If you are interested in finding information about your ancestry or information about the town of Altamont come to the Altamont Public Library.

We have a nice genealogy department which includes:


  • The Altamont News from 1887-Present
  • Copy of all Altamont histories
  • Cemetery records for all Effingham county cemeteries
  • Tombstone inscriptions
  • Personal family histories that have been turned in
  • Histories of surrounding counties
  • Various immigration books
  • War pension files (1812, Indian, Civil War)
  • Genealogy Newsletters
  • We can order anything we don’t have

Additional Links To Help Your Search

National Genealogical Society

National Archives

A Guide to Genealogy