Libraries' Network Down

Beginning at noon on Fri, May 14, through mid-morning Mon, May 17, the FBCL network will be down at ALL LOCATIONS because of HVAC (a/c) replacement at the main library.

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Phase 3 Gradual Re-Opening

Five library buildings now open to the public. For more information, click here.

Curbside Pick-Up Service continues at all locations.

Genealogy Databases & Links

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Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)

Covers more than two billion names throughout the various databases collection, which includes US Data Collection and Census Collection (U.S. birth, marriage, death collection, World War I Draft Registration, Social Security Death Index, Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930), UK and Ireland Collection, Immigration Collection (New York Passenger List, San Francisco Passenger List, New York Petitions for Naturalization Index) and more.

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Chronicling America Newspaper Database

Library of Congress, Chronicling America

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Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

More than 41,700 links, categorized and cross-referenced, in more than 100 categories.

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FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

Extensive genealogical records gathered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The site offers access to the Ancestral File and the International Genealogical Index (British Isles, North America, and Finland regions).

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Fort Bend County Libraries Obituary Database

A searchable, online database designed to help those with ties to Fort Bend county conduct genealogical research. information includes names, birth and death dates, cemetery of burial, notes, and a scanned copy of the obituary, if available.

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HeritageQuest Online

Resource for genealogy and family-history research. Includes online and film products dating back to the late 1700s, including digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records, and the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection. 

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Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Find large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities dated from 1867-1970. 
A password is required to use this database if you are NOT in the library. Click on View Resource (Outside the Library), then select Fort Bend County Libraries from the drop down. For the password, call 281-341-2605 during library hours or use the Chat tab on the right side of our website to CHAT with a librarian 24/7; just have your library barcode number handy and ask for the TexShare password.

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