Genealogy & Local History

Ancestry.com Texas Free access to Texas related records provided to Ancestry.com by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Some Ancestry.com searches may lead you to records outside the free Texas material, at which point you may be prompted to set up a paid account. If you choose not to do so, you may return to the results of your previous search.

National Archives Find tools and databases to use in genealogical researching, including census data. 

Dickinson Historical Society Dickinson Historical Society was formed and commissioned in 2000 by a group of citizens concerned and interested in the preservation of the Dickinson and League City Railroad Depots, as well as educating the community about this history of the area.

Dickinson ISD Yearbooks The Dickinson ISD Alumni Association has scanned and made publicly available numerous yearbooks from Dickinson High School.

Ellis Island Foundation Search arrival records at Ellis Island in a database containing over 51 million passengers. 

Family Search Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

Find a Grave Free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it is an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs.

HeritageQuest Online (in library use only) Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.