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.

Eastern Monroe Public Library is a member of the LDS FamilySearch Affilate Library Program.  As a member of the LDS FamilySearch Affilate Library Program patrons had access to its vast microfilm collection. As of 31 August 2017 FamilySearch has suspended microfilm circulation services.

Replacing the microfilm service FamilySearch announced the next step which is to extend access to millions of restricted FamilySearch digital images to patrons of affiliated libraries. Patrons will have access to images previously limited to viewing only in family history centers.

The extension of this service to Eastern Monroe Public Library will add exclusive access to approximately twenty-five percent of the 1.5 + million rolls of microfilm(1.5 billion images) already converted to digital images.

FamilySearch digital images can only be accessed through family history centers and affiliated libraries.

Digital Collection

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

EMPL Holdings

Local and State Sites

National Sites

General Links