The Adams County Public Library in Pennsylvania has online access to Genealogy databases and refers most genealogy requests to the Adams County Genealogical Society.



Library Locations and Hours

The Peebles Branch has limited genealogical and local history records. For more information, contact them at the phone number below.


Peebles Public Library
157 High Street
Peebles, OH 45660
937-587-2085 (phone)
937-587-5043 (fax)

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm


Manchester Public Library
401 Pike Street
Manchester, OH 45144
937-549-3359 (phone)
937-549-4219 (fax)

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm


North Adams Public Library
2469 Moores Road
Seaman, OH 45679
937-386-2556 (phone)
937-386-2974 (fax)

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm


West Union Public Library
212 East Sparks Street
West Union, OH 45693
937-544-2591 (phone)
937-544-2092 (fax)

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm


Online Collections

  • Chronicling America – Search historic American newspapers from around the country, from 1864 – 1922, digitized and offered online by the Library of Congress.
  • Newspaper Source lets you search for and read current news articles in a huge database of current publications, provided by EBSCOhost.
  • Ohio History Connection – How to find and access death records in Ohio, from the Ohio History Connection
  • Ohio Public Records Index – find Ohio death certificate records, and order copies of death certificates online
  • Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook – Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties! Ohio Memory contains over 700,000 digital images from a variety of primary source image types.
  • Ohio Obituary Index – an index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.
  • Public Record Center
  • Online Research databases with library card:
    • Ancestry Library edition – no remote access
    • Heritage Quest – Federal Census from 1790 – 1940, search archives and books, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank records.
    • Fold3 Library Edition – US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
    • Newspaper source – cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
    • Ohio Southland: A Quarterly Journal of History for Adams, Brown, Clermont, & Highland Counties, published by Adams County historian Stephen Kelley from 1989 – 1993. Ohio Southland covers local history, genealogy, archaeology, and natural history for the Ohio valley region. Read every published issue, available on the library’s website as high-quality digital scans.


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