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Local History & Genealogy

The Roselle M. Hunter Local History Room, located on the lower level of the Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library, is comprised of a broad spectrum of genealogical resources, including: census data, county records, cemetery books, military rosters, how-to books, newspaper archives and family histories. It is open for unrestricted use by the public during normal business hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and selected holidays.

The local history room has one microfilm reader/printer available for public use. Copies of microform documents cost $.20 per page. There is a public photocopier located outside the local history room. Each copy from the photocopier costs 10 cents per page.

In addition, the library has added a computer to the genealogy room to allow users to access the Internet for historical research.

Materials from the local history room do not circulate and are not available for interlibrary loan.

Since the local history room is not staffed by genealogical librarians, the library is not equipped to provide research. For assistance with genealogical research, please contact a professional genealogist.

For additional local history and genealogical information, please contact the Vinton County Historical Society, P.O. Box 306, Hamden, OH 45634 or phone (740) 596-0253 (Alice's House), (740) 596-5706 or 596-4349.

Microfilm Collection

     Census Records and County Dates

Athens County: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870.

Gallia County: 1820, 1830, 1840,1850, 1860, 1870.

Hocking County: 1820, 1830, 1840,1850, 1860, 1870.

Jackson County: 1820, 1830, 1840,1850, 1860, 1870.

Ross County: 1820, 1830, 1840,1850, 1860, 1870.

Vinton County: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910. 

Vinton County, named for Samuel Finley Vinton (who was a 19th century US Congressman from Ohio), was formed in 1850 from Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, and Ross counties.

     Newspapers

Vinton County Republican 4/13/1850 - 8/19/1852 

Vinton County Flag 8/26/1852 - 8/19/1853 

McArthur Republican 12/10/1852 - 12/9/1853 

McArthur Democrat 9/2/1853 - 12/2/-1865 

Mineral Region Herald 4/17/1856 - 5/29-1856 

McArthur Journal 12/24/1857 - 1/15/1863 

McArthur Register 4/23/1863 - 10/26/1865 

Vinton Record 1/4/1866 - 12/26/1895 

Democrat Enquirer 1/24/1867 - 1/15/1873 

McArthur Enquirer 1/22/1873 - 1/9/1884 

Hamden Enterprise 1/1880 - 1/1902 

Vinton County Democrat 8/11/1881 - 11/29/1883 

McArthur Democrat Enquirer 1/17/1884 - 12/26/1968 

Vinton County Republican 1/11/1894 - 2/29/1912 

McArthur Republican Tribune 5/7/1912 - 12/3/1971 

Vinton County Courier 8/4/1971 - 12/28/1994 

Athens Messenger 1/1990 -  

Miscellaneous

V.C. Commisioners' Journal Index 1850 - 1908 

Index to the Civil War Roster  

HeritageQuest Online

Ancestry.com (Patrons can only access this site from the library.)

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Genealogical Society

Archives

Genealogy.org

Vinton County, Ohio Genealogy

Records Project 

 

Upcoming Events

Hours

Mon - Thurs:
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sunday: 
CLOSED

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