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.

Click here for more information.

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.


Fort Bend County framed map in the Genealogy & Local History Department
  • Census Schedules for the southeastern U.S., from statehood through 1930
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Oklahoma
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
  • Soundex indexes, 1880-1920 for Texas only. There is presently no finding aid for the 1930 census.
  • Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics: birth and death indexes
  • Non-current government records and indexes for Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton counties
  • Military records with indexes (Revolutionary War and Civil War)
    • General Index to Compiled Service Records for the Revolutionary War
    • Revolutionary War Service Records
    • American Revolution War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application files
    • Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War
    • Index to Confederate Soldiers
    • Texas Confederate Compiled Service Records
    • Confederate Prisoners of War
  • 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)