Genealogy Center

Discover history for yourself!

What's happening at the Genealogy Center?

It's almost Lock-In Time!

This year's Lock-In is October 18, from 10 AM until 8:30 PM at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center

**Early registration for the Lock-in begins at 9:30 am in the foyer of the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center**

19th Annual Lock-In

Click here for more info.

Click here for a list of participating organizations and heritage societies.

Click here for a list of participating libraries or find them on the map!

Ancestors Roadshow Info 

Ancestors Roadshow Questionnaire 

What is in the genealogy collection?

  • Over 23,000 books
  • Census and Soundex
  • Texas County Records on microfilm are available through Interlibrary Loan.
  • We also have 10 microfilm readers, 3 microfiche readers, 2 microfilm/-fiche copiers, 1 photocopier, and 7 computers with internet access.

Can I access genealogy resources online?

Yes! We have access to some great electronic resources. 

the library version of Ancestry.com contains over 1.2 million records including the US Census from 1820's-1930's, births, marriages and death records, immigration records and more.
a continuously growing digital database that has partnered with the National Archives and provides millions of original documents of historic and genealogic interest.
provides patrons with searchable genealogy content. Census images and indexes are provided for various censuses as well as access to 25,000 family and local histories.
one of the largest collections of genealogical data in the world with 2 billion digital images organized in three main places on the website – the FamilySearch historical records collection, catalog and online books.
Available for use in any of our locations.
Available for use in any of our locations.
Available for in-library and remote use.

Create a free account to access the resources.

Available for use in any of our locations.


I want to learn more about the Genealogy Center!

Great! Watch this video and come visit us anytime.

The Genealogy Center from WCCC.TV - City of Waco on Vimeo.