Guntersville Public Library


Library Hosted

Ancestry Library Edition 
Search thousands of databases and indexes.  Check out this Proquest Libguide for search tips and tutorials.

MyHeritage Library Edition
Contains over 6 billion historical records, including census, military, newspapers, birth/marriage/death records, directories, family trees, and many other record types. The record collections are most comprehensive for North America and Europe, but the database does contain millions of records from Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, as well as family trees built by local genealogists in all of these locations. A detailed user guide can be found here.



Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch provides free access to millions of records. You do not have to be a member of the LDS church to access the site, databases, or records, although some records are only viewable from a Family History Center. Search here to located a Family History Center near you. Video tutorials listed below:

Historical Records Search Screen Overview
Searching for an Ancestor
Browsing Collections 
Browsing Images
Search Results by Collections

Cyndi’s List
Created and maintained by a genealogist, this site is free and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Includes thousands of links to help guide you in your genealogical research. Cyndi’s list has been a trusted site by genealogists for 20 years and is an excellent starting point for your family research.

Local History

Guntersville Newspapers
Contains digital archived newspapers from the Guntersville Democrat and Advertiser Gleam from 1870-2012. These records are also located on microfilm at the library.

Southern History Room
Located within the Guntersville Public Library and containing rare resources from the all over the Southeast. Includes city directories, cemetery records, family history resources, and much more.

Marshall County Alabama Archives
Located on the corner of Gunter and Worth in Downtown Guntersville. Open Mondays from 9-1:30 PM. Drop-ins welcome.


Genealogy Research Request

We are happy to help you locate specific information for your genealogy research. Please fill out the form below with as much information as you can and include the specific information you are looking for (birth, death, deed, etc.)








  • Hours

    Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday and Monday closed

  • Guntersville Public Library

    1240 O'Brig Avenue
    Guntersville, Al 35976
    (256) 571-7595