Monday, December 8, 2014

Ohio County Public Libray

Last week I visited Ohio County and had the great pleasure of seeing the Ohio County Library's new Annex, which is across the street from the main library. The Annex is in a building that was once home to a bank.  The Annex is now home to all of the genealogy materials, books, and documents owned by the library, and I was quite surprised to see what they have, and how neatly the items are arranged. There are tables for reviewing files and documents, and staff to help.  If you have not visited this wonderful facility, I urge you to check it out.  The Annex is not open every day, although you might be able to make special arrangements if you are from out of town.  The regular hours are Tuesday 9:00 am to 7 pm; Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and Saturday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

I have added a link to the Library's web page on my list of links shown on the right.  Click on it to go to the Library home page, then click on the Genealogy tab, and explore what they have.  They told me that they will be adding new items in the future.  They hope to scan and digitize some of their records, so we will be able to see some of their holdings on the Library web site. That will be exciting.  I notice they have already added four years of the Ohio County Times. I'm sure the cost of adding material to their web site will be high, so encourage the County Judge Executive and your elected officials to fund this project.

If you have a Library card, you can log on to through the Library web site; also, the LDS web site, Rootsweb, and other sites are available for your use by clicking on the various links shown on the Genealogy section of the Library web site.

Bottom line is that this facility is first class and you are lucky to have a Librarian, staff,  and a Board of Trustees that has made this happen.

Here is a photo of the Annex building:

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