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Books about Williamson County, Texas
Listed alphabetically by Title -- The comments that follow are mineunless otherwise
Evolution of a Stateby Noah Smithwick.
First published in 1900 following the death Noah Smithwick.
Mr. Smithwick came to Texas in the 1800's and was living in Williamson County
when the 1850 Census was taken. This wonderful volume recountshis experiences
as recorded by his daughter. The reader gets a tasteof life in Texas from
a man who knew how to tell a story. The detailsof everyday life make it
especially valuable; the adventures make it engaging and fun.
1) Links to the full text of this book and an index can be found inthe
People section of this web site. Lookunder Smithwick, Noah.
Historical Round Rock, Texas by Karen R. Thompson &
Published in 1985 by Nortex Press, a division of Eakin Publications,
A resource which is important not just for Round Rock, but
Williamson County as well.
Land of Good Water, by Clara Scarbrough
First published in 1973 by Williamson County Sun Publishers,
This source is not limited to Williamson County, but covers
all of Texas. It contains resource material on Swedish immigrantsin
Texas from 1838 until 1918. Brenda Dahlberg provided this information
on the book, "Comprising some 1200 pages, the information in this book was
gathered on each family within each church by the pastors. Although
I have found a few families who are not included, most articles give information
not only about the immediate family in the Texas Swedish Colonies, butwhere
they came from in Sweden and names of their parents. Most articlesare
accompanied by handsome formal family photos."
Williamson County, Texas - It's History and It's People
Complied and Edited by Jean Shroyer and Hazel Hood
Published in 1985 as a project of the Williamson County Genealogical Society,
Round Rock, Texas. The work is no longer in print and thereare no plans
to reprint. This source contains the 1860 census. The microfilm
for Williamson County's 1860 Federal Census is very difficultto read,
increasing the value of this source. The census datawere complied,reviewedand
checked by people familiar with the county,thereby, greatly improvingtheoddsof
an accurate record of this difficult to read data.
Volumn I - complied by The Williamson County Historical Commission from1973-1975.
Volumn II - complied by The Williamson County Historical Commissionfrom 1976-1978.
Volumn III-A - complied by The Williamson County Historical Commission
Volumn III-B - Contains three sections which were individuallycomplied
The Williamson County Historical Commission;
Clyde and Beulah Dannelley; and
A Joint Project of the Williamson County Historical Commission
and theWilliamsonCounty Genealogical Society
1) Joanne Percy
Williamson County Marriage Records, 1848-1888
Complied and Published by the Williamson County Genealogical
Society in 1994. *
1) Sharon Fitzpatrick
Library and Court House Look Up Look ups at libraries and the Court House obviously involve travel
and additional labor on the part of the volunteer. Please respectthisand
do not expect these people to do extensive work that is better askedofa person
who does "genealogy for hire."