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.
Online subscription databases are available with a valid library card, especially for genealogists, including:
- Ancestry Library Edition
Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.
- HeritageQuest Online
- 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
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
- Hobbies and Crafts
- MasterFILE Premier
- Military and Government Collection
- Newspaper Source
- Salem History
- Texas Reference Center
- Topic Search
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.