Texas Family History Societies(A)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Wendish to West and then lists county associations from Angelina to Austin giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County and Other Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Texas Wendish Heritage Society

The society was established in 1972, its aim being to preserve the story of the Wends coming to Texas.

The Lillie Moerbe Caldwell Memorial Library holds a large collection of archives, which comprise:

  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • German and Sorbian Language Publications
  • Institutional Records
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs

West Texas Genealogical Society

The aims of the society are to promote and encourage interest in family history and genealogy and to preserve family histories.

The association covers the Counties of:

  • Callahan
  • Comanche
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Haskell
  • Jones
  • Mitchell
  • Nolan
  • Scurry
  • Shackleford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewall
  • Taylor

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site, along with links to other sites you may find useful in your research.


County Societies

Angelina County Genealogical Society

Many archives are available at the association's Library, which incorporate 12000 Books, Census Returns, 1867 Voter Registration, Family Histories and Genealogies, Tax Rolls and Newspapers.

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise Deaths 1903-1917, Divorces 1847-1920, Marriage Records 1846-1966, 1850-1880 Census Returns for Angelina County and Cemetery Transcripts.

Publications available for sale also include Oakley-Metc alf Funeral Home Books 1933-1954, Obituaries 1920-1924, Ancestry Charts, and Marriages for other Counties.


Atascosa County Genealogical Society

A database of Atascosa Co. Veterans Killed in Action in all Wars is available.

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which include Books, Periodicals relating to various States of America, Census Returns from various States of America and Texas and Virginia Marriages.

For further information regarding archives held, please visit their site.


Austin Genealogical Society

Many Databases and Indexes are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1872 Austin City Directory
  • 1873 and 1892 Voter Registration Lists
  • 1903 Austin Confederate Veterans
  • Austin History Centre Newspaper Index 1871-1877
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Early Travis Co. Births
  • First Southern Presbyterian Church Baptisms 1875-1893
  • Graduates of Austin City Schools
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Oakwood Sexton Records 1859-1866
  • Poor Farm Ledger
  • St David's Episcopal Church Baptisms and Burials 1859-1866
  • St Mary's Catholic Church Marriages 1853-1875
  • Texas German and English Academy 1876-1902
  • Travis Co. Marriages 1846-1882
  • Travis Co. Obituaries

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


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