Our Knox County Historical Society Museum is one of several resources available locally to persons conducting family research.
The Knox County Genealogical Society has the greatest number of informational sources available locally, including convenient access to relevant courthouse and related records. CLICK HERE to visit the Knox County Genealogical Society website.
The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County maintains an excellent Reference Room, with many useful volumes on area history as well as all available microfilm files for local newspapers, census records, ship rosters, etc. CLICK HERE to visit the Public Library website.
Historical Society Genealogy Services
For many years our Museum personnel have provided assistance to genealogy researchers on a fee basis, both privately and as a Museum service. Consequently, we now have files for more than 1000 surnames (see below), as well as quite a large number of related reference materials unavailable elsewhere, such as a nearly complete collection of all the published local city, county and telephone directories, Revolutionary War "Patriot Files" for DAR research, etc. We can, of course, research any Knox County-connected family name requested.
We are fortunate to have an excellent person at our Museum who can provide family research for those unable to visit our facility. Our fee for the service is $35.00 per surname, which covers her time and expertise in consulting the large number of sources and all related copying and mailing costs. Proceeds from this service support our many Museum programs.
For each surname requested, we will search the sources listed below. We do not, however, consult sources outside our Museum Archives, such as courthouse, health department or public library records. For more information, call us at 740-393-5247.
If you choose to use our service, PRINT AND COMPLETE THIS FORM and send with your check for $35.00 per surname, and payable to:
Knox County Historical Society
P. O. Box 522
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
(Attn: Genealogy Services)
WE WILL SEARCH THESE
PUBLISHED HISTORIES AND ATLASES OF KNOX COUNTY, OHIO
A History of Knox County, Ohio: From 1779 to 1862 Inclusive, by A. Banning Norton.
Columbus: Richard Nevins, Printer, 1862.
History of Knox County, Ohio: Its Past and Present by N. N. Hill.
Mount Vernon, Ohio: A. A. Graham & Co., Publishers, 1881.
Biographical Record of Knox County, Ohio.
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1902.
Past and Present of Knox County, Ohio. (2 vols.) by Albert B. Williams.
Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Company, 1912.
History of Knox County, Ohio: 1876 - 1976 (2nd Ed.) by Frederick N. Lorey.
Mount Vernon, Ohio: The Knox County Historical Society, 1992.
Knox County, Ohio: Fact and Folklore by J. Robert Hopkins.
Mount Vernon, Ohio: Privately published, 1996.
History of North Central Ohio:
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Medina, Lorain, Huron and Knox Counties (In 3 volumes)
by William A. Duff. Topeka & Indianapolis: Historical Publishing Company, 1931
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Atlas of Knox County, Ohio (1871) Granville, Ohio: Caldwell & Starr, Publishers, 1871.
Atlas of Knox County, Ohio (1896) Philadelphia: E. R. Caldwell, Publisher, 1896.
BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS
Published Records as Compiled or Edited by Richard DeLauder:
Birth Records of Knox County, Ohio: 1867- 1908
Mount Vernon, Ohio: Knox Co. Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, 1997.
Marriage Records of Knox County, Ohio: 1808 - 1898 (In 2 volumes).
Mount Vernon, Ohio: Knox Co. Chapter of OGS: 1995 and 1999.
Knox Co., Ohio, Obituaries:
(Vol I, Compiled from The Ohio Register, Democratic Banner, Times, True Whig, and Republican News, 1889, and
Vol II, Compiled from The Democratic Banner:1890-1909.) Mount Vernon, Ohio: 1999.
Death Records of Knox County, Ohio: 1867-1908.
Mount Vernon, Ohio: Knox Co. Chapter of the OGS, 1994.
Cemetery Records of Knox County, Ohio (In 2 vols.)
Mount Vernon, Ohio: Knox Co. Chapter of the OGS, 1991 and 1992.
Knox County, Ohio, Will Abstracts: 1808 -1877.
Privately published, 1999.
Death Notices in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Newspapers: 1818 - 1910 (In 2 volumes.)
Compiled by Russell E. Peffers. Mount Vernon, Ohio: Privately published, 1999.
Mount Vernon City Directories (available for the years 1858, 1876, 1884, 1896,
and most years from 1906 to present).
Knox County Rural Directories (occasional years from 1915 to the present).
Telephone Directories for Mount Vernon and Knox County communities for all known years published,
from 1898 to the present.
