History & Genealogy


Historical family photo

The library offers a wide variety of genealogy research tools to help you in discovering your family history.

Local History

West University Avenue photo

Looking for information on Gainesville and Alachua County history? The library has many tools to help you with your research.



Posted by: FionaL
Would you like to meet a real life descendant of Crazy Horse? One of his great nephews will be here.
Posted by: CarolineH
A new book has been added to the library collection AND it features Gainesville.
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American historian and author Joe Knetsch will discuss World War I, Florida, and the Influenza Pandemic of 1917-1921. Want to learn more...