Genealogy Center

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Genealogy Center

Haggard Library - basement level
2501 Coit Road


Monday-Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

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Genealogy Center
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.

Basic Research

  • Getting Started Brochure Link
  • Ancestry Chart Link

Genealogy Resources

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 & 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 & Passenger Lists

Sources are available via print, online or library databases

Family Histories

Sources are available via print. Arranged alphabetically by the primary family name
Genealogy stacks
Genealogy microfilm

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 & 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
Genealogy map files