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Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

eShelf & Research

Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online. - The Madison County Library now has Ancestry Library Edition available for our patrons. It is accessible only from library computers. Let us help you get started on your family history search. Your ancestors left clues along the way: Immigration, Vital Records, Census, Family Histories, Court Records, Directories, Photos, and Military Records. Explore the history of you!

Learn a new language with Pronunciator! Over 80 languages are available for library patrons. Go to and log in with your library card number and your phone number in the upper right hand side. Then click on the Pronunciator link under Electronic Resources. Create an account and then you can access Pronunciator from any computer or download the app to your phone or device. 

RootsWeb Genealogy - Genealogical and family history resources from the Madison County Library provided by The TXGenWeb.
TXGenWeb--Texas and Texas Counties Genealogy Resources

  TexShare Databases - Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.