Travis County Naturalization Records

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 in collection highlights, County Clerk, District Clerk, genealogy, people, Portal to Texas History, research. No Comments

Naturalization is the process by which an alien becomes an American citizen. Prior to 1906, immigrants could file for naturalization in any court at the local, county, state or federal level. In Travis County, naturalization records can be found in the records of the District and County Courts and date from 1887-1906. In 1906, the […]


Vital Statistics Records

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 in County Clerk, genealogy, Portal to Texas History, research. 12 Comments

What are vital statistics records? Vital statistics records are those that record the important events in human life, such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Vital statistics records are valuable sources of information when researching your family history. These are the various types of records in Travis County and where to locate them. Marriage Records […]


WDYTYA Full Episode

Friday, April 15th, 2016 in events, genealogy, people. No Comments

If you missed the Travis County Archives on “Who Do You Think You Are?”, you can view the full episode here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/aisha-tyler/.


Who Do You Think You Are?

Friday, April 1st, 2016 in events, genealogy, people. No Comments

The Travis County Archives will be featured on an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” this weekend. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of “The Talk,” visits the Archives and learns about an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. “Who Do You Think You Are?” airs at 8:00 […]


Genealogical Research Using County Records

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 in genealogy, research. No Comments

Interested in doing genealogical research using county records?  Here is a short slideshow that discusses the types of records available at Travis County and how to go about accessing them. (Click on the arrows at the bottom right-hand corner of the box to expand the slideshow to full screen mode.) [slideshare id=10074253&doc=genealogicalresearchatthecourthouse-onlineversion-111108112018-phpapp01]



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