One computer is specifically dedicated to genealogy research.  The online resources and a Family Tree Maker Program
allow you to build your own family tree, research passenger logs from early voyages to the Americas and save all of your
family information to your own storage device.  Our collections currently include:

Yoakum City Birth Records 1910 - 1946
Yoakum City Death Records 1910 - 1947
Yoakum Herald Times, Death Records Index (incomplete) 1898 - 1942
Yoakum Herald Times Highlights
Beck - Buffington Funeral Home Information 1910 - 1973
Obituaries 1898 - Present
DeWitt & Lavaca County Cemetery Records
DeWitt & Lavaca County Marriage Records
DeWitt & Lavaca County History Records
School Year Books 1898 - 2007
San Antonio Aransas Pass Railroad History
Telephone Books
City Directories
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9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
Search Census - Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1940, including name indexes for
many years
Bibliography of Native North Americans
A bibliographic database that covers the culture, history and daily life of native North Americans,
which is ideal for researching the contributions, struggles and issues of North Americas
indigenous peoples
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 2118 large-scale maps of 436 Texas towns and
cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.
Texas Reference Center
A collection of journals and books about Texas and Texans with topics including the state's
history, its ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, public health, business, leisure and more
HeritageQuest® Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records
with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other
valuable content. Powered by Ancestry® with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating
back to the 1700s.
If you are an active patron of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library, you have FREE access to these resources (below) through
TexShare. This database service is paid for 100% by the Library and made possible by the Texas State Library and Archives
Commission funding resources.
Your account information will be verified prior to releasing the password.
1) Please click on "Choose Your Library" in the upper right hand corner of the TexShare screen, 2) Select the Carl and Mary
Welhausen Library, 3) Enter in the password you have been given by library staff, 4) Click on "Access", 5) Locate the service
listed below that you wish to access.
Search Library Catalog

Other Helpful Genealogy Resources
Portal to Texas History
Yoakum Newspapers - 1890 to present
Through the generosity of the Tocker
Foundation and the University of North
Texas, the Yoakum newspapers are being
uploaded to this database and are available
for research, viewing, and printing to

1887 - 1987
View this book in its entirety by also visiting
the Portal
(click on book image to the left).
Salem Press Reference eBooks
These books explore each era/decade in U.S. History. A fantastic research tool
for genealogy or American History. The richly-illustrated text provides an
interesting way to study a truly unique time in American History. Includes
census information.
If you are an active patron, please give us a call at
361-293-5001 for the sign in credentials.

Resources available include: This is Who We Were in 1492-1775,
1880-1899, 1900s, 1910s. 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
1990s, 2000s, 2010s, The Value of a Dollar, Working Americans:
Farming & Ranching
America’s News through Newsbank:
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in
areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and
social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news
sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Use your library card number to login.
Heritage Hub - Obituary Database
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death
notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you
easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family
members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the
mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
Use your library card number to login.
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