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 email@example.com 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.
- SOUVENIR:Four County Firemen’s Association. Stroudsburg, PA. June 16 & 17, 1911.
- ICE HARVEST: Written by local historian Vertie Knapp on the ice harvesting industry of Monroe County Pennsylvania.
- THE MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE BEGINNING
- Monroe County’s Famous Summer Resorts: A vacation guide to Monroe County’s resorts 1916. Complete guide can be viewed in the Local History Room. Hist Ref. 917.4625
- GLENWOOD HALL BAND of Tannersville, Pa.
- Memories of Monroe County: The Monroe County Sesquicentennial proudly presents Memories of Monroe County 1836-1986
- HAND BOOK CAMP DEERBONE: Hand Book of Camp Deerbone Offical Boy Scout Camp of Monroe County District 7, Easton Area County 1930
- STROUDSBURG TAX ASSESSMENT 1872 (Includes Militia Tax)
- EAST STROUDSBURG TAX ASSESSMENT 1871
- COMPANY G CLUB
- Link 1: Motion Pictures of the Stroudsburg Sesqui-Centennial 1965
- Link 2: Motion Pictures of the Stroudsburg Sesqui-Centennial 1965
- Tocks Island Project Bibliography
Links to Online Databases (Library Card Required For Login).
- Microfilm Index
- Genealogy of local families
- Local History Room Vertical File
- Assessments Books of East Stroudsburg-Stroudsburg and Stroud Township 1836-1986
- Articles Taken From the Pocono Shopper October, 1992-May, 1997
Local and State Sites
- Monroe County Historical Association
- Monroe County Pennsylvania Township Maps
- Pocono Record
- Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
- The Obituary Index Easton Express/Express Times Newspaper
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania
- Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
- Access PA Digital Repository
- Minisink Valley Historical Society
- Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies
- Pennsylvania Archives: 138 volume set of reference books | Additional Pennsylvania Archives Website
- Museum of Indian Culture
- Historical Maps of Pennsylvania
- Guide To Pennsylvania Historical Resources
- Selected materials relating to Pennsylvania and Monroe County during the Civil War
- U.S. State Historical Societies & State Archives
- National Archives
- The Library of Congress
- National Newspaper Project
- The USGenWeb Project
- National Genealogical Society
- Federation of Genealogical Societies
- Ancestral Charts and Forms
- Social Security Death Index
- Cyndi’s List
- Ellis Island
- Castle Garden
- Latter-Day Saints
- United States Historical Census
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- NYC Vital Records at the Municipal Archives
- Historic Newspaper: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902)
- The New York Public Library