One computer is specifically dedicated to genealogy research.  The online resources and a Family Tree Maker Program
allow you to build your own family tree, research passenger logs from early voyages to the Americas and save all of your
family information to your own disk.  Our collections currently include:

Yoakum City Birth Records 1910 - 1946
Yoakum City Death Records 1910 - 1947
Yoakum Herald Times, Death Records Index (incomplete) 1898 - 1942
Yoakum Herald Times Highlights
Beck - Buffington Funeral Home Information 1910 - 1973
Obituaries 1898 - Present
DeWitt & Lavaca County Cemetery Records
DeWitt & Lavaca County Marriage Records
DeWitt & Lavaca County History Records
School Year Books 1898 - 2007
San Antonio Aransas Pass Railroad History
Telephone Books
City Directories
Yoakum Newspapers 1898 - 1932 (Partial)
Yoakum Newspapers 1933 - 2009
Census
DeWitt & Lavaca Counties 1850 - 1930
Texas Indexes 1850 - 1880
Surrounding Counties 1850 - 1920
Hope Methodist Church & Sunday School Records
Applications and First Families through #4700
Microfilm
Family History Book
DAR Indexes
SAR Indexes
War of 1812 Indexes
Texas First Families, Vol. I
Mexican War Pensions
Surrounding Counties Books
Texas History Books (over 300)
Books
Surnames
Family Folders
Special Files
Search Census - Find ancestors in the complete set of U.S.
Federal Census images from 1790-1940, including name
indexes for many years

Search Books - Find information on people and places
described in over 28,000 family and local histories.

Search PERSI Archive - Find information about people and
places from this index of over 2.3 million genealogy and local
history articles (1800-2009).

Search Revolutionary War - Search selected records from the
Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant
Application files.

Search Freedman's Bank - Search for individuals in Freedman's
Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African
Americans.

Search U.S. Serial Set - Search the Memorials, Petitions, and
Private Relief Actions of the U.S.Congress in the Pro Quest
U.S. Serial Set.
Children's Section
Teen Services
Genealogy
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
librarian@cityofyoakum.org
TexShare DataBase (It's Amazing!!!)
TexShare is a subscription provided to
you free of charge as a patron of our
library. Try these databases filled with
magazine articles, encyclopedia entries,
resume builder, legal information,
crafts/hobbies,
genealogy, automotive,
and MUCH MORE! Contact us for the
username and password.
Genealogy
Informational Pamphlet
Local
Genealogy
Resources
Through the generosity of the Tocker
Foundation and University of North
Texas the Yoakum newspapers have been
digitized through 1963. Click on the
image to the left to begin your search
with the Portal To Texas History.