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Genealogy

Clevnet logo Some Clevnet databases can be accessed only in the library.  Home access is available for some with a valid Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library card.  If you have trouble logging in please Contact Us. 

  • Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only) -- Provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Coverage focuses primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, although other areas are covered. Databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1930), vital, church, court, and immigration records. 
  • Cleveland Necrology File -- Contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.  For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.
  • Cleveland News Index -- Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Full text not available.
  • Heritage Quest -- Features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874).

These databases are provided by the Ohio Web Library to all Ohio residents. You may be asked to enter your zip code and/or your local public library card number before entering.

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