Genealogy Ideas and Links


Daughters of Republic of Texas Library
- The Daughters of Republic of Texas Library, located at the Alamo in San Antonio, has over 12,000 titles, plus manuscripts, maps, photographs, and periodicals relating to Texas topics.

Everton's Genealogy Research in Texas

Lone Star Junction
Everything Texans or "foreigners" ever wanted to know about TEXAS.

Texas Land Grants
- Understanding Texas land grants after 1836. Established in 1838, the Archives of the Texas General Land Office consists of records and maps dating to Spanish times relating to the passage of Texas public lands to private ownership.

Texas Libraries On-Line
- Connect to Texas libraries which maintain an on-line connection. These are Telnet connections so that you can access the card catalogs.

TSLAC - Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos, PO Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-292, 512-936-INFO
On-line resources of the Texas State Library and Archives.

Texas Newspapers Collection
See what yesteryear newspapers exist on microfilm!

Texas State Cemetery
Check out the master list of burials. Some of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried and honored here.

Texas State Historical Association Publications
- Since 1897 the Texas State Historical Association has been preserving, studying, and publishing the Texas past. See the impressive list of publications of this organization.

Texas Vital Records
This is the information you will need to write for Texas birth, marriage, and death records. Unfortunately there is NO electronic access, but fax requests are accepted for additional fees.

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Information on obtaining copies of Birth and Death Certificates, Introducing the Heirloom Birth Certificate, Verification of Marriage and Divorce Registration, Information on Paternity, Central Adoption Registry, Health Statistics, Publications and Reports

Texas Community Database
Very "Chamber of Commerce" in nature, but good information.
The information provided in the Texas Community Profiles are maintained by designated economic development representatives in each city.

yeeHa! No. 1 Texas Website and Resource Directory
Browse through "Texas' #1 Website & Resource Directory " and discover all the treasures Texas has to offer.

GNIS United States and Territories Data Base Query Form
Facts and information on cities and towns from the U.S. Geological Survey

GENDEX -- WWW Genealogical Index
Indexes hundreds of WWW databases containing genealogical data for over twelve million individuals, and gives you the ability to locate and view data of interest to you on any of these databases, without having to go and visit each of the databases separately.

Texas State Genealogical Society Web Page
The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional and state-wide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage.

Social Security Death Index
The database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of June 1999 and contains 62,697,327 records.

19th Century Photography for genealogists

Texas Research Helps
An excellent collection of genealogical links from the Texas GenWeb page.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
2313 Red River St.. Austin, Texas 78705, 512-916-5137

Texian Heritage Society
- The Texian Heritage Society is dedicated to the memory of early Texas cultures, their lifestyles, and histories. Their purpose is to research, preserve, and teach the skills and history of pre-1840 Texas.

The Alamo
The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas, and is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet in Texas

Texas State Archives


Old Style and New Style Dates
Old style and new style dates and the change to the Gregorian calendar.

Cemeteries, Graveyards, Burying Grounds
Links to resources on cemetery history and preservation.

The U.S. Federal Census
The background of the U.S. Federal Census, Glitches found in the Census, The Soundex and how-to use it, How-to Get Started on your research of the Census.

Printable abstracts for census records
Census abstracts are forms that you can fill out when you are doing research with census records, allowing you to copy information from the census records in an organized way.

Genealogy Online
For step-by-step instructions on how to create Soundex codes from surnames.

Soundex Conversion
Fill-in-the-blank to convert your surname to it's Soundex code.

Consanguinity Chart
"Kinship Chart" -- Helps to identify the relationship of those sharing common ancestors.

Deciphering Old Handwriting
This on-line tutorial will help you understand old records better.

Boundaries of the Contiguous United States
A 48 second view of how the country's facial makeup changed over the years from 1650 to 1907.

Revolutionary War Pension Records Index
You can browse through this index in Alphabetical order.
The complete entry is for purchase, but the browsing is free!

A Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to providing the most up to date and accurate information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC. Easy to use search engine for names on The Wall.

USIGS Military Collection
1,000+ links to independent websites containing pertinent genealogical data gleaned from military records such as rosters, pensions, medal recipients, KIA's, etc.

Native American Resources
An excellent collection of Native American links.

Orphan Trains of Kansas
Orphan trains arrived in Kansas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000-6000 children were placed in Kansas homes.

Dating Old Photos
Tips for dating old photographs.

Journal of Online Genealogy
A good source for online genealogy articles.

Mainly SE U.S. search excellent collection.

Barrell of Genealogical Links

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Genealogy and the American Civil War

Genealogical Source of the Internet

Genealogical WWW Pages

PasTracks Genealogy

The Genealogical Homepage

The National Genealogical Society

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This page was last updated January 9, 2014.