The Waco-McLennan County Library’s Genealogy Center helps individuals find resources to research their family history.
On the Shelves
The print collection contains over 32,000 items covering 34 states with a strong emphasis in Texas and the Southeastern United States. Materials are also available to assist with research in the Original Colonies and the Mid-West. In addition to location specific resources, the Genealogy Center also has a collection of published family histories, immigration and passenger lists, early military records, and Native American resources.
The Genealogy Center provides access to several genealogical research databases. Many of these are accessible from home. For a complete listing of research databases, please click here.
FamilySearch Affiliate Library
As an Affiliate Library we provide access to digital records that are restricted to researchers using FamilySearch from home. Currently, there are about 400 million original records available in a digital format available through FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries. To view these records, log-in to your free FamilySearch account at any of the Waco-McLennan County Library locations.
The microfilm collection includes local newspapers (Waco and surrounding areas), Central Texas county records, U.S. Federal Census, and more! Our microfilm readers are able to save or print images from the film.
Classes & Events
The Genealogy Center provides a variety of free educational opportunities through out the year. Check out the library calendar to learn more about our upcoming programs. We also have a collection of virtual classes to help you navigate genealogical resources. Scroll down to learn more.
Staff and Volunteers
The Genealogy Center has a team of knowledgeable staff and volunteers available to help answer your questions about genealogy and assist as you navigate your genealogical research. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 254-750-5945 or come by and see us.
Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS)
The Waco-McLennan County Library works closely with the Central Texas Genealogical Society to host event, develop the genealogy collection, and assist researchers. Learn more about their organization at www.ctgs.org.