From the beginnings of the Republic, Texas used its vast public lands to lure settlers. While land records primarily prove ownership and transfer of real property, they may provide the evidence needed to prove family relationships. Researching Texas land records can identify husbands and wives, identify parents, siblings, and children, establish relatives and relationships, and locate neighbors and neighborhoods. Learn of the wealth of land resources available to Texas researchers.
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.