Genealogy Collection

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The Garrett Mrmorial Public Library has several old newspapers on microfilm, dating as far back as 1869, (though not all are complete) Printed census records as well as microfilm census records are also available, as well as some early plat maps and local yearbooks  dating back to 1909. The records are available for searching on site with staff to provide some assistance to those doing research.Also available to researchers is an index of over 20,000 surnames which have been gleaned from the following sources:

Newspaper obituaries

Scrapbooks

History books

Cemetery records

Newspaper accounts of weddings and anniversaries

Family histories

Church records

Many hours of labor have gone into the collecting and indexing of the records, and we are grateful for the work done by several dedicated volunteers:

Helen Daniels

Phyllis Cosby

Jeanne Fowlelr

Sandy Fincher