Texas Vital Records and their Substitutes

Texas Vital Records and their Substitutes

by Teri E. Flack

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Texas Vital Records and their Substitutes

Births and deaths are critical events in our ancestors’ lives; however, we often find no official vital records exist. This presentation shows a variety of alternatives – some obvious, some obscure – you can use to identify birth and death events. It will stimulate your creativity to search for all of the various ways you can determine the births and deaths of your ancestors when no vital records exist. 


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Presenter: Teri E. Flack

 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. 

Teri E. Flack