Library Services Available
Obituary or Other Published Article Research
OCPL holds an index file of names for births, marriages and deaths gathered from Ohio County newspapers. This index file directs the reader to date, page and column of the published information. Staff may be able to print or email a copy of the article or obituary at your request.
OCPL holds a number of family files from previous researchers. Please see our catalogue to determine if the family name you seek is available.
Newspaper on Microfilm:
OCPL has newspapers dating back to the early 1800's on microfilm.
OCPL has listings for area cemeteries which can be searched.
Fees for Genealogy Services
Due to increased cost OCPL has found it necessary to ask fees for genealogy research services offered. Fees will offset costs for staff time, printing and maintenance. We will try to keep fees small as possible.
For mailed requests that are simple searches requiring less than 15 minutes to complete, we ask that patrons include a $3 donation along with their request in self-addressed stamped envelope. For mailed requests that require more time, we ask that patrons include a $10 donation along with their self-addressed stamped envelope.
Fees will not apply to in-person research. In-person researchers are asked to pay for any copies they make while in the building.
E-mail requests will receive a reply from library staff outlining the above fees.
Patrons are asked to include as much information on the request form as they may know.