Local History

Local History Collection

  • Non-circulating reference collection containing over 4,000 volumes, 1,600 reels of microfilm and more than 100 periodical titles.
  • The focus of the collection is Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.
  • The collection includes reference materials on those states along the migratory trails to Texas.
  • The Internet is available including TexShare data and Sanborn maps.

Collection Highlights

Local History

  • Weatherford and Parker County reference works
  • High school and college yearbooks
  • City directories
  • Microfilm of local newspapers from 1901 to present
  • Surname files based on user research
  • Historical records of Parker County schools

Census Records

  • Federal census for Texas from 1850 to 1930
  • Texas indexes to 1880
  • Census records for many of the Mid-Atlantic and Southern States with indexes
  • Map Guide from 1790 to 1920


  • Weatherford Weekly Herald
  • Weatherford Daily Herald
  • Weatherford Democrat
  • Mineral Wells Index
  • Aledo Community News
  • Azle Community News
  • Springtown Epigraph

Vital Records

  • Texas birth indexes from 1903-1976 on microfilm
  • Parker County marriages from 1854 to 1924 in various formats
  • Texas death indexes from 1903 to 1973
  • Parker County cemetery readings
  • Parker County obituaries

Land And Taxes

  • Abstracts of Original Texas Land Titles
  • Parker County deed records from 1870 to 1902
  • Parker County tax rolls from 1865 to 1910

Military Records

  • Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files
  • Muster rolls of the Texas revolution
  • 128 volume War of Rebellion Series
  • Index to Texas CSA Pension Files
  • Parker County CSA muster rolls and veteran pension applications

Electronic Databases

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • HeritageQuest

Research Requests

  • Written requests are welcome providing they do not require extensive research and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Additional Sources