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Genealogy

Genealogy Boot CampGenealogy Boot Camp
Saturday, September 30 - 10 AM to 1 PM

Discover resources and tips to help research your family history. The afternoon will include breakout sessions covering African American ancestry, European ancestry, Hispanic ancestry, preserving photos, and more. There will a special local history presentation about the preservation of Stonehaven, the Stone family home.

Register on Eventbrite or by calling 972-516-6250, option 3. Choice of breakout sessions will be made onsite the day of the event.


Ancestry Library Edition

AncestrySearch the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource at your library. Ancestry Library Edition sources include censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Please note Ancestry Library Edition is only available in the library.

Fold3 Library Edition
Fold3Convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 is a resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, teachers, and battle reenactors. 

Research Database
Below is a list of online research databases. All databases (not including Ancestry Library Edition) are available any time with your library card.

America ObitsAmerica's Obituaries & Death Notices - Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

TexShareTexshare hosts a variety of databases from Gale Literature Resource Center to Ebsco Kids Search -- the perfect resource for homework assignments! A login and password are required to access this database. Please email the library at libinfo@wylietexas.gov for that information.

Wylie News Wylie News Archive - Back issues of the Wylie News are now available on the Portal to Texas History. Search or browse back issues of the Wylie News and other Texas newspapers. The Portal to Texas History is created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.

Reserve Items

The Smith Public Library has a small number of books and other items unique to the city of Wylie. These items are stored behind the Help Desk. To use one of these items you will need to leave your library card or some form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) at the desk. These items may not leave the library. 

Fulkerson, Beb. (1990). Wylie Area Heritage. Wylie, TX: B. Fulkerson. 183 pages: illustrations.
This book will be of particular interest to those researching the settlement and growth of early Wylie. Part IV contains biographical sketches of well-known citizens, including information on their descendants.

Briggs, Sandy. (1997). Windows to the Past: A Pictorial History of Wylie. Marceline, MO: Wylie News. 96 pages: illustrations, portraits.
The introduction to this work features a brief history of the city itself (from the 1800s to 1997) and of the development of newspapers in the Wylie area. The earliest photographs date back to the mid-to-late 19th century. Subjects include early settlers, prominent citizens, students, veterans, local businesses, churches, and town gatherings.  

Fulkerson, Beb. The Town of Wylie: Excerpts from Her Column in The Wylie News.
These two volumes contain clippings of Beb Fulkerson’s column, “The Town of Wylie,” from The Wylie News. The paper featured local, state, and national news along with advertising. Fulkerson wrote historical sketches, interviewed long-time residents, and collected articles for the column.
A digital version of the paper is available through The Portal to Texas History’s Wylie-Sachse Newspaper Collection.
Volume I: 1969-1973
Volume II: 1974-1979  

Transcription of the Wylie Cemetery in Wylie, Collin County, Texas.
The cemetery is located south of Hwy 78 at the intersection of S. John Akin Lane and E. Master Ave.

Other Helpful Websites
Family Search
Find a Grave

Local Genealogy Societies
Collin County Genealogical Society (CCGS)
Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.


contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection, 2nd floor
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary, 1st floor
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning
, 2nd floor
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration
, 3rd floor
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing
, 1st floor
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor
973-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov
Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-0771
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-0772
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-0773
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
972-442-7588
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm


Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-442-8119, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline
972-516-6350

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 
972-392-9300

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