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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Clayton Library
Center For Genealogical Research
530 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896
Phone: (832) 393-2600

Houston Public Library
Central Library
Julia Ideson Building
Texas Room and Archives
500 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77002
(Key Map #493L)
Phone 832-393-1313

Branch Locations

Sterling Municipal Library
Mary E. Wilbanks Avenue
Baytown, TX 77520
Phone: (281) 427-7331
Fax: (281) 420-5347

Harris County Texas Archives
USGW Archives Project

State Records Center and Talking Book Warehouse
4400 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, Texas
Phone: (512) 452-9242

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The Genealogy Collection is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-5480
Genealogy Collection
Phone: (512) 463-5463

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy


Baytown Texas
1010 Birdsong Drive
Baytown, TX 77521-3206
Phone: 281-428-5141

Clear Lake Texas
1802 Gunwale
Houston, TX 77062
Phone: 281-488-4406

Cypress Texas
16535 Kleinwood Dr
Spring, TX 77379
Phone: 281-251-5931

Houston Texas
1101 Bering Drive
Houston, TX 77057-2310
Phone: 713-785-2105

Houston Texas East
4202 Yellowstone Drive
Pasadena, TX 77504
Phone: 281-991-8479

Houston Texas North
16331 Hafer Road
Houston, TX 77090
Phone: 281-893-5381

Katy Texas
1603 Norwalk
Katy, TX 77413
Phone: 281-578-8338

Kingwood Texas
4021 Deerbrook
Kingwood, TX 77339
Phone: 281-360-1352

Magnolia Texas
31705 Michael Road
Magnolia, TX 77355-8564
Phone: 713-521-9728

Old Katy Texas
1928 Drexel
Katy, TX 77493-1715
Phone: 281-391-7689

Pine Trails Texas
14404 Kemrock Drive
Houston, TX
Phone: 281-458-1526

Shadowdale Texas
4703 Shadowdale
Houston, TX 77041
Phone: 713-466-7706

Historical & Genealogical

Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston
4407 Rose Street
Houston, TX 77007

Greater Houston Jewish Genealoigcal Society

Harris County Chapter Czech Heritage Society of Texas
4117 Willowbend
Houston, Texas 77025-5706
Toll free (866) 293-2443 Local (713) 349-0500

Harris County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 391
Pasadena, TX 77501

The Heritage Society
Houston, Texas

1100 Bagby Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: (713) 655-1912

Harris County Historical Commission
Trevia Wooster Beverly
2507 Tannehill Drive Houston, TX 77008-3052
Phone: (713) 864-6862

Houston Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
302 Harbor Drive
Houston, TX 77062

Houston Genealogical Forum
PO Box 271466
Houston, TX 77277-1466

Houston Polish Genealogical Society
3606 Maroneal
Houston, TX 77025

Humble Area Genealogical Society

La Porte / Bay Area Heritage Society
PO Box 847
LaPorte, TX 77572-0847

Sons of the Republic of Texas
Sam Houston Chapter #38
Katy, Texas

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Harris County
Texas Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Baytown, Bellaire, Channelview, Clear Lake Area,
Deer Park, Houston, Humble, Jersey Village, Kingwood, La Porte, Pasadena, Seabrook, South Houston, Spring, Tomball, Waller, Webster

Established: March 17, 1836
Parent County: Harrisburg Municipality
County Seat: Houston

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    801 Texas Avenue
    Houston, Texas 77002
    Phone: (713) 220-7171

  • Obituary Collection
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