Reference Collection

Atlases & Maps
Ashtabula County:
1905 Ashtabula County Atlas. Ashtabula, OH: Sill, Tucker & Co.
Columbiana County, OH:
1841 Map of Columbiana County, Ohio. Compiled by J. G. Williard, published by Lewis Vail.
1870 Atlas of Columbiana County, Ohio. D. J. Lake. Philadelphia: C. O. Titus.
1902 Columbiana County Map & Atlas Company. Atlas of Surveys of Columbiana County, OH. Lisbon, OH: Columbiana County Map & Atlas Co.
Mahoning County & Youngstown, OH:
1855 Map of Youngstown, Mahoning County, OH by T. Doran. Philadelphia: Friend & Aub.
1860 Map of Mahoning County published by J. W. Canfield, Canfield, Ohio
1870 Map of the City of Youngstown Mahoning County, Ohio. Youngstown, OH: Charles D. Barclay. Philadelphia: H. B. Stranahan. Scale: 300 feet to the inch.
1874 Atlas for Mahoning County, Ohio. D. J. Lake. Philadelphia: Titus, Simmons & Titus.
1899-1900 Atlas of Surveys of Mahoning County, Ohio. By Mahoning County Abstract Co., Youngstown, OH: A. H. Mueller Co.
1915 Atlas of Mahoning County, Ohio and Hubbard, Liberty & Weathersfield Townships of Trumbull County. Youngstown, OH: Wm. J. Gutknecht.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps:
1884 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Youngstown, Girard, Hazelton, Lowellville (photocopy)
1889 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Youngstown, Girard, Lowellville, Brier Hill, Struthers (photocopy)
1896 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Youngstown, Girard, Lowellville, Struthers (photocopy)
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Youngstown, OH: Originals 1907-1927; originals 1928-1957. Original black & white editions, 1988, 1992.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Canfield, OH: photocopies of original 1928 edition.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Lowellville, OH, 1928 originals
James Mackey Collection (Coll. #21) – includes surveyor’s notes, sketches, primarily of Youngstown area, circa 1849-1901
Trumbull County, OH:
1830 Henshaw’s Map of Trumbull County
1874 Combination Atlas Map of Trumbull County, OH. Chicago: L. H. Everts.
1899 Atlas & Directory of Trumbull County, Ohio. Cleveland: American Atlas Co.
1918 Atlas of the Lower Townships of Trumbull County, Ohio. Youngstown, OH: W. J. Gutknecht.

Daybooks and Store Ledgers:
MVHS has a small collection of daybooks and store ledgers from the Mahoning Valley area. Daybooks can be used to locate individuals or families in a specific locale at a specific time period.Among these are a set of daybooks kept by William Rayen after his move to the area in 1802. An earlier volume dates from 1796-1799 when Rayen operated a mercantile in the Westmoreland County, PA area.

Church Records and Histories:
Bethel Lutheran Church, Youngstown, OH. Photocopies of Originals: Bethel Forsamlingens, Haselton, OH 1880- ca. 1901 in Swedish; Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethel Church Ministerial Acts inc. Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Funerals, etc. 1894-1919; Marriages, 1914-1958; Funerals, 1914-1958
First Covenant Church of Youngstown, Ohio 1886 – 1930
Forney Church – see Unity Township, Columbiana County…
Good Hope Church: Records of the German Lutheran and Reformed Congregations Beaver Township, Mahoning County, OH 1815-1895. By Margaret Miller Simon. Boardman, OH: Simon Homestead Books, 1986
Hillman Street Christian Church/Hitchcock Woods Christian Church historical booklets and Original Registers. Circa 1911-1963 including baptisms, dates of membership and removal. Guest registers from 1957-1979 also part of collection(Coll. #90)
Old Springfield Lutheran and Reformed Congregations Church Book, Springfield Township, OH – original entries written in German and English (79.16.1) **
**Old Springfield. Reformed and Lutheran Congregations Records, Springfield Township & Unit Township. Compilation of some of the records from the original ledger (79.16.1) by Nellie Simonton.
Salem/Forney Church – see Unity Township, Columbiana County…
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Collection. Collection #127. Church record books from 1881-1996, early entries in German; photographs; memorabilia.
Swedish Mission Church (see First Covenant Church of Youngstown, Ohio)
Unity Church of Christ – see Unity Township, Columbiana County…
Unity Township, Columbiana County Congregation and Salem/Forney Church Lutheran and Reformed Congregations (currently Unity Church of Christ) – original entries written in German and English, 1813 – 1897 (79.16.2)
** Vertical and Manuscript Files on local churches in Mahoning Valley. Organized alphabetically by name of church or congregation.
Youngstown Area Jewish Federation’s Jewish Archives (formerly housed at the Jewish Community Center) (Coll. #92)

