Welcome to the Montgomery County, Ohio Digital Archives
Welcome to the site displaying, in a small part, the digital archives accumulated by A. Wayne Webb over the past 15 years or so. If you are looking for a quality showcase of what a digital archive can be, then you are at the right place. If you want microfilm or photostatic style images then you are not.
During the time that your host has been accumulating these images, repeated trips occurred between New Jersey and Ohio. These annual junkets are the last of September and first of October with occasional trips during the remainder of each year.
The archives presently encompass such diverse record sets as the first four marriage dockets covering the span of 1803 to 1851 to the first Commissioners' Journal (1804-1823). Also included are the 1827 and 1830 tax duplicates, three marriage affidavit dockets (1824-1837), the first death register (1866-1875). Last, but not least, are in excess of 148 estate packets, some with accompanying original wills.
The older digital collections are 8 bit gray scale and either in 300 or 400 pixels per inch resolution. There is a limited collection, primarily prior to the year 2000, which were scanned at the much lower resolution of 150 pixels per inch. These are slowly being re-mastered. Newer collections have been digitized at 24 bits color and at 400 pixels per inch with wills and administration bonds being scanned at 600 ppi. The estates represent mostly people belonging to the German Baptist Brethren church with others being people of interest in my research.
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