“The written word endures, the spoken word disappears.”
There is something to be said about the importance of the written word and the power of primary sources. Clermont County is fortunate to have a substantial set of historical records, some of which are over 200 years old. These records tell a colorful story of our collective history and belong to the people of Clermont County. A local researcher who was combing through historical court cases at the Records Center once commented, “Thank goodness our ancestors sued one another; if they hadn’t, we’d have no records!” Clermont County is proud to preserve these records. The Records Management Division maintains several index books that can assist in locating a particular individual, which, as seasoned researchers know, can sometimes become a “needle in a haystack” situation.
Records available for research: