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Local History

Featured Resources

In-library use only. One of the largest collections of family history data online. 

Index to obituaries published in the Chattanooga Times, News Free Press, and Chattanooga Times Free Press, complied by library staff. Years 1897-2014 now available.

Genealogy Connect will include more than 1,500 reference works, including trusted sources from Genealogical Publishing and Clearfield Company.  Researchers can use Gale Genealogy Connect to search quickly across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching family history.

Includes U. S. federal census records, PERiodical Source Index, family and local histories, and Revolutionary War files.

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

Created Equal signature image: Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection

To celebrate Black History Month, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Martin Luther King, the Chattanooga Public Library is pleased to present four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America.

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