The Local History Library serves over 3,000 people a year from all over the country looking for information on family history and historical documents from the Miami County area. The research Library features books, maps, manuscripts, wills, land records, etc. An extensive microfilm/fiche catalog includes county marriage records, census, birth, death, and many other records.
The hours are Mon & Wed. 10-8; Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 10-4; and Sat. 9-1.
Database of the month
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps were originally created for assessing fire insurance liability in urbanized areas in the United States. Our collection includes over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Each map includes detailed information regarding town and building information. Although these maps were originally published in color, our collection is digitized from microfilm and is in black and white.
You can use this collection to:
- Locate the residences and workplaces of ancestors.
- Understand the significance and historical evolution of buildings.
- See what your town looked like in the past and how it has changed over time.
For more information on the Local History Library, contact Patrick Kennedy at 937-335-4082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.