Genealogy & Local History

Online databases:
  Ohio Obituary Index Hot Button
Ohio Obituary Index

An index to 2,200,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810's to the present day.

Heritage Quest Online Hot ButtonHeritage Quest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.



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Ancestry Library Edition is available for use inside the library only.

Questions concerning local history may be sent to


The following resources are offered for use inside the library: 

Newspapers on Microfilm

Meigs County  Census records
1850 - 1880 and 1900
1820 - 1900 available on microfilm

Meigs County Marriage Records
1819 - 1913

Meigs County Death Records
1897 - 1908

Cemetery Records by Township
Bedford, Salisbury, Scipio, Rutland, Olive, Columbia, Orange, Sutton, Chester, Lebanon, Letart and Salem Townships.

Mason County, WV Cemetery Inscriptions
Volume 1 - 4

Athens County Obituaries
Jan 1, 1900 - Dec 31, 1924
Jan 1, 1986 - Dec 31, 1989
Jan 1, 1995 - Dec 31, 1996