| The Kate Love Simpson Genealogy/Local History Room contains over two-thousand volumes. This collection includes over three-hundred family histories, as well as an extensive military section, and a good Quaker collection. Microfilm holdings include Morgan County, Ohio census records, and Morgan County, Ohio newspapers dating from 1837 to 1965.
Chapter volunteers have compiled a shelf list, and have started cataloging the microfilm collection.
Morgan County Yearbook Project
The Kate Love Simpson Library and the Morgan Co. Chapter OGS are in the midst of having the Morgan County school yearbook collection converted to a digital format. When the conversion is completed, a patron may ask for the cd containing the yearbook/yearbooks that they are seeking at the circulation desk. Some of the older, more fragile yearbooks will only be viewable via the compact disk. Please consult the shelf list for schools and dates available. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in preserving our educational heritage!
A Big Thank You
A special thank-you to Tara Sidwell and the Kate Love Simpson Library Board for realizing the importance of the Genealogy/Local History Room to researchers!
Kate Love Simpson Library Genealogy/Local History Room
Several genealogy resources have disappeared from the genealogy/local history room 2008-2014. The Kate Love Simpson Library Board has adopted the following research policy:
A security camera will be installed in the genealogy/local history room. The door to the genealogy room will be locked at all times.
Researchers using the room will be required to:
leave their driver's license, or another form of photo identification, which will be kept in the library's cash register for safe keeping
return to the circulation desk to retrieve their identification, and sign out
Researchers may be subject to search, if carrying bags, packages, and/or other materials.
Kate Love Simpson Library Board and staff would like to thank researchers for their cooperation.
The Morgan County Chapter OGS would like to take this opportunity to thank the KLS Board and staff for addressing this issue. We especially thank the staff, who will be adding more work to their already full day. We appreciate you all!
We apologize to the researchers for making their research more difficult. It is a shame that a few do something that makes these rules necessary for all!