Genealogy

Learning About Your Past

Helen Gibbard Hall Genealogy & Local History Center

Research your family's history using our collection of local, national & international records and access online resources. We also offer classes throughout the year for researchers of all experience levels.

General Resources


The collection also includes historical maps of McKinney, Collin County, regional areas and other areas.


We welcome family histories and other donations. Please feel free to drop these off at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 East Hunt Street.

Genealogy Assistance

Are you ready to start your family search? Whether you are just getting started or reached a road block in your family research, members of the North Collin County Genealogical Society are available to assist your genealogy research efforts.


Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library

First Sunday of the month

1 - 3 p.m.


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Obituary Information

For obituary information, visit the Helen Gibbard Hall Genealogy & Local History Center on the second floor in the Reference section of the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library. You may also submit an online obituary request form.


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Indexes


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Online Resources

  • Ancestry Library Edition - Ancestry.com - Available only at McKinney Public Libraries. Resources for the family researcher, including U.S. Census, Social Security Death Index, and birth, marriage and death records
  • HeritageQuest Online - Billions of census records, family histories, military and bank records, and access to Periodical Source Index Archive. Available through TexShare; call the library at 972-547-7323 for login access.
  • Newspapers.com - World Collection - Search historical newspapers (1700s–2000s) from across the United States and beyond. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research. Logon with your library card number.


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Local Genealogy Societies


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