- Learning About Your Past
- Obituary Information
- Genealogy Links
- Online Resources
- Local Genealogy Societies
Learning About Your Past
Helen Gibbard Hall Genealogy & Local History Center
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.
- Subscribe to our Genealogy Newsletter.
For obituary information, visit the library's Genealogy area on the second floor in the Reference section. You may also submit our online obituary request form.
- McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1980-1989: Excel Format | PDF Format
- McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1990-1999: Excel Format | PDF Format
- McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1884-1899: Excel Format | PDF Format
- McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1900-1999: Excel Format | PDF Format
- McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 2000-present: Excel Format | PDF Format
- Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
- Collin County Clerk's Office Genealogy Corner
- Collin County Historical Asset Map
- Collin County Historical Commission
- Collin County, Texas History
- Cyndi’s List
- Family Search
- 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
- 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.