Genealogy & Local History


Januarius MacGahan

The MacGahan Genealogy & Local History Room is located on the lower level of the New Lexington (Main) branch.  A key for the room is available at the check-out desk.  Please see the links below for more information about the collection and for research assistance.  Please note that there are select times when the room is closed for library programming.  Click on the hours and policies link for details.


  • Hours and Policies    *Please note the Genealogy Room will be closed at various times throughout the year to accommodate special library programs.

​​*Genealogy will be closed from 10am to 2pm on Wednessday,     May 8, 2019.

*Genealogy will close at 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning January 29, 2018. 

*The Genealogy room will be closed on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for special events.   The room will also be closed for summer family events on Tuesdays, June 11 through July 16, 2019, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you will be traveling to the library during these times, we can assist you in gathering information to use outside the Genealogy Room if you contact the library reference department prior to your visit.