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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Sep 28

American Archives Month 2018

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 9:20 AM by Robin Heise

American Archives Month
Every year, the Society of American Archivists declares the month of October as American Archives Month. American Archives Month is a time to focus on the importance of records of enduring value and an opportunity to enhance public awareness of the repositories that are responsible for maintaining and preserving vital historical records.

Every day, records are created throughout Greene County recording the daily operation of each county office and department. The Greene County Archives is here to advise and assist all county offices and departments in the management, retention, disposition, storage, and preservation of these records, and to provide environmentally controlled storage space for records of enduring historical and evidential value. The Greene County Archives also ensures the availability and accessibility of those public records entrusted to it for the use of both present and future generations of Greene County residents.

What type of records can you find at the Greene County Archives?Oct 2018 Archives Month Resolution
• Tax Records
• Common Pleas Court Records
• Emancipation Records
• Naturalizations
• Engineer Maps
• Survey Records
• Early Birth and Death Records (1869-1909)
• Marriage Records
• Wills and Estate Cases
• Commissioner Meeting Minutes
• Deed/Land Records
• Guardianship Records
• Children’s Home Register
• County Home Register
• Mortgage Records
• Road Records

Greene County ArchivesHave a question about whether we have a record that might help you in your research or about what we do? Wednesday, October 3, 2018 is #AskAnArchivist Day. Post your question on our Facebook or Twitter page and we’ll be happy to respond. If you have a full research request, please be sure to use our online request form.

If you haven’t been to the Greene County Archives, you should stop by during American Archives Month and check us out! You never know what you might find in the Archives!!


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