Local History and Genealogy Resources

Preble County Room

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Friday 9-3
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MORE Genealogical & Historical Records of Preble CountyDatabase

There is now a new records database available. It has entirely new records from the other database we offer, so if you can't find something in one, check the other. If you have any trouble, call the Preble County Room at (937) 456-4970, or email the Preble County Room at pcroom@preblelibrary.org.

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Subscribed resources:

Ancestry Library Edition Available only in Library (Currently Ancestry is working to correct broken links to the Preble County Genealogical database. They estimate this will be done with the next "several weeks." In the meantime, please, search our genealogy database directly.)

FamilySearch (LDS)

Find A Grave


Fold3 is a genealogy database with collections of African American archives, Native American archives, Revolutionary War archives, United States Bureau of Investigation Case Files, and World War II archives.


Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

This compelling and comprehensive resource provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of newspaper content from the 19th-century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history,Western migration and the Antebellum-era among other subjects


A massive library of over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and world collections.


Preble County Sources:

The Preble County Historical Records database continues to be updated. It currently contains marriage and obituary information from county records. Search through our database to find ancestors with ties to Preble County.

Miami Valley Genealogical Index Census, Court, and vital records

Preble County District Library Catalog allows you to search for items housed only in the Preble County Room in addition to materials at other branches.

Camden Archives Scanned Photographs Inventory | Contact the Camden Archives | Camden Archives Featured Photo Gallery

Historic Hopewell

Historical Inventory (Buildings & Homes of Preble County)

How Preble County Got Its Name

Migrations A great site to research the migration of your ancestors throughout the United States

Obituaries: Barnes Funeral Home

Old Ohio Schools - Preble County

Preble County Genealogical Society

Preble County Genealogy List To subscribe, send an email to preble_co_oh-l-request@rootsweb.com with the word subscribe as the only text in the body of the message

Preble County Historical Society

Preble County Land Maps

Preble County Resources at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Preble Memory Gardens

Scenes from the Past (Eaton and Preble County)

Surname List Find others that are researching the same surnames


Our Neighboring Counties' Sources:

Brookville Historical Society

Butler County Genealogical Society

Butler County GenWeb

Butler County Records Center & Archive

Champaign County Ohio Local History & Genealogy

Darke County Garst Museum

Darke County Genealogical Researchers

Darke County Ohio Genealogical Society

Dayton History

Dayton History Books

Dayton Metro Library Obituaries Index

Greene County Records & Archives

Hamilton County Genealogical Society

Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society

Montgomery County: Dayton National Cememtery

Montgomery County David Cemetery Association

Montgomery County Genealogical Society

Montgomery County Historical Records

Montgomery County Land Maps

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Genealogy & Local History

Richmond, IN: Morrison-Reeves Library

Southwest Butler County Genealogical Society

Warren County Genealogical Society

Woodland Cemetery


Ohio Sources:

The Brethren Heritage Center

The (Benjamin Russel) Hanby House

Ohio in the Civil War

Ohio Cemetery Preservation

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Lands

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Ohio Online Death Certificate Index

The Ohioana Room

RecordsProject: Ohio Genealogy Record Information Online

RootsWeb Ohio Genealogical Resources

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

State Library of Ohio Catalog

State Library of Ohio Genealogy Dept.


Indiana Sources:

Allen County Public Library

Indiana State Library Genealogy Section This site contains a cemetery locator and a marriage index to 1850

Muncie Public Library


United States Sources

Archival Research Catalog

Chronicling America

Civil War Soldiers Database

Cornell University "War of the Rebellion" on the Internet

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Family Search Labs

Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists

General Land Office Records

Geographic Names Information System A gazetteer to the U.S. and its territories provided by the U.S. Geological Survey

Illinois State Archives

National Obituary Archive

Quaker Records


US GenWeb

General Genealogy Helpers and Sources

Birth Date Calculator

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet

Convert Between Old and New Style Dates (IE only)

Family Tree Searcher


Soundex Converter

Who, What, When Interactive historical timelines