Local History Collection Information

Local History/Genealogy Book Collection:  an extensive collection of books on local, county, and state history; genealogy reference and guides; family histories; and locally produced historical publications.

Newspapers on microfilm:  including Bryan, Montpelier, Pioneer, Edgerton, and Edon.

Williams County Census Records

Williams County Cemetery Records

Williams and Defiance County Historical Atlases: including historical maps of local communities.

Obituary Index:  from Bryan & other Williams County newspapers. Find the information to request a copy of a local newspaper obituary.

Photographic archives:  our archives contains over 500 local history photographs which can be reproduced upon request.

Family history files:  over 1000 Williams County families have information files available for research purposes.

Williams County Genealogical Society holdings: including surname files.

Manuscript Files and Club Records:  including the Van Gundy historical files and various club and business records. Visit our department for more information.