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 […]


Travis County History Day 2011

Friday, October 28th, 2011 in events, people, Travis County History Day. No Comments

The fourth annual Travis County History Day was held on Friday, October 21, 2011.  The event was in celebration of all past and present county elected officials, who are an important part of our county’s history.  The event was held at 700 Lavaca, in the future site of the Commissioners Courtroom.  It was very well […]


Precinct 4

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 in elected officials, people. No Comments

Lawson Boothe was the Precinct 4 Commissioner from 1948-1970. County Commissioners are responsible for overseeing the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges within their respective precincts.


Travis County Officials in 1840

Monday, March 1st, 2010 in collection highlights, elected officials, people. No Comments

Travis County was established on January 25, 1840, by an act of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas, days after the community of Waterloo had been renamed Austin and approved as the capital city.   The county was in operation as early as 1839, prior to its official establishment.  The first election for county […]