The Genealogy Collection of the Bay County Public Library contains over 5,000 genealogy books and over 2,000 rolls of microfilm. None of these materials circulate. The largest percentage of our collection deals with the Southeastern United States and also we have a good collection of materials on other states. We have family histories, research guides, and general genealogical references. We also have a nice collection of genealogy periodicals.

The BCPL Local History Room, the Bay County Genealogical Society and the Historical Society of Bay County jointly sponsor a First Families of Bay County certification program.


Bay County Public Library
898 W. 11th Street
Panama City, FLĀ  32401

Access to the Genealogy collection is available during normal Library hours. For more information about the collection – please Contact Us or call the Local History Room at 850-522-2132 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm).

Bay County Public Library Genealogy Section
Bay County Public Library Genealogy Section