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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Jun 02

I Found It In The Archives Contest 2017

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 4:43 PM by Jessica Cromer


The “I Found It In The Archives” contest is back for 2017!

This annual competition started in 2014, and continues to be a fun way for researchers to share what they have discovered in their local archives. Often times, people are researching their own family histories and find an interesting story there. Sometimes these histories match what families have verbally passed down over the generations, and sometimes they are far removed from the collective—and maybe selective—ancestral memory. Maybe you have been researching or have been wanting to research a topic other than your own family. The Greene County Archives has many records that may help to uncover information on various subject matters. All entries are welcome! We have yet to receive a video entry for anyone who may be interested in being the first to do so—and potentially the first to win with a video entry.


To get an idea of previous entries, see the stories of the last three contest winners on our website. In the past, the winners of our local competition would then compete on the state level. Instead of that this year we will be offering additional local-level prizes.


Entries are being accepted now through Friday, June 16th by 4:00 PM. - That is two weeks from today!
Public voting begins Monday, June 26th and closes on Friday, August 4th at 4:00 PM.
The winner of the contest will be notified on Monday, August 7th.
Find all the details on our contest webpage where you can also find the contest entry form release and waiver.


We want to hear your story!

Until next time!


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