Local History and Genealogy

Local History



The library will be closed through Friday, April 17, because of the coronavirus.
It is in the best interest of public health to remain closed until the gathering of people is safe, and there are no dangers of community infection.
Librarians are present to answer the phone and to assist you in any way that we can.
Please call 874-1725 or email us at selma.reference@yahoo.com


All programs and community functions at the library through April are cancelled.
We will be happy to either refund your ticket for Lunch at the Library events, or you may make your refund a donation to the library. Either way, we thank you for your support.
Please follow the rules of hygiene listed on the CDC website and stay safe. We hope to be open and welcome you soon!!!
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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