Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Helen Gibbard Hall Genealogy and Local History Collection
Since people who walk into my library are often surprised to find that we collect more than just Texas materials for researching family history, I thought I'd take this opportunity to give some idea as to the scope of the collection. We are limited in space and knew we could not be all things to all people so we made the decision to focus on the states that are on the migration trails to Texas. Therefore we collect materials from the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Mexico since half of what is now that state used to be part of Texas. There are a smattering of other regions or states represented due to donations, as well as a small collection of family histories.