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*An ongoing project to index more than 200 biographical and historical publications in the Texas Collection at Baylor University has produced the ''[http://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/index.php?id=69777 Biographical Gazetteer of Texas.]'' An online index is available in the [http://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/index.php?id=69777 Baylor University Texas Collection and University Archives.]<br>Also available through the Family History Library, Austin, Texas: W.M. Morrison Books, 1985- Volumes 1-6, alphabetical; {{FHL|354916|item|disp=FHL book 976.4 D3bgt}}
 
*An ongoing project to index more than 200 biographical and historical publications in the Texas Collection at Baylor University has produced the ''[http://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/index.php?id=69777 Biographical Gazetteer of Texas.]'' An online index is available in the [http://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/index.php?id=69777 Baylor University Texas Collection and University Archives.]<br>Also available through the Family History Library, Austin, Texas: W.M. Morrison Books, 1985- Volumes 1-6, alphabetical; {{FHL|354916|item|disp=FHL book 976.4 D3bgt}}
  
=== The Handbook of Texas ===
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=== The Handbook of Texas ===
  
The [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online Handbook of Texas] is a encyclopedic collection of history, geography and biographies. It is now available on line through the Texas State Historical Association.
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The [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online Handbook of Texas] is a encyclopedic collection of history, geography and biographies. It is now available on line through the Texas State Historical Association.  
  
 
=== Family History Library Collection  ===
 
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*{{RecordSearch|1918470|Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection}} A genealogical cardfile of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza representing thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico.  The cardfile is in the Laredo Public Library. 
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*{{RecordSearch|1918480|Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010}}
  
 
*Bailey, Ernest Emory. ''Texas Historical and Biographical Record With a Genealogical Study of Historical Family Records''. Austin, Texas: Texas Historical and Biographical Record, N.d. {{FHL|186711|item|disp=FHL film 873974 item 2}}
 
*Bailey, Ernest Emory. ''Texas Historical and Biographical Record With a Genealogical Study of Historical Family Records''. Austin, Texas: Texas Historical and Biographical Record, N.d. {{FHL|186711|item|disp=FHL film 873974 item 2}}

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Texas  Gotoarrow.png  Texas Biography

Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as an individual’s birth date and place (including foreign birthplaces where applicable); family members; occupation and education; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, his or her previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research compiled about early settlers and prominent citizens of the state, county, or town. Many lesser-known individuals may have biographical sketches written about them in local histories.

See United States Biographies for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "History" and "Genealogy" sections for additional sources.

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Most of the major archives mentioned in Texas Archives and Libraries have collections of biographical materials.

Contents

Biographical Gazetteer of Texas

The Handbook of Texas

The Handbook of Texas is a encyclopedic collection of history, geography and biographies. It is now available on line through the Texas State Historical Association.

Family History Library Collection

  • Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection A genealogical cardfile of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza representing thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The cardfile is in the Laredo Public Library.
  • Bailey, Ernest Emory. Texas Historical and Biographical Record With a Genealogical Study of Historical Family Records. Austin, Texas: Texas Historical and Biographical Record, N.d. FHL film 873974 item 2
  • Bailey, Emory E., et al. Who's Who in Texas. Dallas, Texas: Who's Who Publishing, 1931. FHL book 976.4 D3be
  • To locate biographical material available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:
  • TEXAS - BIOGRAPHY
  • TEXAS, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
  • TEXAS, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY

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