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The Bastrop Advertiser has been digitally reproduced and is now available online at the Portal to Texas History website. The 1854-1975 issues are currently available and later years are being added. With the paper on the web, patrons can now search remotely for their information. Searches can be done by keyword or date. Funding for this project was provided by the Tocker Foundation.


Have you always wondered about your family history? Or perhaps you have started your research but need a recharge?

The Bastrop County Genealogical Society will be meeting again starting December 10th with an Open House and then every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-3 pm. There are no fees or membership requirements. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about their family history and/or wants to improve their research skills.  Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a "seasoned" researcher, you will always learn something at our meetings.





1100 Church Street / P.O. Drawer 670 / Bastrop, Texas 78602 / 512-332-8880 /

The mission of the Bastrop Public Library is to enhance people's lives by providing services and access to resources in a safe and welcoming environment.


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.