Local History and Genealogy

Local History
"The Selma Dallas County Public Library is a community resource center where diversity is celebrated and where people of all backgrounds are welcomed daily for fellowship and learning. Our goal is to provide excellence in library service to the families of this city and county by building bridges of friendship and understanding."
Becky Cothran -Nichols , Library Director, Selma Dallas County Public Library
"The Selma Dallas County Public Library is a working partner with the people of Selma and Dallas County. Our goal is to provide resources, programs, and technology that enhance and enrich the quality of life here for our residents and also for our visitors."

Local History and Genealogy


The Edwin Godbold Local History Department includes maps, indexes, rare books, directories and unique material. While we cannot perform in-depth family history searches, many methods can be used to begin your own research. Many photographs are available to online viewers. These are available for printing and we invite you to enjoy these previews.


Part of the collection is held in The Richard and Betty Rose Gibian Archives Room which includes census records, vertical files, and maps. The materials in this collection are for reference use only and may not be borrowed. Our continuing thanks to the Godbold and Gibian family for their support in the expansion and development of this area of local history.


Aerial Views

Broad St. Water Avenue

Buildings & Businesses

Churches

Historic Homes of Dallas County

Hotels

Houses

Railroad Depots

Selma and Dallas County Late 1800's - Early 1900's

Street Scenes