All Research Requests must be written for by mail.General questions pertaining to what is available can be answered by phone or email, but not actual research requests. Following are fees and type of records available.
The fee for general research is $5.00 for a half-hour search per individual name, plus cost of copies (.50 cents a page, minimum of $1.00).
This research can include:
Marriage - 1819-1913 - (Wes Cochrans transcribed book is used for general research)
Transcribed death records from 1909-1926.
Various County and Family Histories
Cemetery Tombstone Records
And numerous other resources. We have a very extensive library of Meigs County genealogical and historical resources, as well as compiled information for surrounding counties.
Research of the Official Records for Marriage 1819-1930, Birth and Death - 1867-1908, Estate Records - 1819 - 1956 (these are the original probate records) are charged at a $3.00 non-refundable search fee per record. If a birth, death or marriage record is found, a copy is either typed or photo-copied (marriages are not photo-copied) and mailed. Add $1.00 for notarized copy. Original Estates & Wills - 1819-1935 Probate Records -Wills of three pages or less will be copied and mailed with no further charge. However, Estate files can often be large or some may contain very little. Large files are generally not copied until requestor is notified what is available. These may contain estates, wills, inventories, guardianships, etc.
Checks are made to the Meigs County Historical Society, P.O. Box 145, Pomeroy, OH 45769 or we can bill for completed research.
New Books: We are offering the following volumes of books compiled from newspaper clippings of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (some Divorces) for 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903 in progress. See the publication page for how to order.
Cost per book is $20.00 plus $4.00 for shipping & handling.