These queries come from the Rootsweb mailing list for Lorain County. Look for the Mailing List link on the front page index.

How to write a good query:

·         Be sure to put all your SURNAMES in capital letters.

·         Include known dates of birth, death, marriage. Even approximate dates will help narrow down what you are looking for.

·         Use standard genealogy dating such as 30 Mar 1938 or 1 Dec 1852 to avoid confusion.

·         Mention Lorain County in the query to make sure you get the information from Lorain County, and not possibly from Delaware County. It is possible, that there might be a John Smith born on 6 June 1908 in both counties. You want to be sure you get the right guy!

·         Include your ancestor's (or person of interest) parents and children if known. This might help with the John Smith possibility mentioned before.

·         Try to find a medium amount of information. Don't give the full history of the person you are looking for, but add enough to make it clear who you are talking about. The old "KISS" theory helps here. (Keep It Simple, Silly!)

·         Be sure to include your name and email address. Folks with that information you need can't get it to you if you forget this important part!!

Please submit your query to me at: and I will add your query as soon as possible. If you don't receive an acknowledgement of your query posting in 5 days, please send me a note to remind me.



Here are the links to read Lorain Co queries:

·         Queries for 2010 and 2011

·         Queries for 2008 and 2009

·         Queries for 2006 and 2007

·         Queries for 2004 and 2005

·         Queries for 2003

·         Queries for 2002

·         Queries for 2001

·         Queries for 2000

·         Queries for 1999

·         Queries for 1998

·         Queries for 1997

You might get a quick answer if you submit your query to the mailing list. There are lots of knowledgeable folks on the mailing list that would be eager to help you if they could. Just follow this link to subscribe to the Lorain County, Ohio mail list.