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Genealogy Research

This is a private library - funded only by private donations and gifts
Located in Exhibit Building
Entrance off parking lot

3 Hay Avenue
Brookville, Ohio



Advance appointments are needed to do research at the library. Call (937) 833-0285 and leave a message. A donation is requested for non-members per visit of $5.00 for less than 2 hours of research time and $10.00 for more than 2 hours of research time.

Mail address:

Brookville Historical Society
P.O. Box 82
Brookville, Ohio 45309-0082

Brookville Historical Society, Inc. genealogy library has a lot of information from early Montgomery County, Ohio. Some of the holdings include cemetery readings and indexes, old newspaper articles and obituaries, surname files, many family histories, early plat maps, and histories from area counties.

The collection is focused around Brookville and surrounding townships in northwest Montgomery County, northeast Preble County, Southwest Miami County, and southeast Darke County in Ohio. This includes the townships of Clay, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, and Randolph in Montgomery County. 

The library is staffed by volunteers and research is available. (see below)

Queries by mail will be researched using the following guidelines.
For an initial donation of $30.00 you will get up to 2 hours of search time, up to 8 copies of information found, and an estimate for additional search and copy costs (additional research time is $15.00 per hour). You must include a SASE with your request.

Please include known information about the surname or individual that you want researched.


We are the only library with the following items. Our members were given the right to read and index these records for use only at our research library. No copies are sold of the records listed below.

  • Brookville Star Newspaper--Obituaries and News Items--1905-1999
  • Trotwood Sentinel Newspaper--1976-1984
  • Dayton Newspapers--1846-1904
  • Koch Brothers, Frederick C. Koch, Koch & Stutz, Koch & Hay, Hay & Powell, Powell & Dexter Funeral Home Records--1903-1985
  • Dunkel Funeral Home Records--1943-1976
  • Gilbert Funeral Home Records--1967-1990
  • Brookville Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Providence Lutheran Church
  • Phillipsburg Emanuel Lutheran Church
  • Recent readings from all cemeteries in northwest Montgomery County and eastern Preble County.
Surname Files at the Brookville Historical Society Library  Surnames A - L  M - Z 

Other research items in the Brookville Historical Society Genealogical Library
  • Have most of the Montgomery, Darke, Miami, and Preble County books-history, atlas, marriages, births, deaths, newspapers, cemetery, funeral homes records, census, deeds, legal and court records. 
  • Over one thousand family histories and file folders. 

Top of page

  • Dayton Directories from 1896--1993. 
  • Genealogy material from these states--Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and others. 
  • Microfilm Records--Montgomery County Will Records 1805-1910, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Children Home Records and Soldiers Discharge Records. 

1999 - 2015 Brookville Historical Society, Inc.