Genealogy & Local History

The library's Pike County Room features a wide variety of materials on the history of Pike County and Southern Ohio. Local newspapers, census materials, selected government documents, and other records are available on microfilm and can be viewed in the Pike County Room. Materials on how to trace your family tree are also included in the collection.

You can search the library catalog for materials available in the Pike County Room. Additional local history and genealogy materials for Pike County may be available at one of the following links.

Pike County Newspapers

  • Pike County Digital Newspaper Collection (Click "Browse Collection," then search by date, newspaper name, or subject.)
    • Pike County Republican (1868-1893)
    • Waverly Watchman (1867-1896, 1912-1975)
    • Weekly Courier/Waverly Courier (1889-1896)
    • The Waverly News (1893-1914)
    • Courier Watchman (1896-1906)
    • Waverly Democrat (1906-1916)
    • Republican Herald (1914-1952)
    • Atomizer (1952-1955)

Pike County Yearbooks

Pike County Genealogy & History Resources

Ohio Resources

Ancestry Resources