The Genealogy and Local History Department of Fort Bend County Libraries is known throughout the region as an excellent source for research in these subjects. The main library, George Memorial Library in Richmond, houses the Genealogy and Local History Department's collections and resources.
The department's resources focus on the southeastern United States and include materials relating to the history of the South, federal censuses, genealogy, and the Civil War.
Over many years, the Genealogy Department’s Volunteers and staff have compiled a Fort Bend County Burial Records database, which has become a major tool for genealogy researchers. The database was published in five volumes in 1997, as the Registry of Cemeteries in Fort Bend County, Texas. A supplement was published in 2004, and another supplement is currently being compiled. The printed volumes are housed in the Genealogy Department at George Memorial Library, the database will be soon be available online.
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