The Local History Room at the Harris-Elmore Public Library has been in operation for over 40 years due to the painstaking research of local historian Grace Luebke. Housed here are numerous historical documents that are helpful to the expert genealogist or the curious patron. Obituaries, naturalization records, photographs, and news articles, etc. can be found for Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood, Lucas, and Erie Counties in a range of dates.
A complete list of holdings can be viewed on this site by clicking
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This site holds a vast number of our collections in a searchable digital format. This is made possible by a grant in 2009, from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and a partnership with the Ohio History Connection's Ohio Memory Project. This project was also funded in part by an LSTA grant that partners with 11 other Ohio Libraries through NORWELD. All of our digital collections can also be found at Ohio Memory.