Texas Family History Societies(P-U)

This section lists associations from Permian Basin to Texas City giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Permian Basin Genealogical Society

Their aim is to promote and encourage the study of family history and genealogy.

A number of Indexes are on their site, which incorporate Cemetery Transcriptions and Ector Co. Marriages 1941-1942.


Red River County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1986 and its aim is to collect and preserve documents and records relating to the Red River Co and to make them publically available.  They also hope to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.

They have some volumes available for sale, which include Bible Records of Members. 

Some Publications have been compiled by members of the association, which comprise:

  • Burials
  • Cemeteries
  • Deaths of Red River Co.
  • Obituaries from the Deport Times 1911-1950
  • Obituaries from the Detroit News Herald 1928-1936 and 1941-1956
  • Red River Co. Cemeteries
  • Reflections of Red River County 1830s-1890

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

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:

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bastrop
  • Bee
  • Bexar
  • Caldwell
  • Calhoun
  • Cooke
  • Coryell
  • Fayette
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Gonzales
  • Guadalupe
  • Houston
  • Karnes
  • Lavaca
  • Medina

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

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

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.


Texas City Ancestry Searchers

Galveston Co. Tombstone Inscriptions are available through the association.