Clock Tower

Out of the Clock Tower

Hello and welcome to the Greene County Archives' blog, "Out of the Clock Tower".  Please join us as we share information on archival issues, news, special events, and highlights from our collection.

Before the archives program began in Greene County in 1996, permanent records were stored in every conceivable space, in basements, garages, and closets. Usually they were in boxes of various shapes and sizes, although seldom adequately labeled, but occasionally they were just in loose piles of books and papers. Most notable were the old records stuffed into the clock tower of the County Courthouse, where they shared their home with pigeon droppings.

Now, there is a clean, environmentally controlled, well appointed location for the county archives, where our historical records are housed in standard sized boxes on steel shelves. We have taken note of their journey in the name for our blog.

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May 12

Tracing Your Family History

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 3:55 PM by Jessica Cromer

Tracing Your Family History

Have you ever wondered where your family came from, but you weren’t sure where to begin your research? The Greene County Public Library is offering a free “Beginning Genealogy Class” on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Robin Heise, the Greene County Records Manager & Archivist will be assisting Diana Nelson of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Ms. Heise will be focusing on the records that are available here at the Greene County Archives.

If you want to learn how to start your family history research and learn about the records that are available right in your own backyard, you need to register for this class. You never know what you might find here in the Archives.

If interested in attending this class, be sure to visit the Greene County Public Library’s website and register today!


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