Boaz Public Library
404 Thomas Avenue
Boaz, AL  35957

Phone: 256-593-3000 or 256-593-8056
Fax 256-593-8153
E-mail: library@cityofboaz.org

Librarian: Lynn Burgess
Boaz, Alabama
www.CityofBoaz.org

Special Collections

The Boaz Public Library holds in excess in 60,000 items which include:

  • Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Books
  • Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction Books including Newbery & Caldecott
  • Large print books* both fiction and nonfiction including mystery, western, romance, etc.
  • Books-on-Tape and Compact Disc* for adults and children. Great for the vision impaired as well as those traveling for work or fun.
  • VHS Tapes and DVD's* - New Releases and Classics
  • Magazines Newspapers
  • Local-Current copies of The Sand Mountain Reporter and The Gadsden Times
  • Local School Annuals
    • Boaz High School 1950, 1951, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1971, 1980, 1981
    • Douglas High School 1952
    • Snead State College 1936, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

Genealogy - Books, Pamphlets, CD-ROM with Family Tree Maker, Census on Microfilm

Census on Microfilm:

  • 1830 Alabama Census: Blount, Franklin, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Morgan, St. Clair, Walker Counties
  • 1840 Alabama Census: Benton, Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Southern Madison, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan Counties
  • 1850 Alabama Census: Bibb, Blount, Butler, Chambers, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Shelby Counties
  • 1860 Alabama Census: Bibb, Blount, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Fayette, Franklin, Green, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sumter, Talladega, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston Counties
  • 1870 Alabama Census: Autauga, Baker, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Chambers, City of Mobile, City of Montgomery, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Henry, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Morgan, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Sanford, Shelby, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston Counties
  • 1880 Alabama Census: Choctaw (Part), Clark, Clay (Part), Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Greene, Hale, Henry, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe Counties
  • 1890 Alabama Census: Perry County
  • 1900 Alabama Census: Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Pike, Randolph Counties
  • 1910 Alabama Census: Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Dale, DeKalb, Elmore, Geneva, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Houston, Jackson Counties
  • 1920 Alabama Census: Dale, DeKalb, Limestone, Marshall, Etowah, Geneva Counties
  • 1930 Alabama Census: Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Choctaw, Clay, Crenshaw, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morengo, Morgan, Perry, Randolph, Russell Counties
  • 1830 Georgia Census: Decatur, DeKalb, Dooly, Early, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Franklin, Glynn, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones Counties
  • 1840 Georgia Census: Appling, Baker, Baldwin, Bibb, Bryan, Bullock, Burke, Butts, Clarke, Cobb, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Decatur, DeKalb, Dade, Dooly, Early, Effingham, Elbert, Emanual, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Glynn, Green, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, McIntosh, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Pulaski, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Savannah, Screven, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Telfair, Thomas, Troup, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilkinson Counties
  • 1850 Georgia Census: Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clark, Clinch, Cobb, Coweta, Columbia, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Putnam, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Troup, Twiggs, Union Counties 1860 Georgia Census: Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Campbell, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Doughtery, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Fannin, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun Counties
  • 1870 Georgia Census: Early, Echols, Elbert, Effingham, Emanuel, Fannin, Hart, Heard, Henry, Pickens, Pierce, Pike Counties
  • 1900 Georgia Census: Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk Counties
  • 1930 Georgia Census: Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski Counties
  • 1850 New York Census: Westchester County
  • 1830 North Carolina Census: Ashe, Anson, Bertie, Burke, Bumcombe, Brunswick, Macon, Montgomery, Northampton, New Hanover, Nash, Onslow, Orange Counties
  • 1840 North Carolina Census: Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lenior, Lincoln, Macon, Moore Counties
  • 1860 North Carolina Census: Cherokee, Chatham Counties
  • 1800 South Carolina Census: Abbeville District, Barnwell District, Beaufort District, Charleston District, Chester District, Chesterfield County, Colleton District, Darlington County, Edgefield District, Fairfield, Georgetown District (Wingow, MacCamont, Kingston Counties), Greenville District, Kershaw District, Lancaster District, Laurens District, Marlboro District, Newberry District, Marian District (Liberty & Williamsburg Counties), Orangeburgh District (Lexington, Orange Counties), Pendleton District, Spartanburg District, Union District 1880 Tennessee Census: Lincoln (Part), McMinn, McNairy, Marion (Part) Counties
  • 1790 Census U.S. plus 1840 census of pensioners for Rev. or Military Service-Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia Index to the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole 1835-1906

