Research & Articles

Our library contains genealogical & history books dating back into the late 1600s. Our items are available to guests for $10 per hour. This includes up to 10 copies of documents, if copyright laws permit. If you don’t live in the local area or have a file or date in mind, please fill out our online Research Request form below.

Here is a list of a few items in our library:

  • Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Series of the Pennsylvania Archives, with indexes to each  series
  • 600 books on family names. Surname files contain over 1600 files on local families
  • The Reva Ashcraft and Leila Francy research records contain over 880 files on surnames related to West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio
  • History books on Virginia from the 1600s up until the northwestern section became West Virginia. West Virginia records commenced in 1863 when West Virginia was created
  • War records starting with the French-Indian Wars up to World War II
  • Records from various Jefferson County churches from the early 1800s to present including Quaker records
  • Steubenville City Directories
  • Many Steubenville High School yearbooks
  • Jefferson County naturalization records
  • DAR catalog books
  • Histories on many of the 88 counties of Ohio
  • Birth, marriage & death records from Jefferson County
  • Records of first purchasers of land in the Seven Ranges of the Northwest Territory

Research Request Form