Alamo Defenders Descendants Association
This organization welcomes both direct lineal and lateral descendants of the valiant men who defended the
Alamo from February 23rd through March 6th of 1836 in service of the Provisional Government of
Texas, including the soldiers, couriers, scouts, and non-combatants (survivors).
Albert and Ethel Herzstein
The library at the San Jacinto Museum of History houses a collection of documents,
manuscripts, and books chronicling four centuries of Texas history. Explore their
on-line collection of biographies of the Veterans of the Battle of San
This site is dedicated to genealogy research of the early families that settled
in and around La Villa de Béxar, which has become the city of San Antonio in
in Bexar County, Texas.
County Historical Museum
This national award-winning Austin Colony exhibit contains the
Old 300 genealogical database.
Association membership is open to "direct" descendants of the original
families who came to San Antonio from the Canary Islands on March 9, 1731.
Archives of Texas
Maintains those records of individuals and organizations engaged
in work reflecting the goals of the Catholic Church in Texas
Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library
- Clayton Library is one of the best genealogical libraries
in the United States. Tips for genealogical research as well
as guidance in using certain genealogical tools, such as Soundex
for the US census, may be found at this site. The Clayton
Library Special Collection page describes their fine manuscript collection in great detail.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Frequently updated, Cyndi Howells' web site lists over 22,600
web links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 70 categories
to aid genealogical research on the Internet. You may choose
to go directly to her information on Texas.
Dallas Public Library
The Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library collects, preserves, and makes available to researchers materials of all formats relating to the history and culture of the City of Dallas and the State of Texas. One of the largest collections of its kind, the Texas/Dallas collection is a treasure trove of local and state history. A trained staff, state-of-the-art computers, archival finding guides, and specialized indexes provide easy access to the collection.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
The Daughters of the Lone Star Republic was organized by cousins Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryan. They conceived the idea in 1891 of perpetuating forever the memory of the Texas pioneer families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas by forming an association of their descendants. This organization would soon come to be known as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Members must provide proof of direct lineal descent.
of Mexican War Veterans
Honors United States Veterans of the War with Mexico, 1846-1848.
Current project is the identification of Mexican War Veterans'
Colony of Texas
Provides historical and genealogical information about the
settlers of the original DeWitt Colony, which included either
all or part of current Caldwell, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales,
Guadalupe, Hays, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria, and Wilson Counties.
This site includes biographical information about many DeWitt
Colony Alamo Defenders
Archives and Records Administration
Responsible for overseeing the management of the records
of the federal government, the NARA provides ready access to
historical records of the three branches of the federal government. The Southwest Regional branch in Fort Worth maintains retired records from federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Houston Memorial Museum
The Houston genealogy is traced to Ireland. A chronology
of Sam Houston's life and a calendar of special events at the
museum are also provided.
San Antonio Genealogical
and Historical Society
Founded in 1959 to promote the preservation of genealogical and historical data, the society
maintains a library that is open to non-members for a small fee. They also offer an online index to
articles and features in
Our Heritage the quarterly publication of the society.
Public Library Genealogy Collection
Housed on the sixth floor of the Central Library, the Genealogy Collection has a multitude of resources
for the genealogist. Among the many useful items are a complete collection of the United States Population Schedules from 1790-1930, government records,
military records, passenger lists, family histories, periodicals, and maps and gazetteers.
Siege of Bexar
To be eligible for membership, a person must show documented proof that his/her
ancestor participated in the "Battle for San Antonio." The site contains a list
of the known participants.
of the Republic of Texas
Includes a history of the SRT and its mission as well as
membership information. There's a suggested list of sources
that can be used as proof for qualifying an ancestor's residence
in or service to the Republic of Texas.
General Land Office Historical Documents
Describes original Spanish and Mexican land records, dating
from 1720 to 1836, contained in the Texas General Land Office.
The bulk of the material falls within the 1824-1836 timespan.
Texas GenWeb Project
The Texas GenWeb project seeks to link county genealogical
databases across the state as part of the larger USGenWeb project.
It also serves as a comprehensive listing of Internet sites
of interest to Texas genealogists.
Texas State Cemetery
Located in Austin, Texas, the state cemetery is where some
of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried. There
is a master list of burials as well as biographical information
on many of those buried there.
State Library Genealogy Collection
Lists genealogical information available in the Texas State
Library. Allows searching of the Confederate Pension Index,
some 54,634 applications from Texas veterans and their widows,
by name and/or county.