Genealogy & Local History

Alliance Memory - Featuring sights, sounds, and recollections of the Alliance community, Alliance Memory offers over 6,000 images, interviews, and documents.
*NEW! Alliance Memory Timeline of Alliance History

The Alliance Review, 1916-1920 (pilot project) - The Alliance Review collection is a pilot project and includes the years 1916-1920. This project is administered by Rodman Public Library through Ohio History Connection (Ohio Memory) and is supported with financial support from the Baker Family.

The Alliance Review, 2002- (Newsbank) - Search more than 15 years of Ohio 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.

Alliance Index - Search the Alliance Index for obituary, marriage, and newspaper article citations from The Alliance Review

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.

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

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.

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

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

Alliance History Blog - Short stories about Alliance's past as written by staff members of Rodman Public Library and the Alliance Historical Society

The Alliance Genealogical Society (TAGS) - Research families from the Alliance, Ohio area

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

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

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

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

Stark County Resources:

Newspaper Indexes to Obituaries in Northeast Ohio:

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