The Texas History collection includes materials concerning the history of Texas with an emphasis on the history of south Texas.
Our collection includes:
Texas historical photographs, resources of the history of Texas and some cities and counties, microfilm and mostly published material.
GeneralThe Handbook of Texas
From the University of Texas-Pan American Library
A division of the James C. Jernigan Library of Texas A&M University-Kingsville
This is a searchable index to Confederate Pension Application documents, site provided by Texas State Library.
Official source of news on the excavation and conservation of the Belle Shipwreck.
"Texas Beyond History (TBH) is a public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. Its purpose is to interpret and share the results of archeological and historical research on the cultural heritage of Texas with the citizens of Texas and the world."
Learn about Texas history, ghost towns, tales, and great histories on Texas towns. Site provided by Texas Escapes.Texas Historic Sites
Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Links to archaeological sites, historical houses and structures, etc.
Sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission. The Atlas features more than 200,000 historic site records, including data on Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas. Includes a searchable database.U.S. Mexican War
This site reviews the prelude to war and the aftermath, along with a timeline, biographies and maps. Flash required. Excellent site provided by PBS.
Texas Genealogy Microfilm
(Contact the Local History & Genealogy Dept. for available dates and descriptions.)
Birth Indexes: 1903 - 1997
Death Index: 1903-2000
Marriage Records: 1966 - 2000
Divorce Records: 1968 - 2000
Counties: Anderson, Aransas, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bowie, Brazos, Calhoun, Cameron, Coleman, Colorado, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Duval, Ellis, Fannin, Fayette, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Henderson, Hidalgo, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, LaSalle, Lavaca, Live Oak, McCulloch, Mason, Matagorda, Nueces, Potter, Oldham, Pecos, Refugio, Rockwall, Rusk, San Patricio, Scheicher, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Victoria, Walker, Webb, Wharton, Young, Zapata
Military Records - Civil War
Military Records - Mexican War
Texas RangersThe Daughters of the Republic of TexasThe Handbook of Texas Online!