preserving the records of our ancestors while helping those seeking information about our history


New service offered at our Library

We can digitize your family history, photo albums or scrapbooks and make them into CDs that can be shared with family and friends.  These make great gifts for children and family.  They also safeguard your original by having a copy you can place away from the original in case of some disaster.  Make CDs for family reunions, class reunions, anniversary parties or birthdays or Christmas.  Call the Genealogy Library for pricing.
740-474-9144 Tues thru Fri. 1:00 to 4:00 PM

New Resource Available

After more than four years, volunteers at the Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library have completed a list of residents for the year 1890 which will replace the 1890 census. For every name found, researchers were tasked with finding the birth date and place, the parents’ names, including the maiden name of the mother, the marriage date and place and to whom, and the children for each family. A code indicating the source of information for each resident is also included.

The residents' list has been published and is available on CD. The CD is $75.00 plus $5.44 tax and $2.50 shipping. Orders should be sent to PCH&GL, 210 North Court St. Circleville, OH 43113.

Historical Videos of Local Interest

The Ohio Channel has produced videos with local historical interest in their Remarkable Ohio Series. One is on "Ted Lewis" one is on "The Squaring of Circleville" and another one is on "Caleb Atwater". Their newest video is about  our "Pickaway County Courthouse".


If your ancestors were residents of Pickaway County prior to December 31, 1830 you may qualify to become a member of First Families of Pickaway County.

Click Here for an application and all the rules. Join this prestigious group, receive recognition in the Pickaway Quarterly, and attend our annual banquet (first year's meal free).

Research and Orders Requests

Research will be completed by library volunteers on a first come, first served basis for $45 per surname this includes 10 copies. Requests must be made by regular mail to PCHS, 210 North Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113 and must include a letter of request with background information.

A check or money order for the research fee must accompany your request. All appropriate library collections will be researched and copies made of findings. Copies of large files will result in a request for copy costs at the rate of $.25 per copy.

Orders for books or CDs may be sent to the address above with the appropriate fees. Materials will be mailed within one week of receipt.