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 located on top of the microfilm cabinet that may be checked out.
Online subscription databases are available with a valid library card, especially for genealogists, including:
- HeritageQuest Online
- Ancestry Library Edition—library use only
- Austin American Statesman
- Historic Map Works
- New England Historic & Genealogical Society Free Databases
- Sanborn Maps Texas
Furthermore, we have other databases worth searching for genealogy-related materials:
- Academic Search Complete
- American Indian History and Culture
- The American West
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
- Hobbies and Crafts
- MasterFILE Premier
- Military and Government Collection
- Newspaper Source
- Salem History
- Texas Reference Center
- Topic Search
We have a list of additional genealogy websites to help you with your research.
Williamson County Genealogical Society
The Society has a Library Committee dedicated to the upkeep of current materials and the addition of new materials. The current Library Committee chair is Jacquie Wilson.
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.