Monday, May 25, 2009

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Increasing Importance in Genealogy Research

If you have an interest in Ohio genealogy research, you need to be aware of the ever-increasing importance of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) as an information source.

On April 19, 2007 the genealogy services at the State Library of Ohio ended and their entire genealogy collection was relocated to the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, where it was integrated with CML’s genealogy collection. Justification for the relocation was extended hours, more staff to assist researchers as well as a larger budget to add additional material to the collection.

In the Spring of this year, the Palatines to America - German Genealogy Society’s library collection was relocated to the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch. As a result of the move, the Pal Am Library collection is available to the society’s members and the public.

The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, a chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, has recently announced its decision to relocate its library collection to the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch, where it will be merged with CML’s collection.

The main branch of CML is located at 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215. CML’s web address is <>.

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