Genealogy & Obituaries

Fostoria presents a unique challenge to genealogists because it is located in three counties---Seneca, Hancock, and Wood. 

Due to the generous support of the Fostoria Lineage Research Society and local genealogists,

the library has been able to build a large collection of materials pertaining to Fostoria's tri-county area. 


Some of these resources include:

  • County genealogical publications and newsletters

  • Toledo Diocese records

  • U.S. Census microfilm and indexes

  • Cemetery records and indexes

  • Ohio military records

  • Family histories contributed by Lineage Society members

Access to the online Ancestry Library Edition--as well as general Internet access-- is provided by the public computers located in the department. 

Microfilm Reader


Two Canon 400 Microfilm Readers are provided to read and print from newspaper and census microfilm as well as microfiche.





A comprehensive obituary card file is available on site.  The index is also available online at  Obituaries can be ordered by mail for $3.00 each.  Please include payment with your order.

Obituary requests and reference questions concerning genealogy or local history can be directed to:

Genealogy/Reference Department
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
205 Perry St.
Fostoria, OH  44830

Requests may also be emailed to: Genealogy/Obituaries

Please allow up to five business days to respond to your request.