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
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
below to begin your search with the
Portal To Texas History.
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.
Yoakum Community
First 100 Years
1887 - 1987
View this book in its
entirty by clicking on
the book cover
image to the left.
Yoakum School Annuals
Yoakum
Junior High
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
St. Joseph
Elementary
1986
1994
1998
1999
St. Joseph
High School
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1966
1967
1968
Yoakum
High School
1947
1951
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1969
1980
1986
1987
1988
1999
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Please note that the earlier dated
Yoakum High School annuals do
include grade school - jr. high
Event Calendar