Cemeteries and Funeral Homes:
Anderson Funeral Home of Hubbard, OH, 1908-1943. Betty Johnson. Brookfield, OH: Betty Johnson, 1997
Austintown Township Cemetery and Death Records Mahoning County, Ohio. Mahoning County Ohio Cemetery and Death Records Series, No. 3. Youngstown, OH: Mahoning County Chapter, OGS, 1996.
Canfield Township Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio Volume I. Youngstown, OH: Mahoning County Chapter, OGS, 1983.
Jewish Cemeteries of Mahoning County, OH: Their Histories and Tombstone Readings. Louis & Sarah Joseph, Rachel Joseph Kujala. Mahoning County Chapter, OGS. Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999.
Mount Hope Park Cemetery, Youngstown, OH. Photocopies of Grave Registration Cards
Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio Burial Records, Volume I, 3 Dec. 1878 – 18 Sept. 1894. Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1995.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio Burial Records, Volume II, 18 Sept. 1894 – August 1903. Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1997.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio Burial Records, Volume III, 19 September 1903 – 1 September 1910. Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1998.
Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio Burial Records, Volume IV, 2 September 1910 – 19 March 1921. Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1998.
Ohio Cemeteries. Maxine Hartmann Smith (editor) for Ohio Genealogical Society, Mansfield, OH: OGS, 1978
Rodef Sholom Cemetery, Youngstown, OH. Records, photocopied volumes.
Springfield Township Cemetery and Death Records, Mahoning County, Ohio. Mahoning County Ohio Cemetery & Death Records Series, No. 2. Margaret Miller Simon (editor) for Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1995.
St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery, Youngstown, Ohio Burial Records. By Louis J. Joseph. Youngstown, OH: Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1995
Trigg Brothers Monument Company, 1878-1927 Ledger containing monument orders. Includes sketches of stones, inscriptions, person ordering stone, location of placement. Partially indexed within ledger
Trumbull County Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions 1800-1930, compiled and published by members of Trumbull County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society, 1983.
Youngstown Necrology, 1910. Compiled by O. Marie McCurdy.

Census Records:
1790 U. S. First Census for: CT, MA, MD, NH, NY, PA, VA, VT. Published format
1860 U. S. Federal Census, Mahoning County, Ohio. Original manuscript. Index available. Simon, Margaret Miller. Mahoning County, Ohio: 1880 Census Index. Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio: Simon Homestead Books, 1993. (Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society)
1880 Simon, Margaret Miller. Mahoning County, Ohio: 1880 Census Index. Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio: Simon Homestead Books, 1993. (Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society)
1880 Ulam, Norman & Mary Lou. 1880 Census Index of Trumbull County, OH. Warren, OH: Atrumbull County Chapter, OGS, 1991.
1880 Bell, Carol Willsey. Columbiana County, Ohio: 1880 Census Index. Youngstown, OH: Bell Books, 1987.

Military:
Commutation Record Book, 1865, Mahoning County, Ohio. Organized by township. (Original ledger, Coll. #36)
Kirkbride Post #600, Grand Army of the Republic, Berlin Center, Ohio. Minute Book, 1886-1914 (Coll #36)
Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio. n.p.: Trumbull County Chapter, OGS, 1973.
Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. Multi-volume set. Cincinnati: The Ohio Valley Co., 1889.
Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-1899. Columbus: Ohio General Assembly, 1916
Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918. Volumes 1 – 23. Columbus: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1926 complete set.
Tod Post, Grand Army of the Republic Manuscript Collection (Coll. #36) Includes member information, minute books (1880-1945), information concerning auxiliary groups associated with Tod Post #29 G.A.R.
U. S. War Department. The War of the Rebellion; a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, DC: Gov’t Printing Office, 1880-1901. Select volumes from the set
Veterans of Foreign Wars – National Encampments, 1931-1939 not inclusive
12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry – Medical Department Ledger, 1864-1865 and Morning Book, 1864. (originals)
Diaries, letters, photographs and other mementos associated with individuals, units and conflicts.
Regimental histories and regional histories of various units and states for specific conflicts. – please inquire

Naturalizations and Immigrations:
Powers, William. Mahoning County, Ohio Naturalization Proceedings Pre 1870 Immigrants. Youngstown, OH: Mahoning County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, 1987.

