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Genealogy & History

The JoAnn H. Crews Memorial Heritage Room is located in the Covington branch on Floyd Street. The Heritage Room houses reference sources of historical and genealogical information specific to the State of Georgia, Newton County and surrounding areas.

Reference materials include census records and Soundex, Revolutionary War and Confederate veterans rosters, city directories, local yearbooks, local newspapers back to 1868, the Georgia Death Index, county histories and the Official Records of the Confederate and Union Armies. org.

Online Research: Within the library, you can also access both Ancestry.com Library Edition and Heritage Quest databases through GALILEO.

Additional online local information can be found:

Newton Commons: A special reference collection of documents called the Newton Commons are also available for use. These are grant applications with supporting documentation that have been submitted by area agencies with greater detail on each application found in the PINES Catalog.

Black and white printing is available for $ .25 per page. Please see library staff at the front desk or email us at  tellus@newtonlibraries.org for assistance with research topics.