Genealogy & Local History

Local History Collection at Helen Hall Library

Fold3 Library Edition - Convenient access to US military records, including the stories, images and personal documents of the men and women who served. (Access from inside the library only).

Handbook of Texas Online - Explore Texas with articles on people, places and events.

HeritageQuest Online - Database for people tracing the family tree.

ProQuest African American Heritage - A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. (Access from inside the library only).

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Austin American-Statesman (1871-1980) - This archive includes back issues of the Austin American Statesman from 1871-1980. It provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. (Access from inside the library only).

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps - Historical maps for historians, geographers, and genealogists (Access from inside the library only).