Montgomery County

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County Records

Record Title Date Span Format
Auditor
Delinquent Tax List 1820-1826, 1853-1856 MFM
Poor Relief Payments 1935-1940 MFM
Appraisers
Railroad Record 1891-1909 MFM
Real Estate and Personal Tax List 1809 1/2 box
Soldiers' Relief Payments 1892-1903 MFM
Tax Duplicates 1820-1845, 1850 10 MFM
Board of Elections
List of Electors (scattered) 1887-1928 2 MFM
Naturalizations 1904-1936 MFM
Children's Home
Death Record 1877-1924 MFM
Indenture Records 1868-1908 MFM
Record of Inmates 1867-1912, 1924-1928 3 MFM
Record of Inmates Index 1893-1912 MFM
Trustees' Minutes 1867-1951 3 MFM
Unknown Abandoned Children 1884-1910 MFM
Clerk of Courts
Chancery Record 1824-1853 7 MFM
Chancery Record Index Direct & Reverse 1824-1854 MFM
Circuit Court Appearance Docket 1884-1913 MFM
Circuit Court Minutes 1885-1912 3 MFM
Circuit Court Record 1888-1914 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Appearance Docket 1835-1900 30 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Law Record 1803-1901 39 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Law Record Index Direct & Reverse 1843-1952 MFM
Common Pleas Civil Minutes 1815-1901 22 MFM
Common Pleas Criminal Record 1813-1904 6 MFM
Common Pleas Execution Docket 1809-1840 MFM
Common Pleas General Index 1876-1900 3 MFM
Common Pleas Judgement Index Direct and Reverse 1803-1901 6 MFM
District Court Minutes 1852-1883 MFM
Election Abstracts 1803-1826 MFM
Justice of Peace Civil Docket 1811-1817 MFM
Naturalizations 1818-1916 5 MFM
Stray Animal Record 1804-1812 MFM
Superior Court General Index 1882-1886 MFM
Superior Court Judgement Index Direct and Reverse 1856-1887 3 MFM
Superior Court Minutes 1856-1882 6 MFM
Superior Court Record 1856-1896 24 MFM
Supreme Court Blotter 1825-1851 MFM
Supreme Court Minutes 1803-1851 MFM
Supreme Court Record 1804-1853 3 MFM
Commissioners
Burial Record of Indigent Soldiers 1884-1902 MFM
County Home/Infirmary Journal 1913-1937 MFM
Infirmary Directors Minutes (scattered) 1826-1912 3 MFM
Journal 1905-1953 26 MFM
Journal & Record 1804-1853 MFM
Mary Scott Home/Colored Indigent Poor 1931 MFM
Miami Hospital Charity Cases 1927-1932 MFM
Poor Relief Files (scattered) 1931-1948 MFM
Soldiers' Relief Files 1929-1937 MFM
WPA Correspondence 1938-1941 MFM
WPA Project Files 1935-1941 MFM
County Home
Birth and Death Records 1886-1969 MFM
Census of Disadvantaged 1892 MFM
Commissary Record (scattered) 1922-1957 MFM
Daily Movement of Inmates 1977-1978 MFM
Daily Record of Inmates 1879-1904 MFM
