on Saturday, Oct. 3rd
Please Mark your Calendars Now!


Beginning in 2002 we moved the ListFest indoors from our original Greenville Park location
and found the comfort of air conditioning to be a welcome change,
so once again, we will be having the event at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve in the Assembly Room

The Susan Kendall DCO ListFest Volunteer Memorial Library
Will you please help us by volunteering to bring some
books from your personal library to share with other researchers for the day of the ListFest?
See what titles people have volunteered to bring to date.

Take a Look at the Menu to See What We Need!

See below for places to research while in Greenville.

WHEN: October 3, 2009

WHERE: Shawnee Prairie Preserve in the Assembly Room of the Darke County Park District's Nature Center, which is an air-conditioned indoor facility, on October 3, 2009. [SEE THE CENTER] The Nature Center is located slightly west of Greenville on west St. Rt. 502.

WHAT: We are planning to open the festivities at 10:00am and will be having our CARRY-IN luncheon (YUMMY!) beginning around the noon hour.

Note: We have the option of securing any of the following items: TV-VCR, slide projector, and overhead projector but these are only available on a first come first served basis. If anyone can think of any reason that we would want any of this equipment, please contact me, Jane Torres at ( jane@dcoweb.org ), or Wayne Nichols at ( wayfnic@hotmail.com ). For those who are local to the Greenville area, you may call Wayne at 937-448-2902 with your ideas or for more information.

Click here for a printable flyer and map to the Preserve.


The most up-to-date information for Darke County accomodations can be found on the Discover Darke County and the Eldora Speedway websites.

Nearby Cities:

Union City, IN (about 12 mi):
For those of you who would like to stay in Union City (about 12 miles from Greenville) at the beautiful Schemmel-Keck home, visit The Mansion Bed & Breakfast website.

Winchester, IN (about 20 mi.):
The BRAND NEW Randolph Inn and Suites (see map on site for location)

Eaton, OH (about 18 mi):
EconoLodge, I-70 & US 127
EconoLodge internet site offers 10% internet discount

Piqua, OH (about 26 mi/30min):
Accomodations in Piqua

Miami County, OH (about 24 mi./25 mins.):
Accomodations in Troy, Piqua, and Tipp City

Richmond, IN is approx. 35 miles from Greenville and has many accommodations to offer.
In addition to those you would expect to find in a larger city, there is The Golden Inn on Rt. 40 east of Richmond which is very economical and offers a clean and easily accessible environment.

It is 37 miles from Dayton to Greenville.
It is 92 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Greenville.
It is 80-90 miles from Cincinnati to Greenville.
It is 92 miles from Indianapolis to Greenville.

Garst Museum, corner 205 N Broadway (St.Rt. 118) Wilson Dr., Greenville, Ohio 45331 (937-548-5250)
HOURS: Tues-Sat:11:00-4:30; Sun:1:00-4:30;
Closed Mondays and entire month of Jan.; winter hours may vary

Greenville Public Library, 520 Sycamore St., Greenville, Ohio 45331, (937)-548-3915
HOURS: Mon-Thur 9:30am to 9pm; Fri 9:30am to 8pm; Sat 9:30am to 5pm
Copies are .10 per page.
According to the Reference Librarian the genealogy section is just a tiny room.

Greenville-Union Cemetery, (937)-548-3235 (they have an answering machine)
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9am to 12:30pm.
Per their recording: [Office] CLOSED FRIDAY, SATURDAY,

County Government Annex, 300 Garst Ave., Greenville, Ohio 45331
Probate Court : 937-547-7345; Health dept: 937-548-4196
(Note: Darke County Probate Office is NOT at the Courthouse, it is HERE.)
HOURS: 8am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri
--Birth and Death Records from 1867 to 1908 which can only be abstracted.
They do not allow photocopies of these records. Certified copies are also
abstracted and then just stamped with a seal for $3.00.
--Marriage Records from 1820 to Present can be photocopied at $.25 per page
if you do it or $.50 per page if they do it.
--All records are indexed by last name (see also
Will Indexes on DCOweb for
online indexes)
--Some marriage records are on the computer for later years (about 1960 to present)
Darke County Courthouse, Fourth & Broadway (504 S. Broadway), Greenville, Ohio 45331
Clerk's office, 937-547-7393
HOURS: 8:30am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri
--Microfilm Department houses Wills, Common Pleas and oldest Probate (wills)
records. All records are indexed by surname. Copies are available at
$.25 perpage. Scan of Book A-1 available free at: DCOweb's Wills on the Web
--Recorders Office houses land records from 1816 to present. Records are
searchable by surname of grantee or grantor and by property address. Copies
are available for $1.00 per page.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1301 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331
By appointment only: Lena Edwards 937-884-7142

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We Hope to See YOU on October 3rd 2009!
--Wayne and Jane

For further information e-mail:
Jane at: jane@dcoweb.org or
Wayne at: wayfnic@hotmail.com or call him at 937-448-2902