Genealogical & Historical Records of Preble County, Ohio


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The idea for the database originated with Susan Kendall, former Library Director; Polly Kronenberger, former Webmaster; and the Preble County Room staff. Scanning technicians, have spent countless hours scanning and proofreading records. The result is a genealogist’s dream. The database contains an index to the scanned images of the actual genealogical and historical records. Only the names of the persons involved are indexed. The elected official or minister, performed a marriage or signed a document, is not included.

Other Genealogical & Historical Records can be found on the new Database.


You can search the database by typing the surname of the person of interest. If you suspect that name may be different than the current spelling, try different spelling variations or type in only a few letters of the name. For example: Albrecht or Albright or type in Alb to get both (and more).

The resulting page will show the name of the person, the year, the type of record and a record number. The record number is a combination of the type of record and a unique number. Below is a chart showing how the number is created.

Prefix Number Record Type
BIB Surname & page Bible
BIR Year & page or certificate # Birth
CEM Burial place & page Cemetery
CEN Year & page Census
CHU Church name & location Church (members, birth, baptism, christening, death, burial)
COU Case # Court (civil or criminal)
DEA Year & page or location & certificate # Death
DIR Year & page Directory (city, county, telephone)
EST Case # Estate
ESTR Case # Estate receipts
GAR Case # Guardianship
HIS Year published & page History
MAP Year & page or year & township Maps (including plat maps)
MAR Volume & page # Marriage
MARR Certificate # Marriage return
MIL War & surname Military records (including DAR file)
MIN Location & page Minute books & ledgers
NEW Name of publication, year & page Newspaper
OBI Year & page Obituary
SCH Name of school & year School
WIL Case # Will


Preble County Records
The Preble County Genealogical Society and Historical Records database continues to be updated. It contains marriage and obituary information from county records and the Sugar Grove Cemetery Records of the Twin Township Trustees.