In-House Resources

various print resources at the genealogy and local history department

  • Fort Bend County Obituary Database
  • Fort Bend County photo collection
  • Fort Bend County vertical files (biographies, cemeteries, churches, history)
  • Fort Bend County Newspapers (Fort Bend County only, starting with 1911; Brookshire Times 1899-1984; Galveston Daily News 1865-1917; and Telegraph & Texas Register, Houston, Texas 1835-1875)
  • Other Newspapers (Houston Post 1981-1993, New York Times 1978-2011, Wall Street Journal 1988-2002, The Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston) from 1847-1875, and more)
  • Census indexes
  • Civil War collection
  • DAR lineage books and indexes
  • Genealogies (family histories)
  • Guidebooks (how to do research)
  • Immigration records (published passenger lists)
  • Local histories (county, state, and city & town histories for southeastern U.S.)
  • Periodicals (genealogical, historical and family publications)
  • Special collection of the Czech Heritage Society of Texas