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Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries was founded in 1997 by nine "library junkies" with a passion to preserve and develop the Genealogy Section of the Gladys Harrington Library in Plano, Texas. Genealogy Friends are guided by a philosophy of openness, inclusiveness, integrity, fairness, a spirit of cooperation, and follow an explicit Code of Ethics. The founders, all active genealogists and volunteers in the community, come from a wide range of vocations that include an attorney, genealogical authors and publishers, business entrepreneurs and executives, historians and a certified genealogist. The founding members strongly believe libraries are the foundation of family history education. In 2007 the Genealogy Collection moved to the W.O. Haggard, Jr. Library in Plano and was renamed Genealogy, Local History, Texana and Archives.
Genealogy Friends is a non-profit organization formed to benefit all local family history researchers and to act as the liaison between the library and the genealogy patrons of Plano and surrounding communities. Photocopy donations of any unpublished material on Collin County is greatly appreciated for our expanding vertical files, especially valuable source material containing Bible and baptismal information; church records; lodge records; cemetery and funeral home records; military records; newspaper clippings; obituaries; old letters; maps; diaries; school records; and lists containing tax, voter, and jury information.
Our address is:
Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.
P.O. Box 860477
Plano, TX 75086-0477
Genealogy Friends is a non-profit organization certified under section 501[c]3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Individual and Corporate donor contributions are encouraged and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All contributions are directed to the improvement and expansion of the Genealogy, Local History, Texana and Archives. Their goal is to expand the collection to meet the needs of this diverse community.