Texas is a big state with a long and colorful history. The many eras of Texas history present genealogists with a variety of research challenges and opportunities. This primer on Texas research provides the essential techniques for uncovering your Texas ancestors – discover what records are available, where they are located, and how to use them.
A 6th generation Texan, Teri E. Flack is a genealogy and historical researcher, consultant, and lecturer specializing research methodology, Southern research, and finding Texas ancestors. Teri is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society. She chairs the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serves as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. Teri serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, a state-level board dedicated to the preservation and use of Texas’ documentary heritage. She is also a member of the Travis County Historical Commission, serving as the county’s Historical Marker Chair. As a volunteer archivist at the Texas State Archives, Teri is currently processing Galveston County records to make them accessible to the public.