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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] &gt; Galveston County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Galveston County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Galveston County
 
| county = Galveston County
 
| county_map = Tx-galveston.png
 
| county_map = Tx-galveston.png
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| founded date = May 15
 
| founded date = May 15
 
| seat wl = Galveston
 
| seat wl = Galveston
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
<u>Cities</u>
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<u>Cities</u>  
  
 
Bayou Vista<br>Clear Lake Shores<br>Dickinson<br>Friendswood<br>Galveston<br>Hitchcock<br>Jamaica Beach<br>Kemah<br>La Marque<br>League City<br>Santa Fe<br>Texas City<br>
 
Bayou Vista<br>Clear Lake Shores<br>Dickinson<br>Friendswood<br>Galveston<br>Hitchcock<br>Jamaica Beach<br>Kemah<br>La Marque<br>League City<br>Santa Fe<br>Texas City<br>
  
<u>Villages</u>
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<u>Villages</u>  
 
 
Tiki Island
 
  
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Tiki Island
  
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<u>Census-designated places</u>
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<u>Census-designated places</u>  
  
Bacliff<br>Bolivar Peninsula<br>San Leon
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Bacliff<br>Bolivar Peninsula<br>San Leon  
  
<br><u>Unincorporated areas</u>
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<br><u>Unincorporated areas</u>  
  
 
Algoa<br>Bayview<br>Crystal Beach<br>Gilchrist<br>High Island<br>Port Bolivar<br>
 
Algoa<br>Bayview<br>Crystal Beach<br>Gilchrist<br>High Island<br>Port Bolivar<br>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
==== African American ====
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/cemetery/rosewood2.txt Rosewood Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/cemetery/rosewood2.txt Rosewood Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/barbers_cemetery/barberscemetery.html Barbers Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/barbers_cemetery/barberscemetery.html Barbers Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/campbell_cemetery/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Bayou Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/campbell_cemetery/campbell_cemetery.html Campbell Bayou Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/crystal_beach_community_cemetery/crystalbeachhomepage.html Crystal Beach Community Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/crystal_beach_community_cemetery/crystalbeachhomepage.html Crystal Beach Community Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/MagnoliaCemetery/MagnoliaCemetery.htm Magnolia Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/MagnoliaCemetery/MagnoliaCemetery.htm Magnolia Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/san_leon_cemetry/sanleonhomepage.html San Leon Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/san_leon_cemetry/sanleonhomepage.html San Leon Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/Trinity_Episcpal_Columbarium/TRINITYCOLUMBARIUM.htm Trinity Columbarium]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/Trinity_Episcpal_Columbarium/TRINITYCOLUMBARIUM.htm Trinity Columbarium]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/Bolivar_Cemetery/bolivar/portbolivarcemetery.html Port Bolivar Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/Bolivar_Cemetery/bolivar/portbolivarcemetery.html Port Bolivar Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/fairviewcemetery_files/fairview.html Fairview Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/fairviewcemetery_files/fairview.html Fairview Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/DickinsonCityCemetery/CityCemeteryDickinson_files/dickinsoncemeteryhomepage.html Dickinson Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/DickinsonCityCemetery/CityCemeteryDickinson_files/dickinsoncemeteryhomepage.html Dickinson Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners Of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Galveston County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners Of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Galveston County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/military/civilwar/pensions/galvengt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/military/civilwar/pensions/galvengt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/military/galvest.txt 1864 Muster List, Easley's&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/military/galvest.txt 1864 Muster List, Easley's&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/obituaries.html Galveston County Obituaries ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/obituaries.html Galveston County Obituaries ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Dickinson Public Library<br>1837 Hwy 517 E<br>Dickinson, TX 77539<br>Phone: (281) 534-3812
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Dickinson Public Library<br>1837 Hwy 517 E<br>Dickinson, TX 77539<br>Phone: (281) 534-3812  
  
<br>Friendswood Public Library<br>416 S Friendswood Dr<br>Friendswood, TX 77546<br>Phone: (281) 482-7135<br>[http://www.friendswood.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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<br>Friendswood Public Library<br>416 S Friendswood Dr<br>Friendswood, TX 77546<br>Phone: (281) 482-7135<br>[http://www.friendswood.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
  
<br>Rosenberg Library<br>2310 Sealy Ave<br>Galveston, TX 77550<br>Phone: (409) 763-8854<br>[http://www.rosenberg-library.org/ Website]
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<br>Rosenberg Library<br>2310 Sealy Ave<br>Galveston, TX 77550<br>Phone: (409) 763-8854<br>[http://www.rosenberg-library.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library<br>8005 Barry Ave<br>Hitchcock, TX 77563<br>Phone: (409) 986-7814<br>[http://hitchcockpubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library<br>8005 Barry Ave<br>Hitchcock, TX 77563<br>Phone: (409) 986-7814<br>[http://hitchcockpubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>La Marque Public Library<br>1011 Bayou Rd<br>La Marque, TX 77568<br>Phone: (409) 938-9270<br>[http://www.ci.la-marque.tx.us/index.php Website]
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<br>La Marque Public Library<br>1011 Bayou Rd<br>La Marque, TX 77568<br>Phone: (409) 938-9270<br>[http://www.ci.la-marque.tx.us/index.php Website]  
  
