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The Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history. The Center provides access to genealogical information such as databases, books, instructive material and monthly seminars. Although the center is set up as a self-guided experience, it will provide limited genealogical assistance.

What the Genealogical Center Offers

The center houses nine computers that are available for public use, one conference room, genealogical reference material, and a printer. In addition, the center offers programs devoted to the practice of genealogy.

Donate Your Family History!

We want to be the repository for your African American family history. If you are interested in donate your family history, please follow the guidelines here.

Genealogy Seminar

Every 4th Saturday of the month, 1 PM – 3 PM (exceptions July, August, November, & December)

The George Washington Carver Genealogy Center invites you to join us for 4th Saturday Seminars presented by local genealogical societies. Every month the Center invites a presenter from the Williamson County and Austin Geealogical Societies to cover a genealogy-related topic. Each session begins with an overview of the Center's resources followed by a seminar on various genealogy topics.

Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin

TGSA Monthly Meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12PM in person at the location below unless otherwise indicated.

TGSA Study Group is back to meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 10AM to 2PM. Lunch on your own from 12 noon to 1PM. Beginners learn how to use FamilySearch, as well as how to fill out Pedigree sheets, how to read Mexican records and how to interview family members. Computers, books, journals and pedigree lines are provided plus there's one to one instruction.

 Databases Available at the Center

  • Ancestry
  • Heritage Quest
  • African American Heritage
  • Fold3

Genealogy Questions

Do you have a genealogy question? Send us your questions at Please note that we do not perform the genealogy work/research for you.