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Non-Internet Resources

The Local History & Genealogy Archives maintains a large collection of books, publications, clippings. CDs, and microfilms. All material is non-circulating, but you can make photocopies or printouts of most materials at $0.10 a page.


The Local History and Genealogy Archives has over 300 CDs of information available for public use. 

A Small Sampling of the Available CDs:

  • 1851 British Census Devon Norfolk Warsick - LDS

  • Acadian-Cajun Family Trees

  • Births - VA Births 1656-1896 -

  • California Marriage Index and other Selected States 1728-1850

  • DC CSRA Date of Birth Reference Index 1997, NJ PA DE DC MD VA WV

  • Early Settlers of New York State, 1760-1942

  • Flood pictures September 2004 - by Charlie Fogle

  • Germans to America 1850-1874

  • Irish Immigrants to North America 1803-1871

  • Mayflower Vital Records, Deeds & Wills, 1600s to 1900s

  • New York Genealogical Records 1675-1920

  • Ohio Land & Tax Records 1787-1840

  • Quaker Genealogy, Encyclopedia of 1750-1930

  • Texas Marriage Index and other Selected States 1728-1850

  • Virginia Land, Marriage & Probate Records 1639-1850

  • Williamson - Descendants of Samuel Williamson, Fifeshire, Scotland, 1688-1771


The Local History and Genealogy Archives maintains an extensive collection of microfilm and has five microfilm readers available for public use. You can make copies of microfilm pages yourself for $ .10 a page or library staff can make copies for you and mail them for $2.00 a page.

Some of the Available Microfilms:

  • Probate Court Records

  • Common Pleas Court Records

  • Washington County Auditor/Treasurer Records

  • Soldiers and Infirmary Records

  • Vital Statistic Records for Washington and several surrounding counties in both Ohio and West Virginia

  • Marietta Times, 1803-present.

  • Woodsfield and New Matamoras newspapers.

  • Washington County Census 1800-1920, including 2 tiers of surrounding counties.

  • Washington County Poll Books and Tally Sheets (lists of voters and election results) for all available election years 1864-1908. A good substitute for finding males in Washington County in the in-between census years.

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