Local History & Genealogy

The Delaware Main Library's Local History Room provides historical as well as contemporary information on the history of Delaware and surrounding areas.  It is open during regular Library hours.

If you need assistance, please ask at the Information Desk. All Local History Room materials are for use in the Library only.


Delaware County Genealogical Society Website

Thursday 10:00 - 11:45 am, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 - 4:30 pm

To schedule an appointment with a member of the Genealogical Society, call 740-369-4375 or email genie@delawareohiohistory.com.

History & Genealogy Resources


Materials Available in the Local History Room

  • Delaware and Ohio history books
  • Works by local authors
  • Delaware County cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions
  • Historical directories for Delaware City and Delaware County
  • Historical county atlases
  • Local church histories
  • Local census records on microfilm
  • Local census indices
  • The Delaware Gazette and other Delaware newspapers on microfilm from 1821 to the present
  • Genealogy "how to" books
  • The Bouic Index--a guide to local genealogy resources
  • Local family histories
  • Yearbooks for Delaware High School and Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Magazines and newsletters related to local history and genealogy
  • Delaware and Ohio History File--a collection of pamphlets, articles, clippings, and other materials.