Online Resources

Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio (1894)

Greenwood Cemetery
The most complete index to the graves of Wellington’s Greenwood Cemetery is a published volume compiled by Linda Navarre in 1996; it is available at the Herrick Memorial Library. Partial lists of graves (some illustrated with headstone images) are also available via Rootsweb and Find-A-Grave.

History of Lorain County, Ohio (1879)

“History of Wellington” (1922)
Carrie Vischer (1861-1940) delivered this paper before The Sorosis, Wellington’s ladies literary society, in 1922. Walter Cole, then editor of the Wellington Enterprise, offered to print the piece in its entirety as a special supplement to the newspaper. It contains factual inaccuracies, but is an enjoyable read and a good jumping off point if you are just beginning to study the history of the village.

Lorain County News, The (1860-1873)
This newspaper was briefly co-published in Oberlin and Wellington during the Civil War. Issues dating from 1860 to 1873 are digitized and searchable.

Lorain County Probate Court
An searchable index of wills, inventories and marriage licenses dates back to 1824. Access to microfilm of all indexed documents is available free of charge onsite at the Elyria Justice Center.

Lorain County Records Retention Center Early Tax Duplicates
Tax records for Wellington and its surrounding communities can be found here for the years 1824 until approximately World War II. (Available content varies by location.)

Pioneer or West Herrick Cemetery
No known paper records survive for the oldest Wellington cemetery, located on West Herrick Avenue. A partial list of burials can be found on Find-A-Grave.

Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio (1916) Volume 1
Standard History of Lorain County, Ohio (1916) Volume 2

Wellington Enterprise, The
The years 1879 to 1899 are digitized and searchable in the free Library of Congress online repository Chronicling America. Additional years are available via microfilm and hard copy at the Herrick Memorial Library. Hard copies of some years are also available at the Southern Lorain County Historical Society, a.k.a. the Spirit of ’76 Museum. An index to all births, marriages and deaths is hosted on the library website. (Note: content for the years from 1921 to 1948 is currently incomplete, but is constantly being updated as available issues of the newspaper are indexed by the Wellington Genealogy Group.)

Wellington Family Album
The Herrick Memorial Library also hosts an online photographic repository called the Wellington Family Album. A searchable index of thumbnail images and descriptions can be found here.

Wellington Genealogy Group
The website of the WGG includes free online publications such as an index to the 1851 tax maps of Lorain County, Ohio; an index to the records of the Cowling-Truman Funeral Home; and church records of Huntington, Ohio (1833-1897). There are also publications for sale, including the records of the First United Methodist Church of Wellington from 1858 to 1974.


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