Death Records 1905-1969 MFM
Employment Record 1907-1943 MFM
Hospital Register 1916-1917 MFM
Index to Register of Sane Inmates n.d. MFM
Insane Record (scattered) 1829-1890 MFM
Pauperism Statistics (scattered) 1891-1900 MFM
Register of Inmates 1883-1892 MFM
Register of Members 1930-1978 MFM
Register of Sane Inmates 1892-1908 MFM
Field Notes 1836 MFM
Index to Road Records 1804-1939 MFM
Original Road Surveys 1823, 1825 MFM
Original Surveys (transcribed) c.a. 1800 MFM
Partition Plats c.a. 1800 MFM
Pike Plats n.d. MFM
Plat Books 1805-1903 2 MFM
Plat Books City of Dayton 1809-1864 MFM
Road Improvement Index 1805-1889 MFM
Road Map Book c.a. 1800 MFM
Road Record 1804-1938 2 MFM
Road Records (transcribed) 1869-1938 MFM
Surveyor's Report of County Lines 1892-1895 MFM
Surveyors Road & Section Record n.d. MFM
Wayne Twp Plat Book c.a. 1800 MFM
General Health District
Birth Records - Dayton 1867-1908 3 MFM
Death Records - Dayton 1867-1908 2 MFM
Index to Births - County 1909-1970 2 MFM
Index to Births - Dayton 1909-1983 7 MFM
Probate Court
Birth Records 1867-1909 3 MFM
Civil Journal 1852-1886 9 MFM
Civil Record 1856-1886 8 MFM
Death Records 1866-1909 2 MFM
Estate Records 1803-1861 70 MFM
Estate Records 1850-1900 Online Access
General Index - Administration & Execution 1803-1900 MFM
General Index - Assignment 1803-1900 MFM
General Index - Civil 1803-1939 MFM
General Index - Guardians & Trustees 1803-1939 MFM
Index to Births 1867-1910 MFM
Marriage Affidavits (scattered) 1824-1857 MFM
Marriage Record Index 1803-1913 4 MFM
Marriage Records 1803-1910 25 MFM
Mothers' Pension Journal 1915-1916 MFM
Naturalizations 1859-1906 10 MFM
Record of Midwives Certificates 1896-1912 2 MFM
Record of Ministers' Licenses to Marry (scattered) 1845-1976 4 MFM
Record of Physicians Certificates 1896-1927 MFM
Record of Registered Nurses 1916-1955 MFM
Soldiers' Home Case Administration Docket 1878-1906 5 MFM
Soldiers' Home Special Journal 1906 2 MFM
Will Records 1805-1910 13 MFM
Recorder
Soldiers' Discharge Record 1865-1917 MFM
Tax Duplicates 1983-1984 fiche
Sheriff
Jail Register 1920-1922 MFM
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office History Collection 1954-1981 MS-545
Soldiers' Relief Commission
Commission Minutes 1946-1962 MFM
Minutes 1946-1950 MFM
Treasurer
Boarding of Children/Aid to Disabled 1952-1953 MFM
Emergency Poor Relief Payment Record 1935-1953 3 MFM
Fund Account and Ledger 1838-1855 MFM
Veterans' Services
Soldiers' Home Inmate Record 1867-1888 MFM
Soldiers' Relief Commission Minutes 1893-1921 MFM
Soldiers' Relief Payment Record 1890-1896 MFM

