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As information is collected about the various township historical societies in Medina County, it will be posted here. If you have a certain township that has not yet been posted and would like more information, let me know and I will try to get the information posted for you. Thanks, Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman


MEDINA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETIES


Brunswick Area Historical Society
c/o Email
4613 Laurel Rd.
P.O. Box 714
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
(330) 273-6303

Chatham Township Historical Society
c/o Phyllis Siman/Frank Munz
9610 Old Mill Rd.
Spencer, Ohio 44275
(330) 667-2356

Granger Historical Society
c/o Bob Hummel (Pres.)
1195 Granger Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256
(330) 239-2380

Hinckley Historical Society
c/o Susan Batke (Curator)
P.O. Box 471
Hinckley, Ohio 44233

Litchfield Historical Society
c/o Frances Giordano
3645 Avon Lake Road
Litchfield, Ohio 44253

Lodi Historical Society
c/o Joe Warner (Pres.)
117 Wooster St.
Lodi, Ohio 44254
(330) 948-1200

Medina County Genealogical Society
President: Margaret Cheney

Purpose Of the Society

  • Promote public awareness of the value of preserving the past for the future.
  • Promote good genealogical practices.
  • Promote preservation of family histories.
  • Provide genealogical research services of Medina County records.
  • Promote preservation and availability of Medina County historical records.
  • Provide guidance to those tracing their family histories.

    History

    The Medina County Genealogical Society (MCGS) was formed in July 1976 by a group of individuals who were interested in learning more about their ancestors. As the Society became more organized, it began publication of a newsletter, The Medina County Story in 1982. This newsletter is published four times a year and has a yearly index.

    In 1988, the Society became a chapter in the Ohio Genealogical Society. Membership now exceeds over one hundred households and extends all across the United States.

    A small library is maintained at the Medina County Historical Society, John Smart Museum, in their research room. It is available for research during regular Museum hours. Call the Medina County Historical Society at 330-722-1341 to confirm hours. Their address is 206 North Elmwood Street, Medina, Ohio.

    Meetings

    The Society holds a monthly meeting on the second Sunday of each month with a social time commencing at 1:30 PM, with a program at 2:00 PM, followed by a short business meeting. Exceptions are research field trips, a June Family Picnic and a December Annual Dinner.

    The Society holds their monthly meetings at the Medina County District Library, Medina, Ohio. For more details, including individual meetings and program content, contact Margaret Cheney or visit the chapter website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmcogs2.

    Medina County Historical Society Museum
    Museum Curator-Tom Hilberg
    P.O. Box 306
    Medina, Ohio 44258
    4530 Grand Teton Dr.
    Medina, Ohio 44256-7093
    (330) 722-1341
    NOTE: Closed every January and February

    Seville Historical Society
    c/o Don Gottlieb
    70 W. Main St.
    Seville, Ohio 44273
    (330) 722-6428

    Sharon Heritage Society
    c/o Ruth Ensworth
    P.O Box 57
    Sharon Center, Ohio 44274
    (330) 336-6957

    Spencer Historical Society
    c/o Nancy Will
    12221 Old Mill Rd.
    Spencer, Ohio 44275
    (330) 648-2181

    Valley City Historical Society
    c/o Laverne Tolsma
    7060 Center Rd.
    Valley City, Ohio 44280
    (330) 483-3994

    Westfield Historical Society
    c/o Anita Weaver
    Box 158
    Westfield Center, Ohio 44251
    (330) 887-5525

    York Township Historical Society
    c/o Frank Ehrman (President)
    6949 Branch Road
    Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 723-3578

    Chatham Historical Society Publications
    c/o Phyllis Siman
    9610 Old Mill Rd.
    Spencer, Ohio 44275
    (330) 667-2356

    1. The History of Chatham Township, Medina County, Ohio, 1993. Expanded, corrected, and updated version of Chatham Sesquicentennial 1818-1968. Cost $5.00 + $1.50 Shipping and Handling.
    2. Index to The History of Chatham Township, Medina County, Ohio, 1993. Cost Free + $1.50 Shipping and Handling.
    3. Chatham Sesquicentennial 1818-1968. Cost $5.00 + $1.50 Shipping and Handling.
    4. Vital Records from Chatham Township, Medina County, Ohio, 1993. Includes: Birth Records 1869-1908, Death Records 1872-1904, Congregational Church Records 1834-1992 (membership, baptisms, marriages, ministers), Methodist Church Records (membership, baptisms, marriages, ministers), Veterans buried in Chatham. Cost $5.00 + $1.50 Shipping and Handling.
    5. Please be sure to include the shipping and handling costs of $1.50 per book. Thank you.

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    Granger Library and Historical Society
    c/o Bob Hummel
    1195 Granger Road
    Medina, Ohio 44256
    (330) 239-2380

    Granger Library and Historical Society is open the first Saturday of each month, April through October, 1:00 to 3:00 P. M. or by appointment (330-239-2380).

    The library has a small collection of childrenís books and a nice selection of historical books and biographies arranged by historical eras. (Hence, all books pertaining to life in the 1920ís or published in the 1920ís are on one shelf, etc.)

    The Granger Library and Historical Society has published the following books priced at $8.00 each or 2 for $15.00:

    • Bringing History Home to Granger: The Earliest Years
    • Bringing History Home to Granger: The Civil War Years
    • Bringing History Home to Granger: The 1910ís and World War I
    • Bringing History Home to Granger: The 1940ís and World War II

    The libraryís collection includes the Highland High School year books (Highland Annuals) for the following years: 1955-1973; 1975-1979; 1981-1984;1986; 1988-1990; 1991-1994; 1996-2005.

    The library also has genealogical information on the following Granger Township families: ALBER, BARNETT-SPENCER, BEARDSLEY, BLEILER, BURT, CAPRON-SMITH-COMSTOCK, CASE, CHRISMAN, CODDING, DAVIS, DUNSHA-SIMMONS, FINCH, FREEMAN, GANYARD-WILEY, GIBBS, GRAFF, GREEN, HAND, HATCH-HOEL, HEPPENSTIEL, HILLS, HUMMEL, HUNTLEY, INGRAHAM, KUDER, LYTLE, MATTINGLY, SHAW, STEIN, THOMPSON, TREEMAN, UNDERWOOD.

    Litchfield Historical Society Publication
    c/o Mrs. Celia M. Kruggel
    4700 Avon Lake Road
    Litchfield, OH 44253
    (330)667-2534

    1. The Story of Litchfield, Ohio 1831-1997 is an updated and expanded history of Litchfield Township, its churches, school, organizations, prominent families and personalities. Also includes lists of burials, military, 1997 residents: maps and photographs. The book is hard cover, 205 pages. Cost per book is $40.00 plus $2.50 for shipping.

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