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CDs of important Monroe County
record books are now available. Each
page of dozens of Monroe
County record books have
been photographed and made into CDs.
For a current list of available CDs click here.
History and Genealogy
at Your Fingertips
Just Imagine!! Now you can have
copies of the most important Monroe
historical records for your very own.
Research your Monroe
County family tree and
history from the comfort of your own home.
The only thing you need is your computer and a copy of your favorite
record book CD.
Click here for a list of
record book CDs that are available.
Monroe County Ohio
has been home to our ancestors for over 200 years. For most of that time, the County government scribes
dutifully kept accurate records of births, deaths, marriages, deeds, taxes,
legal events, and much, much more. A
disastrous fire in the courthouse in 1867 erased much of the data and
information of the previous 50 years.
However, the single copy of many records of that period survived and a
single copy of all of the records subsequent to the 1867 fire are
available. These books are housed in the
Monroe County Probate Court
record room and the library of the Monroe County
Until now, they were accessible to only a few people who could travel to
the record room. However, beginning in
March of 2005 that has all changed.
project was initiated to photograph each page of the most important of these
records. The records are large and
contain large volumes of information.
Book # 1 of the Death Records, for example, contains over 10,500 names
of the deceased and many more names of their parents and others. The high quality photographs of each page
provide unusual clarity and detail. With
the aid of the enlargement or zoom feature of your computer, these photos are
frequently more readable than working with the original documents.
of all, the CDs of these rare and unusual books are available at low,
Click here for a list of record book CDs that are
available. Prices and information
about how to acquire these valuable CDs are also included on the page listing
these available CDs.
of the record books CDs are currently available. New record books CDs are being added each
week. Return frequently to these pages
for updates and new information about what CDs have been added.
additional information about the books being copied and made available on CDs,
click on the name below:
Birth Record Books # 1, 2, 3,
and 4 (1867-1908)
Birth Record Book (1908 2004)
Birth Record Index
Birth Record Book for the years 1921
Record Book for the years 1940 1970
United Methodist Church of Woodsfield, Ohio, Record Books
Death Record Books # 1 and 2
Death Roster Index
Reverse Index of Judgments Court of Common
Pleas (1815 1877)
Court of Common Pleas (18621868) (Book #12)
Court of Common Pleas (18811883) (Book #17)
Court of Common
Pleas, Monroe County, Ohio (Record Book # 2) (1822 - 1833)
Marriage Record Books
Other Useful Books and CDs
Strickling Newspaper Articles in the Monroe County Beacon
Lena Kahrig Pettits Obituary
Book edited by Betty Matson
Lena Kahrig Pettits Anniversaries,
Births, Engagements, Marriages, etc. Book edited by Betty Matson
Index of Will Books
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