Local History Department

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Area Libraries


Moore Library can interlibrary loan some Texas county records that appear in Texas County Records (RG 976.4 H) and some old newspapers on microfilm from the Texas State Library.

Texas City Sun on microfilm 1911-2004

The Galveston County Daily News has generously offered microfilm copies of back issues of the Texas City Sun newspaper. The Texas City Sun operated in Texas City from 1911-2004, and the microfilm collection set offered by The Galveston County Daily News is a virtually complete record of the newspaper issues produced during that time period. While ownership of the microfilm will remain with The Galveston County Daily News, the microfilm will be on permanent loan to Moore Memorial Public Library for use by library staff and members of the general public.

Patrons will be able to use this collection to research local history, work on their genealogies, or reprint old articles relating to family or friends. According to Les Daughtry, former editor of the Texas City Sun and currently with The Galveston County Daily News, this is the only microfilm collection in existence of the newspaper's back issues.

Moore Library offers a hearty thanks to the Daily News for this opportunity. If you would like to know more about the microfilm collection, or if you would like to view or print an article from the Texas City Sun, visit the Reference Desk or call at (409) 643-5977 for more information.

Online Resources


Area Libraries

Other libraries in the area with substantial local history and genealogy collections:

Clayton Library (Part of Houston Public Library)
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004

Family History Center
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
505 Deseret
Friendswood, TX 77546

Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Ave.
Galveston, TX 77550