Municipality Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Centerville

Clerk of Council
Code of Ordinances 1990 volume

Dayton

Aviation Department
Annual Reports 1961-1975 2 folders
Board of Public Services
Index to Minutes 1903-1914 3 volumes
Record 1903-1915 12 volumes
City Commission
Agendas 1963 1 folder
City Commissioner
Authority and Responsibility nd. 1 folder
Speeches (scattered) 1948-1958 1 folder
City Manager
Blueprints 1914-1936 5 boxes
Civil Defense Records 1972-1974 2 folders
Commission-Manager Plan 1965 1 folder
Correspondence/Special Projects Files 1977 2 boxes
Energy Crisis Records 1973-1974 2 folders
James Foote Appeal 1925 1 folder
Newspaper Scrapbooks 1922-1944 27 volumes
Photographs ca. 1960 Unprocessed
Police Federal Program 1968-1974 2 boxes
RTA/Transportation Files 1968-1975, n.d. 7 boxes
Special Projects Model Cities 1967-1975 15 boxes
Special Projects School Desegregation 1970-1977 2 boxes
Subject Files 1962-1977 box
Urban Renewal 1968-1974 box
Civil Service Commission
Annual Reports 1914-1994 3 boxes
Civil Service/Personnel Review Report 1979 1 folder
Rules & Regulations 1920 1 folder
Clerk of Commission
Annual Reports (scattered) 1890-1963 4 volumes, 26 folders, & box
Board of City Affairs 1892-1903 13 volumes
Board of City Affairs Minutes Index 1890-1892 volume
Building Code 1927 2 volumes
Building Code and Zoning Ordinances 1928 2 folders
Building Zoning Ordinances 1926, 1949 2 folders
City Charter 1913-1914, 1922-1943 1 folder
City Charter, Proposed Amendment 1922 1 folder
City Council Minutes (scattered) 1805-1980 57 volumes
City Council Minutes Index 1805-1980 19 volume
Code of General Ordinances 1940 3 folders
Correspondence 1931-1936 3 boxes
Daytonview Stabilization Project 1961-1974 3 boxes
Index to Board of Public Affairs Minutes 1890-1892 volume
Index to Ordinances 1877-1913 9 volumes
Index to Ordinances, Abstract n.d. volume
Ordinances 1903-1927 15 boxes & 1 volumes
Ordinances - General 1829-1897 5 volumes
Ordinances - Special 1861-1885 2 volumes
Ordinances - Special & General 1885-1907 7 volumes
Plumbing/Sanitation Laws 1945 1 folder
Reports to Commission 1908-1957 11 boxes
Resolutions 1912-1927 2 boxes & volume
Traffic/Parking Codes 1923, 1927 1 folder
Zoning Ordinances 1968-1969 3 folders
Engineering Division
Alley Grades 1864-1911 volume
Improvement Record 1908-1954 4 volumes
Photographs 1925-1975 8 boxes
Proposals 1890-1897 volume
Street Grade Book 1861-1911 2 volumes
Traffic Survey 1927, 1935 2 volumes
Urban Development Annual Reports 1941-1962 2 boxes
Vacations & Condemnations 1858-1910 2 volumes
Finance Department
Annual Budget 1914-1969 2 boxes
Annual Reports 1910-1959 1 1/2 boxes
Appropriation Ledger 1841-1850, 1855-1871 4 volumes
Audit Reports 1911-1957 3 1/2 boxes
Board of City Commission Record 1890-1892 3 volumes
Board of City Commission Record Index 1890-1892 volume
Bond Sale Manual 1961 1 folder
Dray Licenses 1841-1848 volume
Financial Plan 1970-1974 1 folder
Municipal Garage Operating Cost Report 1963 1 folder
Poor Relief Financial Reports 1939-1949 volume
Proposed Bond Budgets 1915, 1919 1 folder
Real Estate Appraisement 1914, 1919 1 folder
Sinking Fund Records 1909-1966, 1971 box
Sinking Fund Trustees' Minutes 1903-1915 2 volumes
Fire Department
Annual Reports 1879-1969 4 boxes
Benevolent Society Constitution/By-Laws 1933, 1943, 1959 1 folder
Correspondence 1908-1914 1 folder
Financial Reports 1950-1966 volume
Fire Alarm/Telegraph Specifications 1928 volume
Fire and Loss Record 1894-1964 6 volumes
Fire Service Day Proclamation 1969 1 folder
General Code of Fire Alarm Stations 1907 1 folder
Miscellaneous Records 1927-1954 volume
Morning Reports 1932 1/2 box
Newspaper Clippings 1894-1917 1 folder