FAMILY GENEALOGICAL RECORDS IN OUR FILES
FROM PREVIOUS RESEARCH OVER A 30 YEAR PERIOD,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES:
Ackerman Adams Akin Alexander Allen Allison Amadon Amsbaugh Anderson Ankeny Appleton Arbuckle Ardner Armentrout Armstrong Arnold Ash Ashley Askins Atherton Atwater Austin Ayres
Bailey Baker Baldwin Balleu Baltzell Banbury Banning Barcus Barchus Barker Barney Barnhard Barr Bartlett Bartoe Barton Bates Baugh Baughman Baxter Beach Beals Beam Beard Beardshear Beatty Bebout Bechtel Bechtol Beck Beckley Bedell Beeler Beeman Beeny Beers Behrle Bell Belt Benedict Bennett Bequeaith Berry Bevans Bickerdyke Biggs Biler Bird Black Blackman Blair Blake Blakely Blaker Bland Blinn Bloom Blubaugh Blue Blystone Bockoven Boggs Bolin Bolton Bonar Bonham Bonnet Bontrager Borror Bostwick Bowie Bowland Bowman Boyd Boyle Braddock Bragg Branyan Brashear Brent Brentlinger Bricker Britton Broughton Brown Browning Bryant Buckingham Bull Bulyar Bumpus Burgess Burk Burkholder Burr Burris Butcher Butler Buttles Buzzard Byrd
Cackler Cain Campbell Carey Carghnan Carl Carmichael Carpenter Carrico Carter Cary Case Cassell Cassil Casto Cavanaugh Caywood Chadwick Champion Chapman Charpie Chase Childs Claflin Clark Clemmens Clutter Cobean Cochran Coffield Coffing Coggins Coile Cole Coleman Colopy Colville Colwill Conard Conkle Conners Cook Coolidge Copus Cordell Cordrey Cornell Cornwell Cosner Cotton Cowden Cox Coy Craft Craig Craven Crawford Creglow Crestell Crider Crise Critchfield Cullison Cummings Cunningham Currier Curtis
D'Adley Dague Dally Dalrymple Daniels Darling Davidson Davis Davisdon Dawson Day Dean Debes Debolt Decker Deeley Delano Denman Dennis Denny DeQuille Devere Devoe Devore DeWitt Dexter Dial Dice Dickerson Dickson Dillon Disney Doolittle Dorsey Doud Douglas Doup Downs Dudgeon Dunbar Duncan Dunham Dunlap Dunmire Dunn Durbin
Eagle Ealy Earlywine Easterday Eastman Eddy Eggleston Eichler Eis Eley Elliott Elwell Emsville English Enlou Evans Evers Ewers Ewing
Fackler Farmer Farquhar Farrison Fawcett Fell Felton Fisher Fitting Flecknoe Fleming Fletcher Flynn Foot Fordney Fowler Fowls Fox Franklin Freeman French Frost Fry Fuller Furby
Gable Garrett Gaumer Gearhart Gehres Geitgey George Gibb Gibson Giffin Gilcrist Gillespie Girty Givens Glancy Glass Gleason Goodale Gordon Gore Gotshall Graham Grant Grassbaugh Gray Greenslade Greer Gregg Grove Grubaugh Grubb Gunn Guthrie Guy
Haire Hall Hallpruner Ham Hamilton Hammond Hammonds Hampshire Hamtramck Haney Hanger Hankins Harden Hardesty Harding Hardinger Harper Harris Harrison Harrod Hart Hartgrove Hartsook Hartz Haslett Hastings Hauck Hauger Hawn Hayden Hayes Hays Headington Heaton Hedrick Heidy Henderson Henegan Henry Herron Hershman Hess Hibbetts Hickman Higgins Hildebrand Hildreth Hildreth Hilger Hill Hillier Hipsley Hoar Hobbs Hodges Hoffmire Hogle Holderman Holt Honey Hooker Hopkins Horn Hornbeck Houck Houston Hubbell Huff Huffman Huggins Hull Humphries Hunt Hunter Hustick Hutchinson Hyatt Hyde
Inscho Ireland Isles Israel
Jackson Jacobs Jacobus Jenkins Jewell Jinkins Johnson Jones Jordan
Kaylor Kearney Keck Keeler Kegg Keigley Keister Keller Kelley Kemmerer Kennedy Kerr Kershner Kester Kick Kidwell Kile Kilkenny Kimmel Kindinger Kinney Kinsey Kirby Kirk Kirkpatrick Kisor Knouff Knowles Knox Koons Koppert Koscht Kost Kuhn Kunkle
