Our Texas genealogists are available to research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Texas, as well as help you with other special requests.
Our researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of a few of the archives our Texas researchers have access to.
The Texas State Archives are located in Austin. Their collections include published histories and vital record indexes. They also hold census and military records. Their newspaper collection includes issues dating back to 1864. The archive also contains voter registration lists.
The Dallas Public Central Library is one of the largest genealogical repositories in the south. It contains 112,000 volumes, 65,000 microfilms, 90,000 microfiche and over 700 maps. The library’s holdings also include state and county marriages, probates, deeds and tax abstracts.
The Center for American History at the University of Texas includes a large collections repository for historical documents and photographs.
The Texas legislature chartered the Stephen F Austin State University in the early 1900s. The university held classes for the first time in 1923. The historical and genealogical records at the university include photographs, maps, and historic books. The university also maintains materials from the East Texas geographical region.
The National Archives at Fort Worth is a center for both historical and genealogical resources. The center holds archival and microfilm records, including census records for all 50 states. The archives have military service records, passenger arrival records, and bounty and land warrant applications. Our Texas genealogists can also find Dawes census cards and enrollment for the Five Tribes of Oklahoma at this archive.
The Daughters of the Lone Star Republic was organized in the 1890s. The organization later became known as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library contains historical documents of the Alamo and Texas. The library also holds records regarding people who experienced life in the Republic of Texas between 1836-1846.
The Baylor University Archives include the Texas Collection. The Texas Collection is the university’s oldest special collections library. It contains medieval manuscripts, early American tune books and manuscripts of contemporary composers. A sheet music collection from the 19th and 20th centuries is also held here. Additionally, the university’s archives include papers of modern educators and artist book collections.
Baylor University, 1892