Texas Family History Societies(S-T)

This section lists associations from San Angelo to Texarkana giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Back When and Now - History of the Family of Agnes Rust Gordon Smith
  • Baker Family Papers
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Christmas in Oklahoma - Past and Present
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Divorces of Tom Green Co. 1875-1940
  • Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration
  • Ficek Family Heritage Book 1984
  • Funeral Home Books

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Historical Southern Families
  • History and Genealogy of Anton and Mary Katherine Hoelscher 1978
  • James Bowie Patriots Yearbooks
  • Marriages of Tom Green Co. 1875-1914
  • McCulloch Co. Cemetery Transcripts
  • Missouri Genealogical Gleanings 1840 and Beyond
  • New Jersey Index of Wills and Inventories in the Office of the Secretary of State before 1901
  • Revolutionary War Pension Applications in the National Archives
  • Rolls of Honour in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Website:
https://saghs-tx.org/

San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which include over 17000 Books.  An on-line Catalogue of Library Holdings is available on the site.

Some databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Bexar Co. First Families
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • San Antonio Newspaper Obituaries

They also have an Index of Articles and Features in Our Heritage, their Quarterly Publication, which incorporate:

  • Ancestor Charts and Genealogies
  • Bible Records
  • Biographies
  • Cemeteries List
  • Church Registers
  • Cities/Towns
  • Court Documents
  • Diaries
  • Historical Articles
  • Journals

Articles also comprise:

  • Letters
  • Maps
  • Marriages
  • Military Sources
  • Miscellaneous Articles
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Organisations
  • Reminiscences
  • State Documents
  • Wills and Probate

They also have an Index of articles relating to County Documents, which incorporate:

  • Births 1837-1902
  • Census Transcriptions
  • Deeds
  • First Taxpayers
  • Land Documents
  • Mortality Schedules
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Poll Books
  • School Registers
  • Tax Rolls
  • Voter Registration Lists

These cover the counties of:

AtascosaBanderaBastropBeeBexarCaldwellCalhounCookeCoryellFayetteFrioGillespieGonzalesGuadalupeHoustonKarnesLavacaMedina

Please note that not all resources are available for all Counties.

A number of volumes are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • San Antonio Newspapers 1848-1865
  • San Antonio Sexton Burial Registers 1879-1900

The following volumes available for sale relate to Bexar Co.:

  • 1890 Tax Rolls
  • Confederate Pension Records
  • District Court Minutes 1838-1848
  • Marriage Books 1837-1905
  • Naturalisations
  • Voter Registration 1865 and 1867-1869
  • Wills and Inventories 1742-1899
Website:
https://txsaghs.org/

South Plains Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • City of Lubbock Cemetery 1892-2002
  • The IOA Ranch: A Dream that Disappeared
  • Stories on Stone: Lubbock Co. Civil War Veterans

The following volumes relate to Lubbock Co. and are available to purchase:

  • 1880-1910 Census Returns (Excludes 1890)
  • Early Court Record Abstracts
  • Marriage Records 1891-1915
  • Marriages and Obituaries 1896-1920
  • Newspapers 1896-1903 and 1891-1910
  • Property Tax 1879-1910 and 1917
Website:
http://www.spgstx.org/

Texarkana Genealogical Society

A number of databases are available for Bowie and Miller Counties.  Databases for Bowie Co. incorporate:

  • Cemeteries and Deaths
  • Churches
  • Commissioners Court Minutes
  • Funeral Homes
  • Jury Lists
  • Ledgers
  • Marriage Records
  • Masonic Lodges
  • Military Information
  • Mortality Schedules 1850-1870
  • Officials(Texas Side)
  • Poor Farm and Paupers
  • Schools
  • Texarkana Directories
  • Texarkana Historical Items
  • Unclaimed Marriage Certificates

Databases for Miller Co. comprise:

  • Cemeteries and Deaths
  • Churches
  • Court Records
  • Funeral Homes
  • Jury Lists
  • Ledgers
  • Marriages
  • Masonic Lodges
  • Military Information
  • Officials(Arkansas Side)
  • Poor Farm and Paupers
  • Schools
  • Texarkana Directories
  • Texarkana Historical Items
  • Unclaimed Marriage Certificates
  • Voters

In addition, they have some information relating to other Counties in Arkansas.

A number of volumes are available for sale, which include:

  • 1850-1880 Federal Census Returns
  • 1865 Diary
  • 1880 Federal Census Miller Co. AR
  • 1884 Abstracts from the Daily Texarkana Independent Newspaper
  • 1900 Federal Census Miller Co. AR
  • 1995-1996 Funeral Lists
  • Bible Records
  • Bowie Co. Commissioners Court Minutes 1889-1949
  • Bowie Co. Texas Marriage Licences
  • Families of Pleasant Grove and their Surroundings (Bowie Co. Area)
  • Miller Co. Arkansas Marriage Licences

Back Issues of their Quarterly Publication are also available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/GenSoc.html