Genealogical Records in Texas
Texas covers a lot of ground, but this guide cuts it right down to size and makes record searching fast and convenient. In text and maps it provides detailed information on the legal and historical background of the state, the origin of each county in the state, the location of the records for each portion of the county before it was organized into its present boundaries, and the specific records available in the various county courthouses, the Texas State Library, the Texas State Archives, and the Texas General Land Office. In addition, it provides information on the original colonies and districts of Texas, a list of Spanish terms used in land grants and deeds, a list of Texas libraries with resources for genealogical research, and a bibliography.
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The Kennedy's "Genealogical Records in Texas" is a starting place for you Texas genealogical research. However, since it was written in 1987 there has been an explosion of new records available and many online. As long as you keep in mind that this is no longer a definitive research list, it's an excellent place to start.
MEXICAN LAWS CONCERNING COLONIZATION
SPANISH TERMS USED IN LAND GRANTS AND EARLY DEEDS
ORIGINAL COLONIES OF TEXAS
LAND DISTRICTS OF TEXAS
FORMATION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE COUNTIES IN TEXAS
RECORDS AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
RECORDS AVAILABLE IN THE TEXAS STATE LIBRARY
RECORDS AVAILABLE IN TEXAS STATE ARCHIVES
RECORDS AVAILABLE IN THE REGIONAL HISTORICAL RESOURCES DEPOSITORIES
RECORDS AVAILABLE IN THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE
TEXAS LIBRARIES WITH RESOURCES FOR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH