Harford County Public Library Bel Air Branch

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Harford County Public Library Bel Air Branch
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Contact Us form


100 E. Pennsylvania Ave
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Telephone:[2] 410-638-3151
Fax:[2]  410-638-3155

Branch Hours and Holidays:[2] Mon & Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; Tue & Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun (Oct-Apr) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Holidays and closings

Google maps: Get directions.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Harford County Public Library Find books, movies, music; Programs & events; Research; For you; About the library; Ask a librarian; Contact us, Locations & hours.
  • HCPL Polaris Catalog. Search by any field, keyword, title, author, subject, general notes, publisher, genre, or series.
  • Genealogy genealogy conference handouts, FamilySearch, online subscription sites, print collection, recommended websites, and Maryland genealogy resources.
  • Bel Air Library contact, hours, librarians, branch history, library groups, and branch programs.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Bel Air Branch's Maryland Room focuses on state and local history, and includes the printed genealogies collection. Subscription online resources include Ancestry Library Edition, Gale Genealogy Connect, HeritageQuest Online, and Historical U.S. Newspapers.[3]

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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Harford County Public Library Bel Air Branch, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Closest Family History Center has premium online services for free and offers research guidance.[4]
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]
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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Contact Us or Suggest a Title in Harford County Public Library (accessed 24 April 2017).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bel Air Library in Harford County Public Library (accessed 24 April 2017).
  3. Genealogy in Harford County Public Library (accessed 24 April 2017).
  4. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).