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Local History Resources at the Nelsonville Library

The following resources are held in the Local History collection of the Nelsonville Library. For more information contact local history librarian Lorinda LeClain.


Birth Records

  • Athens County: 1867-1920
  • Hocking County: 1867-1894

Marriage Records

  • Athens County: 1805-July 1913
  • Meigs County: 1819-1913
  • Washington County: 1789-1918

Death Records

Athens County

  • 1867-1908
  • Hughes Funeral Home, Athens OH, 1911-1985
  • Rev. William Mechem Records of Funerals, 1962-1995
  • Death Records of Whites Funeral Home, Coolville OH, 1903-1987
  • Glouster OH Funeral Homes, 1953-1989
  • Sours-Cardaras Funeral Home Nelsonville, OH, 1906-1970

Meigs County

  • Meigs County Death Certificates 1909-1923

Obituaries

Athens County

  • 1900-1934
  • 1940-1949
  • 1970-1998

Census Records

  • Ohio Census Records 1790-1850 (Head of Household only)

Athens County

  • Census Records 1820-1920 (on microfilm)

Hocking County

  • Census Records 1820-1920 (on microfilm)
  • 1890 census, Veterans Schedule only

Meigs County

  • Census Records for 1850-1900 (in book)

Washington County:

  • Census Records for 1850-1900 (in book)

Yearbooks

Scarlett and Gray

(More like a school newspaper no class pictures)

  • Feb. 1912, Nov. 1914, Valentine 1915, Junior Class of 1916, Basketball Feb. 1916
  • Junior Class April 1916,
  • Alumni Oct. 1916, Thanksgiving Nov. 1916,
  • Christmas December 1916, Basketball Feb. 1917, Spring March 1917, Thanksgiving Nov. 1919
  • Feb. 1920, April 1920.

Scarlett and Gray Yearbooks

  • (Class Pictures) 1914- 1920

Nelsonville High School Saga

  • 1921 - 1926
  • 1928 - 1931
  • 1934 - 1935
  • 1938 - 1944
  • 1946 - 1956
  • 1958 - 1967

Nelsonville-York High School Buckeye

  • 1968
  • 1971 - 1974
  • 1979 - 1982
  • 1989

Buchtel High School

  • 1937
  • 1939 - 1942
  • 1949
  • 1951 (1961 is Buchtel-York)

Murray City High School

  • 1924, 1937, 1957

Carbon Hill High School

  • 1937, 1939, 1940, 1944
  • 1951 - 1954

Athens High School

  • 1916
  • 1921-1923
  • 1931

Miscellaneous Yearbooks

  • Parkersburg WV High School - 1924 and 1925
  • New Lexington OH Yearbook for 1914
  • Hocking Technical College Yearbook for 1974

Nelsonville Graduation Announcements

  • 1878-1909
  • 1912-1915
  • 1918
  • 1921-1922
  • 1930
  • 1936
  • 1956
  • 1987-1988

Class Pictures

  • Class of 1894
  • Class of 1904

CD-ROMs

  • Marriage Bundle Misc.
  • States and Years
  • Census Index Colonial America 1607-1789
  • Census Bundle Misc. States and years 1790-1880 (Only head of household)
  • Military Records U.S. Soldiers 1784-1811
  • Birth Records U.S./Europe 900-1880
  • Local and Family Histories of New England 1600-1800
  • Southern Biographies and Genealogies 1500-1940
  • Mid Atlantic Genealogies 1340-1940
  • Family History: Mid-Atlantic Genealogies
  • Ohio Vital Records Vol. 1&2 1790-1880
  • Heritage Quest Digital Census Images for 1860, 1900, 1910, 1920 For both Athens and Hocking Counties.
  • Full 1880 Census on CD for all 50 states!

Family Histories

  • Brigham-Cline Genealogies
  • Butterworth and Shannon Family Tree
  • A Record of the Castor Family
  • Descendant Tree of Harry Chapman
  • Pearl Wilson Clark- Four and Growing (A story by Pearl Wilson Clark)
  • From the River Clyde to Tymochtee and Col. William Crawford
  • Writings of Minnie March Cummins
  • The Doughty Family of VA and OH
  • The Dowler Family
  • Richard Neal Faber and Family
  • Hawk Family of NY and Athens County OH
  • in the 19th Century
  • The Huttons of Southern Indiania 1765-1998
  • The Kontner Family Genealogy
  • Lewis-Pennell Genealogy
  • Martin Family Genealogy
  • Daniel Nelson Genealogy (founder of Nelsonville)
  • Nuzum Family History
  • Occaneechie, Saponi and Tutelo of the Saponi Nation
  • A.K.A. Piedmont Catawba
  • The Prices through the Years
  • Sanborn Genealogy
  • Sinks Family Genealogy
  • Slaughter-Price Genealogy
  • World Book of Youngs (2 Vols.)

Newspapers

Athens Herald:

(not all dates available some may be missing)

  • Sept. 27, 1882 - Oct. 28, 1886
  • Jan. 6, 1887 - December 27. 1888
  • January 3, 1889 - May 28, 1891
  • June 4, 1891 - December 21, 1893

Athens County Gazette:

(not all dates available)

  • December 30, 1897 - July 26, 1900
  • August 2, 1900 - December 25, 1902
  • January 1, 1903
  • April 27, 1905
  • May 4, 1905
  • July 31, 1907
  • August 14, 1907 - June 10, 1909

Nelsonville Tribune:

(not all dates available)

  • December 6, 1935 - March 20, 1947 (December 1943 and Nov 1945 missing)
  • April 3, 1947 - December 25, 1940 (missing December 1950-1951)
  • January 8, 1953 - April 1, 1971 (ceased operation in 1971)

Cemeteries

Athens County Cemeteries

  • Ames Township Athens
  • County Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Athens Co. Cemeteries with Twp. Maps
  • Bern Township Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Canaan Twp. Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Cemetery Records of Athens and Meigs County Bk 1
  • Cemeteries and Veterans grave Registrations of Athens County
  • Cemetery Record Books 1-4
  • Clarks Chapel Cem. Inscriptions
  • Coolville Cemetery Records
  • Fort Street Cemetery
  • Greenlawn Cemetery (Nelsonville OH)
  • Index to Ohio Grave records of Servicemen of War of 1812
  • Marshfield/New Marshfield Cem.
  • Mt. Calvary Cem.
  • Nye Cem.
  • Trimble Twp. Vol 1-2
  • Tombstone Inscriptions of SW Athens County Vol 1-6
  • West State Street Cemetery
  • West Union Street Cemetery

Hocking County Cemetery Listings

  • Good Hope Twp. Book
  • Falls Gore Twp.
  • Marion Twp.
  • Starr Twp.
  • Benton Twp.
  • Oak Grove and Old Logan Cemeteries

Washington County Cemetery Listings

  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • East Lawn Memorial Park
  • Valley Cemetery