The Joseph Bennett McGuire Genealogy Room at the Main Branch (1800 Stubbs, Monroe)
Links to Subscription databases:
Some databases require authentication when outside of the library. If so you will be asked for your library barcode and a PIN. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number on file with us.
Polaris Fusion - Photos, newspaper articles, and historical documents from the library's Special Collections Department. Just search by any method and if you are just interested in digital content limit by Digital Collection.
We now have the Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861 - 1865 on CD. This is the transcribed list of names that index the compiled Confederate service records at the National Archives. Listed are the names of the entire Confederate Army (1.5 million names in all), including every soldier from every state at every rank, in a cumulative index. For each soldier, name, highest rank achieved, unit of service, and state are provided. Also provided is essential information for obtaining an actual military service record. Ask at the genealogy desk for more information.
We also provide access to ANCESTRY.COM (Available on the Internet at all branch libraries) . This database is only accessible on public computers located in our libraries. Remote access is not available at this time. Ancestry.com is one of the leading online resources for tracing family history, making accessible through one simple search more than 500 million names contained in the most comprehensive and diverse collection of online genealogical databases available. Databases include: Census records, the Social Security Death Index and Ancestry World Tree.
Genealogy PCs have Internet access as well, but please keep in mind that researchers may use our public PC workstations in the genealogy room for genealogy research only!
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