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TEXAS RESEARCH LINKS

Daughters of Republic of Texas Library
http://www.drtl.org
- The Daughters of Republic of Texas Library, located at the Alamo in San Antonio, has over 12,000 titles, plus manuscripts, maps, photographs, and periodicals relating to Texas topics.

Everton's Genealogy Research in Texas
http://www.everton.com/usa/tx.htm

Lone Star Junction
http://www.lsjunction.com/
Everything Texans or "foreigners" ever wanted to know about TEXAS.

Texas Land Grants
http://www.glo.state.tx.us/archives
- Understanding Texas land grants after 1836. Established in 1838, the Archives of the Texas General Land Office consists of records and maps dating to Spanish times relating to the passage of Texas public lands to private ownership.

Texas Libraries On-Line
gopher://libgopher.cis.yale.edu/11/Americas/US/Texas
- Connect to Texas libraries which maintain an on-line connection. These are Telnet connections so that you can access the card catalogs.

TSLAC - Texas State Library and Archives Commission
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/
1201 Brazos, PO Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-292, 512-936-INFO
On-line resources of the Texas State Library and Archives.

Texas Newspapers Collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/pcl/refserv/per_micro/cah/
See what yesteryear newspapers exist on microfilm!

Texas State Cemetery
http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/
Check out the master list of burials. Some of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried and honored here.

Texas State Historical Association Publications
http://www.tshaonline.org/publications/title
- Since 1897 the Texas State Historical Association has been preserving, studying, and publishing the Texas past. See the impressive list of publications of this organization.

Texas Vital Records
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/default.htm
This is the information you will need to write for Texas birth, marriage, and death records. Unfortunately there is NO electronic access, but fax requests are accepted for additional fees.

Bureau of Vital Statistics
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/t_bvs.htm
Information on obtaining copies of Birth and Death Certificates, Introducing the Heirloom Birth Certificate, Verification of Marriage and Divorce Registration, Information on Paternity, Central Adoption Registry, Health Statistics, Publications and Reports

Texas Community Database
http://204.64.175.160/communities/
Very "Chamber of Commerce" in nature, but good information.
The information provided in the Texas Community Profiles are maintained by designated economic development representatives in each city.

yeeHa! No. 1 Texas Website and Resource Directory
http://www.yeeha.net/
Browse through "Texas' #1 Website & Resource Directory " and discover all the treasures Texas has to offer.

GNIS United States and Territories Data Base Query Form
http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html
Facts and information on cities and towns from the U.S. Geological Survey

GENDEX -- WWW Genealogical Index
http://www.gendex.com/gendex/
Indexes hundreds of WWW databases containing genealogical data for over twelve million individuals, and gives you the ability to locate and view data of interest to you on any of these databases, without having to go and visit each of the databases separately.

Texas State Genealogical Society Web Page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsgs/tsgs.html
The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional and state-wide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage.

Social Security Death Index
http://www.ancestry.com/ssdi/advanced.htm
The database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of June 1999 and contains 62,697,327 records.

Photohistory
http://www.genealogy.org/~ajmorris/photo/photo.htm
19th Century Photography for genealogists

Texas Research Helps
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgenweb/helps.htm
An excellent collection of genealogical links from the Texas GenWeb page.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/
2313 Red River St.. Austin, Texas 78705, 512-916-5137

Texian Heritage Society
http://www.texianlegacy.com
- The Texian Heritage Society is dedicated to the memory of early Texas cultures, their lifestyles, and histories. Their purpose is to research, preserve, and teach the skills and history of pre-1840 Texas.

The Alamo
http://thealamo.org/
The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas, and is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The Handbook of Texas Online
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories.

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet in Texas

Texas State Archives

GENERAL RESEARCH LINKS

Old Style and New Style Dates
http://www.genfair.com/dates.htm
Old style and new style dates and the change to the Gregorian calendar.

Cemeteries, Graveyards, Burying Grounds
http://www.potifos.com/cemeteries.html
Links to resources on cemetery history and preservation.

The U.S. Federal Census
http://www.firstct.com/fv/uscensus.html
The background of the U.S. Federal Census, Glitches found in the Census, The Soundex and how-to use it, How-to Get Started on your research of the Census.

Printable abstracts for census records
Census abstracts are forms that you can fill out when you are doing research with census records, allowing you to copy information from the census records in an organized way.

Genealogy Online
http://www.genealogy.org/census/intro-6.html
For step-by-step instructions on how to create Soundex codes from surnames.

Soundex Conversion
http://www.genealogy.org/soundex.shtml
Fill-in-the-blank to convert your surname to it's Soundex code.

Consanguinity Chart
http://wymple.gs.net/~longstrt/consangu.html
"Kinship Chart" -- Helps to identify the relationship of those sharing common ancestors.

Deciphering Old Handwriting
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html
This on-line tutorial will help you understand old records better.

Boundaries of the Contiguous United States
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/48states.html
A 48 second view of how the country's facial makeup changed over the years from 1650 to 1907.

Revolutionary War Pension Records Index
http://www.dhc.net/~revwar/
You can browse through this index in Alphabetical order.
The complete entry is for purchase, but the browsing is free!

A Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall
http://www.thewall-usa.com/index.html
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page is dedicated to providing the most up to date and accurate information regarding the Names on The Wall in Washington DC. Easy to use search engine for names on The Wall.

USIGS Military Collection
http://www.usigs.org/library/military/index.htm
1,000+ links to independent websites containing pertinent genealogical data gleaned from military records such as rosters, pensions, medal recipients, KIA's, etc.

Native American Resources
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgwnar/
An excellent collection of Native American links.

Orphan Trains of Kansas
http://kuhttp.cc.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/articles/orphans/
Orphan trains arrived in Kansas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000-6000 children were placed in Kansas homes.

Dating Old Photos
http://www.classyimage.com/picdate.htm
Tips for dating old photographs.

Journal of Online Genealogy
http://www.onlinegenealogy.com/
A good source for online genealogy articles.

RECORDS FOR GENEALOGY
http://members.tripod.com/~records_searcher/
Mainly SE U.S. search sites...an excellent collection.

Barrell of Genealogical Links

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Genealogy and the American Civil War

Genealogical Source of the Internet

Genealogical WWW Pages

PasTracks Genealogy

The Genealogical Homepage

The National Genealogical Society

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