International Institute Collection (Coll. #3):
Case Files for Immigration, 1920’s, 1967-1979, 1980-1985
Applications for Certificates of Arrival, 1934-1939
Records and Roll books of Classes and Clubs sponsored by the Institute, 1923-1940

Industrial Publications:
General Fireproofing Directories of Employees, 1968-1987 (not inclusive)
General Fireproofing Newsletters, 1944-1972 (not inclusive)
Youngstown Yield, March 1968-December 1972
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Bulletin, August 1921-Fall 1970. Includes Youngstown & Chicago editions for May 1937-December 1967

Hospitals and Service Organizations:
Florence Crittenton Home
St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
Youngstown Hospital Association (Western Reserve Healthcare)
Woman’s Board of the Western Reserve Healthcare Collection #246

Fraternal and Social Organizations:
Including information on programs, membership, outreach, special events.
American Association of University Women, Youngstown Branch (Coll. #166)
Arts & Civics Club, Youngstown, OH
Coterie Club, Youngstown, OH (Coll. #130)
Garden Club of Youngstown, OH (Coll. #69)
Good Roads Wheel League, 1897-1899
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection. Includes records from: Hebron Lodge #55, ca. 1865-1965; Youngstown Lodge #403, ca. 1869-1986; Phoenix Encampment #235, ca. 1885-1954; Council Rock Lodge, ca. 1922-1933; Canton Royal #61, ca. 1904-1924; Damascus Lodge #586, ca. 1881-1884
League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown, OH (Coll. #27)
Lutheran Women’s League of Youngstown and Vicinity. 1917 – 1997 (Coll. #167)
Mahoning County Democratic Club (Coll. #65)
Mahoning Valley Audubon Society Collection
Monday Conversational Collection #242
Monday Musical Club Collection (Coll. #102)
National Council of Jewish Women, Youngstown Chapter
New Century Club (Coll. #46)
Quota Club of Youngstown, Inc.
Research Club of Youngstown, OH (Coll. #85)
Sorosis Club, ca. 1918-1984
Tourists of Youngstown, OH (Coll. #52)
Village Club, The (Poland, OH) (Coll. #271)
Welsh Pioneers Association of the Western Reserve, Inc.
Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Austintown Township Chapter 1939-1967; Mahoning County Chapter 1956-1967; Canfield Township Chapter 1941-1947
Youngstown Business & Professional Women’s Club (Coll. #34)
Youngstown Federation of Women’s Clubs

School Records:
Beaver Township, Mahoning County, OH (possibly the Erb school), 1870-1874
Beloit Special School District Collection #154. Includes minutes, 1898-1912 and financial records, 1903-1926.
Rayen High School Attendance Records, 1905-1923
Rayen High School Literary Society, 1893-1919 (71.32.27 – .28)
Rayen High School Debating Society, 1914-1919 (71.32.30)
Yearbooks from area schools – Chaney, Rayen and South High Schools represented strongly
Please inquire about other schools

Ohio and Regional Histories:
Allison, Grace and Arthur Nolan. Western Reserve and Northern Ohio Historical Society Early Settlement of Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. n.p.: n.p., 1974.
Art Work of Trumbull & Ashtabula Counties, Ohio. Chicago: H. W. Kennicott & Co., 1895
Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893.
Butler, Margaret Manor. A Pictorial History of the Western Reserve 1796 to 1860. Cleveland, OH: Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve Historical Society, 1963.
County by County in Ohio Genealogy. Columbus, OH: The State Library of Ohio, 1977.
Flavell, Carol Willsey. Ohio Genealogical Guide. Second Edition. Youngstown, OH: Carol Willsey Flavell, 1979.
Galbreath, Charles B. History of Ohio. n.p.: American Historical Society, 1925 in five volumes.
Gateway to the West: Ohio. 1967-1978
Genealogical Researchers’ Manual with Special References for Using the Ohio Historical Society Library. Columbus, OH: Franklin County Chapter, OGS, 1981.
A Guide to Local Historical Materials in the Libraries of Northeast Ohio. Youngstown, OH: NOLA, 1977.
Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio. Volumes I – II. Cincinnati, OH: C. J. Kreabiel & Co., 1902
Neely, Ruth (editor). Women of Ohio. Volumes I – IV. n.p.: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., n.d.
Ohio Genealogical Society. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. Complete run
Ohio Genealogical Society. The Report. 1961-Present
Ohio Genealogical Society. Ohio The Cross Road of Our Nation: Records and Pioneer Families. 1960 – 1998
Ohio Genealogical Society. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. 1997 – Present
Powell, Esther Weygandt. The Index to Early Ohio Tax Records. n.p.: n.p., 1973.
Sanderson, General Thomas W. 20th Century History of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Ohio. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1907
Summers, Prof. Ewing. Genealogical and Family History of Eastern Ohio, Illustrated. and Every Name Index. NY & Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1903.
Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve. Volumes I – III. Chicago & NY: Lewis Pub. Co., 1910.
Wright, G. Frederick. Representative Citizens of Ohio. Cleveland, OH: Memorial Pub. Co., 1913.

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