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 The John & Rosalind Redfern Genealogical Research Center



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In May of 1968, the Lt. William Brewer chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a very small collection of genealogical research books in the library. Donations continued to be given by individuals and societies. In April of 1987, the collection was named the John and Rosalind Redfern Genealogical Research Center in reflection of past and ongoing support by the Redferns. 

Today, patrons visiting from many areas are richly rewarded by the outstanding genealogical research resource it has become. It has been ranked as one of the top five genealogy libraries in the state of Texas.​​

The Genealogy Department offers:
  • Internet Resources
    • ​Heritage Quest
    • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    • Ancestry Library Edition FREE IN-LIBRARY USE
  • Books on EVERY STATE​
    • 2,800 City Directories
    • Genealogy Periodicals
    • Texas Resources
    • Military Records
    • Native American Records
    • Vital Records
    • AND MORE!
  • Local Resources
    • Midland Reporter Telegram Newspapers
      1929-PRESENT on Microfilm
      *These newspapers are not searchable by keyword, and must be searched manually on microfilm.
    • Midland High School Yearbooks
      Midland High 1929-PRESENT
      Midland Lee 1962-PRESENT
      Midland Carver High (Segregated High School) 1951-1968
    • Entire collection of Midland City Directories
  • ​Workshops, Classes, and Beginner Sessions

For more information, e-mail or call 432-742-7440. ​