Resources for Research

Many early records were lost in the Courthouse fires.
Birth & Death records were not recorded by law until 1867.

Monroe County Courthouse
Land Deeds (c1836 - Present) - Recorder's Office

Birth & Death (1867 - 1908)
Marriage, Wills & Estates (1867 - Present) - Probate Office

Monroe County Courthouse
101 North Main Street
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Phone: (740) 472-0873
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Monroe County's Health Department
Records: Birth & Death (1909-Present)
Health Department
47029 Moore Ridge
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Phone: (740) 472-1677
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00

Additional County Resources

Monroe County Chapter, OGS
Box 641
Woodsfield, OH 43793-0641>
Phone: Karen Romick (740) 483-1481
Website: MCGS Website
the Ohio Genealogical Society Website

Monroe County Chapter, OGS meets the third Sunday of every month (except December) at 2:00pm in the Conference Room of the Monroe County District Library, 96 Home Avenue, Woodsfield, OH.

Monroe County District Library 96 Home Ave.
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Phone Number: 7404721954

Monroe County District Library; Resource Room Holdings

Monroe County Historical Society
P.O. Box 538, Woodsfield, OH 43793-0538
Phone: 740/472-1933
e-mail address:
Publications for Sale by the Monroe County Historical Society

Parry Museum - Hollister-Parry House
217 Eastern Ave.
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Phone Number: (740) 472-1933
Added to the National Register of Historic places in 1980 .

The Monroe County Park District acquired the Parry house and 5-acres of land in 1974. The house was built in the 1800's and furnished in turn of the century style. This property is leased to the Monroe County Historical Society. Archives and old records are also kept in the Museum for Genealogical references. During the summer months, a caretaker and tour guide is on duty to welcome visitors to explore Monroe County's rich historic past.