Pamphlets (scattered) 1884-1931 2 folder
Pension Fund Rules/By-Laws 1910-1947 1 folder
Personnel/Grievance Files 1915-1931 box
Relief/Pension Fund Ledgers 1914-1966 9 volumes
Relief/Pension Fund Trustees' Minutes 1931-1966 5 volumes
Rules & Regulations 1904-1939 1 folder
Human Relations Council
Annual Reports 1966 1 folder
Human Resources Department
Annual Reports Consumer Service 1975-1980 2 folders
Basketball Commission Minutes/Reports 1936-1966 25 folders
Boys' Farm School Records/Trustees Minutes 1925-1935 1/2 box
Director's Files 1914-1966 box
Door of Hope Association Constitution 1911 folder
Door of Hope Association Minutes 1907-1940 volume
Newspaper Scrapbooks 1967-1971 5 volumes
Recreation Annual Reports 1936-1966 box
Softball Commission Minutes/Reports 1936-1967 30 folders
Softball Constitution & By-Laws n.d. 1 folder
Workhouse Annual Report 1878 1 folder
Workhouse Prison Register 1907-1956 17 volumes
Workhouse Prison Register (scattered) 1876-1916 3 volumes
Youth/Manpower Division Annual Report 1973 1 folder
Law Department
Case Files/Human Relations Council 1969-1970 1 1/2 boxes
Case Files/Miscellaneous Papers 1887-1918 1 1/2 boxes
Capital Improvement Programs 1971-1975 volume
Management/Budget
Dayton Program Strategies 1983 volume
Special Projects - Model Cities Files n.d. 2 boxes
Mayor's Office
Correspondences (scattered) 1934-1958 1 folder
Programs 1946-1954 (scattered) 1 folder
Speeches (scattered) 1936-1958 1 folder
Municipal Court
Criminal Journal 1921-1969 46 volumes
Criminal Record 1914-1925 8 volumes
Police Court Clerk's Docket 1908-1913 3 volumes
Police Court Judges' Docket 1908-1913 2 volumes
Record 1914-1915 3 volumes
Planning Department
Annotation of Minutes 1924-1955 1 folder
Annual Reports 1948-1962 1 folder
Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes 1926-1979 3 boxes
Building Zone Maps 1926-1966 24 folders
City Planning Board Minutes 1924-1977 22 volumes, 2 1/2 boxes, & 24 folders
Dayton & Its City Plan (pamphlet) 1930 1 folder
Dayton Metropolitan Area Social Profile 1963 1 folder
Historic Resources Map c. 2012 1 folder
Housing/Population Data 1920-1934 2 folders
Neighborhood Maps 1990 2 volumes
Newspaper Scrapbooks 1944-1966 8 volumes
Unemployment/Relief Statistics 1930-1934 1 folder
West Dayton Parks & Recreation Study 1966 1 folder
Zoning Ordinance/Amendments 1926 1 folder
Police Department
Annual Reports 1896-1966 2 boxes & 14 folders
Dayton Police Department Historical Records 1876-2010; (bulk 1910-1970) MS-181
Division of Police Rules/Regulations 1939 1 folder
Jail Register 1949-1954 4 volumes
Jail Register Index 1907-1927 22 volumes
Police Academy Dedication Program 1969 1 folder
Police Relief/Pension Fund Rules (scattered) 1925-1947 1 folder
Register of Statistics of Arrest 1908-1928 21 volumes
Public Welfare Department
Annual Reports 1919 1 folder
Annual Reports 1919 1 folder
Division of Health Annual Reports (scattered) 1964-1970 1 folder
Division of Health Monthly Reports 1964-1971 2 folders
Hospital Case Register 1927-1928 volume
Milk Regulations 1935 1 folder
Newspaper Scrapbooks 1914-1928 volume
Sanborn Map Company
City Maps Volume 1-4 1918-1954 volume
Service/Building Department
Annual Air Pollution Control Report 1965 1 folder
Markets/Public Property Report 1947 1 folder
Urban Development
East Dayton Community Council 1847-1981 box
East Dayton Organization Congress 1947-1981 1/2 box
Miscellaneous Records 1947-1981 box
Neighborhood Associations 1947-1981 2 boxes
Waste Collection Division
Scrapbook 1937-1938 volume
Water Department
Annual Reports 1950-1955 5 folders & box
Hydrant Branch Applications 1870-1881 volume
Sewage Treatment Annual Reports 1933-1955 13 folders

