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Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Genealogy Center at Plano Public Library features extensive document and image collections, and access to premium online resources like Ancestry Library Edition. Specialized staff is available to assist with local, national and international research, and year-round classes accommodate beginners to experienced researchers. All family histories are donated and new ones are welcome.
The Genealogy Center provides links to over 40 genealogy related sites to aid you in your research Link A valid Plano Library card is required to access these databases from outside the library. Some databases are available in library only. Sites include: Ancestry Library Edition, fold3, HeritageQuest Online, HistoryGeo, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
U. S Federal Census Records for all states
Sources are available via print or online
County, State and Federal Records
Sources are available via microfilm and print including: County and state histories, colonial collections, abstracts of records (marriages, vital records, wills, deeds, court minutes, cemetery, and church records)
Military Records and Passenger Lists
Sources are available via print, online or library databases
Sources are available via print. Arranged alphabetically by the primary family name
Walter B. Wilson Papers, 1894 - 1941
Sources are available via microfilm. The Genealogy Center owns the microfilm of original Walter B. Wilson papers located at The Center for American History and The University of Texas at Austin. Walter B. Wilson was one of the owners and editors of the McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette and the McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette. His collection of papers contributed significantly to the history of Collin County
Vertical File and Map File
Sources are available via print. Miscellaneous papers of genealogical interest arranged alphabetically, by subject or family surname and maps from throughout Texas and other states
Links to over 40 genealogy related sites to aid you in your research. A valid Plano Library card is required to access these databases from outside the library. Some databases are available in library only. Sites include: Ancestry Library Edition, fold3, HeritageQuest Online, HistoryGeo, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Ask a Genealogy Librarian a question or book a Genealogy Librarian to assist you with your research. The Genealogy Center can also help you borrow genealogy material from other libraries via Genealogy Interlibrary Loan. And you can request to use photographs from our Collin County Images collection.