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The Texas History collection includes materials concerning the history of Texas with an emphasis on the history of south Texas.

Our collection includes:
Texas historical photographs, resources of the history of Texas and some cities and counties, microfilm and mostly published material.


Texas Association of Counties

Texas Highways

Texas Legislature Online

Texas Parks & Wildlife

The Handbook of Texas

Texas Genealogy

Texas Death Records by Rootsweb

Rio Grande Valley Historical Collection

From the University of Texas-Pan American Library

South Texas Archives

A division of the James C. Jernigan Library of Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Spanish Genealogy Specialist

Texas GenWeb Project

Texas County Records Available on Microfilm

Texas Index to Confederate Pensions

This is a searchable index to Confederate Pension Application documents, site provided by Texas State Library.

Texas State Library Genealogy Department

Texas History

La Salle Shipwreck Project

Official source of news on the excavation and conservation of the Belle Shipwreck.

Texas Beyond History

"Texas Beyond History (TBH) is a public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. Its purpose is to interpret and share the results of archeological and historical research on the cultural heritage of Texas with the citizens of Texas and the world."

Texas Escapes

Learn about Texas history, ghost towns, tales, and great histories on Texas towns. Site provided by Texas Escapes.

Texas Historic Sites

Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Links to archaeological sites, historical houses and structures, etc.

Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission. The Atlas features more than 200,000 historic site records, including data on Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Includes a searchable database.

U.S. Mexican War

This site reviews the prelude to war and the aftermath, along with a timeline, biographies and maps. Flash required. Excellent site provided by PBS.

Texas Genealogy Microfilm

(Contact the Local History & Genealogy Dept. for available dates and descriptions.)

Birth Indexes: 1903 - 1997

Death Index: 1903-2000

Marriage Records: 1966 - 2000

Divorce Records: 1968 - 2000

Family Records:

Counties: Anderson, Aransas, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bowie, Brazos, Calhoun, Cameron, Coleman, Colorado, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Duval, Ellis, Fannin, Fayette, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Henderson, Hidalgo, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, McCulloch, Mason, Matagorda, Nueces, Potter, Oldham, Pecos, Refugio, Rockwall, Rusk, San Patricio, Scheicher, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Victoria, Walker, Webb, Wharton, Young, Zapata

Land Grants

Military Records - Civil War

Military Records - Mexican War

Mortality Schedules

Passenger Lists

Texas Rangers

The Daughters of the Republic of TexasThe Handbook of Texas Online!


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