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October's Featured Research Tool

Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, and Ohio Obituary Index

October is Family History Month

National Family History Month has grown on a national stage since its 2001 origin in Congress. Funeral service professionals, community groups, historians, storytellers, and genealogical and historical societies promote and celebrate National Family History Month as way to commemorate each family’s rich history.


Family History Month is a perfect time to start or continue the research into your ancestors. What are these resources? 

Ancestry Library Edition hosts the world’s most popular genealogy collection—with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more. (This resource can only be accessed while in the library.

Fold3 is a premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

Heritage Quest is helpful for genealogy and historical research offering census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set.

Ohio Obituary Index provides an index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices, and more from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.

Find all four research tools on our website. Just click the Learning Tools link under the Services and Research tab. Choose the Genealogy link and Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, and the Ohio Obituary Index, along with many other great resources, will be available here. Also, be sure to stop by the Licking County Genealogical Society located on the upper level of the Downtown Newark Library.

  • Oct

    Family Make and Take

    12:00 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

    Imagine, create and participate! Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

  • Oct

    Preschool Story Time

    10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a fun and interactive story time! Read engaging books, sing songs and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

  • Oct

    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Oct

    Little Tots

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area

    Babies and Family are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun.

  • Oct

    Bunnicula Crunchfest

    3:30 PM @ Downtown Newark

    A bunny what?! Join us as we celebrate the original, Bunnicula by James Howe. Have as many veggies as you can crunch, and play some fun Bunnicula themed games! Designed for ages k-5.