Texas Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

The great state of Texas boasts a colorful and significant history, and residents of the state often want to delve further into Texas tales to find information about them. However, researching family roots is often more difficult than it appears on the surface. To help Texans in their search, Texas family history centers have cropped up all along the state. These centers offer a wealth of research options, including microfilm, print documents and computer technology. A trained staff of volunteers is on hand to answer questions and help visitors use the information effectively. The centers are owned and operated by the Texas LDS church, but are also available to the Texas public.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]

Arlington Family History Center
3809 Curt Dr
Arlington, Texas 76016
(817) 446-7088
Notes: opened April 1997

Baytown Family History Center
1010 Birdsong
Baytown, Texas 77521
(281) 428-2204

Cypress Texas Stake FHC
16535 Kleinwood Dr
Spring, Texas 77379
(281) 251-5931
Notes: not a mail address

Hurst Texas Family History Center
4401 NE Loop 820
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
(817) 284-4472
Notes: Oldest FHC in North Texas

Killeen Family History Library
1410 S 2nd St
Killeen, Texas 76541
(254) 526-2918
Notes: Call for hours

LDS Family History Center
3325 N 12th St
Abilene, Texas 79603
(915) 673-8836
Notes: Please call ahead for day/time variations

Lufkin Family History Center
606 Bending Oak
Lufkin, Texas 75904
(409) 637-7750

Stone Oak Family History Center
945 Knights Cross
San Antonio, Texas 78528
(210) 497-7767

The Family History Center
200 W La Vista Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 682-1061

Victoria Family History Center
3408 N Ben Wilson
Victoria, Texas 77901
(512) 575-0055
Notes: Permanent colletion of German, Texas and England films.

Bay City Family History Center
1701 Edna
Bay City, Texas 77414
(979) 245-3405

Clayton Genealogical Library
Caroline St
Houston, Texas 77004
(832) 393-2600

Lake Jackson Family History Center
108 Lily
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
(979) 297-8454

The Colony Family History Center
6800 Anderson Dr
The Colony, Texas 75056

Alvin TX Family History Center
2800 Lehi Ln
Alvin, Texas 77511
(281) 585-3033

Queen City TX Family History Center
1806 S Boggie St
Atlanta, Texas 75551
(903) 796-5376

Austin TX Family History Center
1000 E Rutherford Ln
Austin, Texas 78753
(512) 837-3626

Austin TX Oaks Hills Family History Center
5201 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, Texas 78748
(512) 892-4936

Brownsville TX Family History Center
114 E Price Rd
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 546-6422
Notes: These are not mailing addresses. Because of limited staff, Family History Centers cannot respond to mail

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4503 4th St
Brownwood, Texas 76801
(915) 643-6635

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
41301 FM 3159
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
(830) 899-3244

Clear Lake TX Family History Center
1805 Gunwale
Clear Lake, Texas 77058
(713) 488-4406

Conroe TX Family History Center
1516 Wilson Rd
Conroe, Texas 77301
(936) 756-4404
Notes: Ila Verne Toney-Director

Lewisville TX Family History Center
North MacArthur Blvd
Coppell, Texas 75019
(972) 393-6976
Notes: call to get recorded hours open

Dallas TX East Family History Center
10701 Lake Highlands Dr
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 349-0730
Call for hours

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1801 Malone
Denton, Texas 76201
(817) 387-3065
Notes: Call for hours

Dallas TX Family History Center
1019 Big Stone Gap
Duncanville, Texas 75137
(214) 709-0066
Notes: Call for hours

Hondo Pass TX Family History Center
5510 Hondo Pass
El Paso, Texas 79924
(915) 757-1215

Fort Worth TX Family History Center
5001 Altamesa Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
(817) 292-8393
Call for hours

Friendswood TX Family History Center
505 Deseret
Friendswood, Texas 77546
(281) 996-9346

Greenville TX Family History Center
5309 Utah Dr
Greenville, Texas 75403
(903) 455-1614

Clear Lake TX Family History Center
1802 Gunwale Rd
Houston, Texas 77062
(409) 488-7747
Notes: serves Clear Lake area

Houston TX Family History Center
1101 Bering Dr
Houston, Texas 77057
(713) 785-2105

Houston TX North Family History Center
16331 Hafer Rd
Houston, Texas 77090
(281) 893-5381

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1928 Drexel
Katy, Texas 77493
(281) 391-7689

Kingswood TX Family History Center
4021 Deerbrook
Kingwood, Texas 77339
(281) 360-1352

Longview TX Family History Center
1700 Blue Ridge Pkwy
Longview, Texas 75605
(903) 297-1349

Lubbock TX Family History Center
3211 58th St
Lubbock, Texas 79413
(806) 792-5040

McKinney TX Family History Center
2801 W Eldorado Pkwy
McKinney, Texas 75070
(972) 547-0019

Monahans TX Family History Center
1700 S Eric
Monahans, Texas 79756
(915) 943-4549

Orange TX Family History Center
6108 Hazelwood Dr
Orange, Texas 77632
(409) 883-7969

Pasadena TX Family History Center
4202 Yellowstone
Pasadena, Texas 77504
(281) 991-8479

Plano TX Family History Center
2700 Roundrock Tr
Plano, Texas 75075
(214) 867-6479

Beaumont TX Family History Center
Turtle Creek Dr
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
(409) 724-1064

Richardson TX Family History Center
900 S Bowser
Richardson, Texas 75081
(972) 680-8654
Call for hours

San Antonio TX North Family History Center
2103 St Cloud
San Antonio, Texas 78228
(210) 736-2940

Orange TX Family History Center
8801 Midcrown; Windcrest Subdivision
San Antonio, Texas 78239
(210) 656-4111
Notes: Open other times by special appointment

Stephenville TX Family History Center
1355 N Dale St
Stephenville, Texas 76401
(254) 968-7988
Notes: Off of Farm Road 8

Richmond TX Family History Center
602 Eldridge Rd
Sugarland, Texas 77478
(281) 240-1524

Texarkana TX Family History Center
3701 Moores Ln
Texarkana, Texas 75503
(903) 831-5225

Tyler TX Family History Center
1617 Shiloh Rd
Tyler, Texas 75703
(903) 509-8322

Weatherford TX Family History Center
1802 S Bowie
Weatherford, Texas 76086
(817) 594-4064
call for hours

Texas Genealogy Resources

Texas has a colorful history starting with its Spanish settlement, some French claims, Mexican control, the Republic of Texas and then statehood - one of the "wilder" state histories. With so much history, comes many records both kept and many then lost through court-house fires and storms. And, a burnt county is only an excuse to look at the records kept by the state, federal government and neighboring counties.

Some great Texas specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1.The Handbook of Texas Online - no matter what or where you are researching in Texas, your search always takes you to this extensive online compendium of all that is Texas! Also check out Texas Heritage Online.

2. Texas State Library and Archives Commission's online presence includes databases of Confederate Pension Applications and other Civil War era records, Republic Claims, Maps and more, though, don't forget to visit in person for research in the records of select TX counties.

3. With records in TX being a bit more dispersed than in other states, the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) database is a great tool to find out what records are held in what repository.

4. One associates TX with land, lots of land and if your ancestors were like many, they moved to the state and planned to acquire land. Check out the Land Grant Database and other land-related resources via The History & Archives section of the Texas General Land Office.

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