Genealogy and Local History

Comprised of library-owned materials and the collection of the Williamson County Genealogical Society, the genealogy collection is located on the east side of the second floor of the library and focuses on United States genealogy, the Southern states, Texas, and Williamson and surrounding counties.

Most of the collection does not circulate. However, we do have some beginners’ guides that may be checked out.

Resources Available

Online subscription databases are available with a valid library card, especially for genealogists, including:

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Furthermore, we have other databases worth searching for genealogy-related materials:


Williamson County Genealogical Society

The Society has a Library Committee dedicated to the upkeep of current materials and the addition of new materials.

WCGS holds meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the library (except August and December). Visitors are always welcome. Their website lists upcoming programs.

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at 512-218-7000.

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