Research & Genealogy

Research & Genealogy2020-03-27T22:36:21+00:00

All genealogy and research services have been suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.  We will restore services and respond to research requests when library operations return to normal.

Our Genealogy Room collection on the second floor of the Main Library is rich in local history and resources. The following is a list of just some of our offerings:

  • Chillicothe/Scioto Gazette on microfilm back to its beginnings in 1800
  • Chillicothe city directories back to 1860
  • Civil War Rosters of the Union and Confederacy (multi-volume)
  • Census indices for Ohio and Ross County
  • 1820-1930 censuses for Ross and (limited) surrounding counties
  • Birth, death, and marriage indexes for Ross County

For questions and obituary requests, contact us at or 740-702-4160. You may copy the obituaries you need onsite for 10¢ per page, or you may contact us to do it for you for $2.50 per obituary.


We provide free access to several genealogy databases to aid in your research. Please note that some of these databases can only be accessed while at one of our libraries.

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