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Free basic genealogy forms are available for download at the Family Tree Magazine website

 

Local Genealogy Resources

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION

Bastrop County (Bastrop)

Bastrop Public Library
1100 Church Street
Bastrop, TX 78602-0670
Phone: 512.321.5441,
Fax: 512.321.3163
Family histories, indexes, cemetery records, local newspapers, county vital records, federal census records. Texana collection of Texas history, lifestyle, culture and peoples. Small collection for early days of surrounding counties.
E-mail: genealogy@bastroplibrary.org
Web site: http://www.bastroplibrary.org
Bastrop Family History Center
1635 Tahitian Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512.321.3100
Call for Hours.
Order microform items from Family History Library in Salt Lake city. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of published reference, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases

Blanco County (Johnson City)

Blanco County Historical Commission
PO Box 1121
Johnson City, TX 78638
Family Histories, census, newspaper clippings, news articles, old photo collections, journals, many unindexed files and papers.
E-mail: althaus@moment.net
Web site: http://www.txgenweb2.org/txblanco/blhistcom.htm

Burnet County (Burnet)

The Herman Brown Free Library
101 Washington Street
Burnet, TX 78611
Phone: 512.715.5228
Vertical Files for both surnames and history of Burnet and surrounding counties, printed family histories, federal and Texas census indexes; Burnet Bulletin and Marble Falls Messenger microfilmed newspapers from 1880s; new digital microfilm reader/printer allows computerized viewing, printing, and e-mailing of microfilm; Texas and Texas counties reference books; large collection of other state genealogy reference books. Genealogy Society volunteers on hand to assist Fridays 10-1 or any other time by appointment.
E-mail: bengelbrecht@burnetcountylibrary.org
Web site: http://www.burnetlibrary.com/GenResources.html
Marble Falls Family History Center
200 Via Viejo
Marble Falls, TX
Phone: 830.693.6545
Call for Hours
Order microform items from Family History Library in Salt Lake city. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of published reference, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases

Caldwell County (Luling)

Luling Public Library
215 S. Pecan Ave.
Luling, TX 78648
Phone: 830.875.9466
Vertical files, county & communities books including church, cemetery, family histories, newspapers. Non-Caldwell County records, books & quarterlies. Texas federal census.
E-mail: ccghs@mail.org
Web site: http://www.cityofluling.net/library.aspx

Hays County (San Marcos)

San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512.393.8200
Books, photographs, maps, documents, newspapers and other archival materials related to area history, geography, cultural life, Sanborn maps, city directories, census, county records & indexes.
E-mail: smpl@ci.san-marcos.tx.us
Web site: http://www.youseemore.com/SanMarcosrui/
San Marcos Family History Center
120 Suncrest
San Marcos, TX
Phone: 512.353.8672
Call for Hours.
Order microform items from Family History Library in Salt Lake city. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of published reference, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases.

Travis County (Austin)

Texas State Library and Archives
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
1201 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: Archives 512.463.5480
Genealogy 512.463.5469
E-mail: geninfo@tsl.state.tx.us
Web site: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/
Travis County Elected Officials via Travis County History
Travis County Archives Holdings
Texas General Land Office
1700 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.463.5001
Texas Homestead claims, land grants back to early 18th century, early Spanish & Texas maps.
Web site: http://www.glo.texas.gov/
Surname Index
Land Grant Database
Map Database
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.499.7840
Archives for Austin and Travis County. Many original records, including Travis County probate minutes (microfilm – not at TSL), property records. Archives, lockers. No books. Pencils only.
E-mail: ahc_reference@ci.austin.tx.us
Web site: http://library.austintexas.gov/locations/Austin%20History%20CenterTravis County Holdings
Texas Historical Commission
1511 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.463.6100
Historical Marker data, maps of historic site locations with a known address. State agency for historical preservation of cemeteries, architectural history, marker date, preservation education.
Web site: http://www.thc.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Vital Records
1100 S. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3199
Phone: 512.458.7711
Texas Vital Records including births & deaths (1903-current), marriage and divorce (1968-current). Approximately one-hour service in person with proper ID. Verify complete information in indexes before ordering certificates.
E-mail: thc@thc.state.tx.us
Web site: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/default.shtm
University of Texas at Austin Varied holdings in colleges, 17 libraries and museums on campus. Need to be aware of semester hours and special events which may affect parking and traffic.
Web site: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/
University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History (formerly the Barker Center).
Located next to the LBJ Library on Red River Street.
Archives. Lockers. No books. Pencils only. Archival & Manuscript collections, county histories, newspapers, periodicals. Smaller manuscripts not on-line – look in finding aids at library. Call to verify hours. Web site: http://www.cah.utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin
LBJ Presidential Library & Museum
Phone: 512.916.5137 ext. 274
Visual story of his rise to the presidency – includes Texas history from 1930′s, landmark civil rights programs form the 1960′s and Viet Nam War, major historical exhibitions, collection of over 35 million items, exotic head of state gifts. Web site: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
University of Texas at Austin
Perry Castaneda Library
21st & Speedway
Need a map to find on campus. Parking garage about three blocks away. Manuscripts, maps, newspapers, periodicals, government papers. Huge collection – need guide sheet to find materials, or use on-line search.
Web site: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
Austin Presbyterian Seminary
100 E. 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.472.6736
Contact by phone or e-mail before visit.
Seminary history and information on Presbyterian Church in states of TX, OK, AR, LA.
E-mail: ktoma@austinseminary.edu
Web site: http://www.austinseminary.edu
Catholic Diocese Archives of Texas
1600 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.476.6296
Call for appointment.
Historical materials pertaining to Catholics in Texas & southwest U.S., church records including sacrament records, manuscripts, Knights of Columbus records, papers of Texas Bishops, newspapers, photos. Renovating, call first.
Web site: http://www.catholicarchivesoftx.org
Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry
2200 W. 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703-1222
Phone: 512.482.0927
Only museum in the nation devoted to history of the military forces of the state of Texas. Extensive library and archives – over 8,000 volumes relating to Texas and world military history. WWI Texas registration records.
Web site: http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org
German Free School
507 E. 10th Street
Austin, TX 78768
Phone: 512.482.0927
Focus on German and German-Texan: workshops, journal queries, books, periodicals, early German newspapers, and translations.
E-mail: GermanTexans@aol.com
Web site: http://germantexans.org/
Daughters of Republic of Texas Museum
510 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512.339.1997
Collections of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas that are centered on the Republic of Texas period (1836-1846). DRT applications & related documents from 1891 forward. Admission $
Web site: http://www.drtinfo.org/
LDS Family History Centers (2 locations in Austin)
1000 E. Rutherford Lane.
Phone: 512.837.3626
5201 Convict Hill Rd.
Phone: 512.892.6483
Order microform items from Family History library in Salt Lake City. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of reference, genealogies, gazetteers, atlases.
Rutherford Lane Hours:  Call to verify hours.
Convict Hill Hours:  Call to verify hours.

