Local History and Genealogy Resources
Every day you face a lot of demands, from your family, your school, your community, perhaps even from your job. Let the Niles District Library help you accomplish everything you have to do. We can be your “go to” resource for all your research and learning needs.
The Niles District Library has put together a collection of articles from several area publications including The Niles Enquirer, Niles Gazette and Advisor, Niles Intelligencer, The Niles Republican Newspaper, Historic Postcards, and Trinity Episcopal Church. We hope you enjoy this great “blast from the past.”
If you are interested in requesting an obituary, please fill out the form on this page. We can email you the requested information for free, or send it to you by postal mail for a $2.00 fee. There is a limit of six obituary requests per person per month. Thank you for your interest in this service. Obituary Request Form
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more! This tool is only available when you are at the library.
Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the country’s leading resource for family history research. We help genealogists of all skill levels improve their knowledge and understanding of their family and its place in history. Although our name says New England, we provide expertise and research in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th-century colonial New England through twentieth-century immigration research.
With over 500 million census records at your fingertips, Heritage Quest proves to be a powerful tool aimed at helping you find out more about your family’s history. This tool is only available when you are at the library.
TreeClimbers Genealogy Gatherings
First Saturday of each month, 10:30 am
Get started on the journey of uncovering your family history! No experience is required to participate in the TreeClimbers group; beginners are welcome! Additional selected dates are available for TreeClimbers to carry out their personal research, and/or assist newcomers as needed, however, all of the Niles District Library’s Local History and genealogical materials are available during normal hours of operation. You are welcome to come to one or all of our sessions held the first Saturday of each month!
On the second Saturday of each month are Open Research Time, beginning at 10:30 am.
Upcoming Monthly topics for 2018 are as follows:
January 6- Gifted and/or Inherited Records
February 3- Writing the Family History
March 3- Research Trip to Ft. Wayne, IN (pre-planning meeting)