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The Bess Boyden Memorial Library

The Bess Boyden Memorial Library, located within the museum, has a complete genealogical collection providing past history and obituary information from the 1870's to the 1950's. The library also has Newton County family history resources which are not available anywhere else.

There are old atlases, maps, pre-war census reports, cemetery records, funeral home records, marriage and divorce certificates, as well as a collection of old Newton county family Bibles, histories and scrapbooks.

Experienced genealogists are available to help answer questions on the material. Historical material on Camp Crowder has been donated by the Newton County Historical Society to the Camp Crowder Collection, now located in the Longwell Museum at Crowder College.

We are in the process of digitizing much of our collection. As this task is accomplished we will be uploading indexes to our website. The links below will take you to our online indexes which you will be able to query.