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The Fayette County Memorial Library acquires, collects, and houses materials on local history in various formats to support the genealogical research of library users. These materials are housed in the Evelyn W. Robertson Genealogy Department on the second floor of the Fayette County Memorial Library.


Most of the materials housed in the Robertson Genealogy Department are published privately and therefore hard to replace. These materials are also often older and fragile. In order to ensure that the materials in the Genealogy Department are preserved for future use, FCML’s Genealogy Department is not open for general public use.


  • It is recommended that patrons who wish to do genealogy research make an appointment. You may do so by calling 205-932-6625 or emailing Jeff Hodges, Genealogy Librarian at

  • Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to send ahead an idea of what you are looking for. This allows staff to have items pulled for you at the time of your appointment.

  • Walk-in requests for genealogy research may be denied.


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