How do I find census records?
We do not house census records in the Portal to Texas History; however, if you live in Texas please contact your local public library about accessing the TexShare database for genealogy, Heritage Quest Online. Your library can provide you with a free login that you can use from home.
Can I search using Soundex?
Though the Portal has many ways to search, it does not incorporate Soundex searching. Please see our Guides for more information on searching.
Do you index names?
We do not index names, but you can use a phrase search with a name to locate items with that name. Please see our Guides for more information on searching.