History & Genealogy Center

The lower level of the library is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local, state, and  family history. Many historical items in the library’s collection were gathered under the guidance of longtime library director Marian Bollinger.

After a remodel and expansion was completed in 2007, the library was able to provide comfortable reading areas, study tables, computers, and much more room to display the collection. More items have been added to the collection, and advances in technology have helped make the information more easily available to everyone.

As times continue to change, the library will maintain and preserve the past while adapting and growing with the present and future.

As times change, the library will maintain and preserve the past while adapting and growing with the present and future.

 

In 2012, the library started the Family History Lab. This program is for anyone who is just   beginning or has been working for years on gathering information to build their family tree.

Taira Simmons, a staff member who has worked on her family history for many years, offers help and guidance in searching online for information during these sessions. Staff member Barb Mullen is available during the week to help anyone with their research.

Other programs are offered throughout the year to help teach skills in family history searches.  At these programs methods and strategies used to search for information found in public records, online, and in obituaries are discussed.  Building a family history from those resources is also taught. Check the calendar of upcoming events to find out more about these fun and informative programs.

 

Ancestry.com

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Fold3 by Ancestry

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Family History Lab

​Ready to start discovering your roots? The family history lab can help you with your search.

Meets from 10:00am – 3:00pm

The first Saturdays in March, May, June & September