The Johnson Family Library of the Lorain County Historical Society is available for historical and genealogical research.

Appointments are required to access library materials. Contact or (440) 322-3341 to make an appointment. The library is located at the Lorain County History Center, 284 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio.

Research Assistance

The fee for assisted research on-site of $10 per hour ($5 for LCHS members).

Additionally, LCHS is pleased to provide research assistance to those who cannot visit the library in person. This service is $20 per hour, for a maximum of three hours. Copies can be included for an additional fee. Please contact the staff at or (440) 322-3341 with your request so that a research strategy can be formulated and an estimated cost for your project can be given.

Please note that fees cover research time and are not dependent upon information discovered. Fees do not include off-site research.

For the best service, and to help expedite our research for you, please complete the Library Research Authorization and Information Sheet and return with a $20.00 (one hour) deposit to:

Lorain County Historical Society
284 Washington Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035

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