Local History & Genealogy

The Local History and Genealogy Room contains materials that are directly related to the people, history, and development of Monroe County Pennsylvania. Housed on the second floor at the Hughes Library, the collection includes books, newspapers, census records, cemetery indexes, church records, family histories, online databases, and other materials relating to Monroe County. For additional information about the Local History Room please contact Jim Adams at jadams@monroepl.org or call 570-421-0800 ex 311. To keep up with the latest genealogy happenings, log onto the Local History Room Blog and find us on Facebook.

Eastern Monroe Public Library is now a new member of the LDS FamilySearch Affiliate Library Program. Patrons now have access to the microfilm collection of the largest genealogical library in the world. The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls and 727,000 microfiche of microfilmed genealogical records spanning the globe. FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.  Online Film Ordering

Digital Collection

Links to Online Databases (Library Card Required For Login).

EMPL Holdings

Local and State Sites

National Sites

General Links