WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY

Genealogy

Events

Hispanic Genealogy Workshop - May 9th, 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Genealogy Beginner's Class and Preservation Fair - May 2nd

2015 CTGS Genealogy Beginner's Class Schedule

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Friday, October 16, 2015 (as part of the 15th annual Genealogy Lock-in).

About the Genealogy Collection

The collection includes:

  • Over 15,000 books
  • Census and Soundex
  • Family Search (a CD-ROM product from The Church of JesusChrist of Latter-Day Saints that contains the Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index)
  • Texas County Records on microfilm are available through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Our department also contains 10 microfilm readers, 3 microfiche readers, 2 microfilm/-fiche copiers, 1 photocopier, and 7 computers with internet access.

McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group

The McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group is an informal group of citizens interested in the cemeteries and/or burials in McLennan County, Texas. Our group is a volunteer organization of the Waco-McLennan County Library-Genealogy Division.

Members include:

Bill Buckner, Division Manager and other staff members

Members of the Central Texas Genealogical Society Projects Committee

Members from the general public.

Anyone interested in helping to preserve cemetery data for the future is welcome. There is no charge or fee associated with our group-we are volunteers working to protect McLennan County history. Our goal is to become the source of information on Waco and McLennan County cemeteries by providing accurate documentation of cemetery histories and inventories.

The McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group seeks to provide a forum for discussion on our area cemeteries, as well as to become a source of information and record preservation for all McLennan County cemeteries and burials. Our activities to date include:

  • Creating a Master List of McLennan County cemeteries
  • Establishing guidelines for inventorying cemeteries
  • Creating forms to ensure uniform collection of data
  • Inventorying cemeteries in danger of being abandoned and cemeteries not previously recorded
  • Updating cemetery inventories on file at the Library
  • Maintaining a resource file on each identified cemetery

If you are interested in preserving the historical information of our cemeteries please join us for a meeting! For more information, click here.

Free Forms

Our cemetery survey forms may be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Terms of Use: Intended for personal, non-commercial usage. Please leave copyright statement intact.

Cemetery Inventory Form

Cemetery Survey Form

Online Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library edition (ALE): this family history research database in the library version of Ancestry.com and contains over 1.2 million records including the US Census from 1820's-1930's, births, marriages and death records, immigration records, biographies, newspapers and periodicals and more. Available for in Library use only.

Genline: Swedish Church Records Online: this digital image database of Swedish church records from the 16th-20th century has over 16 million records. Records consist of birth/baptismal, confirmation, marriage, death/burial, church ledgers and household examinations rolls. Available for use in the Genealogy Department at the Central Library.

HeritageQuest Online: Among the TexShare databases, HeritageQuest Online provides patrons with searchable genealogy content. Census images and indexes are provided for various census as well as access to 25,000 family and local histories.

To access these and other resources, visit the Genealogy Databases section of our web site.