Local History & Genealogy

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Contact Information

Hours & Location

Local History & Genealogy
753 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602-1403

Library Hours
Mon - Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See Holiday Closings

About Local History & Genealogy Services

The Local History & Genealogy Library specializes in the history of Mobile and the greater Gulf Coast region, including genealogical records for the Southeastern U.S. with emphasis on migration paths into Alabama. Our unique materials and expert staff can help you on your way.

Genealogy and History Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Research with the DAR

10:00am - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Local History & Genealogy
Room: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History

Family Research with DAR at Local History & Genealogy

Learning about family history! Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division to assist you with your questions and research concerning your ancestors.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Research with the DAR

10:00am - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Local History & Genealogy
Room: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History

Family Research with DAR at Local History & Genealogy

Learning about family history! Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division to assist you with your questions and research concerning your ancestors.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Ben May Main Library
Room: Armbrecht Briskman Meeting Room (Main)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:

Learn more about your history!

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Research with the DAR

10:00am - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Local History & Genealogy
Room: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History

Family Research with DAR at Local History & Genealogy

Learning about family history! Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division to assist you with your questions and research concerning your ancestors.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Research with the DAR

10:00am - 1:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Local History & Genealogy
Room: Local History & Genealogy
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy/History

Family Research with DAR at Local History & Genealogy

Learning about family history! Members of the Tristan de Luna Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Local History and Genealogy Division to assist you with your questions and research concerning your ancestors.

Services

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Indexes to county vital records in Alabama and many other states

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The digital archive includes Mobile histories, clippings, maps, photographs, works by local authors, and pre-Civil War and post-Civil War manuscripts. 

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Fax services available at every library location. Sending a fax to local, long distance and toll-free numbers is $1 per page. Cover pages are free.

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Collection Includes: Death certificates for 1876-1908, Death/burial records from 1830s, French and Spanish archival records, Private papers (Semmes family, etc.), Municipal records, Probate court j

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Fiction by local authors and cookbooks by local organizations. 

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Books on Local History, Church Records, Government Agency Records, Immigration record indexes, Lineage Books, Memoirs, Military Unit Histories, Private Papers of Prominent Individuals & Organiz

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Printers & copiers are available for public use at every location. Black and white printing/copying is $.10 per page. Color printing/copying is $.50 per page.

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Computers available for public use at every location. Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint. Educational games for kids. Adobe Reader.

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High resolution flatbad scanners that can save a file to a flash drive or be emailed.

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We have cabinets of paper files and newspaper clippings on local subjects including biographies, businesses, local art, cemeteries, Mardi Gras, and unpublished family histories.

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Wi-Fi is available for public use at every location, including on the Bookmobile. Connect to 'Library Name'Guest (i.e. MainGuest) and open a browser window to accept our term and conditions.

Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

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Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
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Community History Archive

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Our Advantage Archives page with a searchable Inner City News archive from 1978 to 2002.
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EBSCOhost Search

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Search of full text databases provided by EBSCO. Databases can be searched individually or can be searched simultaneously in related groups by clicking Choose Databases and selecting or deselecting databases.
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HeritageHub

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Collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for research from 1704 – today. Includes coverage from all 50 states and original obituary images.
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Mobile Register on Newsbank

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Explore archived issues of the Mobile Register with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles. Microfilm back files going farther back are at Local History & Genealogy.

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NewspaperArchive

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Covering Alabama history from 1830-2017. Local newspapers include: Mobile Daily Commercial Register and Patriot, Mobile Register and Journal, Mobile Tribune, Sunday News Item, The Mobile Item, The Mobile News Item, and The Mobile Times.

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Web Resources: Genealogy

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Non-Library Affiliated Websites and Databases
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