Researching Your House's History
Beginning the Hunt...
When beginning house history research, where you start hunting depends upon what you already know. The goal is to use the information you have in hand, and then search various resources to gather additional facts. If you have an idea when the house was built, or a name of an early owner, city directories are often a great place to start researching. Land records, newspapers and Sanborn maps can also be of great assistance.
**Current Library Services**
The Texana/Genealogy Department remains closed to researchers and browsing.
Effective May 18, 2021:
Browsing, Contact-Free Pickup & Computer Access
Tuesday 12PM – 8PM
Wednesday – Saturday 10AM – 6PM
7:30AM - 10:30PM daily
These locations are undergoing building improvement projects and library services are limited during this time:
Contact-Free Pickup & outdoor Wi-Fi are available; browsing is not.
Contact-Free Pickup Tue. 3-7PM | Wed., Thur. & Sat. 11AM-3PM; outdoor Wi-Fi also available. Browsing is not available.
Contact-Free Pickup Tue. 1-7PM | Wed., Thur., Fri. & Sat. 10AM-4PM; outdoor Wi-Fi also available. Browsing is not available.
Please visit Westfall or Great Northwest for services. Book drop is not available.
If you have questions or need to locate your nearest branch, Library staff is available by phone at 210.207.2500
Mon. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues. 12 - 8 p.m., & Wed. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Chat is available at ask.mysapl.org, Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.