About Us

Thank you for choosing The Lawrence Register as a genealogy resource. We are proud of the fact that it remains the oldest and largest genealogy site for Lawrence County, Ohio.

The Lawrence Register consist of a group of volunteers working together to provide genealogical research for Lawrence County Ohio. We have committed to keep it non-commercial and to provide free access for everyone.

The Lawrence Register is owned, maintained, and paid for entirely by Martha J. Martin, and Sharon M. Kouns.  Our sole purpose is to promote Lawrence County Ohio's genealogy and rich history to those who cannot come to our area.

Sharon was a former Real Estate Broker and owned Kouns Key Realty in Ironton, Ohio before moving to Ky. She also was past President of Lawrence County Genealogical Society and Lawrence County Historical Society. She also authored many genealogy books. She is currently living in Kentucky.

Martha J. Martin is the former Martha J. Kounse and was past V-President of Lawrence County Genealogical Society and newsletter editor for KYOWVA Genealogy Society in Cabell Co., WV. She also was the Manager of the Hamner Room, Genealogy Dept. for Briggs Library in Ironton, Ohio for a number of years. She also authored several genealogy books. She is currently living in WV and retired from the library.

This website is not affiliated with Briggs Library, Lawrence Co. Genealogy Society, or the Lawrence County Historical Society.