Local History

Genealogy Resources

Public libraries may provide genealogy resources such as church, land and census records, parish registers, local newspaper archives, street directories and online databases so that library users can research their family history.

Library Publications

Public libraries may publish books, either free or for sale, on topics of interest such as local history, well known people, poetry and the history of their libraries.

Local History Resources Access

Public libraries may provide photographic collections, census information, newspaper archives, historical maps and other local history material for reference and use in the library.