Valley Mills Public Library

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Genealogy

Databases and libraries to access; genealogy collection

We have a small genealogy collection of books and CD's.

Access the eShelf & Research icon - then the "Selected Sites "section in red-- for list of links to databases and libraries that are helpful for geneaolgy research, for description of our genealogy collection, the vision for the collection, and about our genealogy meetings.

Some helpful databases include ---

     http://www.libraryoftexas.org

       Click on Texshare databases, then go to Heritage Quest

      http://www.bosquecountycollection.org

           The archives collection at Meridian, Texas on Bosque County history and a vertical file of family histories.

     http://www.familysearch.org

             This site has Texas death certificates up to 1976 by clicking on Search, then on Search Records Pilot on the drop-down menu tab

             The site has records on families that people have sent in to them, plus through their own records search.

     http://www.ancestry.com

             The library at clifton and also the Waco-McLennan County Library ( West Waco LIbrary and Genealogy Center) on Bosque Blvd behind the cotton Patch have the library edition for use inside the library on their computers in genealogy room.

      https://familytreemagazine.com/article/101-best-websites-2015

    http://www.findagrave.com

   http://www.usgenweb.org

    http://www.progenealogists.com/top50genealogy2009.htm ----        The top 50 !

   http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleauthb.htm ---  listing of many databases

http://www.homeadvisor.com/article/show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html

       The Valley Mills Girl Scout troop found this site very helpful.   It gives a general overview of genealogy, with sites to go to for researach plus forms to download.

       Many libraries have helpful websites  listed, including---

                The Nellie Pederson Civic Library at Clifton

                The Waco-McLennan County Library

                The Salado library and also the museum at Salado (for Scottish history and genealogy) 

Tip of the day !  -- Type in an ancestor's name in quotation marks-- you might find a website full of information on that person by some distant relative.   2 success stories!