The library has Wilmington, Ohio newspapers on microfilm; however, contents are not indexed. Staff can do a limited search of the microfilm if you provide a name and specific date. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, microfilm is not available for public use. You can call or email search details and we will be happy to look for information for you. We can email findings, or provide printed information to be mailed or picked up for 10 cents per page.
The library does not have copies of Clinton County records. Records of use to genealogists such as birth, death, and marriage, are retained by various Clinton County government departments depending on the record’s nature and date.
This printable Genealogy cheat sheet is a brief overview of the library’s resources and provides information on other Clinton County genealogical resources.
African American Heritage -- Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
Ancestry Library Edition (free for home use until December 2020, otherwise, in library use only) -- Trace your genealogy using historical records. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.
Fold3 -- A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America�s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Heritage Quest -- Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
Sanborne Fire Insurance Maps -- Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development
Other Local Sources
In addition to the library, the following locations may prove helpful in your genealogy research.
Clinton County Court House: 46 S. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177. Visit site to contact relevant offices such as Probate Court, Recorder, etc..
Clinton County Records Center
111 S. Nelson Ave., Suite 3, Wilmington, OH 45177
Depository of all public records for Clinton County.
Clinton County Geographic Information Systems Department. Historic and contemporary data and maps. Cemetery maps. Clinton County Court House, 46 S. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177.