ancestryIn-library use ONLY - Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Its resources cover the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world.






proquest2A digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.





fold 3Fold3® Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.





HeritageQuestAn essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. The collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.



sanbornThe Sanborn Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each map includes detailed information regarding town and building information. Presented in black & white.










communityhistoryarchiveThe digital archives of the local newspapers in the Southwest Public Library district. Search through the Grove City Record (1901 – 2011), the Westside Messenger (1982 – 2005), the West Columbus Messenger (1977 – 1982) and the Lincoln Village Railspiltter (1991 – 2012). Sponsored by the Friends of Southwest Public Libraries.




atticstoarchivesFrom Attics to Archives

The History Collection at Southwest Public Libraries (SPL) documents the social, cultural, political, religious, military, medical, industrial, and technological history (as well as the daily lives) of the people of southwest Franklin County, Ohio. “From Attics to Archives” is part of that larger local history collection. It is curated by the Reference and Adult Services Department of the Grove City Library.  View images HERE





yearbookcollection2 Yearbook Collection

Southwest Public Libraries strives to maintain a complete collection of yearbooks from all schools, past and present, in southwest Franklin County. Additional yearbooks will become available to view as the physical copies are scanned and processed. This collection is curated by the Reference and Adult Services Department of the Grove City Library.  View images HERE

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Grove City Library

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Grove City, OH 43123

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Westland Area Library

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Columbus, OH 43228

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