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History of the Hamner Room

Photo of Phyllis HamnerIn 1954, Phyllis Hamner obtained her Masters in
Library Science and in 1957, she moved to Ironton, Ohio.
While an employee of the Briggs Lawrence County Public
Library, Mrs. Hamner became interested in the rich
history of Lawrence County. Saddened by the thought of
the loss of the history, she became determined to find
and record as much of that history as she could. In her



  • Birth indexes from 1868 to 2000
  • Probate Court birth index 1868 to 1938 
  • Birth Registrations and Corrections volumes 1 through 16.

Census Records

  • Census Indexes from 1820 to 1930
  • Census from 1820 to 1930 on microfilm
  • Index only for 1860 to 1880 Census
  • Census (in print) 1820 to 1850, 1870, 1900 and 1920
  • Scioto and Gallia County, Ohio census records from 1820 to 1930 are available, too.


Rows of metal bookshelves filled with library books
Proctorville Book Discussion
Now Available at the Proctorville Branch
Now Available at Each Library Branch
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