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Williamson County Area Research Resources

Bartlett | Cedar Park | Florence | Georgetown | Leander 
Round Rock | Taylor | Genealogy societies

Williamson County has a number of resources available for genealogy and local history research, including libraries, museums, and courthouses. 
 

Bartlett
Teinert Memorial Library
PO Box 12  Bartlett, TX 76511-0012
245-527-3208  Fax 254-527-021
M 1-6, T-F 1-5 
Local history, oral history

Cedar Park
Cedar Park Public Library
550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613-2200 
(512) 259-5353    
library@cedarparktx.us
M-Th 9-9, F-Sa 9-5
History of Cedar Park items, CP cemetery bk, CP library history bk, New Hope Baptist church history

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Florence
Florence Public Library 
207 E Main St  PO Box 430   Florence, TX 76527 
fllib@vvm.com
M-F 8:30 -12:00, 1:00-5:30

Wonderful collection of Texana and early Florence newspapers and information on local people

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Georgetown  
Georgetown Family History Center
218 Serenada Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-8221
T 11-2; W, Th 6-8:30
Family History Library Microfilm, volunteer assistance, basic genealogy reference works, Ancestral File, IGI http://www.familysearch.org 

Georgetown Public Library
808 MLK Blvd, Georgetown, TX 78626-5527
512-930-3551
M-Th 10-8, F 10-6, Sat 10-3
Ralph Love, genealogist & local historian on duty T-Th afternoons, good Texana collection, Williamson County Sun microfilm, many local Georgetown materials 

Special Collections Dept., A. Frank Smith Library, Southwestern University
PO Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627-0770 
512-863-1568 
9:30-12:30 & 1:30-4:30 when school is in session
Williamson County Sun on microfilm, US Sen. John Tower’s papers from his senate term 1961-1984, Edward A. Clark Texana collection that includes over 10,000 items, materials on Methodism and its history, hymnal collection. Also, a small collection of local Georgetown & Williamson County history 

Williamson County Courthouse Clerk’s Office
710 Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626 
(512) 943-1515  Fax: (512) 943-1616 
Records Div. M-F 8-4:30 
Real estate records, assumed name records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, and other miscellaneous records. 

Williamson County Historical Commission
134 Blazing Star Dr, Georgetown, TX 78633
512-863-2202
Contact: Wayne Ware
The Williamson County Historical Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the county and making that history available online.

Williamson County Historical Museum
716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626 
The Williamson County Historical Commission archives will be exhibited here. Right across from the courthouse. They are in the renovating process, so they may or may not be open. 

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Leander  
Leander Public Library 
406 Municipal Dr. PO Box 410 Leander, TX 78646-0410 
512-259-5259, lpl2@eden.com 
M-Th 10-8, Sat 10-2

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Round Rock
Palm House Museum
 
212 East Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664  
512-255-5805 
M-F 8:30-5
Note: Palm House occasionally closes during the day for events. Please call ahead to confirm hours.
Features exhibits on Round Rock history and its Swedish roots. 

Round Rock Family History Center
8140 Racine Trail, RR, TX 78717 
512-388-1160 
T-Th 10-1 & 6:30-9 pm, Sat 9-12:30 
Volunteer assistance. Use the FHC to borrow microfilm items from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
http://www.familysearch.org 

Round Rock Public Library System
216 E. Main, Round Rock, TX 78664 
512-218-7000 
Sun 1-6 M-Th 9-9 Fri-Sat 9-6 
Houses the genealogy collection of the Williamson County Genealogical Society. The Library has a genealogy advisor to assist with genealogy questions. Our genealogy databases are available inside the Library, or from home for card holders.

Many Williamson County records are available on microfilm.

The local newspaper, the Round Rock Leader, is on microfilm. We have brief date runs from 1929-1974 and a complete run from 1975-2005, except for 1993.

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Taylor
Taylor Public Library
400 Porter St., Taylor, TX 76574 
512-352-3434 
M 10-8, T-Th 10-6, F 10-5, Sat 10-1 
Taylor Daily Press newspaper on microfilm, good collection on Taylor history.  Check the website for current library status, mold was found in their library, so they are operating fr the middle school & city hall.

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Genealogy Societies or Groups
Planning a visit to the area? Or do you feel that you have exhausted the resources of your local library and need to see what other places or groups there are that may help move your research forward? Either way, lists such as these always seem to be evolving. 


Williamson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 585, Round Rock, TX 78680 
Meets the 2nd Thurs. of every month, except for Aug. & Dec. at 7:30 pm 
The WCGS library collection is housed in the Round Rock Public Library.  WCGS has their regular meetings at the Round Rock Public Library. 

Sun City Computer Club- Genealogy Special Interest Group
This group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at Sun City from 10-12 noon. 

POINTers in Person, Chapter 10- Italian Genealogy Group
This active group meets at the Round Rock Public Library. See their website for their meeting schedule. 

VASA Order (A Swedish Fraternal Organization)
Chapter- 753 Williamson County (Instituted 3/15/1994) Meets on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at

Palm Valley Lutheran Church Parish Hall
2500 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

For more information, contact, Chair Franklin Blomquist and/or Secy. Bonnie Blomquist, (both) 1723 Lexington St., Taylor, TX 76574 (512)352-6431. 

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