Digital Resources

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Williamson County Genealogy and Local History Database - Our staff-generated databases are free to use from our website in any location. Here you will find information on people and events in Williamson County, such as births, family histories, marriages, veterans, African-American genealogy, local news database, and searchable Williamson County obituaries.

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Ancestry Library - Access is provided only in the library, and is free with your Williamson County Public Library (WCPL) card. Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!  

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Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives - Access military records with your library card remotely from home or in the library. Search American wars and non-military records, such as Native American census, Dawes Rolls, homestead records and naturalizations.

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HeritageQuest Online - Access with your library card from home or in the library. Search census records, family history books, Freedman's bank records, Revolutionary War records, slave schedules, and more.

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Newspapers.com - Search this Southeastern Archive of online newspapers in the library, or at home with your library card, for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, local sports action, advertisements, news articles,  and more, in this Southeastern archive of online newspapers. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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The Tennessean - At-home or in-library access to historical and current newspapers, from 1812 to present.


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FamilySearch - Affiliate access to FamilySearch is available at the Main Library, Leiper's Fork and Bethesda branches. With affiliate access, our patrons have access to billions of digitized records and images that are currently not available to the public outside of an Affiliate Library or a FamilySearch Family History Center. You will need to set up your own FamilySearch account with a user name and password, whether you’re accessing FamilySearch in the library or at home. FamilySearch is free to all. You will not be asked for a credit card to register.

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Ancestry - Tennessee State Library and Archives Genealogy Records - provided free to Tennessee residents, this is a collection of Tennessee resources such as court documents, land and tax records, vital records, and more.

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Williamson County Archives Online - free access provided by the Williamson County Archives. Learn more about the Williamson County Archives and Museum by visiting the Williamson County website. These archives include searchable Williamson County indexes of court cases, deeds, marriages, wills, and more.

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Pressbooks: The Open Book Creation Platform - Self-publish your book with Pressbooks, free to use for Williamson County Public Library card holders. Need help? The Pressbooks Guide to Self-Publishing, 2nd Edition – Simple Book Production