The Local History and Genealogy Archives maintains an extensive collection of microfilm and has five microfilm readers available for public use. You can make copies of microfilm pages yourself for $ .10 a page or library staff can make copies for you and mail them for $2.00 a page.

Some of the Available Microfilms

  • Probate Court Records
  • Common Pleas Court Records
  • Washington County Auditor/Treasurer Records
  • Soldiers and Infirmary Records
  • Vital Statistic Records for Washington and several surrounding counties in both Ohio and West Virginia
  • Marietta Times, 1803-present.
  • Woodsfield and New Matamoras newspapers.
  • Washington County Census 1800-1920, including 2 tiers of surrounding counties.
  • Washington County Poll Books and Tally Sheets (lists of voters and election results) for all available election years 1864-1908. A good substitute for finding males in Washington County in the in-between census years.