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Family History

The Family History Collection at the library focuses on Titus County and surrounding areas.
 
Resources

  • Titus County history books
  • Titus County Genealogy Society's collection
  • The works of R.L. Jurney, Lynch Harper, and Traylor Russell
  • The Family Files-  a collection of information submitted by researchers
  • Local newspapers on microfilm (1923-1960’s)
  • Newspapers (1990-current)
  • Census information on microfilm. The family history collection is non-circulating and materials may be used in-house only.

Other resources available to researchers:

  • ScanPro digital media reader
  • Public copier- black and white only, copies are 25 cents per page
  • Heritage Quest, Sanborn Maps, and other databases available online through TexShare. MPPL is an affiliate library of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and receives film and materials ordered by the public from the Family Research Center in Salt Lake City.
Research Assistance

Library staff are happy to provide guidance to researchers in-house, but does not offer research services. Requests received online or by mail are referred to the local genealogy society.

Titus County Genealogy Society meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm. The meeting is open to the public and new members are welcome. The society accepts requests for research assistance.


Helpful Links

FamilySearch is an excellent resource for both the novice and expert researcher. In addition to a multitude of records for the United States, etc., the site also includes downloadable forms, "how to" articles, and general information. Best of all- it's FREE! 

USGenWeb is a group project, manned completely by volunteers, that provides free genealogy websites for every county in every state in the country. Some county pages offer a wealth of information; others offer only the most basic. The site is well worth investigating- the county you land on could be a gold mine!

Titus County Cemeteries Online is a compilation of all county cemeteries, and is based on cemetery surveys, funeral home records, and county death records. A very thorough job done by Mr. David Horton. Note: The library actually has an index to names, provided by Mr. Horton.

The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to Texas history materials. Of special interest to family history researchers are the different maps of Titus County.