Greenville-Butler County Library

Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society

The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization established in 1964 in Greenville, Alabama (the county seat), with 58 charter members. Everyone interested in the history of the county and its families was invited to participate.

Founding members worked hard on important preservation projects: surveying cemeteries, transcribing early county documents, censuses, family bibles, diaries and letters, visiting elderly residents and writing their stories, and more.

The community continues to benefit from these volunteer efforts today as The  Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society provides information and research opportunities to members and the public. Visitors may explore their heritage at the BCHGS research room in Greenville or from a distance through the Society’s many publications.    


The Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society's collection is housed in the Research Room in the back of the Greenville- Butler County Public Library.

Files are a wonderful source of information found nowhere else -- news clippings, obituaries, pedigree charts, bible records, family letters and photos, queries, cemetery records, census and military records, genealogies, biographies and county histories, and thousands of other research items. Volunteers are available to assist you in your research on Tuesdays. The room is opened regular library hours for anyone.

Visit the society's website to learn how to join and for more information.