Finley Room

We invite you to visit our Local History and Genealogy Department. The Finley Room houses a collection including paper, microfilm and digital archives as well as objects and artifacts relevant to the history of Guernsey County.

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm; Saturday 10am-2pm

Phone: 740-432-5946

The department is staffed by library personnel at all times. Two internet terminals are dedicated to records searches; wifi is available. We have 3 microfilm and microfiche reader/printers and a photocopier. The cost for printed copies is 10 cents per sheet.

The Library welcomes your genealogy information requests. Feel free to submit your inquiry via this form or via postal mail using the downloadable PDF form.

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Guernsey County District Public Library
800 Steubenville Avenue
Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Online Resources

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

Trace your genealogy using historical records. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

Historical treasures of Southeast Ohio.

Free family tree and genealogical resources.

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.

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

Contact Us

Crossroads Branch: 740-432-7536

Downtown Branch: 740-432-5946

Byesville Branch: 740-685-2236