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Area Genealogical
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GOVERNMENT OFFICES




Miami County Safety Building
201 W. Main St.
Troy, Ohio 45373

Miami County Main Switchboard: (937) 440-5900
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 5; Closed Saturday, Sunday

Clerk of Courts/Common Pleas Court  (937) 440-6050:
  -- Divorces

Probate Court (937) 440-6050:
  -- Marriages, wills, estates, 1807 to present
  -- Births from 1853 to 1908
  -- Deaths from 1867 to 1908

Recorder (937) 440-6040:
  -- Deeds and veterans' burial records

Auditor (937) 440-5925:
  -- Property records

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Hobart Center for County Government
510 West Water St.
Troy, Ohio 45373

Monday - Friday 8 - 5; Closed Saturday, Sunday

Health Department/Vital Statistics, Suite 130 (937) 440-8105:
     -- Births and deaths in Miami County after 1908, except Piqua

Veterans' Services Office, Suite 140 (937) 440-8126

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Piqua City Hall
201 West Water Street
Piqua, Ohio 45365

Monday - Friday 8 - 5; Closed Saturday, Sunday

Health Department  (937) 778-2060
   -- Deaths in Piqua from 1908 to present
   -- Births in Piqua from 1908 until summer
       of 1998 (when Piqua Hospital closed)

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Abstracts of birth records, regardless of where in Ohio the birth occurred, can now be obtained from any city or county health department, and on-line and by mail from the Ohio Department of Vital Statistics.

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County Libraries
With Dedicated Genealogical Material and Facilities




Piqua Public Library
116 West High Street
Piqua, Ohio 45356
(937) 773-6753

Monday - Thursday 10 - 8:30; Friday, Saturday 10 - 5:30; Closed Sunday

The History Room contains a large number of history and genealogy items relating to Piqua, Miami County, and other Ohio areas. Included are traditional sources such as a 5000+ volume book collection; maps of Piqua and Miami County from the 1850s; Department of the Interior maps of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania; magazines; cemetery records and indexes; microfilm of newspapers from Miami County and surrounding areas from 1820; microfilm of tax, church, official, etc. records; censuses and general genealogy information on CDs; plus city directories, police and court records, high school yearbooks, and numerous other assorted records, indexes, and lists.     Their email is localhistory@oplin.org.

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Troy-Miami County Public Library Local History Room
100 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
(937) 339-4082

Monday, Wednesday 10 - 8; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 - 4; Saturday 9 - 1

The library has an extensive collection of books relating to State of Ohio and various county histories; local genealogical history; historic maps; cemetary listings; microfilmed local newspapers; obituaries; births, deaths, and marriage records up to 1908; histories and listings of religious groups; etc. The collection also includes a number of specific family histories

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Troy-Miami County Public Library
419 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
(937) 339-0502

www.troypubliclibrary.org
Monday - Thursday 9 - 9; Friday 9 - 6; Saturday 9 - 5; Sunday 1 - 5

This is the main branch of the Troy-Miami County Library. Their genealogy-related holdings include a collection of microfilmed records of local newspapers.

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Tipp City Public Library
11 East Main Street
Tipp City, Ohio
(937) 667-3826

www.tippcitylibrary.org
Monday - Thursday 10 - 8:30; Friday 10 - 6; Saturday 10 - 5

Their collection includes genealogical records of residents of Tipp City; biographical records; Grace Kinneys' collection of newspaper clippings; and information about historical sites in Tipp City.

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Milton-Union Public Library
560 South Main Street
West Milton, Ohio
(937) 698-5515

www.mupubliclibrary.org
Monday - Thursday 10 - 8; Friday - Saturday 10 - 5

The library has a collection of West Milton records from the early 1900's on microfilm, obituary files from the West Milton Record, Milton-Union High School yearbooks, and some Quaker information.

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J.C. Clarke Public Library
102 East Spring Street
Covington, Ohio 45318
(937) 473-2226

Monday, Wednesday 9 - 8; Thurs. 11:30 - 8; Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9 - 5

The library has various family histories from the Covington area, a Civil War Collection, an extensive obituary file, Miami County censuses from 1880 to 1910 and Montgomery County censuses from 1850 to 1870, and microfilm of the Stillwater Valley Advertiser newspaper from 1930.

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Area Libraries
With Dedicated Genealogical Material and Facilities





Amos Memorial Public Library
230 E. North St.
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 492-8534

www.shelbyco.lib.oh.us
Mon, Tues, Thur 11 - 8; Wed 9 - 6; Fri 11 - 6; Sat 11 - 4, Closed Sun

The library has a genealogy section containing a collection of genealogical history books concerning Shelby County and from around eastern U.S.; there are newsletters from a number of organizations, and the library has files of the Sidney newspaper.

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Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435
(937) 775-2525

www.libraries.wright.edu
archive@library.wright.edu
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5; Wednesday 8:30 - 9; Sunday 1 - 5

Many of the area's original historical records are now stored at WSU. All materials are non-circulating, so research must be done in-house, by mail, or by telephone.

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Other Resources





Union Township Historical Museum and Quaker Research Center
47 North Main Street
West Milton, Ohio 45381
(937) 698-3820 or (937) 698-4804

Tuesday, Wednesday 1 - 5; Thursday 7:30 - 9; Sunday 2 - 4

The center contains historical displays of the West Milton area and early Friends Church records and artifacts.

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Brethren Heritage Center
428 Wolf Creek St.,
P.O. Box 175
Brookville, Ohio 45309-0175
(937)833-5222

www.brethrenheritagecenter.org
mail@brethrenheritagecenter.org
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

The organization was established in 2001 as a repository for historical records and artifacts of the various Brethren denominations. There is a library section with over 10,000 books and materials and a genealogy section with maps, letters, diaries, census records, birth records, etc.

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