Texas Genealogy Resources

Although I’ve done some limited research in Texas, on my husband’s side of the family, I’ve put off creating a list of genealogical resources because Texas is just so darn big! Look at the map – two pages in an atlas couldn’t even fit it all in as the tip is added in the bottom left corner!

With 254 counties ( too many to cover here), I recommend you researching local genealogy society, historical society and public library options. Be sure to ask public libraries about any local history vertical files they might house.

State and regional resources:

Texas State Genealogical Society – Because of the size of Texas, I’m including TxSGS. However, it doesn’t appear that there are any online databases on their website, except for their member publication, which requires a subscription to access. If you have Texas ancestors, you might want to contact them to see what is on offer.

Briscoe Center for American History – University of Texas

Library of Congress – Texas Resources for Local History and Genealogy

LLILAS Benson Latin American Digital Collection – University of Texas

Lone Star Genealogy

Southern Methodist University Digital Collections

Texas A & M University Libraries Digital Collections

Texas Archival Resources Online – includes links to college and university collections

Texas Free Family History and Genealogy Records – Genealogy Trails

Texas Genealogy and Family History Research Resources – 4 Your Family History

Texas Genealogy Research Guide

Texas Historical Commission – Lots of links about historical landmarks, articles, projects, etc.

Texas Online Genealogy Records – FamilySeaerch

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Vital Records Indexes

Texas – TXGenWeb

University of Houston Libraries Digital Collections

University of North Texas Digital Collections

University of Texas at San Antonio Digital Collections

UTA Digital Collections

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