County themed afghans are also for sale in our museum gift shop. They make great gifts and come in green, navy, and cranberry. Cost is $50
FREESTONE COUNTY GENEALOGY & RESEARCH
FREESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The museum research room is open during
normal business hours.
Come search through our many resources – photographs, family history files, books (including the History of Freestone County Volume I and II, which are available for purchase), County Confederate pension records, a large newspaper microfilm collection (from Fairfield, Teague, and Wortham) and many school yearbooks some dating back to the 1940s!
The Fairfield Recorder donated their yearly newspaper volumes dating back to 1926 to the museum in September 2017. We also have several years of bound volumes of the Freestone County Times on loan from the Fairfield Library.
If you are doing Freestone County genealogical research and would like some help please give the museum a call to find a time to meet with our museum genealogist.
NEW BOOKS available through the museum:
Freestone Past & Present by J.R. "Sonny" Sessions, Jr.
Complete works of Sessions' historical newspaper column, 456 page hardbound volume complete with illustrations and index; over seven years of weekly articles. Cost &75 plus shipping.
The Freestone County Museum Celebrates 50 Years: 1967-2017 by Linda Mullen - It contains a detailed history of the founding years of the museum, current history, history of all the buildings located on the grounds and their families, and also lists several of the more unique items on display. The book contains numerous photos. Price is $25.00 plus shipping.
The Fairfield Recorder Obits Book 2 by Nancy Rula is now available. It contains Freestone County area obituaries from June through December of 1902 (which were previously missing) and March 1906 through December 1910 Price $25.00 plus shipping.
"THE BOLL WEEVIL" STORIES CONCERNING THE TRINITY & BRAZOS RAILWAY - Railroads, Employees, and Families from the Teague Chronicle 1906-1915 transcribed by Nancy Rula. Price $25.00 plus shipping .
Nancy Rula’s Fairfield Recorder 1900 – 1905 Obits Book I has been accepted at the Daughters of the American Revolution Nation Library in Washington D.C. This is a true honor for only books that are well researched and documented are accepted! This book is available for purchase at the museum for $20.00 plus shipping $5.00
The FISD donated a large collection of intermediate school level biographies and historical books to the museum in 2013. They are available for research to young students by special request. For a complete list of the books clickHERE.
(Photos provided by museum volunteer Nancy Rula.)