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: CarolineH
Tacachale. We hear the name, we may know what it offers, but do we know the history of the community?
Posted by: SabrinaM
Explore your unique genealogy with the best resources available.
Posted by: GuyleneR
View this primary source video to hear the memories of our local heroes, the Hawthorne Veterans of American Legion Post 230 who served during eras including WWII, Korea & Vietnam