Genealogy

Genealogy Center

Plano Public Library has a Genealogy Center housed at Haggard Library. See the library website for details of this service including online archives, databases and in-house services. Head straight to our Genealogy Resources page for a list of databases and websites to help reach your ancestry mapping goals.


Genealogy Blog Posts

Click on the “Genealogy” tag to see all Plano Library Learns blog posts which include something about Genealogy!


Virtual Courses

Create a Family Book

Librarians Sarah and Tre created a video series to help you create your own family history book.

  • In the first video, Sarah will go over general tips for starting your family history book and what makes a well-written book
  • In the second video, Sarah discusses the different types of books you can create
  • In the third video, Tre will go over style, formatting and other technical tips and tricks to make your book look professional.

DNA Basics

How to get started with DNA research for your ancestry


DNA + Women Workshop

Learn techniques for studying your genetic maternal ancestors


Papers in the Attic

Learn how to preserve old documents and photos


Road Map to Records

Discover tips and tricks to finding hidden genealogy records and learn what you can do when you hit a “brick wall” in your genealogy research.


Scouting Military Records

Learn how you can use military records and archives to locate and research your ancestors.


US Census Records

Learn how to search the U.S. Census, 1790-1940, to find information about your ancestor.

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