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Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Building F 1201 Brazos
P.O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-5460
Fax: (512) 463-5436
Archives and Manuscripts
A major division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the Archives and Manuscripts. The Texas State Archives preserves and documents the heritage and culture of Texas by identifying, collecting, and making available for research the permanently valuable official records of Texas government, as well as other significant historical resources. Maintaining the official history of Texas government, the State Archives includes archival government records dating back to the 18th century, as well as newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photographs, historical maps, and other historical resources.
The following is a list of all Genealogy Resources Available at Our Library.
- Vital Statistics Indexes
- Index to Confederate Pension Applications
- Adjutant General Service Records
- Republic Claims
- Confederate Indigent Families Lists
- County Tax Rolls
- County Records on Microfilm
- City Directories
- Telephone Directories
- Newspapers on Microfilm
- 1867 Voters' Registration
- Texas Convict Record Ledgers and Indexes
- Republic of Texas Passports
- Government Links
Original manuscripts for Texas under Mexico, as a republic, and as a state, including all counties, vital records, newspapers, books, and maps. Three divisions of the Texas State Library house materials of interest to genealogists: the Information Services, the Archives, and the Local Records divisions. The Information Services Division contains such records as published histories, vital record indexes, census records, and military records. The Archives Division preserves colonial, republic, and state government records, while the Local Records Division maintains valuable city and county government records. Microfilm copies of the city and county records are distributed among 26 Texas repositories.
A helpful guide to important sources at the Texas State Archives is:
- Jean Carefoot, Guide to Genealogical Resources in the Texas State Archives (Austin, Texas: Archives Division, Texas State Library, 1984. FHL book 976.4 A3cj 1984. A 197? edition is on film FHL film 1036849 item 11.
The Texas State Library will loan selected materials from their Genealogy Collection. For a list of materials available for circulation, see Texas State Library, Texas State Library Circulating Genealogy Duplicates List. Austin, Texas: Texas State Library, 1992. FHL book 976.4 A3t A 1985 edition is available on FHL fiche 6047934
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