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Genealogy Links

Links to Sites Useful to Texas Families for Genealogical Research

  • Alamo Defenders Descendants Association
    This organization welcomes both direct lineal and lateral descendants of the valiant men who defended the Alamo from February 23rd through March 6th of 1836 in service of the Provisional Government of Texas, including the soldiers, couriers, scouts, and non-combatants (survivors).

  • Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library
    The library at the San Jacinto Museum of History houses a collection of documents, manuscripts, and books chronicling four centuries of Texas history. Explore their on-line collection of biographies of the Veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto.

  • Bxar Genealogy
    This site is dedicated to genealogy research of the early families that settled in and around La Villa de Bxar, which has become the city of San Antonio in in Bexar County, Texas.

  • Brazoria County Historical Museum
    This national award-winning Austin Colony exhibit contains the Old 300 genealogical database.

  • Canary Island Descendants Association
    Association membership is open to "direct" descendants of the original families who came to San Antonio from the Canary Islands on March 9, 1731.

  • Catholic Archives of Texas
    Maintains those records of individuals and organizations engaged in work reflecting the goals of the Catholic Church in Texas

  • Clayton Library
    Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library - Clayton Library is one of the best genealogical libraries in the United States. Tips for genealogical research as well as guidance in using certain genealogical tools, such as Soundex for the US census, may be found at this site. The Clayton Library Special Collection page describes their fine manuscript collection in great detail.

  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
    Frequently updated, Cyndi Howells' web site lists over 22,600 web links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 70 categories to aid genealogical research on the Internet. You may choose to go directly to her information on Texas.

  • Dallas Public Library
    The Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library collects, preserves, and makes available to researchers materials of all formats relating to the history and culture of the City of Dallas and the State of Texas. One of the largest collections of its kind, the Texas/Dallas collection is a treasure trove of local and state history. A trained staff, state-of-the-art computers, archival finding guides, and specialized indexes provide easy access to the collection.

  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas The Daughters of the Lone Star Republic was organized by cousins Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryan. They conceived the idea in 1891 of perpetuating forever the memory of the Texas pioneer families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas by forming an association of their descendants. This organization would soon come to be known as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Members must provide proof of direct lineal descent.

  • Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
    Honors United States Veterans of the War with Mexico, 1846-1848. Current project is the identification of Mexican War Veterans' graves.

  • DeWitt Colony of Texas
    Provides historical and genealogical information about the settlers of the original DeWitt Colony, which included either all or part of current Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria, and Wilson Counties. This site includes biographical information about many DeWitt Colony Alamo Defenders

  • National Archives and Records Administration
    Responsible for overseeing the management of the records of the federal government, the NARA provides ready access to historical records of the three branches of the federal government. The Southwest Regional branch in Fort Worth maintains retired records from federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum
    The Houston genealogy is traced to Ireland. A chronology of Sam Houston's life and a calendar of special events at the museum are also provided.

  • San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
    Founded in 1959 to promote the preservation of genealogical and historical data, the society maintains a library that is open to non-members for a small fee. They also offer an online index to articles and features in Our Heritage the quarterly publication of the society.

  • San Antonio Public Library Genealogy Collection
    Housed on the sixth floor of the Central Library, the Genealogy Collection has a multitude of resources for the genealogist. Among the many useful items are a complete collection of the United States Population Schedules from 1790-1930, government records, military records, passenger lists, family histories, periodicals, and maps and gazetteers.

  • Sons of the Republic of Texas
    Includes a history of the SRT and its mission as well as membership information. There's a suggested list of sources that can be used as proof for qualifying an ancestor's residence in or service to the Republic of Texas.

  • Texas General Land Office Historical Documents
    Describes original Spanish and Mexican land records, dating from 1720 to 1836, contained in the Texas General Land Office. The bulk of the material falls within the 1824-1836 timespan.

  • Texas GenWeb Project
    The Texas GenWeb project seeks to link county genealogical databases across the state as part of the larger USGenWeb project. It also serves as a comprehensive listing of Internet sites of interest to Texas genealogists.

  • Texas State Cemetery
    Located in Austin, Texas, the state cemetery is where some of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried. There is a master list of burials as well as biographical information on many of those buried there.

  • Texas State Library Genealogy Collection
    Lists genealogical information available in the Texas State Library. Allows searching of the Confederate Pension Index, some 54,634 applications from Texas veterans and their widows, by name and/or county.


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