- Learning About Your Past
- Obituary Information
- Online Resources
- Genealogy Links
- Local Genealogy Societies
Learning About Your Past
The library's local history and genealogy area welcomes family histories and other donations. Please feel free to drop these off at the Hall Library, 101 East Hunt Street.
- Visual Guide to the Collection
- Microfilm Holdings
- Collin County Collection Annotated Bibliography
- Oral History Recordings
- Researching Your House - an overview of resources for researching the history of a house
- Researching Your House - Reference Books in the Library - a list of suggested titles in the Genealogy section to assist with researching the history of a house
- The collection also includes historical maps of McKinney, Collin County, regional areas and other areas.
For obituary information, visit the library's Genealogy area on the second floor in the Reference section. If you live outside of Collin County, you may request obituary information via email from Susan Kusterbeck. Please include the person's name and date of death.
- Ancestry Library Edition - available at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library and the John & Judy Gay Library
- Collin County Historical Asset Map
- Heritage Quest, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps and EBSCO Texas Reference Center are available via TexShare. Call the library at972-547-7323 for username and password.
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
- Collin County Clerk's Office Genealogy Corner
- Collin County Past Finders' Photo Collection
- Cyndi’s List
- Family Search
- Genealogy Book Links
- Handbook of Texas
- McKinney Historic Photos
- National Archives and Records Administration
- Old McKinney Scenes
- Portal to Texas History
- Texas State Library and Archives
- U.S. GenWeb Project