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Genealogy Research Requests

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Mailing Address:
Genealogy and Local History
Reference Department
Chardon Library
110 East Park St.
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Attn: Cheryl McClellan, genealogist
E-mail: history@geaugalibrary.info
Phone: 440-285-7601, ask for Genealogy

To request a specific document, fill out a research request form:

  • Name, date of event, volume/page or other citation for the records needed.
  • Your contact information, including address
  • Please limit probate requests to two per request
  • Send Research Request Form via mail or email.
  • Wait to send payment until we respond with the actual cost.
  • The fee is $3 per name per record requested, with a 25-cent per page copy or scan charge if the record has more than two pages.
  • We will scan and email documents of six pages or less and mail paper copies for requests resulting in more than six pages. If you prefer, we can send all records by mail.
  • Your requests will be filled as quickly as possible.

Request an obituary:

The charge is $3 per obituary if we do the research, or 10-cents per page for copies if you come to the Anderson Allyn Room and do the research yourself.

General research

To find out what records we have on a particular person or family, email or mail a query to the genealogist. Include your specific question(s), an ancestor chart and family group chart(s) that show what you already know about the person in question, plus a generation before and after that person. Your request will be evaluated and you will be notified whether our research service can answer your request. Otherwise, you will be referred to an experienced private researcher.

To Pay for Genealogy Documents:
Please write a check to “Geauga County Public Library” after you receive notice of the cost and send to:

Genealogy and Local History
Reference Department
Chardon Library
110 East Park St.
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Attn: Cheryl McClellan, genealogist

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