genealogy research

Self-Guided Research: Using the Research Library

Located within the Warren County Historical Society Museum, our Local History and Genealogy Library is a wonderful source for researching your family records or Warren County, Ohio history.  Individuals have come from all over the country to scan our holdings for genealogical clues and facts about Warren County history. Many peruse original manuscripts which present historical events as seen by a writer of that time.

Our volunteers take great pride in cataloguing information. Included in our archives are materials on Shaker history, National Normal University, churches, some court records, photos, atlases, cemetery records, and local newspapers since 1807 on microfilm.

**Note: If you are researching a PROPERTY, please visit the Warren County Recorder's Office first. Compile a list of previous owners' names and bring it to the WCHS research library for research. The WCHS research library does not contain property records.

Hours: The research library is open Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays.

Location: 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

Cost: Admission to the library is Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students 5-18 $4, and WCHS members are free. Purchase tickets here. This fee includes use of the library, microfilm readers, as well as admission to the museum. Copies can be made for 25 cents each. Photo scans are $6/scan or $10/print per 8×10 sheet: one 8×10, two 5×7 or two 4×6. A digital file can be emailed to you as part of the photo fee.

If doing your own research is not preferable or is not possible due to distance, etc., Warren County Historical Society staff are available to do research for you for a fee. 

Information: wchs@wchsmuseum.org or 513-932-1817