Local History and Genealogy
Hastings Memorial Library has a large section of local history and genealogy available for use by the public. The collection includes several volumes of local and regional history, family histories, and indexed scrapbooks. We also have the Perkins County Historical Newspaper Database, which includes digitized copies of all of Perkins County’s newpapers between 1889 and 2001. This database is only available for use inside the library only. We invite you to come visit our facility anytime during regular library hours to explore our collection. If you are unable to visit our library in person, we do offer research services based on the availability of staff time to perform searches. Please see our Genealogy Policy for more information.