Genealogy & Local History

Morley Library has a special collection to help those interested in researching their family genealogy and local history.

As of Monday, June 28, 2021, our Genealogy and Local History room will be open to the public for drop in independent use. Please note that due to current pandemic staffing levels, we can provide limited assistance by advance appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the reference department at 440-352-3383.


If you have a question about the Genealogy & Local History Room or a specific Painesville-area genealogy or local history query, you can e-mail us at

**Please be advised that during the pandemic, library hours and staffing are limited, so replies to genealogy requests may take up to a few days. We will complete your request as soon as we are able. Thank you for your understanding during this unusual time.**


Library hours:

M, W, F: 9-5

T, TH: 11-7

Saturday: 10-5

Sunday: Closed

We will revise this page with any updates. Thank you!



The menu to the left is a list of materials that can be used in doing local research for the Lake County area. Lake County was a part of Trumbull County (1800-1806) and Geauga County (1806-1840) and Cuyahoga County (Willoughby only, 1810-1840).

Notice:The Lake County General Health District are now located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, OH. For more information, check their website