|About||The Montgomery County Dept of History & Archives, formed in 1934, is a genealogical & historical research library with voluminous records available.|
|Mission||To store, manage, preserve and make available to the public, those records with enduring historical or other value (administrative, fiscal or legal) to Montgomery and Tryon Counties, and to dispose of obsolete records.|
As someone once stated ,"the Montgomery County Department of History & Archives is internationally reknowned for the archival collection it maintains and the accuracy of the research it is willing to undertake within that collection." The Department of History & Archives has three areas that serve as its principal functions: (1) local history/genealogy library, (2) archives, and (3) records management.
· Serves as local history resource for County residents, public historians, media, and patrons researching family history -- average 1700 visitors annually from all over the world
· Conducting historical / genealogical research from queries (i.e. written requests, email, telephone, etc.)
· Cataloging & preservation of items of historical significance to Montgomery County including thousands of original county court records dating back to 1700s
· Maintains physical and intellectual control (storage, inventory & prepare for destruction after recommended retention period) over 2,300 cubic feet of inactive records created by various County departments
· Educates public on events in county that impacted culture / society / industry / transportation / education, etc.
|Products||For Sale: local history books, maps, research by staff available for a fee to those unable to visit our library. Please see website or contact us by telephone for further information.|