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Genealogy Resources (Texas)

A list of county and state records, books, passenger lists, census data and websites about Texas citizens and immigrants.


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Internet Resources for Genealogy

There are many websites for conducting genealogical research. The following is a sampling of excellent places to start.


The U.S. GenWeb Project - Volunteer transcriptions of census records, obituaries, marriage records, and more; drill down geographically by state, county, city/township -

The Family History Library (a service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church) -

The National Archives: Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians -

Genealogy Spot - Links to websites with genealogical data and records. Links are grouped by record type, country, ethnicity, religion, state -

GenDisasters - Compiles information on the historic disasters, events, and tragic accidents our ancestors endured, as well as, information about their life and death - 

Grave Locators - and

GenGateway - Weekly updates on the newest sites/collections available online; clearly indicates which are free. Note Genealogy Help tab for some great reference pages, and note the links down the left hand side of the page to access information on certain topics -

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet -

Texas Genealogy Sites recommended by Greta's Genealogy Blog -


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