Lahmon Lamb Lambert Lambillotte Lamson Land Langford Larimore Lash Lauder Lauderbaugh Lawhead Lawler LeBlond Leckliter Lee Leedy Lemon Lenhart Leonard Lepley Levering Lewis Liechenlighter Lifer Lillie Lincoln Lindsey Linn Linson Lipps Little Livingston Lofland Logsdon Logue Long Lore Lorey Losh Louderback Love Loveridge Lovett Loyd Lucas Lutz Lybarger Lybrand Lydick Lynch Lynde Lyon Lyons
MacKenzie Magers Mahaffey Main Mann Mannville Mantonya Maring Markley Marple Marquand Marquis Marshall Martin Marvin Masters Matheny Matthews Matthias Maxfield McArdle McCamment McClain McClelland Mconnaughey McCormack McCreary McCullough McDaniel McDonald McDowell McFarland McFeeley McGill McGinley McGugin McGuire McIlvaine McIntire McKay McKee McKibben McKinley McKinsey McKowan McKowen McLarnan McMillen McNutt McPherson McPike McQueen McVay McWilliams Mefford Melker Melton Mendenhall Merideth Merritt Metcalf Mettler Middleton Miles Miller Miller/Clark Minor Mitchell Mix Mize Mizer Mock Monroe Moore Moreland Morey Morgan Moriarty Moriatt Morningstar Morris Morrison Mosholder Mossholder Muck Murphy Murray Myers
Naff Neff Neiderhouser Neighbarger Neptune Newell Noffsinger Nye Nyhart
Oldacre Oldham Olney Orr Orsborn Osborne Ostrander
Page Palmer Pargeon Parish Parker Parks Parrot Parson Patrick Patterson Payne Pealer Pearl Peck Penn Perkey Peugh Phifer Phillips Phils Pickard Pierson Pinkley Pipes Pittman Plimpton Plumb Plummer Poland Pollock Poole Popham Porter Postelwait Potter Potwin Powell Powers Probasco Proctor Proper Prouty Pruner Pumphrey Purcell Purdy Putnam
Quack Quidor Quinn
Ralston Ramey Ransom Rashley Rathell Raub Redick Reed Reep Rees Reichenbach Reinhart Resley Reynolds Rhinebolt Rice Richert Ridde Ridenour Rightmire Riley Rine Ringwalt Riss Robberts Roberts Robertson Robinson Robison Roger Roop Rosecrans Rosenthall Ross Rowley Royce Rudin Runkles Rupp Rush Rusk Russell
Sager Sailor Salisbury Samples Sanderson Sanford Sapp Saunders Scarbrough Schaub Schenck Schmitz Schnebley Scholder Schooler Schroeder Schwartz Scoles Scott Scribner Sears Seavolt Sellers Sells Semple Severe Severns Sevolt Seymour Shade Shadley Shafe Shaffer Sharp Shaw Shelby Sheldon Shellenbarger Sherman Shipley Shipp Shira Shrimplin Shultz Shur Silcott Simmons Simpkins Simpson Sisk Skeen Slack Slator Smale Smith Smoots Snedeker Snider Snow Snowden Snowden.Ben Snyder Sockman Solomon Spearman Speck Sperry Spindler Spracklin Sprague Springer Spry Squires Staab Saats Stacher Stanley Stauffer Steele Steiner Steinmen Steinmetz Stephenson Sterling Stevens Stewart Stigers Stilley Stinger Stitzel Stockett Stofer Stone Stotts Stoutenburg Stover Stoyle Stricker Strong Struble Stull Summit Surlas Sutton Swails Swetland Swift Swigert Swingley Switzer
Tait Tate Tavenner Taylor Teel Terrill Thalls Thatcher Thayer Thomas Thompson Thrailkill Thrift Tiffin Timberlake Tims Tipton Torode Totman Tracy Traer Travis Trickle Trimble Trump Tucker Tullos Turner Turney Tuttle Tweed
Ulrey Upfold Upham
Vail VanAnam VanAkin VanBuskirk Vance Vannausdale Vannausdle VanNostrand Vanvoorhis Varian Vaughan Veatch Vernon Vian Vincent
Waddell Wade Wagner Wagon Walcott Walker Wall Wallace Walles Walsh Walters Ward Wartenbe Waterford Watson Watts Way Welch Welker Wells Westcott Wheeler Whisler White Whitney Wilkey Wilkinson Williams Williams Willoughby Wilson Winand Wing Winget Wise Witt Wolf Wolfe Wolford Woltz Wolverton Woodford Woods Wooster Workman Worley Worthington Wright Wythe
Yarman Yauger Yearous Yoakum Young
Zeig Zelkowitz Zieg Zimmer Zimmerman Zolman Zook Zuccaro