The Genealogy Library is open! We reopened on Feb. 1, 2021, with new hours and some restrictions due to COVID. Our new hours are: M-F: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There is also an occupancy limit of 3 library guests. We strongly encourage you to call in advance during business hours (903-567-5012) to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests with appointments will be given preference over walk-ins if the occupancy limit is reached. We also take calls and email requests for research requests. Links to our email address and Facebook page, as well as other useful links, can be found below. We will be closed Monday, March 8, all day, in order for the staff to attend a funeral. We regret any inconvenience.
Library of Genealogy and Local History
County Courthouse Annex, Suite 104 (East End of Building) P O Box 1388 Canton, Texas 75103 Our Phone Number, Email link and Facebook link are below, along with other useful links.
Library Hours Monday through Friday: 10 AM to 3 PM Closed Sunday and Holidays Saturday: 10 AM to12:30 PM
Please call before making a long trip as there are some unforeseen circumstances that call for us being closed from time to time. (And NOTE we have a limit of 3 guests at a time now because of COVID restrictions.)
Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Meetings The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, February 27, at 3 o'clock p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Assembly of God Church on Hwy. 243, East of Walmart in Canton, Texas. ALL WELCOME: You don't have to be a member of the Society. Become a Member of the VZ Genealogical Society Support local county/Texas history, make friends, achieve your family research goals even faster! Dues are $15 per year for an individual membership and $18 per year for a family membership. Members receive our award-winning quarterly publication Our Heritage.
Van Zandt County Courthouse Annex
We are inside the second door on the left side of the building, up the steps .
The Library offers four computers with internet access, Ancestry.com (Ancestry Library), History Geo, newspapers online, microfilm of local county newspapers, marriages licenses, various other county records, and microfilm Census records (if you like researching the old-fashioned way). We offer quite a few books relating to Van Zandt County specifically, and books of other Texas counties as well as other states. We are a great little library for genealogy research.