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Grayson Genealogy

Our goal in the GCVHF is to help all researchers. If you can’t visit Grayson to do your research, we can provide some amount of assistance in helping you resolve specific questions. In many cases, with the knowledge and experience of our volunteers and the collection of materials on our shelves, we can resolve what may seem like an impossible road block. In some cases, we can confirm that you have an impossible road block. 

If you have research questions, please read the following and then send your query to

What do you know? What do you want to know?

If you would like our help in researching a problem with your Grayson ancestors, send us a specific query with as much information as you have. 

Questions such as “Tell me all about the Jones families in Grayson County” are too broad. A question like “I am trying to find the parents of Tom Jones who was born in the 1850s. Tom Jones married Polly Smith in 1873.” Indicates to us that you have done some research. It also allows us to narrow our search to only those Tom Jones who were born in the middle of the 19th century. 

We cannot research your full family tree. However, in some cases we already have information on many generations of Grayson families. 

Please provide the following type of information in your request, being as specific as you can. The more you tell us, the more likely it is that we can find the answers to your questions.

  • Names – The name of the person you are researching. List parents, siblings, or children if you know them. 
  • Dates – As best you know the birth, marriage, and death dates of the people you have listed.
  • Place – We concentrate on Grayson County, but if you know that the people you are researching were in some other place for part of their life, let us know.

Documents – We can make copies of pages of public records that are in the Grayson County Courthouse, if you know the specific pages that will help. We do need to know the date, type of document, and principals involved.

Who are the early families?