Genealogy & Local History

The Heritage Room has Wyandot County and Upper Sandusky newspapers from 1845 to present. We also have census records, area church records, court records, marriage licenses, births, deaths, and coroner's inquest records on microfilm. To explore these resources, we have two microfilm readers with printers. We also provide a number of online databases to help streamline the research process. The Upper Sandusky Community Library is proud to offer Ancestry Library Edition for your use in while in the library and other many unique pieces of history relating to Wyandot County and the surrounding areas. Many of these volumes have been compiled by local historians and must be used in the library only.

To request an obituary, download an Obituary/Newspaper Article Request Form, fill it out, and email the completed form to There is a $5 fee per article/obituary. 

African American Heritage  - allows you to search essential historical records for African Americans.

Fold3 Library Edition - helps you discover documents and pictures of your families military past. 

Heritage Quest - discover your family history with the added bonus of sending the documents and records that you find to your home.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - this fascinating resource has over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

Rutherford B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index - an index to over 3,500,000 obitituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810's to the present day. Obituaries may be ordered online from over 60 partner libraries through this index.

Ancestry Library Edition - This definitive collection for genealogy research can only be used at the library.