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NEW! Century Families of Williams CountyCFWC

We announced our newest lineage society, Century Families of Williams County, at the June Banquet. WCGS is very excited to offer this new lineage society to our members.  And the excitement is growing as there are already several members that are working on their CFWC application.  I encourage everyone to start working on your application and be one of the first to be inducted into CFWC in June 2019!


Any member of WCGS who is a direct descendant of one or more individuals who settled within the area designates as Williams County between January 1, 1861 and 100 year prior to current year is welcome to apply for membership of Century Families of Williams County.

How to find the Williams County Local History Center, West Annex of the Williams County Public Library

The research center is located on the north-east corner of the Court House Square, at the corner of North Main Street and East High Street with entrances at 102 N. Main and at 103 E. High Street.

picture of location
Corner Adjacent to the Court House
Main Street Entrance

West Unity Friends Burial Ground –

 walk among the stones

Quaker Cemetery
Quaker Cemetery

 Programs open to the Public!

Click on “Events” above anytime to see our Calendar and join the fun in person!

Our Newest Publication

NEW! Land Records of Williams Co. OH Beginning 1823, Marty Richie

$35.00, S and H $3.00, OH Residents Tax $2.54

Please Mail Your Order To:

PO Box 293
Bryan, OH 43506


Montpelier’s Native Son:
Dr. Paul Siple 
– A native of Superior Township, Williams County, OH “celebrity” during his lifetime. See how other Wms. Co. Oh., families are linked to the Siples.

Research starting points are great finds. Here are some Williams County, Ohio families that may be links for your research. Check them out.

 Williams County Genealogical Society’s Publications chairperson,  Pamela Pattison Lash has provided this research on Divorces in Williams County. 

Divorce Primer: How to use divorce records

Divorces Stories:  by Pam Pattison Lash

For more of Pam’s research visit her blog at:

Main Floor Desk

 “Biographical Record of Northwestern Ohio
J.H. Beers & CO.

1899 History Biographical Index
also check
Williams County Ties

 “The County of Williams
  William Henry Shinn

1905 History Biographical Index

A Standard History of Williams County Ohio
Charles A. Bowersox

1920 History Biographical Index




Wms Co Probate  Entries 



Wolf Scalps Records 1835-1847

Cemeteries of
Williams County 

 Here is a link for listing of Williams County Obits from area papers.

  Wms. Co. Public Library site  


The holdings of the WCGS are located in the Local History Center of the Williams County Public Library, Bryan Branch,
East High Street, Bryan Ohio



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