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 nationwide, county records on microfilm for most of south Texas.
Our collection includes: census indexes, census microfilm, databases & internet, Soundex, family search, selective online obituary index to the Caller Times, vital records, published materials.
Search individual and family papers, manuscripts and documents, city and county records, photos from the late 1800's into the 20th century, Murphy Givens' audio clips, and more.
Index of several hundred thousand obituaries published in the Corpus Christi Caller, Corpus Christi Times, and Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspapers on microfilm by publication date (not death date).
Photos, transcriptions, and historical information for oldest federal military cemetery in Texas and early settlers. CCPL database.
Interactive search of Texas General Land Office land grant database going back to original Spanish and Mexican land grants.
Search Texas death index from 1964-1998 in Rootsweb.
County clerk, real property, probate, vital statistics, naturalization, court and miscellaneous records available on microfilm from listed depositories through your library Interlibrary Loan service.
Searchable index to documents provided by Texas State Library.
Selected federal census schedules, county records, tax rolls, newspapers, and more on microfilm, most for on-site use, some by Interlibrary Loan. Printed family and county histories.
Search Texas state cemeteries by name or eligibility criteria (governors, senators, Texas Rangers, Confederate veterans, and more).
Texas State Library questions answered on vital record indexes and locating birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
Texas Genealogy Microfilm
Texas 1850-1930, with Soundex and slave schedules.
Birth Indexes: 1903 - 2005
Death Index: 1903-2005
Marriage Records: 1966 - 2007
Divorce Records: 1968 - 2007
Texas County Records Court minutes, deeds, probate, mortgage, real estate, marriage, tax.
Military Records - Civil War Volunteer soldiers of Texas.
Military Records - Mexican War Service records of Confederate soldiers who served in Texas.
Passenger Lists - Galveston
General Genealogy Links
African Ancestored Genealogy from Africa to the Americas. Includes census, genealogy, and obituary searching, with chats and message boards.
Library of Congress lists and bibliographies of useful sources.
National Archives site of Pre-Civil and Post-Civil War records, military records, Freedman's Bureau, historical documents and more.
Cherokee genealogy, history, culture, and art, with Cherokee Roll Report, tribal enrollment research and in depth customized research.
Online community to share vintage photos and family history.
Subscription fee database used to create a family tree, search census, and birth/death/marriage, military, and immigration records.
Categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources.
Search free database and copies of passenger manifests of ships arriving at Ellis Island 1892-1954. Provided by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Search and set up a free account for birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military and other records for the U.S. and world locations. Set up a family tree and photos. Provided by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Library database from TexShare requires login and password available from CCPL (unless using in library). Find ancestors in U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, search books on people and places, genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank and select actions of U.S. Congress.
Native American biographies, tribes, census rolls, treaties, history, DNA, and more. From Access Genealogy.
Soundex code for surnames used in 1880-1920 census. From RootsWeb.
Community facts such as population, income, etc. and frequently requested data, with address search, maps, and surveys.
Sources to assist in locating veterans and service members. From the National Archives.
Search 1740-1940 and view actual image through HeritageQuest Online, library database (through TexShare) requiring login and password available from CCP (unless using in library).
Name index of U.S. 1940 census through FamilySearch.
Where and how to obtain vital records from each state, county and territory of the United States.
All states 1790-1860, excluding slave schedules.
1870-1930 Southern states generally complete, with partial coverage of some other states.
Family histories - Bates, Corkill, Corlett, Dozier, Kelly, Martin, Nixon, Patterson, Prior, Ratliff, Reeves, Rowland, Vining, etc.
Indian Territory and Indian Census Rolls - Cherokee, Creek, Choctow, Delaware
Military Records - Civil War, Revolutionary War
Passenger Lists - New Orleans, Atlantic Coast