Wellington Genealogy Group

About Us

The purpose of the Wellington Genealogy Group is to aid individuals with an interest in genealogy, to publish genealogy material of local interest, and to expand the resources of the genealogy department of Herrick Memorial Library.

Click here for a great blog by Nicole Hayes on 19th Century Wellington.

The diary of a Camden Township resident Burtis Bayless's journey to California during the Goldrush. This is used courtesy of Nettie Little Poorman, great-granddaughter of Burtis Bayless.

We are helping the Wellington Herrick Memorial Library to create an index to the births, deaths and marriages that are in the local paper, The Wellington Enterprise. There are currently about 40 years that need to be indexed. If you have a love of newspapers and some extra time, please consider volunteering to help us index our local paper. Wellington Enterprise index of marriages, birth and deaths.

RECENT addition to the site: Hamlin Post #219 GAR list of members with photos and obituaries.

In the spring of 2010 the Wellington Genealogy Group published "First United Methodist Church Records 1858-1974". The book is offered for a donation of $20.00 plus $4.00 shipping. For more information see our order form.

The Wellington Genealogy Group will be starting on more projects including more indexing of records at local churches and will result in adding to the group's publications.

The resources collected by the Wellington Genealogy Group are held in the reference section of the Herrick Memorial Library.

The Wellington Genealogy Group is an affiliate of the Lorain County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.


Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. The meetings are generally held in the south meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Wellington Town Hall. The second floor can be reached via the elevator. Annual dues are $10.00 per household. Guests are welcome.

Wellington and Area Resources

Wellington is located in the southern part of Lorain County and due to its location, is only a ten minute drive to Ashland, Huron, or Medina counties.

Wellington is best known as the home of Archibald Willard, the painter who painted the "Spirit of '76." Willard's grave can be found at the local Greenwood Cemetery.

Contact Us

For more information please contact us at:

Wellington Genealogy Group
41869 Jones Rd., Wellington, OH 44090

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