealogical Society now offers AncestryLibrary edition to patrons of the society's library.
The 4 computers for patron use in the society's library can now access this valuable resource offered by ProQuest and Ancestry.com.

Licking County Records & Archives

Licking County Records & Archives
Catalog Search

Basic Researching
In Licking County

Beginner's Corner

Licking County
Historical Alliance

Licking County
Historical Society

Greater Licking County
Convention & Vistors Bureau

 

Licking County Bicentennial Web Site

 Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Obituary Index


What you will find here under "Recent Updates" - updates to the web site within the past 6 months.
For these current updates and older updates to the web site click on
"What's New" in the Main Menu.
 

NEW - May 22, 2016
The Table of Contents for the Licking Lantern, Volume XLI, #2, Summer, 2016
was added to the
Licking Lantern Table of Contents page.

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NEW - April 19, 2016
The following new
Yesteryear Pictures page 5 have been added to the web site.
The Pictures below and more pictures are available
to view at the Licking County Genealogical Society Library
North 2nd Street at East Main Street
North 3rd Street at West Main Street
North 3rd Street
South 3rd Street at West Main Street
South Park Place looking west from South 2nd Street
Three Newark Ohio Theatres
West Main Street looking toward Courthouse

The following new
School Pictures of Licking County have been added to the web site.

Ben Franklin Jr. High School, 9th Grade Cheerleaders 1955-1956

Ben Franklin Jr. High School, 9th Grade 1955-1956
Basketball Team Players who attended Central Jr. High in 7th & 8th Grades

Ben Franklin Jr. High School, 9th Grade Basketball Team 1955-1956

Central Jr. High School Grade 7-(4) - 1953-1954

Central Jr. High School Grade 8 (3) - 1954-1955

Central Jr. High School 8th Grade Basketball Team 1954-1955

Hartzler Elementary School Grade 2 - 1948-1949

Roosevelt Junior High School 9th Grade 1955-1956


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NEW - March 21, 2016
The Table of Contents for the Licking Lantern, Volume XLI, #1, Spring, 2016
was added to the
Licking Lantern Table of Contents page.

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NEW - January 27, 2016
The following new links have been added to the Links web page
under
State by State Resources - Virginia

College of William & Mary:
Earl Gregg Swem Library

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library

Thomas Balch Library

University of Virginia Alderman Library:
Albert & Shirley Small collection


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NEW - January 4, 2016
The following new links have been added to the Links web page
under
Libraries & Archives Links

Cleveland Public Library

Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library

Muskingum County Library System

Western Reserve Historical Society - Library


The following new links have been added to the Links web page
under
Research Links - Ohio

Cleveland News Index and the Cleveland Necrology File


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NEW - December 6, 2015

The following new links have been added to the Links web page
under
Newspapers Online & Research - National & International

Digital Historic Newspapers (FamilySearch.org)

Historical U.S. Newspapers Online (Bowling Green State University)

Online Historical Newspapers Website

Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives


The following link was added to the Links web page
under
Research Links - National - International

Online Historical Directories Website


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Beginner's Corner
Resources for the beginner below.
See also:
Free Software and Free Forms

THE OHIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
OGS conducts an annual summer genealogy workshop.
For information visit the society's web site at:
http://www.ogs.org and click on "Events" in the menu.
THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
NGS maintains References For Researching Online and
Online and Home Study Courses are also available.
FAMILYSEARCH.ORG - Learning Resources for Genealogy
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Getting Started at the Genealogy Center
http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx
FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS - FREE Online Genealogy Course from Brigham Young University at:
http://ce.byu.edu/courses/pe/999015068001/public/start.htm
BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
http://www.arkansasresearch.com/guideindex.htm
Genealogy Research Guides, Tips and Online Records
http://www.researchguides.net/
Dear Myrtle - Your Friend in Genealogy - Research help for beginners and more at:
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/index.htm
LDS FAMILYSEARCH RESEARCH GUIDANCE
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp

LDS FAMILYSEARCH RESEARCH HELPS
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
Click on "Research Helps"

LDS FAMILYSEARCH RESEARCH WIKI
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page
ROOTSWEB'S GUIDE TO TRACING FAMILY TREES
http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/
Genealogy Spot - Getting Started and additional information
http://www.genealogyspot.com/
About.com's Genealogy web site. Guide to Genealogy at:
http://genealogy.about.com/
The following commerical sites also have free information on How to do genealogical research.