Fairborn

Fairfield
Minutes 1915-1946 4 folders

Farmersville

Board of Public Affairs
Minutes 1916-1936 2 volumes
Clerk Treasurer
Council Minutes (scattered) 1849-1930 4 volumes
Ordinances 1880-1933 volume
Mayor's Court
Civil Docket 1861-1917 3 volumes
Criminal Docket 1878-1902 volume

Germantown

Charter Commission
Proposed City Charter 1976 1 folder

Kettering

City Council
John W. Griffith Papers 1970-1971 1 folder
Clerk of Council
Proposed Charter 1954 1 folder
Mayor's Court
Mayor's Files 1968-1974 6 boxes & 10 folders
Warrants and Affidavits 1955 volume

Miamisburg

Finance Department
Appraisal of Miami-Erie Canal Land 1928 volume
Miami-Erie Canal Records 1901-1946 box
Treasurer's Fund Appropriation Ledger 1925-1928 volume
Municipal Court
Criminal Docket 1970-1977 24 volumes

New Lebanon

Clerk of Council
Election Record 1878-1918 volume
Finance Department
Appropriation Ledger 1880-1955 5 volumes
Sinking Fund Trustees' Minutes 1919 volume

Oakwood

City Manger
Newsletters 1972-1978 1/2 box

Trotwood

Board of Public Affairs
Minutes 1914-1965 2 volumes
Resolutions 1956-1965 1 folder
Clerk of Council
Objectives and Budget 1979 1 folder
Progressive Trotwood (pamphlet) 1967 1 folder

Vandalia

Clerk of Council
Annual Reports 1979-1981, 1993-1995 1 folder

West Carrollton

Clerk of Council
Board of Public Affairs Minutes 1928-1967 2 volumes

Township Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Clay Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket 1857-1918 volume

Dayton Township

Clerk of Trustees
Indentures and Apprenticeships 1838-1883 volume
Proceedings of Trustees 1840-1854 volume

German Township

Clerk of Trustees
Board of Health Minutes 1897-1919 volume
Board of Health Record of Contagious Disease 1896-1897 volume
Bonds of Township Officials (scattered) 1875-1960 4 volumes
Cash Book 1886-1887 volume
Chattel Mortgages Index 1883-1889 volume
Detailed Statement of Funds 1912-1915 2 folders
Ditch Journal 1914 volume
Financial Ledgers 1900-1927, 1956-1965 8 volumes
Fund Account Ledgers 1859-1866, 1876-1883 2 volumes
Poll Book & Tally Sheets 1885-1921 22 folders
Poor Relief Record 1897-1899 volume
Proceedings of Trustees (scattered) 1875-1951 7 volumes
Receipts & Expenditures 1873-1905 3 volumes
Road Duplicates 1903-1905 volume
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1819-1928 7 volumes
Coroner's Inquests 1878 volume
Statement of Accounts 1831-1832 volume

Jackson Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1857-1905 6 volumes
Criminal Docket 1878-1922 volume

Miami Township

Clerk of Trustees
Account of Funds (scattered) 1912-1927 4 volumes
Minutes (scattered) 1853-1928 6 volumes
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1865-1937 7 volumes
Civil Docket with Marriage List 1949-1954 3 volumes
Civil Docket with Marriage List 1955-1957 volume
Criminal Docket 1955-1957 3 volumes

Perry Township

Clerk of Trustees
Road Duplicates (scattered) 1894-1905 3 volumes
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1847-1921 11 volumes
Criminal Docket (scattered) 1862-1926 5 volumes

