Discover your family's military past
The After Hours Genealogy is two hours each month where genealogists, historians and researchers can visit the library and have all of the resources in our collection available to them including individualized assistance from our local history staff.
While public access computers can be used, wifi is available so participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets or any other electronic devices.
Visitors have access to all of the materials in the local history/genealogy department as well as popular electronic databases. This program has proven to be an excellent opportunity for networking and problem solving.
For more information on this program, please call 361-798-3243 ext. 200, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library during regular business hours.
The microfilm collection includes census records, Lavaca County records, military records, church records and the mainstay of the collection our historic newspaper microfilm including English and foreign language newspapers.
The Friench Simpson Memorial Library is the repository of the most extensive collection of material on the history and inhabitants of Lavaca County, Texas, which was established in 1846.
Expanded Hours Announced at the State Library & Archives. Here is more information.
for your research:
The Historic Photography Collection is comprised of over 900 photographs of people, places and events in Lavaca County history. The collection also includes the largest collection of photographs by the late H.J. Braunig and his partner Pius Fey. Together and separately, Fey and Braunig used their camera lens to capture the history of Hallettsville and Lavaca County for over 50 years. Also available are rural school photographs and historic postcards.
Hereis more information about our WWI programming for
2017 & 2018
Find a grave
Lay down your research, take a break and enjoy a little fiction written for people just like you! Every title on the list is available at the Library.