Local History/Genealogy

The Library has been enlarging and updating our local history and genealogy department over the last few years. If you have family, historical, and local materials that you would like to place in our department; please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be pleased to photocopy pictures or materials to place in our department.

The centerpiece of our department concentrates on books and vertical files related to Pell City, St. Clair County and the surrounding area. We also have some microfilm available for public use. We also offer online access to Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition.

Several individuals along with the assistance of the library began a project several years ago of interviewing older local residents for an oral history project. The individual discs are available for in-house use. If you would like to recommend someone for the library to interview; please contact us.

For Oral History Files please click here

For Vertical Files please click here

Annuals: Pell City High School  1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 

1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1980 1984 1985 1986 

St. Clair County Genealogy Books for Sale:

  • By Murder, Accident, and Natural Causes          $20
  • Wedding Bells and Funeral Knells          $35
  • Sparkling Waters          $20
  • St. Clair County Wall of National Heroes (27 pg pamphlet with pictures and newspaper clippings)          $5
  • Monroeville          $19
  • Uniquely St. Clair          $20
  • Snapshots in Time          $20

For a wonderful Local History Magazine, check out “Discover St. Clair”!