Williamson County (Georgetown)

Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
512.218.7000
Genealogy librarian. Williamson county Genealogical Society collection – surname files, county records and indexes, federal census, family histories, cemetery books, PC dedicated to genealogy databases & CDs.
E-mail: lib_reference@round-rock.tx.us
Web site: http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/library
LDS Family History Center
8140 Racine Trail
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512.388.1160
Call for Hours.
Order microform items from Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of published reference, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases.
Southwestern University
1001 E. University Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78627
Phone: 512.863.1563
Texana collection, county histories.
E-mail: stallark@southwestern.edu
Web site: http://www.southwestern.edu/library
Georgetown Public Library
402 W. 8th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 512.930.3551
Local history and genealogy section includes newspapers and census on microfilm
Web site: https://library.georgetown.org
LDS Family History Center
218 Serenada Drive
Georgetown, TX
Phone: 512.863-8221
Call for Hours.
Order microform items from Family History Library in Salt Lake city. Volunteer assistance. Small collection of published reference, genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases.

Bexar County (San Antonio)

DRT Library – TX Historical Research Library – Alamo Complex
Houston & Alamo Streets
San Antonio, TX 78299
Phone: 210.225.1071
Artifacts and documents of early Texas colonization and Republic of Texas periods, maps, documents, photos, periodicals, newspapers, family papers. Volunteer assistance.

Comal County (New Braunsfels)

Sophienburg Archives
200 N. Seguin
New Braunfels, TX
Phone: 830.629.1900
German Museum and Archives. Includes Comal County Genealogical Society’s Research collection. Collection of personal & public documents.
E-mail: gertxhst@sat.net
Web site: http://www.sophienburg.com

Hill County (Hillsboro)

Hill College
Texas Heritage Museum
112 Lamar Drive
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Phone: 254.659.7750
The Historical Research Center is nationally recognized as a Civil War repository. Included in the Historical Research Center is an extensive collection of maps, photographic collections, microfilm and an archive that contains numerous files of soldiers’ letters, diaries and unpublished manuscripts from all Texas wars.
E-mail: jversluis@hillcollege.edu
Web site: http://www.hillcollege.edu

McLennan County (Waco)

Baylor University Libraries
PO Box 97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148
Phone: 254.710.2112
System of eight libraries with variety of subjects. Includes Carroll Library with Texas collection, regional repository for central Texas county records indexes.
Web site: http://www.baylor.edu/lib/splash.php
West Waco Library and Genealogy Center
5301 Bosque Blvd., Ste. 275
Waco, TX 76710-7148
Phone: 254.750.5945
Web site: http://www.wacolibrary.org

Other Major Genealogy Libraries in Texas

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
5300 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004-6896
Phone: 832.393.2600
One of the top genealogy research libraries in the US. Holdings include over 35,000 books and over 50,000 microforms. Besides all of the other items, they have Texas birth and death certificates on microfilm.
Web site: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton-library
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214.670.1433
Collection is one of the largest in southern US. Represents all states and counties plus Germany, Britain & Canada. Includes vital, census and naturalization records, state & county histories, family histories, passenger lists and heraldry, military. Texas death certificates on microfilm.
E-mail: genealogy@dallaslibrary.org
Web site: http://dallaslibrary.org/CHS/cgc.htm

Czech heritage information: http://www.txczgs.org/projects.html and http://www.czechtexas.org

German heritage information: http://germantexans.org/ and http://www.sophienburg.com/