Genealogy Research

For those who are interested in researching their family’s ancestry and heritage, the Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library offers three databases that are a great place to begin your search!

Additionally, visit The Genealogical Society of East Alabama at their website. They have several publications that may be of interested to you and they offer a searchable index of the past issues of their quarterly journal Tap Roots. 

Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.com can only be accessed from the Library computers. Please visit us during normal business hours to access this resource.

If you are in the Library, please feel free to visit Ancestry Library Edition!

Heritage Quest Online

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Heritage Quest can be accessed from any computer. You must have a library card to log on. If you don’t have a library card, stop by to get one.

Access Heritage Quest Online.

America's Genealogy Bank

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America’s GenealogyBank provides Web-based access to nearly 260 million of United States core genealogical records from 1690 to the present day. Most of these sources are unique to this collection and are difficult to find on microfilm or in print. You can access it from inside the library or from home with a library card.

Explore genealogical records from 1690 to 1994, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more. Features the Social Security Death Index, historical newspapers, books and documents. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.