Genealogy / Local History

Welcome to the Rome-Floyd County Library Special Collections

The Special Collections room is a source for local and Georgia history as well as genealogical research. Our collection contains information on the Civil War, Cherokee Indians, and Southern history. Materials available to the public include books, original manuscripts, microfilm, and special files.

Getting Started With Your Genealogical Research

The following databases are available for your research:

HeritageQuest Online (Home)
To use this service you must have a valid library card.

HeritageQuest (In Library Only)
HeritageQuest is a genealogy database in the world searching U.S. censuses from 1790-1930), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Index, Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

Ancestry Library Edition
The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930), the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes), Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes), The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection. All materials may be searched at once (using a basic or advanced search screen), or various databases and indexes may be searched individually.

In addition, we recommend the following websites:

Materials are not included in circulation and are not sent out on interlibrary loan. Copying facilities are available. As copyright permits, we charge $.15 per page plus postage ($1.00 minimum).

Need help?

We are here to serve and will be happy to answer written queries, as time allows, mailed to:

Rome-Floyd County Library
Special Collections
205 Riverside Parkway
Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 236-4607

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