Genealogy & Local History

African American Heritage - Includes essential records for African Americans including federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and freed persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

Alliance's Heritage - Alliance Historical Society (Mabel Hartzell Historical Home), Alliance Area Preservation Society (Haines House Underground Railroad Museum), Castle Crusaders (Glamorgan Castle), and Alliance Historical Black History Museum all contribute to the heritage of Alliance.

Alliance High School Yearbooks - Alliance High School began its annual yearbook The Chronicle in 1910.

Alliance Index - Search the Alliance Index for obituary, marriage, and newspaper article citations from The Alliance Review. Burial records from St. Joseph Catholic Church are also included.

Alliance Memory - Featuring sights, sounds, and recollections of the Alliance community, Alliance Memory offers over 6,000 images, interviews, and documents. Full editions of the Alliance Chronicle yearbook from 1910-1961 are also available.

The Alliance Review, 1895-1925  - The Alliance Review collection includes the years 1895-1925. This project is administered by Rodman Public Library through Ohio History Connection (Ohio Memory) and is made possible by financial support from the Baker Family.

The Alliance Review, 2002-Present (Newsbank) - Search more than 17 years of Alliance history with The Review Collection. Coverage from 2002 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Review with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online. Rodman Library card required for access outside of the library.

Ancestry Library Edition - One of the most comprehensive genealogy databases available. This database is NOT available for home access. Please come to the Main Library or Branch for access.

Carnation Parade Recordings - Full parade recordings for a sampling of years from 1983 through 2002.

City of Alliance Ordinances and City Council Minutes and Proceedings, 1854-1924 - Seventy years of Alliance documents have been digitized through a grant from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board with support from Rodman Public Library and the City of Alliance.

Family Search - Search for your ancestors using millions of online records.

Fold3 - Fold3 specializes in military records, photos, and personal stories of those who have served in the military.  Fold3 allows you to share the information that you have along with the info provided to create memorials for those who have served.

HeritageHub - Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

HeritageQuest Online - This database offers access to Census images, Revolutionary War records, genealogy books, and more. Rodman Library card required for home access.

Oral Histories of Alliance - Audio interviews of Alliance residents conducted from the 1950s through 1990s and video interviews from 2006 to present.

Recreational News - This weekly Alliance newspaper was published from 1925-1927. Its goal was to supply reliable information for every recreational activity in the interests of healthy sports and athletics, clean amusements, better homes and civic improvement.

Red and Blue - Red and Blue is the student newspaper of Alliance High School. This online collection contains incomplete issues from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Library's collection is incomplete. If you have issues that you would like to donate, check our list of missing issues.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Sanborn Historic Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970.


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More genealogical sources can be found on our Additional Sites for Genealogists page.