Local History/Genealogy

Please note: the following contains links to non-library sponsored remote services. The Plano Community Library District and its employees are not responsible for content, reliability or availability of these services.


Genealogical assistance, including search of Census records, Books, Persi, & Revolutionary War records. Search by name, location, birthplace, and more. Includes every U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, more than 25,000 fully searchable family and local histories, subject index to 1.7 million articles from genealogy and history periodicals, and Revolutionary War records.
Library Access (requires library card number if off-campus)


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Library Access (requires library card number if off-campus)


Search by surname, location, or record type. Contains more than 1.2 billion
records in more than 3,000 databases, including the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. This database is accessible only within the library. Library Access (in-library use only)

Selected titles from Plano Community Library’s Genealogy and Local History Collections