About Genealogy & Local History

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Beardsley Library's Genealogy & Local History Collection is housed in two rooms that are named for former presidents of the library's Board of Trustees - Edward Payson Jones and Virginia T. Leighton. Our collection focuses on family, town, and state history, and it includes reference, circulating, and digital resources.

A Research Assistant manages our collection, conducts research, and assists patrons. Walk-ins are welcome, and children and teens under the age of 18 are asked to be accompanied ​by an adult. We also welcome research requests made via email, phone, or mail.


See: Contact Genealogy & Local History for more information.