Welcome to Lorain County OHGenWeb!

Lorain County was created in 1824 from parts of HuronCuyahoga  and   Medina  Counties.

Elyria is our county seat and Wellington Village is the home of our county fair. The photo above is Lorain Harbor Lighthouse located at the mouth of the Black River.

This website is part of  OHGenWeb,  USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb.  Visit The USGenWeb Archives for Lorain County and the Ohio State Resources for Researchers.

Other genealogical organizations in the county are  Wellington Genealogical Group and  Black River Genealogical Group.


Samuel D. Isaly Library
of the Ohio Genealogical Society
611 State Route 97 West
Bellville OH 44813

Map to the Library


Save The Date !!

Saturday, April 26, 2014
from 8:30am to about 1:00pm

LDS 2014 Free Genealogy Conference

Cleveland Family History Center
25000 Westwood, Westlake, OH

1.Leaving a Gift of Legacy: Who's Writing Your Story? by Debbie Abbott
2.Using City Directories in Genealogical Research by Debbie Abbott
3.Citing Sources presented by Susan Bonko
4.County Research presented by Casandra Brown
5.Land Records presented by Casandra Brown
6.How to Take and Use Photos to Enhance Your Story by Alexis DeBaltzo
7.The Scots in Ohio presented by Amanda Epperson
8.Introduction to Genealogy by Amanda Epperson
9.Your Story Using Google Earth by Sandra Gray
10.Researching Great Britain by Sherry & Cindy Minn
11.Using Internet Genealogical Resources by Sherry & Cindy Minn
12.Introduction to Family Tree on FamilySearch by Gary Teaman

Click  here  for more information.



Wellington Town Hall  c. 1885 still stands today and houses the Wellington Police, the Village's government offices, and where the Wellington Genealogical Group meets. The steeple to the right is part of Wellington United Methodist Church and has been repaired. The new steeple is up on the church as seen on the photo below.


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