Randolph Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1897-1914 volume

Van Buren Township

Board of Trustees
Appropriation Resolutions 1948-1953 1 folder
Clerk of Trustees
Abstracts of Votes 1937-1951 1 folder
Account of Funds 1923 volume
Annual Financial Reports 1930, 1947-1952 1 folder
Clerk of Trustees
Budgets 1933-1953 1 folder
Cash Journal (scattered) 1928-1954 3 volumes
Cash Receipts 1952-1953 1 folder
Complaint Reports 1950 1 folder
Correspondence 1935-1953 1 folder
County Auditor Reports 1935-1952 1 folder
Expenditures 1947-1953 1 folder
Fence Records 1945-1946 1 folder
Financial Records 1930-1954 2 folders
Minutes 1921-1953 5 volumes
PERS Payroll Reports 1950-1951 1 folder
Road Digging Permit Book 1949 1 folder
Service Account Book 1936-1950 1 folder
State Examiner's Reports 1930-1952 2 folders
Statement of Semi-Annual Apportionment of Taxes 1948-1953 1 folder
Street Department Records 1939-1943 2 folders
Street Name Change Records 1938-1952 1 folder
Work Orders 1950 1 folder
World War II Civil Defense Materials 1942-1943 1 folder
World War II Gas Applications and Stamps 1943-1945 1 folder
WPA Project Files 1939 1 folder
Fire Department
Miscellaneous Records 1938-1950 1 folder
Justice of Peace
Cash Book 1952-1953 volume
Civil Dockets 1917-1930 5 volumes
Civil Files (scattered) 1927-1957 4 boxes
Court Fee Reports 1947-1949 1 folder
Officials' Bonds & Oaths 1932-1946 volume
Officials' Bonds & Oaths 1948-1953 volume

Washington Township

Clerk of Trustees
Proceedings of Trustees 1809-1847 volume

School Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Dayton - School Records

Board of Education
Annual Reports (scattered) 1875-1928 2 box & 11 folders
Course of Study 1910 1 folder
Manual of Athletic Rules/Regulations c.a. 1948 1 folder
Special Memory Work 1904 1 folder
Superintendent Annual Report 1937-1943 4 volumes

Farmersville - School Records

Board of Education
Account Book 1913-1922 volume
Fund Account Book 1903-1914 volume
Fund Record 1914-1922 volume
Treasurer
Bank Account Books 1906-1922 3 volumes
Fund Account Book 1903-1914 volume
Receipts & Expenditures 1913-1922 volume

German Township - School Records

Board of Education
Account of School Moneys 1903-1925 4 volumes
Board of Sub-Directors Minutes 1899-1911 volume
Commencement Programs 1911-1913 1 folder
Detailed Statement of School Funds (scattered) 1908-1914 1 folder
Election of School Director 1889-1901 volume
Enumeration of School Youths 1889-1895 volume
Enumeration of School Youths n.d., 1912-1914 3 folders
Grade Books 1910-1915 1 folder
Minutes 1858-1907 2 volumes
Minutes 1908-1928 2 volumes
Poll Books & Tally Sheets (scattered) 1903-1921 2 folders
Receipts & Expenditures 1889-1893 volume
Receipts and Expenditures 1914 1 folder
Rules and Regulations 1879 1 folder

Harrison Township - School Records

Board of Education
Account of School Moneys 1880-1896 2 volumes
Minutes (scattered) 1886-1916 2 volumes
Receipts & Expenditures 1916-1922 2 volumes

Jackson Township - School Records

Board of Education
Minutes 1859-1879 volume
School Funds 1877-1903 volume

Madison Township - School Records

Board of Education
Unprocessed 1965-1970 box

Oakwood - School Records

Board of Education
Annual Reports 1972-1975 1 folder
Newsletter 1970-1978 2 folders

Perry Township - School Records

Board of Education
Contracts 1895-1901 volume
Course of Study 1913 1 folder
Course of Study 1913 volume
Minutes 1907-1915 volume

Trotwood - School Records

Board of Education
Minutes 1905-1907 volume

Federal Records

Record Title Date Span Format
U.S. Census for Ohio - Montgomery County 1820-1930 17 MFM