The key resources are the Round Rock Library and the
Williamson County Genealogical Society.
The Round Rock library has the largest genealogical holdings in
With your Round Rock library card (free to all Texas residents),
you can access many of their premium databases from home.
The second largest collection is in Georgetown Library.
The Williamson County Genealogical Society meets on the 3rd
Thursday at the Round Rock Library.
They have speakers on genealogical topics and also have a
separate meeting for a special interest group on DNA.
Their web site is
Get started on paper, the following is the basic approach:
Get Pedigree chart
Get Family Group Sheet
Talk to parents
Talk to oldest living relatives
Write personal history
Williamson County Clerk
Social Security Death Index (after 1940)
Learning center videos
Find a Grave
County, Texas Genealogy
these are the main testing companies, dont use any other.
International Society of Genetic Genealogy is the
A comparison chart of the testing
services is found at:
Living DNA is new and might be used if you are trying to
narrow down a location in the British Isles.
If you are getting started with DNA, test with
Ancestry.com which has the largest database.
Then transfer your data to MyHeritage and FamilyTreeDNA
Use 23andMe if you are interested in a health report or
submit your Ancestry raw data to https://promethease.com/
FamilyTreeDNA is the only service that tests y-DNA and
mtDNA. It is fine
to start at 37 markers for the y-DNA test and you can increase
from there if needed.