PAST PURSUITS: Genealogy and Local History News at the
Akron-Summit County Public Library
A Publication of the Special Collections Division
Volume 3 Number 1
One of our goals is to be your “good news” newsletter. We know that researchers are
always pleased to know that additional resources have been added to the collection and
are just waiting to be used. We have very good news to report in this edition of Past
Pursuits. By passing the Library levy placed on the March ballot, the voters of Summit
County, Ohio showed their appreciation of and desire for a quality library system. We
would like to thank all of you for your continued support. Our Special Collections Staff
enjoys working with you to break down those brick walls and helping you to find the
information you need.
As many of you know, our hours of operation were cut in January of 2004. Beginning
the April 19th, those hours will be restored. Sunday hours will also return for late April
and May. In addition, the cost per photocopy will be reduced from 10 cents back to the 5
cents we enjoyed before. Please watch our website, www.ascpl.lib.oh.us, for more
information regarding the restoration of services.
We expect to be up and operating in our renovated and expanded Main Library at 60
South High Street in late September. For now, please stop by to research with us at our
temporary location at 1040 E. Tallmadge.
We hope you enjoy this issue of Past Pursuits! As always, your comments and
suggestions are welcome. If you missed any of our previous issues, kindly let us know.
We will email the issues to you promptly.
Mail: 60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326-0001
Genealogy Collection Highlights and Updates
The Return of PERSI
Last year, AncestryPlus ceased to offer PERSI, the Periodical Source Index. We are
pleased to announce that it is now offered on the Heritage Quest database, avai