Genealogy Resources 

Genealogy Appointments During COVID Pandemic

      • To make an appointment to view local history books, microfilm, and legal records, call 770-532-3311 x181 or email
      • Appointments are limited to two hours, once per week. Currently, appointments are available from 12-6 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
      • Only one patron will be allowed in the genealogy area at a time due to the small size of the room.
      • When you arrive for your appointment: call the number on the sign and tell the staff member your name and that you have a genealogy appointment.
      • If you do not have a cell phone to call from the parking lot, please call us before you leave for your appointment to let us know you are on your way.
      • A staff member will meet you at the front door to let you in the library and let you out after your appointment is complete.
      • It is strongly recommended that patrons wear masks but not required. Staff will be wearing protective equipment for your safety as well as their own.
      • Staff is unable to provide one-on-one assistance at this time.
      • Printing is .20 per page. Cash is currently not accepted. If you have a library card, print charges may be billed to your library card and paid for with a credit card.  To sign up for a card, fill out the application here

For a limited time only...

Use Ancestry Library Edition
from Home!

Enter the GALILEO portal with the GALILEO password, or with your library  card number and pin*. 

Access Ancestry via the A-Z list.

Ancestry Library Edition is also accessible directly via the GALILEO Express Link:

*Your pin is the last 4 digits of your phone number or the year you were born unless you have changed it.


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Create a “Free Account” at (The Hall County Library does not manage your FamilySearch user account.)

Work from your home computer, or to access the Affiliated (expanded) Level of resources, do your research at any one of our library branches. offers four levels of information access:

  1. Free information patrons may access from home or anywhere
  2. The Affiliated Level now available when you are in one of our library branches
  3. Information available only within an LDS Church Library
  4. Information available only within the Utah LDS Headquarters

Help Identify Historic
Hall County Photographs

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Please enter a comment if you can identify a person, place, date or event for posterity!

We are so grateful to Ellie Wingate for putting our library’s unidentified vintage photographs on Facebook as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project. See the first 30 historic local images now. Ellie will add several more each week. These old-time scenes of Gainesville are undocumented and we need your help to caption them.

Ordering from Hall County Library's Two Historical Photograph Collections:

Hall County Historical Photograph Collection hosted by the Digital Library or Georgia may be found at

Hall County Black History Society Photograph Collection hosted by the Digital Library or Georgia may be found at

Most of our photographs are historical, from 1940s -1960s plus a few from earlier years.

Historic Photograph ORDER FORM and Information

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