Frequently Asked Questions

General Genealogy and GenWeb Questions

I am new to genealogy and would like to know where to get started in this County?

We would suggest that you explore "Resources". In this section you will find many links to great sites for beginners. Also, just as important, you should post a query on the query board, join the email list and ask questions about your ancestors there.Experience shows that the more places you ask the question, the better your chances of getting an answer.

I don't see a certain church or cemetery on your list.

If you do not see additional information, no one has sent that information to us to post. If you have info, Please contact us so we can add it.

The pictures are so tiny, I can't see them.

Some are "thumbnail" pictures. Click on the picture for a larger view.

How do I submit information to you that I would like to be added to the website?

You can type the information in an email to us or attach a document (.doc, .txt, .xlsx, .xls, PDF) to the email.

Can you send me a marriage license (or birth certificate, death certificate, court document) for my ancestor?

You will need to check our "Vital Records" page to find information on how to obtain original documents.

Where can I post a question or list the surnames I am researching?

Please go to our "Queries" page, where we have listed forums and mailing lists.

Where can I purchase books about Trumbull County?

I am adopted, can you help me find my birth parents/my original birth record before the adoption?

After an adoption, the original birth record and all other legal documents related to the adoption are sealed and are not accessible except under certain procedures specified by state law.
Adoption File Information at Ohio Dept of Health

A very interesting article on adoption throughout history with modern Ohio specific help has been made available by the Ohio Genealogical Society

There is a very good list of web pages for Adoption Resources on Cindi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, which you can find at the link:

Here is a link to information Specific to Ohio Adoption Law.
Adoption Information

You may also want to check with the: Trumbull County Archives
185 E Market Street STE B
First Floor
Warren, Ohio 44481
Phone: (330) 675-6615