Local History & Genealogy


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 Support your Local History & Genealogy Department!



How you can help:


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1. Donate your time: public library volunteers are a treasured resource. Pick up a volunteer form at the library or download the PDF version.


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2. Donate materials: we would love to help you preserve your family history, be it papers, letters, old photographs, even audio visual materials. We are currently seeking yearbooks to complete our collection (Dover High School only, please). If you want to make some space in your attic, and you have one or more of the following years, bring them on down!

1917, 1918, 1921, 1922, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1957, 1984, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011




3. Donate ideas: here is your chance to have a voice in how we move forward with our local history program. Drop by the library and fill out a suggestion form, or email us using the form below.


Suggestion Form

What programs and/or collections would you like to see at your library? Select from the list below, or feel free to share your own ideas on local history, preservation, or genealogy. If you would like to ask a research or preservation question, please include your contact information so we can get back to you. Thank you!

Digital Preservation
Preservation of Family History

Oral History
Local Military
Local Art / Music
Family Histories
Maps and Land Records
House / Building History



Email or Phone Number:


Call 330-343-6123 or email ckandle@doverlibrary.org for more information