Genealogy on Microfilm:

  • Alabama Marriages - Early to 1825
  • American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)
  • The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln
  • Biographical History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1872
  • Colonial Granville County, North Carolina and Its People
  • Dodson (Dotson) Genealogy
  • Georgia Marriages - Early to 1800
  • An Historical Account of Scotch in America Prior to 1783
  • Kentucky Marriages-Early to 1800
  • North Carolina Marriages - Early to 1800
  • North Carolina Marriages -1801-1825
  • Rowan County, North Carolina Records, Early Settlers
  • Salisbury, North Carolina Inscriptions on Stones 1755-1966
  • Tennessee Marriages - Early to 1800 Virginia Marriages-Early to 1800

Newspapers on Microfilm - A range of years from 1893-1983:

  • Albertville Herald Jan.-Dec. 1943; Nov. 11, 1949; Jan.-Dec. 1950; Jan.-Dec. 1955; Jan.-Dec. 1959
  • Boaz Enterprise Oct. 16, 1903-Aug. 26, 1904
  • Boaz Leader Jan. 6, 1915-Dec. 19, 1918; Jan. 18, 1917-Dec. 29, 1927; Jan. 3, 1919-Dec. 23, 1920, Jan. 13, 1921- Dec. 26, 1924, Jan. 7, 1925-Dec. 30, 1926; Jan. 5, 1928-Dec. 25, 1930; Jan. 1, 1931-Dec. 27, 1934; Jan. 2, 1936-Dec. 30, 1937; Jan. 4, 1945-Dec. 25, 1946; Jan. 9, 1947-Dec. 1948; Jan.-Dec. 1959; Jan.-Dec. 1960; Jan.-Dec. 1962; Jan. 1963-March 12, 1964; Jan.-Dec. 1965; Jan.-Dec. 1966; Jan.-Dec. 1967; Jan.-Dec. 1968; Jan. 1969-May 1970; Jan.-March 1983
  • Boaz Leader and Sand Mountain Sun Apr. 6, 1938; Jan. 1940-Dec. 1941; Jan. 1943-Dec. 1944; Jan.-Dec. 1952; Apr. 29-Dec. 30, 1954; Jan.-Dec. 1956; Jan.-Dec. 1957; Jan.-Dec. 1958
  • Boaz News Leader Jan.-Dec. 1955; Feb. 15-Dec. 27, 1979; Jan.-Dec. 1980; Jan.-Dec. 1981; Jan. 7-Sept. 1982
  • Leader Dispatch June-Dec. 1970; Jan.-Dec. 1971; July-Dec. 1972
  • Marshall Banner 1901; March 10, 1904-Dec. 29, 1904; 1905, 1906
  • The Reporter Feb.-Dec. 1957
  • Sand Mountain Banner and Albertville Banner Jan. 7.-Dec. 28, 1937
  • Sand Mountain Signal March 24, 1893-Dec. 28, 1894; Jan. 4, 1895-Dec. 31, 1896; Jan. 5 & July 1896; Feb. 21-July 19, 1896; Oct. 16, 1896; Dec. 3 & Dec. 10, 1896; July 1, 1897; March 24, 1893-Dec. 28, 1894; Jan. 7, 1897- July 26, 1900
  • Sand Mountain Sun April 9-Dec. 24, 1937; Jan. 7-Dec. 30, 1939; March 17, 1939
 
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