A founding member of the FCGS, Louis Reed, assembled a number of local resources. Most are indexes, while some are full records. All are available here to download as PDF files.


Ottawa High School Graduates, 1876-2004 (66 pages)

Wellsville Centennial History, 1976 (17 pages)

Reflections of Franklin County, 1961 (5 pages)

Ottawa University: Its History and Its Spirit, 1957 (4 pages)

Franklin County Biography Books, Vols. 1-24 (136 pages)

Township Histories, 1877. Complete records with index (99 pages)

Highland Cemetery Index (197 pages)

Franklin County Divorce Index, 1858-1917 (16 pages)

Franklin County Marriage Index (974 pages)

Federal and State Census Index, 1860-1900 (303 pages)

Surname Index to All Franklin County Cemeteries (65 pages)

Hope Cemetery Index (177 pages)

Franklin County Landowners Atlas Index, 1878 (29 pages)

1907 School Census

Probate Records (130 pages)

FCGS member Bob Marsh has been researching Franklin County cemeteries, and has created the following files:

This map shows the location of 69 cemeteries in Franklin Co. (1 page)

List of cemeteries, sorted alphabetically by name. (2 pages)

List of cemeteries, sorted by township, range, and section (2 pages)

Cemetery listing with additional historical information. (18 pages)