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LDS Church site in Utah has 1,000s of ancestral files to search plus the entire
1880 US and Canadian Census. The largest genealogical reference base.
Almost Three Million names and associated family trees. One caution - the information shown has not necessarily been proven.
TEXAS VITAL RECORDS
Information on obtaining Texas Birth and Death Certificates, plus the County Clerk
address and telephone number for all 254 counties. Hint: Remove "tx.html" from the url and get a full US Index.
CIVIL WAR PENSION APPLICATIONS
Texas State Library Archives database of civil war pension applications. The one place left with reasonable "copy fees" which at ten cents per page is a real bargain.
CIVIL WAR VETERANS
Over 5 million names of Civil War veterans (north and south) most with unit of assignment.
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX Database begins in earnest in 1964 (a few in 1962-63) but if the individual was not drawing benefits from social security he will normally not appear on the list. There are some exceptions but not of major concern. Updated monthly!
TEXAS GENERAL LAND The General Land Office offers a searchable database of the land grant collection. The Land Grants of Texas tell the story of the settlement and early history of Texas. In addition there is a section on genealogy and older Texas maps.