Genealogy Research

For those who are interested in researching their family’s ancestry and heritage, the Opelika Public 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 interest to you and they offer a searchable index of the past issues of their quarterly journal Tap Roots. Logo 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.


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Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.