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!
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.
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.