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Genealogy Resources

Texas Genealogy Resources

  • Bexar County, Texas, Deeds.
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd. Research in Texas. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1992.

  • Brazoria County Land Records Index January 1, 1826 - current
    Marriage Index January 1, 1852- current
  • Creasy, Sibyl. School Days in Van Zandt County, TX. Volume III - Scholastic Census Records of 1921-22 and 1923-24, with School Histories & Photos. Canton, Texas: Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, 2004.

  • Denton County Land Records May 12, 1854 - current
  • Galveston Immigration Database.
  • Geue. Chester. William. A new land beckoned : German immigration to Texas, 1844-1847 / by Chester W. & Ethel H. Geue. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982, c1966. A list of "German Immigrants to Texas 1844-1847" is on pages 76-156.
  • Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Haynes, David. Catching Shadows -- A Directory of 19th Century Texas Photographers. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1993.
  • King, Dee Dee, compiler and editor. Erath County, Texas Bride Index & Groom Index, Volume 1, 1869-1900, County Record Volumes A-H. Friendswood, Texas: Genealogy Finder, 2005.
  • Lamar County, Texas Cemetery Records.
  • La Marque Times, 1970-1998. Texas.
  • Lone Star Junction.
  • LoneStar Genealogy.
  • Mullins, Marion Day. First Census of Texas, 1829 to 1836. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1959.

  • Nueces County Marriage Index January 1, 1851
  • Republic Claims Search.
  • Residents of Texas, 1782-1836. Compiled by the Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas.3 volumes. San Antonio, Texas: The Institute, 1984. Consists chiefly of names of residents and information concerning their wives and children. Vol. 3 contains transcriptions of proceedings involving land and property and other matters.
  • Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Texas Birth & Death Records. As of March 2000, Birth Indexes from 1926-1995 and Death Indexes from 1964-1998 are available.

  • Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Texas. FamilySearch.

  • Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934 – Digitized Records – Digital images and index of birth certificates for the state of Texas. Original records at the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas. FamilySearch.

  • Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1905 – Browsable Images – Not indexed yet – Records from Comanche County, Texas including births, marriages, divorce minutes, court records, probate records, and scholastic census records. FamilySearch.

  • Texas County Marriage Index 1837-1977 - Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas. - 166,132 records as of 4 January, 2011.
  • Texas County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910. Microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on 424 rolls, beginning with FHL film #2282072.
  • Texas County Tax Rolls on Microfilm, 1837-1959. Available for on-site use at the Texas State Library in Austin. Virtually every county of Texas is represented, from the early years of each county through the late 1970s. Microfilm through 1901 is available through interlibrary loan.

  • Texas County Tax Rolls 1846-1910- (FamilySearch) Imaged Records – Images for tax rolls for 237 counties in Texas. Index is in progress and additional records will be added as they are completed. The images are laid out by county and year, so if you know where your people lived, finding them usually isn’t difficult, even without the indexes finished.

  • Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 – Name index to Texas statewide death certificates. FamilySearch.
  • Texas Death and Burials, 1903-1973 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Texas. FamilySearch.

  • Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 – Imaged Records – Name index and images of Texas statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index was created by FamilySearch, and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  • Texas GenWeb Project.

  • Texas General Land Office. Land Grant Database. The General Land Office offers a searchable database of our land grant collection. The Land Grants of Texas tell the story of the settlement and early history of Texas.

  • Texas Historical Commission. Texas Historic Sites Atlas. The Atlas features nearly 300,000 site records, including data on Official Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Also included are courthouses, museums, and sawmills across the state. You can search by Historic Designation, Keyword, County, Address, or Site Name to get instant access to detailed textual descriptions, historic photographs, and interactive maps to help you discover what makes Texas and your areas of interest unique.

  • Texas Marriages 1837-1973 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Texas - 2,097,030 records after 15 May, 2010.

  • Texas, Mills County Clerk Records, 1841-1985 – Browsable Imaged Records, currently unindexed as a full collection – Including births, marriages, deaths, court records, deed records, divorce records, naturalization records, probate records, and indexes for each of these record sets. FamilySearch.
  • Texas State Library and Archives Commission Genealogy. Many links to other informative sites.
  • TRAIL (Texas Records and Information Locator) Searches and locates information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers.
  • Travis County, Texas Marriage Records.
  • Weimar (Texas) Mercury, and other papers, 1885-1960, from the collection of the Nesbitt Memorial Library.
  • Wellington (Texas) Leader, 1909-2006. Collingsworth Public Library.