Darke Co. Sources and Lookup Volunteers


MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !!

I have listed here some of the major Darke County, Ohio, reference books that are available, although certainly not all. Many titles (some listed here) are now out of print. Most lookups are currently done informally on the the Darke Co. Discussion list hosted by Jane Barr Torres (see main page). Those listmembers doing lookups for the list do not always wish to be listed here.

If you own any Darke Co., Ohio, books, whether listed or not, and will do lookups, please let me know so you can be listed below. As you can see, volunteers and alternates are needed!

Adopt a Source Book !


Darke County, Ohio
Local Government Records
The Paul Lawrence Dunbar Library on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, is the official state repository for microfilms of local government records for counties in this area of Ohio. For a small fee, they will do minimal research and make photocopies from the microfilms. You can view their holdings for Darke Co. with the link on the left below. You can contact them in e-mail from the link on the right.

Reference BooksContact
Available Records Wright State University Staff




Request a free look-up from books listed below following the guidelines below. These guidelines are designed to help the volunteers manage the requests they receive in e-mail. Please understand that the volunteers will not always be able to help in a timely manner, so please be patient.

  1. PLEASE  limit your request to ONE name/couple per request and no more than two requests a day. We want to provide a service, not find full-time employment. [grin]
  2. Please put DARKE COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidently deleted.
  3. Send your lookup request to the e-mail address of the volunteer.
  4. In the first line of the message, please put the name of the book in which you are requesting the lookup.
  5. In the second line of the message, please put your name and e-mail address for reply.
  6. Describe exactly what you want looked up.
  7. If you do not see the title or find a title with no volunteer, remember that many Lookups are done on the Darke Co. Discussion List. To join the DCO Discussion List and post lookup requests, write a message to listowner Jane Torres.

Darke County, Ohio, Census Records
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
Darke Co. 1820-1830 Census, extracted by Joe Bosserman
  Click for Census Index: 1820-1850
Janie Overley
Darke Co. 1820-1830 Census, extracted by Joe Bosserman
  Click for Census Index: 1820-1850
Darke Co. 1850 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Anita Short
  Click for 1850 Census Index
  Click for 1850 Census Images
Bobbie Siliven
Darke Co. 1860 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert Jane Barr Torres
Darke Co. 1870 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert   need volunteer
Darke Co. 1880 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert Janie Overley
Darke Co. 1880 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert Diane G.
Index to 1890 Darke Co. Veterans' Census Adele Corbin
Darke Co. 1900 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert   need volunteer
Darke Co. 1910 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert Janie Overley
Darke Co. 1920 Census, extracted by Rose Shilt & Audrey Gilbert Janie Overley

Darke County Marriage Records
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
Darke Co. Marriages 1817-1840 v.1
  on-line at Early Marriages 1817-1850
LaVeryl Andrews
Darke Co. Marriages 1841-1850 v.2
  on-line at Early Marriages 1817-1850
  need volunteer
Darke Co. Marriages 1851-1898 v.3
Darke Co. Marriages 1899-1911 v.4 Jane Barr Torres

Darke County Birth & Death Records, Obituaries
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
Darke Co. Birth Records, 1867-1908   need volunteer
Darke Co. Death Records, 1867-1908: Allen, Wabash, Mississinewa   need volunteer
Darke Co. Death Records, 1867-1908: Brown, Jackson, Washington   need volunteer
Darke Co. Death Records, 1867-1908: Wayne, Patterson, York Wally Garchow
[Newspaper Death Records] Vols. II-IV (1880-1898) Jay French
Miller Funeral Home Records 1917-1950 Greenville, Ohio Deborah Barga
Oliver Funeral Home Records 1940-1950 Greenville, Ohio
Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records 1939-1960 New Madison, Ohio
Fisher-Oliver Funeral Home Records 1908-1939 Ansonia, Ohio Deborah Barga
Miller Brothers Funeral Home, September 1924-August 1949 Gettysburg, Ohio Deborah Barga

Darke County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
To see a list of the cemeteries included in each volume, click HERE.
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 2   need volunteer
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 3
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 3
Abbottsville & Hollansburg Cemeteries only
Bobbie Siliven
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 4   need volunteer
Greenville Cemetery Inscriptions   need volunteer
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 5
Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 6 Wally Garchow
Cemetery Inscriptions, [Vol 7]
Catholic Cemeteries of North-eastern Darke Co.
  Click to purchase Offerings from Lois Ann Baker
Deborah Barga

Other Darke County Records
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
5-generation Charts of DCGS Members, 1995   need volunteer
Darke Co. Court of Common Pleas Records, 1817-1860   need volunteer
Index to Darke Co. Deeds, 1817-1834   need volunteer
Index to Darke Co. Wills, 1818-1900   need volunteer
Darke Co. Will Abstracts, 1818-1857 LaVeryl Andrews

Darke County Histories, Atlases, etc.
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
Beers' History of Darke Co., 1880 Deborah Barga
Index to Beer's History of Darke Co., 1957-59   need volunteer
Wolfe's Pictorial Outline History of Darke Co., abt1890
    now online at DCOWeb
  need volunteer
Biograhical History of Darke Co., 1900 (Lewis Pub. Co.) Deborah Barga
Fraser Wilson's History of Darke Co., volume 2 ONLY, 1914 Julie Schopieray
Fraser Wilson's History of Darke Co., 1914 (v 1 & 2) Dana Heck
Genealogical Index of Miami Valley Pioneers, L. Brien, 1970 Bobbie Siliven
Families of Darke Co., 1995 [unindexed] Dana Heck
Deborah Barga
1857 Atlas of Darke Co.
    redrawn maps now online at DCOWeb
  need volunteer
1875 Atlas of Darke Co.
    now online at DCOWeb
  need volunteer
1888 Atlas of Darke Co.   need volunteer
1910 Directory of Darke Co.
    images also online at DCOWeb
Paul Roberts
[undated: 1959?] Plat Maps of Darke Co. Teri Templeton
1967 Plat Maps of Darke Co.
    now online at DCOWeb
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Sectional Darke County Histories
Reference BookE-mail Volunteer
First Families of Wayne & Patterson Twps, R.L. Straker, c1930
for a portion of this work, see: Straker's PEARSONs
  need volunteer
Greenville Broadway Memories, 1845-1992, Mary Catherine Wilson Deborah Barga
Calling Hollansburg Home, 1838-1988, JoKay Miltonberger Dana Heck
Roster of the Hollansburg High School Graduates 1895 to 1952 Dana Heck
History of the East Side School, Jackson, Ohio, School, and Mississinawa Valley School: 1884-1974 Ryan Martin
The Palestine Book, 1833-1983, S. Miller Deborah Barga
Notes on Webster History, Norman Burns, 1974 Adele Corbin
Pioneer History of Wayne Twp, S.W. Long, 1901 - now on-line Adele Corbin
Regular Baptist Church at Stillwater, Norman Burns, 1982 Adele Corbin
Views of Versailles, L.A. Baker, 1975   need volunteer
Events of Yesterday of New Madison, OH, 1812-1968, Glen Hindsley, 1968 Deborah Barga



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