Texas State Library and Archives

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State Archives and Library Building
1201 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78711-2927

Of paramount importance to the genealogical researcher working with Texas records are the holdings of the Texas State Library and Archives.

The website provides a search engine for “genealogy” and “archives and manuscripts” resources in its collections. Holdings of the Texas State Library are divided. Most important for genealogical research are at the Texas State Archives with its Local Records Department, the Records Management Division, and the Information Services Division, which includes a Genealogy Section and a Reference Department.

Many of its extensive holdings have been described in the sections of this chapter (see also Carefoot, A Guide, cited under Manuscripts and website www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/index.html).

The Genealogy Section maintains vertical ties that contain notes, clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence on Texas families. These files may be accessed in person, by phone (time limit imposed), or through correspondence.