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October 21 from noon-10:40 pm, Groesbeck Maffett Public Library will be hosting the 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-in via skype in the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library's conference room at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library located at 601 W Yeagua (Hwy 164 W). If you would like to attend any of the program, please call the library at 254.729.3667 and sign up for the times/sessions you are attending. Calls will be taken during normal business hours, Monday- Thursday, 11:30am- 5:30pm, and Saturday, 10am- 1pm. The Lock-in schedule is listed below:

·         Noon-1:30 pm: Genealogy 101: How to Get Started in Locating Your Ancestors: a beginners’ class for the novice family historian.

·   1:40 pm: Preservation Tips for Family Historians: Learn how to preserve your family documents/photos.

·        2:50 pm: Genealogical Resources of the Texas General Land Office: Learn about Texas land records.

·         4:00 pm: Introduction to Hispanic Genealogy Research: for those with Hispanic ancestry. 

·         6:10 pm: DNA Testing: What is it, what do the results mean, and how do I understand it all? DNA is a hot topic, so don’t miss out!

·         7:30 pm: Finding Your Slave Ancestors: will cover three distinct search strategies. 

·     8:40 pm: Paying It Forward, Recording OUR stories for Future Ancestors: Learn how to use technology to record your story.

·         9:40 pm: Genealogy Mecca - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research: The final program for the evening includes an overview of the resources and services of one of the top national genealogical research libraries located in our backyard in Houston, Texas.

Also, the Lone Star Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists will be hosting an Ancestors Roadshow on-site in Waco and via Skype. The Roadshow takes place from 3:30 pm-9:30 pm and is an opportunity to enjoy a 15-minute consultation with a professional genealogist. Address a specific genealogical “road block” or get general research information and expert advice. Time slots are limited and appointments are limited to one per customer.

Registration for the Roadshow opens October 17. To register, fill out a questionnaire at and email the form to or bring the form and register on-site in Waco starting at 3pm on October 21. You must be present in Waco or at a participating library to be assigned a time slot.

For a complete list of programs and participating libraries, and to register to attend the Lock-In, visit or Contact Bill Buckner, Genealogy Center Supervisor, at (254) 750-5945 or e-mail with any questions about this or any other Genealogy Center programs.



Are You Interested in Genealogical


The Groesbeck Maffett Public Library has an excellent selection of genealogy resources! Stop by or give us a call at 254.729.3667. If you have a research request, click here to download a Genealogy Research Request form!

Interested in Volunteering??

The Not Just Books store is packed with great books and new donations! The Friends of the Library would love to have some new volunteers to help with the increased flow of donations! You do not have to be a Friends member to volunteer. You can choose your own hours, and can volunteer as little or as much as you'd like! All help is appreciated. Give us a call today to see how you can help!


*FRIENDS MEMBERS We would like to remind you that you do not have to attend meetings to volunteer. The library values any time you can give!


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Need a Library Card?  
Are You A City Of Groesbeck or Limestone County Resident?
Do you want a Groesbeck Library Card to access thousands of books, materials, ebooks, and data bases?

1.  Visit the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library @ 601 W. Yeagua St. Groesbeck
2. Ask our front desk Library Staff for a Library Card Form
3. Complete all information on Library Card Form
4. Provide a current/valid Texas Driver's License & proof of matching Current Address. Example: "Mail-Utility Bill-Car Insurance"
5. Pay $2.00 for a Library Card {BEST INVESTMENT OF THE YEAR}
6. If you already have a Library Card and need to update your information please call 254-729-3667 or stop by the Groesbeck Library where Library Staff can assist you.

Do you have books and materials of the library? Check your shelves and under the bed the books have to be somewhere the librarian said. Look high, look low the fines are stacking they're staggering steadily growing; the amount of money the library is owed! More funds means more fun for programs, materials and books, so please do your part and help us find books. It's the kind thing it's the right thing they were not free, so bring them back to the Groesbeck Library


Images of American, Limestone County on Sale now at the Library for $21.95


The "Images of America, Limestone County" by William F. Reagan and the Limestone County Historical Commission
Copies are  available at the Groesbeck Maffett Public Library for $21.95!!! This pictorial book is a must have for anyone interested in Limestone County history!
Come by the library today to pick up your copy!


This is a factual narrative of the settlement and organization of one of the older counties in Central Texas. 
Commencing with the Tehuacana Indians, it traces the coming of the Parker family and friends under Robertson,
their dispersal by Indians, other Indian hostility, and attempted settlements.


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