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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.

From the Collection: Needles in the Haystack

image of pages from acc. 50 showing rations to families

During the 150th anniversary of the Civil War some of our unique collections received a lot of attention. Some contain a single item of interest, a needle in a haystack, while others take up several feet of space on the shelf. Here is a “round-up” of collections for further research regarding the Civil War. 

High Resolution Photo Scanning

Did you know the library has a state-of-the-art high resolution flat bed scanner available to the public? Your library isn't just about access to books and media for your consumption, we're also here to empower you to produce and preserve your own content. 

Introducing Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect contains more than 1500 reference works (and growing) that were not available online before and are now offered to you through the Library. 

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