Research

The Washington Historical Society and the Four Rivers Genealogy Society, working in concert, are dedicated to promoting historical and genealogical research of Washington, Franklin County, and the surrounding area.

The Ralph Gregory Library is maintained to provide assistance to individuals researching and documenting their family histories.  Four Rivers provides daily, monitors to assist in that research.  The monitors are available Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.   The museum and the research facilities are closed on Monday.  (Museum and Library are completely closed January and February.)

Use of the Library is free with assistance available from the monitors as needed.  Research can be done by experienced members for a fee.  A fee is charged for hard copies of Library documents.  Contact the Four Rivers Genealogy Society (look under Contact in this web site) for help in research if you are unable to visit our facility.

An up to date microfilm reader is available that will provide hard copies and/or digital images.