Genealogy & Local History


Januarius MacGahanThe MacGahan Genealogy & Local History Room is located on the lower level of the New Lexington (Main) branch.  A key for the room is available at the check-out desk.  Please see the links below for more information about the collection and for research assistance.  Please note that there are select times when the room is closed for library programming.  Click on the hours and policies link for details.


  • Hours and Policies    *Please note the Genealogy Room will be closed at various times throughout the year to accommodate special library programs.

*Genealogy will close at 6 p.m. on Mondays, beginning January 29, 2018. 

*The Genealogy room will be closed from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. each Tuesday, June 12-July 10, for Summer Family Night events.  The room will also be closed from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July 11, 2018.   

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you will be traveling to the library during these times, we can assist you in gathering information to use outside the Genealogy Room if you contact the library reference department prior to your visit.