Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources at Plano Public Library

Genealogy Center Search Resources

The Genealogy Center offers access to a wide array of databases, internet sites and resources to further your research. Click on the links to navigate to the category you are interested in

A valid Plano Library card is required to access some databases. Some databases are available in library only

Ancestry Library Edition 
Ancestry Library Edition
Indexes to US, Canada, and UK census; to birth, death, marriage records; immigration, passenger lists, and naturalization records
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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Temporary remote access through December 2020. Library card required. Patrons will not be charged $2.50 processing fee to use Ancestry Library Edition
Dallas Metro News Collection and Dallas Morning News Historical Archive 
Dallas Metro News Collection & Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
Historical issues of the Dallas Morning News from 1885 – Current and Dallas Metropolitan Area News Sources
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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fold3 by Ancestry 
fold3
A growing collection of U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War onward
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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History Geo 
HistoryGeo
Specializes in original land-ownership maps that can usually show you where your ancestor’s land was located as well as the owners of the adjacent land. Site has tools to lead you the surrounding roads, waterways, towns, and cemeteries
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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Available in Library Only Available in Library Only
Collin County Images - Genealogy Center - Plano Public Library 
Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Historic Streets of Plano 
Historic Streets of Plano
Find the current name, historic name and alternate names for streets in Plano, Texas
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources City of Plano 
Plano City Council Meetings & Minutes
Requirements: Internet access


PPL Genealogy Resources Plano History Timeline 
Plano History Timeline
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Plano Star Courier 
Plano Star Courier Name Index by Year
Requirements: 
Internet access

PPL Genealogy Resources Plano Story Timeline 
Plano Story Timeline
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Cemeteries of Collin County 
Cemeteries of Collin County
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Collin County Genealogical Society 
Collin County Genealogical Society
Requirements: Internet access
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Collin County Images - Genealogy Center - Plano Public Library 
Collin County Images - Genealogy Center
Photographs, documents, yearbooks, and other archive material representing people and places of Collin County
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Collin County School Yearbooks 
Collin County School Yearbooks
Index of in-library holdings
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Collin County Telephone Directories 
Collin County Telephone Directories
Index of in-library holdings
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources GenWeb Collin County 
Collin County Texas GenWeb Collin
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries 
Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy ResourcesmInterurban Railway Museum 
Interurban Railway Museum - Johnnie J. Myers Transportation Research Center
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources McKinney Public Library 
McKinney Public Library
McKinney newspaper birth, engagement, marriage, obituary resources and more
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources School History Bibliography 
School History Bibliography
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Dallas Public Library 
Dallas Public Library
Go to Locations/Hours and choose Genealogy or Texas/Dallas History under the Central Library Units to see what the library offers for genealogy or Texas research
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Denton Public Library 
Denton Public Library
Genealogy page includes marriage, birth, and obituary indexes and more
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources DFW Freeways 
DFW Freeways
History of building North Texas Freeways; events and landmarks
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Portal to Texas History 
Portal to Texas History
Digitized books, maps, photographs, and newspapers
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Texas Archive of the Moving Picture 
Texas Archive of the Moving Picture
Texas' film heritage
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Texas County Records 
Texas County Records
Available on microfilm through Interlibrary Loan request
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Texas General Land office 
Texas General Land Office
Map collection, land grants, research help, and more
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center 
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana provides one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers 
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Digital Access to the newspapers from 1880 - 1922 and information about American newspapers from 1630 - present
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Cyndis List 
Cyndi’s List
Leads to 291,330+ genealogy sites on the Internet
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter 
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
Daily newsletter for genealogy consumers
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Family Search 
Family Search
Provides records, resources, and services to learn about family history
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Library of Virginia 
Library of Virginia
The most comprehensive resource for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Making of America 
Making of America
Includes The War of the Rebellion series, 267 monograph volumes, and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Minnesota Discovery Center 
Minnesota Discovery Center
Information about Minnesota's Iron Ranges
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Missouri Digital Heritage 
Missouri Digital Heritage
Collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources National Archives and Records Administration 
National Archives and Records Administration
Documents, photographs, and records including census, military services, immigration, land and more
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources New England Historic Genealogy Society 
New England Historic Genealogy Society
Materials and resources- New England Ancestors
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records 
Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records
U.S. death indexes and records for all 50 states
Requirements: Internet access
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PPL Genealogy Resources Somos Primos 
Somos Primos
Hispanic heritage
Requirements: Internet access
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