Genealogical Research

The Tom Green County Library System supports genealogical research with the following digital resources:

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African American Heritage

Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage, and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, and more. logo


Access to over 8 billion names in over 4,000 genealogical databases.

Available in the library only. 

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Family Search

Genealogical resource featuring family trees.

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Fold3 by Ancestry

Military genealogical resources.

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HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable imagegs of U>S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s. 

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Historical Newspapers: Austin American Statesman (1871-1980)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Sanborn Maps

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.



Stephen Central Library holds a selection of books dedicated to genealogical research as well as a a microfilm collection of the San Angelo Standard-Times.  Patrons are welcome to use the microfilm for research.  These holdings are available on the second floor of the Stephens Central Library. Printing is available at $0.05 per page.



Research assistance can be acquired by emailing the library or calling the library at 325-655-7321.

When researching from microfilm, it is imperative to know the date of the event.  If the date is unknown, the library staff will try to locate the desired information as staffing allows.



Watch our web site as genealogical how-to trainings are held routinely.


Getting Started

Begin Tracing Your Family Tree

Family History for Beginners

Genealogy Learning Center


Local Resources

Concho Valley Archaeological Society

Fort Concho

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society

Tom Green County Historical Society

West Texas Collection



Ancestral Chart Simple four-generation family history chart.
Ancestor Analysis Chart Form used for organizing and analyzing the events in your ancestor's life.
Family Unit Chart Two-page chart to detail a husband, a wife, and their children.
Individual Worksheet Worksheet to serve as a guide for biographical information about an individual.
Pedigree Chart Blank pedigree chart form.
Research Checklist Checklist for individual research.
Research Log Log for recording research completed or planned research