Yearbook years

Stoanno Digitized Yearbooks

We have 1916 and 1951 to 2014 (2009 is missing). The last 10 years will not be available online.

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The Community Church News


The Community Church News (CCN) is a 15-volume bound set of Community Church of Stow newsletters ranging from 1934 to 1948.  Each volume has 52 issues containing articles, essays, and tidbits about local people and events during two important time periods in American history – the Great Depression and World War II.  The CCN is a cultural spotlight on the daily life of Stow and Munroe Falls residents during the middle of the twentieth century.

Two New Additions to Local History

Two new booklets have been added to the Local History collection.

Both are by local author Sharon Myers of Silver Lake, Ohio. Both items are available on the Local History counter for patrons to view. They are not available for check-out.

Local History Collection

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Local History Collection includes books, documents, news clippings, oral histories, photographs, microfilm, and special collections. Most materials can be found by searching the library's catalog.

Historical Societies


Historical Society

Local History - Stow Timeline

Local History - Stow Timeline

Doing Genealogy Online


  • Ancestry

    Ancestry is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library.

  • HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

    Geneology and ancestor database.

  • Sanborn Maps

    The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.


  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites

    Premiere gateway site; largest collection of genealogical links on the Web. Organized several ways for easy access.

  • Ellis Island Records

    Searchable immigration records for people entering U. S. from 1892 to 1924.

  • FamilySearch

    Searchable database of the largest genealogical collection in the world. View and print family trees of persons listed. (Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints)

  • GenForum

    Simple access to discussion forums for every state and most countries. Surname forums very useful; 100's of previous messages on view.

  • Library of Congress Map Collections

    Searchable index of maps viewable online. "Panoramic" maps of many U.S. cities are hand-drawn.

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

    The nation's largest archives is located in Washington, D.C., and has 13 Regional Archives. Mos tin formation online points to records you can see when you get there, however, there is some specific information about individuals available online.

  • National Obituary Archive

    Search for birth and death dates during recent years. May specify city.

  • RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative

    All-purpose site, easy to search many databases at once. Be aware that you will be prompted to join"Ancestry," via a false search box at top of screen.

Large Libraries & Collections

National or Cultural

  • GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy

    Vast site, easy to search; contains various source materials with individual names, maps and more.

  • National Archives of Canada

    Searchable census records and indexes, plus contact information for further genealogy research in Canada. Plan a visit to Ottawa headquarters or four regional archives.

  • The Italian Genealogy Home Page

    Public forums to which you can post queries; feedback is given to help clarify your search. Databases of surnames and towns in Italy.

  • World GenWeb

    Hundreds of countries represented. "Each project website (generally) will contain local resource addresses of county/country public records offices, cemetery locations, maps, library addresses, archive addresses, and association addresses including Family History Centers or other genealogical or historical societies, and some history and culture of the region."


Paid Membership

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