Piqua Public LibrarY - LOCAL HISTORY ROOM


The County Libraries with Dedicated Genealogical Material and Facilities

Piqua Public Library
116 West High Street
Piqua, Ohio 45356
(937) 773-6753

Monday - Thursday 10 - 8:30; Friday, Saturday 10 - 5:30; Closed Sunday
Pamphlet: Local History Resources

The History Room contains a large number of history and genealogy items relating to Piqua, Miami County, and other Ohio areas. Included are traditional sources such as a 5000+ volume book collection; maps of Piqua and Miami County from the 1850s; Department of the Interior maps of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania; magazines; cemetery records and indexes; microfilm of newspapers from Miami County and surrounding areas from 1820; microfilm of tax, church, official, etc. records; censuses and general genealogy information on CDs; plus city directories, police and court records, high school yearbooks, and numerous other assorted records, indexes, and lists. Their email is [email protected]


Troy-Miami County Public Library - Local History Room


Troy-Miami County Public Library Local History Room
100 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
(937) 339-4082
Monday, Wednesday 10 - 8; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 - 4; Saturday 9 - 1

The library has an extensive collection of books relating to State of Ohio and various county histories; local genealogical history; historic maps; cemetary listings; microfilmed local newspapers; obituaries; births, deaths, and marriage records up to 1908; histories and listings of religious groups; etc. The collection also includes a number of specific family histories.

Troy-Miami County Public Library


Troy-Miami County Public Library
419 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
(937) 339-0502
Monday - Thursday 9 - 9; Friday 9 - 6; Saturday 9 - 5; Sunday 1 - 5

This is the main branch of the Troy-Miami County Library. Their genealogy-related holdings include a collection of microfilmed records of local newspapers.

Tipp City Public Library


Tipp City Public Library
11 East Main Street
Tipp City, Ohio
(937) 667-3826

Monday - Thursday 10 - 8:30; Friday 10 - 6; Saturday 10 - 5

Their collection includes genealogical records of residents of Tipp City; biographical records; Grace Kinneys' collection of newspaper clippings; and information about historical sites in Tipp City.

Milton-Union Public Library


Milton-Union Public Library
560 South Main Street
West Milton, Ohio
(937) 698-5515
Monday - Thursday 10 - 8; Friday - Saturday 10 - 5

The library has a collection of West Milton records from the early 1900's on microfilm, obituary files from the West Milton Record, Milton-Union High School yearbooks, and some Quaker information.

J. C. Clarke Public Library


J. C. Clarke Public Library
102 East Spring Street
Covington, Ohio 45318
(937) 473-2226

Monday, Wednesday 9 - 8; Thurs. 11:30 - 8; Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 9 - 5

The library has various family histories from the Covington area, a Civil War Collection, an extensive obituary file, Miami County censuses from 1880 to 1910 and Montgomery County censuses from 1850 to 1870, and microfilm of the Stillwater Valley Advertiser newspaper from 1930.

Amos Memorial Public Library


Amos Memorial Public Library
230 E. North St.
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 492-8534
Mon, Tues, Thur 11 - 8; Wed 9 - 6; Fri 11 - 6; Sat 11 - 4, Closed Sun

The library has a genealogy section containing a collection of genealogical history books concerning Shelby County and from around eastern U.S.; there are newsletters from a number of organizations, and the library has files of the Sidney newspaper.

Wright State University Libraries


Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435
(937) 775-2525

[email protected]
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5; Wednesday 8:30 - 9; Sunday 1 - 5

Many of the area's original historical records are now stored at WSU. All materials are non-circulating, so research must be done in-house, by mail, or by telephone.