Texas, United States Genealogy
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the Lone Star State
Most unique genealogical features:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z
Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Dallas Public Central Library · Texas State Library and Archives Commission · Texas Historical Commission · Clayton Library · Texas Heritage Museum · National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) · Allen County Public Library
Colorado River (Texas) · Pecos River · Red River · Rio Grande · Sabine River · Butterfield Overland Mail · Camino Real de los Tejas · Camino Real de Tierra Adentro · Coushatta-Nacogdoches Trace · Jones Plummer Trail · Preston Trail · San Antonio-El Paso Road · Santa Fe Trail · Texas Road · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway
- The TXGenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories and surname registry. Also provides many helpful Texas Internet links.
- The Portal to Texas History created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
- Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Texas Online encyclopedia of Texas "history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 25,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories."
Did You Know?
- County courts have been established in each county and have jurisdiction over major criminal cases, civil matters, and some naturalizations. A judge oversees matters and a county clerk keeps the records. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of county court records from many counties of Texas. From Galveston County, for example, county court minutes are available from 1867 to 1908.
- Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."
Things you can do
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- Texas State Historical Association, "Introduction" in Handbook of Texas Online at http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/about/introduction (accessed 30 October 2010).