In response to the overwhelming interest in those who came before us, the Tamaqua Public Library is revamping our family and local history section.  With moneys received from a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) grant, we have purchased a computerized microfilm reader.  Not only do we now have the capability to print articles from our archived-newspaper microfilm rolls, we can create a digital image of the article just as easily.  With funds from other grants, we have purchased numerous books of compiled records from local churches, cemeteries, and government archives.  We are also now accepting donations of family research projects to be shelved for public use, attempting to complete our holding of area yearbooks, and investigating the possibility of housing copies of Tamaqua area church records at the library.

Check back often to see what additions we have made and please understand that it is a work in progress. 

Our History

Come into the library and explore the history of our town.

Below are several links that may prove useful in those researching family history.  Please note that the Tamaqua Public Library is not in any way responsible for the content of these sites.

Schuylkill County Courthouse Archives — This page details the numerous sources held at the county courthouse that are useful to genealogists.

Schuylkill County Courthouse On-line Marriage License Search — Perform on-line searches of marriage dockets filed in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County Historical Society — The SCHS has an extensive library of great value to genealogists.

Schuylkill County Query Board (Courtesy of — View postings made by other researchers interested in the families of our county.

Schuylkill Parcel Locater — An extremely useful tool in locating previous owners of parcels of land across the county. 

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