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Genealogy

Our Genealogy Department houses hundreds of volumes on Darke County and Ohio history, including family history books and local high school yearbooks. The Genealogy Room is open for patrons to use at their convenience during our regular business hours. For those needing assistance or for out-of-state requests, contact Carolyn at (937) 548-3915.

Our Services

Church, Bible, Surname Books & Files

This collection focuses on information about family descendants and histories. Can only be accessed in our Genealogy Room.

Searchable, preserved copies of many Darke County newspapers, from 1850 to present. Click the underlined link above to view.

Directories, Plat Maps & Atlases

Documented rural and town addresses

and mapped land ownership from all

over Darke County.

Local History & Area Community Books

Information from Darke County towns highlighting businesses, events, and

notable people.

Ohio Web Library Databases

Digitized, searchable records including military, census, marriage, death, etc., from a number of credible sources including Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and more!

Additional Resources

A number of varied resources including Dawes Records, Immigration Books, Ohio History, Indian History & records from surrounding counties and states.

Cemetery & Funeral Home Books

Cemetery and funeral home records from around Darke County. Can only be accessed in our Genealogy Room.

Digital Exhibits

Digitized exhibits hosted online of special collections that are owned by or have been shared with our library.

FamilySearch

GPL is a FamilySearch affiliate library, offering privileges to limited-access, digital genealogical collections.

Microfilm & Microfiche

Searchable, preserved copies of many local newspapers, including birth, death, census, estate, will, and marriage records. Darke county newspapers included.

Yearbooks

Annuals from most of the local schools in Darke County, including all of Greenville beginning with 1911.

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