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Researching local history, or the history of one's family, can be a rewarding search.  However, it can be very frustrating when the information you are seeking is not easily found.  Fortunately, there are many resources available in Brown County to help you in that search.

Brown County History online - Several organizations have come together to provide a website for the history of Brown County.  Not only have they posted local history, but also have posted links to other sites related to Brown County and its people.  They also provide a list of available books that can be purchased to help in that search.  Their website is:

Pecan Valley Genealogical Society online - The Pecan Valley Genealogical Society has created a website of their own to help people in their search of their ancestors.  They have several hundred links to other websites that would assist a person both in their search of genealogy and of history.  Their website is:

Howard Payne University Walker Memorial Library - The Al Tucker Historical Research Room is located in the Walker Memorial Library on the campus of Howard Payne University.  This collection, given to the library by Al Tucker"s wife following his death, deals mostly with early western history and is concentrated on the Big Bend Area.  You will want to contact the library to make arrangements to do research in the collection.  All the books in this collection are listed on the library's online catalog.

Brownwood Public Library's Local History and Genealogy Library - The Brownwood Public Library has made it easier for folks to do historical research by opening the first ever "History and Genealogy Research Branch" 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.