NOTICE: Geauga County Public Library will be closed April 8. All programs scheduled for April 8 are cancelled.

You Might Not Be Who You Think You Are

By GCPL Genealogist Cheryl McClellan Genealogy research can lead to surprising discoveries about your family. Parma, Ohio native, Gail Lukasik, discovered in 1995, while researching census records, that her grandfather was black. Her mother had kept this fact hidden...

School Records

With the new school year upon us, GCPL Genealogist Cheryl McClellan, wrote this blog post about hunting for school records. Read more of her posts here. School bells are ringing in Geauga County. Drop by the Chardon Library to see the Geauga County Genealogical...

A Universe of Stories in the U.S. Census

Just when I think I have found every fact or record available about an ancestor, something catches my eye in a census column that I had not noticed before. According to my records, my great grandmother married in 1868 and her first child was born in 1872. I could not...