Local History and Genealogy

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humble-bee
   
Baytown Briefs includes local news about Humble Oil, Exxon USA and ExxonMobil. Humble Bee highlights employees of Humble Oil. The library has miscellaneous issues from 1921 to 1997.
baytown-sun-index
  Indexes articles of local history significance as well as obituaries from 1932 to the present. Microfilmed Baytown Sun is available at the Library.
baytown-sun-full   Full-text from articles in the Baytown Sun from 2001 through the present.
documents
  Articles covering unique aspects of Baytown History
hill-of-rest
  Maps and interment listings for the cemetery on Market Street, across from Lee High School
HoustonChronicle
 

Full-text from articles in the Houston Chronicle from 1985 through the present.

HoustonMetroNews
 

Find information on community and state issues, business, cultural events, government, politics and more from over 70 Houston area news sources including newspapers, blogs and web-only content.

maps   Street maps of Baytown in 1948 and 1956
oral-history-sign
  Interviews conducted during the 1970s and 1980s by volunteers and library staff
photos
  Baytown's rich history comes to life through photos dating back to the late 1800s.
vertical-file
  List of clippings and other materials on subjects of local interest available at the library
videos,-sign
  Streaming videos featuring Baytown local history, primarily from a lecture series given at the Library in the 1980s.
What-was-where
  View historical photos above current Google maps and add your own.
yearbooks-lee
  Digitized yearbooks for Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas.
yearbooks-memorial
  Digitized yearbooks for Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, Texas.
yearbooks-sterling
 
Digitized yearbooks for Ross S. Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas

Genealogy

American-Indian
  Makes available, for the first time, many rare and primary source documents pertaining to American Indian history and culture. Spans 400 years. If you receive an error message, select "Continue to this website."
american-west
  Includes primary documents, fact, and fiction covering frontier life and westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to mid-twentieth century. If you receive an error message, select "Continue to this website."
abstracts - bibliography-of-native   Covers citations for all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Coverage ranges from the sixteenth century to the present.
heritage-quest
  Genealogical and historical material dating back to the 1700s, rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and more.
interment
  A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.
Texas Sanborn
  Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.
harris-county-archives
  Documents the history of the citizens of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated materials.
familysearch
  Offers a free collection of records, resources and services designed to help people learn about their family history.
texas-archival-resources
  Locate primary documents in Texas archival collections.
Texas Historical Newspapers
  Explore America's past via Texas newspapers, with coverage dating back into the early 1800s! Access provided by Friends of the Library.
texas reference center   For school and public libraries, contains 30 full text periodicals, 100 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and more.
trans-atlantic-slave-trade
  Records of slave voyages between 1514 and 1866 from original documents