Genealogy Collection and Databases

The Genealogy Collection's emphasis is on the southern and midwestern states and the thirteen original states, although most of the United States is represented. Limited materials on foreign countries, particularly Great Britain and Western European nations, are also available.

The collection at the Central Library includes more than 40,000 volumes, 9,500 rolls of microfilm (primarily the U. S. Census and City Directories, 180,000 microfiche.


You can access a variety of online tools and resources now.  If you need assistance from a genealogist, please contact us.  

Access these resources here. Select the “Databases” menu and then “Database Access.”

  • America's Genealogy Bank
  • Library Edition
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Texas Reference Center

Workshops and Events

The Genealogy, Local History and Archives unit offers a variety of programs year-round.