Local History & Genealogy


The Local History & Genealogy Center at the West Annex in Bryan offers researchers a wide range of resources including online databases, books, special collections, and microfilm.

Hours of Service:

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Make a Research Appointment: https://mywcpl.libcal.com/appointments/genealogy

You can contact the Local History Center by phone at 833.633.7323 x 275, or email Jared Schnee jared@mywcpl.org

NOTICE: This summer, Newspapers.com in Utah will be digitizing the WCPL Local History Center microfilm of the Edgerton Earth, the Leader-Enterprise, and the Tri-State Alliance. Starting on Monday, June 17th, these microfilmed newspapers will be unavailable for 6 weeks, while being digitized. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map database

Where to Find Wiliams County RecordsWCPL Local History Obituary Database

Ancestry library edition databaseHeritage Quest database

Ohio Death Certificate IndexLocal History Collection informationNewspapers.com by Ancestry

Get Started Creating Your Family History:  use the individual and family information sheets to begin recording your family's history.