Ancestry.com - Getting Started and Learning Center
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/start/main.htm

Genealogy.com - Learning Center
http://www.genealogy.com/genehelp.html
Louis Kessler's Genealogy Software Programs information and links
http://www.lkessler.com/gplinks.shtml
Genealogy Web Sites at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gentutor/websites.html

Free Genealogy Software

Ancestral Quest Basics (works similar to FamilySearch's Personal Ancestral File program which is no longer updated). Information on left side of screen is optional, you do not need to fill out to download Ancestral Quest Basics.
MyHeritage Family Tree Builder.
Legacy Family Tree Standard Edition.
Rootsmagic Essentials.

Free Downloadable Forms

Access Genealogy - free charts & forms at:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/free-genealogy-charts.htm
Ancestories - various free forms at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kidmiff/forms.htm
Ancestry web site at:
http://www.ancestry.com/trees/charts/ancchart.aspx
Family Chartmasters at:
https://familychartmasters.com/familychartist/?genmapid=
Family Tree Magazine web site at:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/download.html
Census Extraction Forms at:
http://www.genealogy.com/00000061.html
FamilySearch.org has online forms for U.S., British, Irish, Canadian census extraction, plus family group sheets, blank timelines, etc. at:
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Forms
About.com has downloadable family tree fan charts, pedigree charts, family group sheets, and relationship charts at:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/free_charts/
Misbach Enterprises at:
http://misbach.org/pdfcharts/
Census Forms (Federal, State, Canadian, and more) plus other useful forms created in Microsoft Excel at:
http://www.censustools.com/
Obituaries Help.org - Free Genealogy Family Tree Forms
Obituaries Help.org - Free Printable Blank Family Tree Forms
Source Documentation Cheat Sheet from Family Tree Magazine at:
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/upload/images/PDF/documentation.pdf
"Genealogy Source Citations Quick Reference" by Thomas MacEtee at:
http://www.geneabloggers.com/Citations_Quick_Reference.pdf
Just For Kids - Winnie the Pooh inspired family trees at:
http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/tiggermovie/familytree.html
Just For Kids - Family Tree Magazine Web Site for Kids Click on the link to visit Family Tree Kids! Lots of stuff for the Junior Genealogist - games, activities, forms, information, etc.
Also ideas for Teachers and Parents. Check it out.
Just For Kids - Zap The Grandma Gap at: Zapthegrandmagap.com
Researching In Licking County, Ohio
LICKING COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055-5054
(located on 2nd floor of the Newark Public Library)
Phone: (740) 349-5510

Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 12-4 P.M.; Wed. 1 P.M.-7:30 P.M.; Fri. and Sat. 1-4 P.M. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

Out of state and beyond Licking County in Ohio - Please email us two weeks in advance if the regular hours do not fit in your schedule. We will try to find a volunteer to open up the library for you and then email you back if we can accommodate you.

For additional information see: Information page
LICKING COUNTY WEB SITE - http://www.lcounty.com/
LICKING COUNTY GOVERNMENT RECORDS & ARCHIVES -
http://www.lcounty.com/records/
39 South Buena Vista Street
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: (740) 670-5121
Fax: (740) 670-5124
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Katy L. W. Klettlinger
Records & Archives Coordinator

New - Online Catalog
http://lcounty.pastperfect-online.com/39695cgi/mweb.exe?request=ks
Search records by keyword.
Request copies of records by e-form.
Detailed descriptions.
Email a catalog record to a friend.
LICKING COUNTY COURTHOUSE - PROBATE COURT
Courthouse Square, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (740) 349-6137
Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday-Friday
LICKING COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - RECORDERS OFFICE
20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (740) 349-6060
Hours: 8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday
Web site: http://www.lcounty.com/rec/
LICKING COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
675 Price Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (740) 349-6535
Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday
Web site: http://www.lickingcohealth.org/
LICKING COUNTY LIBRARY/MAIN
101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (740) 349-5500 Fax: (740) 349-5575
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 A.M-9 P.M.
Fri-Sat. 9 A.M-5:30 P.M.
Sun. 1-5 P.M. (April-Oct)
Web site: http://www.lickingcountylibrary.info/
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
For Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records.
Walk-in: Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2531

Mail Requests: Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
246 N. High Street, 1st Floor, Revenue Room
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, Ohio 43215-0098

See the Ohio Department of Health - Vital Records web site at: http://www.odh.state.oh.us/vitalstatistics/vitalstats.aspx
more detailed information
For more Licking County Resources see
the LCGS Links page.
Also check the resources listed in the LCGS Menu above.

 More Detailed Information is available at:
Licking County Research

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