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Resources for Research


When researching in Monroe County, it is important to remember that the recorders office and two of the four courthouses that served Monroe County have burned (see the courthouse history page, for more details). Many early records were lost in those fires, and the Birth & Death records were not recorded by law until 1867. Although some records from a few counties predate 1867, records of births & deaths in Ohio are generally not available before this date.


Monroe County Courthouse
Records:
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
Email: MonroeOGS@hotmail.com
Website: MCGS Website
Publications
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
Hours:
Monday-Thursday--10-7
Friday--10-5
Saturday--10-2
Website: http://www.monroecounty.lib.oh.us

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: moncohissoc@att.net
website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohmchs/
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.