County Coordinator
Sara Richardson Kelly

This website is free to use and all the information freely donated by generous volunteers and researchers such as yourself.

Please donate your own source materials, articles, family biographies, photos, and miscellaneous items. Together we can make this the best and most informative county website in Ohio! That long-forgotten item in your attic may be the key so someone else's proverbial brick wall.

If you live in Monroe County,consider volunteering your time to help your fellow researchers under Lookups.

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Adjacent Counties
Belmont County, Ohio Marshall County, West Virginia Wetzel County, West Virginia Tyler County, West Virginia Washington County, Ohio Noble County, Ohio
Belmont County, Ohio (north)
Noble County, Ohio (west)
Washington County, Ohio (south)
Tyler County, West Virginia (southeast)
Wetzel County, West Virginia (east)
Marshall County, West Virginia (northeast)
West Virginia State Page

The Newspaper Project

Newspapers from 1880-1900 are full of gossip columns written by locals. This sold newspapers, and fortunately for family researchers, has provided us with lots of information about our ancestors whereabouts and family life. My focus has been on Sardis and I will add the newspaper tidbits I have collected over the years as time permits. The columns are organized by the town in which they were written.

I invite you to contribute news articles on the community you are researching.
Newspaper Tidbits

An indexing project for the Spirit of Democracy for the years 1844-1848 is available at
Genealogical Roots in Newspapers.
The index is updated quite frequently.

Please contact me if you find mistakes, broken links, wish to contribute resources, or have suggestions for website improvements.


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