, 2022-09-28 02:00:00,
Today, with so many people interested in discovering their history and family roots, most turn to the internet. Some folks in Coryell County may not realize there are amazing sources of information in the genealogy room at the Gatesville Public Library.
The room, dedicated to the memory of the parents of Georgia Grubb Creel, Myrtle and Thomas Grubb, was opened in June 2013. The library has always had a genealogy section, but it wasn’t housed in one specific room until a larger children’s room was added to the library and the genealogy section was moved into the old children’s room.
According to the library’s director, Faye Nichols, “probably an average of four to five people per week use the room for genealogy research.” Nichols said the room also gets used for other purposes such as studying, tutoring and small meetings.
Those visiting the room will find a vast collection of local history information, which includes family histories, cemetery records, census records, delayed birth and death records, marriage records and much more. In addition to their print collection, the library subscribes to Ancestry.com and Newspapers.com which are available to the general public to utilize. They also have a Texas reference section as well and general geographical genealogy information.
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