Genealogy

Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library (in-library use only) provides genealogical coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including:

  • Census records
  • Church records
  • Collections of records from Canada and other areas
  • Court records
  • Immigration records
  • Vital records

Contains approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as:

  • American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes)
  • Federal Slave Narratives
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620 to 1630
  • The Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps
  • Social Security Death Index (updated monthly)
  • A strong Civil War collection
  • U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930
  • World War 1 Draft Registration Cards

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest can be used to search and use data from the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 to 1930, more than 22,000 full-text family and local histories, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a subject index of 6,300 local history and genealogy periodicals.

The database also includes Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land-warrant application files, as well as the Freedman’s Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.

Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records.


Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps contain detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Streets, landmarks, and other places noted in the map’s index are pinpointed. Details on buildings are noted, including:

  • Boundaries
  • Construction materials
  • Height
  • House numbers
  • Outline
  • Size and shape
  • Street and sidewalk widths
  • Use
  • Windows and doors

The maps can be manipulated, expanded, printed, and downloaded.