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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week #49: Research Location

52-Weeks-AbundantWhich genealogy research location or city brings a smile to your face? What makes this place special to you? What family history treasures does it hold for you? Why should others visit this place?

I have blogged about this site before, but the Hillsboro (Texas) Public Library is still my favorite research location! It is a small library in a small town in rural central Texas, but has a wealth of genealogical information:

The Genealogy & Local History Department of the Hillsboro City Library is located upstairs on the north side of the building. The Local History Department houses a collection of family history books and books published about the Hillsboro area. The collection contains a selection of Hillsboro Newspapers and census records back to 1886 on Microfilm. The Library is in the process of converting these records to an electronic format.

The Genealogy & Local History Department offers an on-line genealogy data base that can be used in researching family history.The Local History Department supports the Hill County Genealogy Society by housing all of their books and publications that are needed to research family history.

The Library is housed in the old Hillsboro Post Office, a wonderful old building built in 1915,  “designed as an adaptation of the Foundling Hospital for Children of Florence, Italy.” It was designated a Texas Historical Building in 1982 and  listed with the National Registrar of Historic Places in 1984.

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118 South Waco Street
Hillsboro, Texas 76645
Phone: 254-582-7385
Fax: 254-582-7765

E-mail: hillsborolibrary@hillsborotx.org

Library Hours:
Monday & Thursday, 9am-7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-12Noon

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.