Genealogy Links

Recommendations from The Genealogy Collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Ancestry.com Texas allows free access to TSLAC records that have been digitized by Ancestry and is made available to Texas residents. Note: This access requires the creation of a free Ancestry.com Texas account.

Search for your ancestors at Family Search, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints for free access to numerous historical record collections from around the world.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet provides subject access to almost every genealogy topic imaginable. Cyndi's List also provides information on a wide variety of additional sources such as libraries, archives, and museums and genealogical societies, groups, and organizations.

RootsWeb is a free genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries allows tracking of every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Texas, 1877-1922 , large-scale maps of major cities and towns, have been scanned by the University of Texas Libraries and are available for viewing online.

TXGenWeb is the Texas component of the USGENWEB project--a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet Web sites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Whitepages.com is one way to search for the addresses and phone numbers of living relatives. Other links can be found at Library Spot's White Pages and Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet's Finding People .

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