For Genealogists

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.

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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.

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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.

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