Corpus Christi Public Libraries
Local History Department
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Wed: 10AM to 5:30PM
Thu - Sat: 9AM to 5:30PM
This collection covers a wide range of areas and topics of interest to the family researcher, with a strong concentration of materials on Texas and the south. The collection includes a large census collection and indexes, county records on microfilm for most of South Texas and materials on Hispanic families in Texas and northern Mexico.
Our collection includes: census indexes, census microfilm, internet, family search, obituary indexes, vital records for Texas counties and northern Mexico.
Hispanic Genealogy Links
Index to set of books on over 15,000 Spanish and Spanish-American names with coats of arms. CCPL has the set of 88 volumes issued 1919-1963.
Search Spanish digital collection of archives, libraries and museums through "Bùsqueda Avanzada" (advanced search). Project of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
Dedicated to collection and preserving the records of the Catholic Church in Texas. Select tab "Research."
See society notices and sale items.
Search online guide to Spanish colonial documents as a finding aid to microfilm collections mostly held in major research libraries. DRSW master index provided by Arizona State Museum.
From Search Records page, go down to Browse by Location, select Mexico. View actual images of civil and church records from Mexican states 1500s-on. (Set up free account in FamilySearch.)
Documents conveying land from the Spanish Crown or Mexican Republic that pre-date the state of Texas.
Search National Archive records of Mexican border crossings, U.S. Mexican War, Mexican Bracero program, links on Hispanic-American genealogy, and other resources.
Check resources and publications of New York society.
Houston society links and books.
Hispanic collections covering Iberian, Caribbean, Central and South America, with links to online material.
Hispanic history and ancestral research organization with newsletter and genealogy guide, plus books for sale.
Bibliography of general and specific works.
Explantion and online copies of manifests, applications, and lists of arrivals at multiple border crossings.
Sephardic Genealogy Home Page for resources related to Spain and its history and Sephardic genealogy.
Online publication dedicated to Hispanic heritage.
Spanish American War history, war records, cemeteries, troops, and rosters per Access Genealogy.
Free membership to newsletter, archived newsletters, resources, forums and more to educate and provide resources to locate ancestors from this area. Blog by Moises Garza.
Church and civil records of Northern Mexico - Reels vary in dates 1500-early 1900s: Coahuila, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Church and civil records of South Texas - Reels vary in dates from 1731-1957: Beeville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Port Lavaca, San Antonio, Seguin and Victoria.