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Welcome to the JHS Online Collections Database

Searching the Collection

The online catalog contains the 30,000 plus records of the Jamestown Historical Society and the records of the local history archives of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. To search, click one of the navigational buttons or click on one of the images above to view a featured item within our collection.

Looking for simple search tool? Try the Keyword Search to look across hundreds of fields in thousands of records. Use quotes around phrases to make your search more specific. Use the * to find things that begin with a string of text. Searching Ferr* will return both Ferry and Ferries. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes, for example "Governor Carr Ferry".

To locate Jamestown Philomenian Library records, type in the Site field “Jamestown Philomenian Library”. Or type JPL* in the Catalog Number field.

Not sure where to start? Try the Random Images search on the navigation menu. It allows you to wander around the collections in no particular order.