<br>Helen Hall Library<br>100 W Walker St<br>League City, TX 77573<br>Phone: (281) 554-1111<br>[http://www.leaguecitylibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Helen Hall Library<br>100 W Walker St<br>League City, TX 77573<br>Phone: (281) 554-1111<br>[http://www.leaguecitylibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Mae S Bruce Library<br>13302 6th St<br>Santa Fe, TX 77510<br>Phone: (409) 925-5540<br>[http://www.maebrucelibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Mae S Bruce Library<br>13302 6th St<br>Santa Fe, TX 77510<br>Phone: (409) 925-5540<br>[http://www.maebrucelibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Moore Memorial Public Library<br>1701 9th Ave N<br>Texas City, TX 77590<br>Phone: (409) 643-5970<br>[http://www.texascity-library.org/ Website]
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<br>Moore Memorial Public Library<br>1701 9th Ave N<br>Texas City, TX 77590<br>Phone: (409) 643-5970<br>[http://www.texascity-library.org/ Website]  
  
'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''
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'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''  
  
Friendswood Texas <br>505 Deseret Dr<br>Friendswood, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 281-996-9346<br>Hours: T 10am-2pm &amp; 6pm-9pm; Th 10am-2pm; F 11am-3pm; Sat (2nd) 11am-3pm.<br>Closed: Thanksgiving week, two weeks at christmas <br><br>Galveston Texas <br>3300 77th St<br>Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 409-744-7938<br>Hours: T, Sat by appt; W 7pm-9pm <br><br>League City Texas <br>4655 S Shore Blvd<br>League City, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 281-535-3034<br>Hours: T-Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-12pm <br><br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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Friendswood Texas <br>505 Deseret Dr<br>Friendswood, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 281-996-9346<br>Hours: T 10am-2pm &amp; 6pm-9pm; Th 10am-2pm; F 11am-3pm; Sat (2nd) 11am-3pm.<br>Closed: Thanksgiving week, two weeks at christmas <br><br>Galveston Texas <br>3300 77th St<br>Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 409-744-7938<br>Hours: T, Sat by appt; W 7pm-9pm <br><br>League City Texas <br>4655 S Shore Blvd<br>League City, Galveston, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 281-535-3034<br>Hours: T-Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-12pm <br><br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/galvtoc.htm Galveston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/galveston/galvtoc.htm Galveston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/ Galveston County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgalves/ Galveston County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  

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Galveston County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Galveston County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 15, 1838
County Seat Galveston
Courthouse




County Courthouse

TexasGalvestonCourthouse.jpg

History

Galveston Island was the temporary seat of government of the Republic of Texas during the Texas Revolution.

Parent County

1838--Galveston County was created 15 May 1838 from Brazoria and Liberty Counties. County seat: Galveston [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bayou Vista
Clear Lake Shores
Dickinson
Friendswood
Galveston
Hitchcock
Jamaica Beach
Kemah
La Marque
League City
Santa Fe
Texas City

Villages

Tiki Island


Census-designated places

Bacliff
Bolivar Peninsula
San Leon


Unincorporated areas

Algoa
Bayview
Crystal Beach
Gilchrist
High Island
Port Bolivar

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners Of Texas  ~  Galveston County  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Dickinson Public Library
1837 Hwy 517 E
Dickinson, TX 77539
Phone: (281) 534-3812


Friendswood Public Library
416 S Friendswood Dr
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: (281) 482-7135
Website


Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Ave
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 763-8854
Website


Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library
8005 Barry Ave
Hitchcock, TX 77563
Phone: (409) 986-7814
Website


La Marque Public Library
1011 Bayou Rd
La Marque, TX 77568
Phone: (409) 938-9270
Website


Helen Hall Library
100 W Walker St
League City, TX 77573
Phone: (281) 554-1111
Website


Mae S Bruce Library
13302 6th St
Santa Fe, TX 77510
Phone: (409) 925-5540
Website


Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9th Ave N
Texas City, TX 77590
Phone: (409) 643-5970
Website

FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS

Friendswood Texas
505 Deseret Dr
Friendswood, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-996-9346
Hours: T 10am-2pm & 6pm-9pm; Th 10am-2pm; F 11am-3pm; Sat (2nd) 11am-3pm.
Closed: Thanksgiving week, two weeks at christmas

Galveston Texas
3300 77th St
Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 409-744-7938
Hours: T, Sat by appt; W 7pm-9pm

League City Texas
4655 S Shore Blvd
League City, Galveston, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-535-3034
Hours: T-Th 7pm-9pm; Sat 10am-12pm

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).