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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)


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)
Temporarily available from home. For access, login to your library account and go to Message from the Library

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