Our Library offers free access to Ancestry.com, putting billions of genealogical resources at your fingertips. Explore your family’s story using one or more of the Library’s workstations or your Wi-Fi-enabled device inside the library. Please contact library staff with any questions at 256-232-1233.
Our Library offers instructional classes to teach you how to search your family’s history. Our classes are hosted as a series, each class building upon the previous. To inquire about our next round of classes or to register, please contact library staff at 256-232-1233
The library has obituaries from the Athens News Courier dating back to 1994. If you seek obituaries before 1994, please see the Limestone County Archives or www.findagrave.com.
The Shelby Southard History Room of the Athens-Limestone County Public Library focuses on genealogical research, Limestone County history, and Alabama history. The collection includes various materials such as census records, marriage records, and family documents. Alabama Collection books are not available for check out, but you can make copies of pages using the Library’s copy center. For more information, please contact the library staff at 256-232-1233.
There are many free resources online for genealogy research. Click the links below to learn more about each.
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