History and Genealogy Research Branch
Brownwood, Texas 76801
(across from the front of the Brown County Courthouse)
The Brownwood Public Library has made it easier for folks to do genealogy and historical research by opening the first ever "Local History & Genealogy Library" of a public library. By placing it across the street from the Brown County Courthouse and just two blocks from the Brown County Museum of History, it gives people an "all in one" place to do their research. You will find friendly librarians and volunteers on duty to assist you in your research.
The branch library has all the books, microfilm and computers needed to chase down that bit of history on an ancestor you are looking for. This includes the microfilm of the Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood Banner(1954-55-56), City Directories from 1909, phone books, cemetery burial lists, marriage records, history books on Brown County and surrounding counties, access to online census though 1930, Sanborn maps on microfilm, Also index of births from 1903 - 1976 in Texas and deaths from 1906 - 1973 in Texas. Brown County Tax Rolls from 1859 - 1910; District Court Records 1860 - ; Index to Revolutionary War Pensions Applications and Boundy-Land Warrant Files A-S. The Federal Records of World War II, and Brown County newspaper clippings on World War II. And just moved to the library is the extensive DAR Genealogy Library.
They have the Postmasters and Post Officer of Brown County from 1858 -1930; a Black History Section and Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine data base from 1923 - 1954. There are Texas history books and books from other counties to help you in your research. They have a printer, copy machine, coffee, cold drinks, tables to work on. It is a great research center for people like you!
It is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. The courthouse is open from 8:30 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The Boown County Museum of History is open on Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.
Pecan Valley Genealogy Society:
The Brownwood Library Online has all the books and media in the Brownwood Library system listed, including the new Genealogy and History Branch.