Other Local Area Genealogy Resources

Fort Bend Museum, Courhouse, and Clayton house

Houston Public Library
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004

Clayton Library is located at the corner of Caroline Street and Calumet in Houston’s Museum District.

The Main Building houses the U.S., states and foreign collections, ready reference material, finding aids, map collection, electronic resources and library administrative offices. The library’s microprint collection, family history collection and the vertical files are located on the second floor. The family history collection is housed in the Clayton Home.

Hours of operation
Monday          Closed
Tuesday         10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday    10 am – 6 pm
Thursday        12 noon – 8 pm
Friday             10 am – 5 pm
Saturday         10 am – 5 pm
Sunday           Closed

Additional General Information
Clayton Library is a FamilySearch.org microfilm affiliate library.

Free parking; onsite security during most hours of library operation; lockers; snack bar; copy machines; microprint copy machines; and change machines.

401 Jackson St (2nd floor)
Richmond, TX 77469
Visitation by appointment only

The Fort Bend County Historical Commission is charged with encouraging and assisting historical awareness and appreciation within the county. Additionally, it institutes and carries out a continuing survey of the county’s historical buildings, sites, cemeteries, archeological sites, both public and private, and other historical features within the county. It assists and advises organizations and individuals in the process of application for Texas Historical Markers. It reports to the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court and the Texas Historical Commission.

Commission members are appointed by the Commissioners’ Court for a term of two years starting in January of odd numbered years. Commission meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the months of February, May, August, and November.

500 Houston St.
Richmond, TX 77469

Sunday          CLOSED
Monday         CLOSED
Tuesday         9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday    9 am – 5 pm
Thursday        9 am – 5 pm
Friday            9 am – 5 pm
Saturday       10 am – 5 pm

The Fort Bend Museum and the George Ranch Historical Park artifact and archival collections total more than 40,000 items that document the settlement of the region, agriculture, community development, and local government, with particularly significant collections on topics of Stephen F. Austin's Texas Colony (1821-1836), ranching, and black cowboy traditions. Virtually all of the collections' items are entered in Access databases, and more than 4,000 historic photographs have been scanned and linked to the collections' databases. These collections are searchable through the Museum's website, and will eventually be linked to collections throughout the state through the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative.

The museum presents and provides numerous historical and educational programs for the public and for school programs for children from 37 school districts in a 14-county area. In addition, the museum operates the Texian Time Machine.