Tyler Texas Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

Address:

  • 1617 Shiloh Rd Tyler TX 75703 United States
  • Parking is on the East side of the building towards the back.
  • Language: English

Phone:

  • 1-903-509-8322 (answered when open; when closed, please leave message or for more immediate service, please email us at email below

OPEN HOURS:

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10am-Noon; and 6pm-8pm (excluding holidays). Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the shift so we can help you.

  • Other days/times: By Appointment Only.
    • Email us for an appointment or questions: tylerfamilyhistorycenter@gmail.com



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events: None at this time due to Covid-19[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule:[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections:[edit | edit source]

We have several East Texas reference books including:[edit | edit source]

Burkett, Deborah Lovett (2012). Quilts and Their Stories: Binding Generations Together, Journal of a Small Town Quilt Show.

Day, James M. et al. (1973). Soldiers of Texas. Texian Press. ISBN: 0-087244-036-2

East Texas Genealogical Society (1978). 1870 Federal Censuses Smith County, Texas.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1983). Cemetery Records, Smith County, Texas. Volume II. Various Cemeteries listed on Page VI.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1984). Cemetery Records, Smith County, Texas. Volume III. Various Cemeteries listed on Page VI.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1984). 1850 & 1860 Federal Censuses Smith County, Texas.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1985). 1890 Tax Record Abstract Smith County, Texas.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1986). Cemetery Records, Smith County, Texas. Volume IV. Various Cemeteries listed on Page VI.

East Texas Genealogical Society (1987). Cemetery Records, Smith County, Texas. Volume V. Various Cemeteries listed on Page VI.

Everton Publishers (2002). The Handybook for Genealogists USA. ISBN: 1-932088-00-8

Hjelm, Dennis J. (1985). Especially for Swedes. Donated by Paul Dunn.

Smallwood, James (1999). The History of Smith County Texas: Born in Dixie (Volume 2). Smith County from 1875 to its Centennial Year. Austin, Texas: Eakin Press. ISBN: 1-57168-127-2 (vol 2).


Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that would normally generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • We have 3 computers that are used for research and working on your family history. All of these computers have Internet access. Please bring a USB flashdrive because printing is limited.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties: English, Norwegian, can access Spanish researcher if needed as well as others with other languages. Email us for details.[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area East Texas Genealogical Society: ETGS.org Also, the Smith County Historical Society: smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org[edit | edit source]


Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.



Volunteer at the Center: virtual and face-to-face opportunities for seasoned researchers at the Tyler FHC. Email us at: tylerfamilyhistorycenter@gmail.com[edit | edit source]